On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid Software


 

On-Screen Takeoff is a construction estimating and takeoff solutions for contractors and construction professionals. The solution offers tools for estimating, managing bids and having project visibility. Both commercial and residential contractors across various types of trade use On-Screen Takeoff for streamlining their construction operations.

On-Screen Takeoff helps in generating and completing more bids accurately. A bid wizard guides new users through all dialogues while creating a new bid. The application supports digitizer integration, file integration (CAD, PDF, etc), and 2D takeoff. The estimating application includes electronic quote system, cost databases by trade, and accounting integration. The system is compatible with tablet technology that provides field access to project data for cost and labor management.

On-Screen Takeoff solution offers seamless integration with applications like Quick Bid, Excel and other accounting applications, allowing contractors to manage cost estimates and budgets from multiple applications. Other features include RFI communication, construction planning and automated summaries.

 

On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid - On Screen Takeoff Image
 
  • On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid - On Screen Takeoff Image
    On Screen Takeoff Image
  • On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid - Quick Bid Condition Detail
    Quick Bid Condition Detail
  • On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid - Quick Bid Markup
    Quick Bid Markup
  • On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid - Oasis Takeoff Summary
    Oasis Takeoff Summary
  • On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid - Oasis Takeoff
    Oasis Takeoff
  • On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid - Oasis Takeoff Worksheet
    Oasis Takeoff Worksheet
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 8

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John from Total Quality Contracting, LLC
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Poor customer service.

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Value for Money

I have been an On-Screen Takeoff user since 2008. The program is well designed, but the company has made the program non-macintosh user-friendly. I used the program in a Virtual Environment without issue for 8 years, and then OST stopped allowing the program to be utilized in a virtual environment (Parallels Desktop). They now require you to have a Windows Machine running License Manager (at all times) to utilize their product. Simply unacceptable. They have no regard for their Customer.

Pros

The product is well designed and easy to use (except for the what is necessary to run the program on a virtual environment).

Cons

Cannot run the program in a Virtual Environment.

Advice to Others

Don't purchase this program if you utilize a Mac. They are not Mac friendly.

 
 

Akshata from AECOM
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Best Takeoff tool ever

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

On-screen is the most efficient software, customer friendly and the phone support is also great.

Pros

Customer service, quality.

Cons

While you search for the elements

 
 

GUILLERMO from Habitat Design and contracting
Specialty: Architect
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Functionality

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I use this software every single day and I know there a software that you can do the same thing faster.

Pros

I like the tool assign areas. Is good when there are many walls height.

Cons

You can't do circular take off in a singular click. You have do this in a multiples click delaying the process.

Advice to Others

Before buying this Software may sure that meet the expectation.

 
 

Brandon from DTE Energy
Specialty: Building owner
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

January 2017

January 2017

An Easy to Use Takeoff Software

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Customer Support

Value for Money

I have been using On-Screen Takeoff for several years now and I really enjoy using it. It is easy to set up conditions and perform the takeoff. I enjoy that you can break your takeoff out by areas and you can even create folders for the different areas of the takeoff. This works well for breaking out by CSI, or whichever WBS you may use. Also, OST can store data in Access databases that can be set to backup on a schedule. I personally like how quickly I can bring my drawings into the software and how quickly they load once in the program. Overall I have been using OST for several years now and I would recommend it to the construction professional.

Pros

Ease of use
Ability to create libraries of commonly used conditions
Customer support
Fast Loading
Ability to transfer data to other estimating software
Ability to export to excel
Ability to share entire takeoff file with other professionals

Cons

Cannot currently import an excel document with conditions to create a library
Cannot trace drawing lines automatically

Advice to Others

After using a few different types of takeoff software, On-Screen Takeoff is the premier choice. Its ease of use combined with top-notch reliability and customer service ensures we can do our job with the confidence a cost estimator demands.

 
 

Jose A. from AMEC Construction LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Very Nice and capable software. Not as user friendly as it could be.

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N/A
Value for Money

We use the online version of this software (OASIS). It is very robust and it has a lot of filters and functionalities. It produces very nice summaries and graphic outputs (takeoffs with legend and quantities). Once the plans are uploaded, the quality drops down dramatically (I guess for efficiency purposes) and the output graphs and plots are low quality also, but they make a great reference tool.
The main problem I see is that it does not has user-friendly controls/commands, it is almost counter-intuitive the way it works if compared to other engineering Softwares. Once you burn that stage and get used to the commands, it gets back to the very powerful tool it is.

Pros

See above

Cons

See above

Advice to Others

See above

 
 

Ricky Lininger from ProVision Concrete
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Easy to use

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Customer Support

Value for Money

I have been using On Screen Takeoff for my estimates for a while now. After trying a lot of the options out there, I find that it's the easiest to use. Helps speed up the takeoffs so I can complete more estimates, in return winning more jobs.

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Nothing.

Advice to Others

Try it and you will love it.

 
 

Jose from R.P Interiors, Ltd
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

On-screen Takeoff Review

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Using OST has made estimating projects 1000 times easier. What used to take me and entire day or two now just takes me a few hours.

Pros

I love the fact that all the material is able to be organized in its own category and area.

Cons

Zoom/pan is a bit difficult. I wish the scroll wheel on a mouse could be used to resolve this.

Advice to Others

Make the investment! As a small business owner the initial investment seemed high but it very quickly paid off!

 
 

Michael from M Hale Consulting Services
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

January 2017

January 2017

Great software when accompanied with other similar software

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Love the fact that you can break out projects easily and when linked with quick. I'd, it's a time and life saver! Fairly easy to use, especially if you've used other similar programs. I've only used this for stone and tile take offs and estimating but I'm sure all trades and general contractors will be very happy with their decisions. I believe this can link to Microsoft programs such as word, excel and even Microsoft project manager ...

 
 

N. from conastruction llc
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

January 2017

January 2017

This is the most amazing program

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I found a program at a price that was better than the others. it seems much more do-able for me. Figure out what your time is worth. How did you do the takeoff and bid so quick. You'll see how fast the software pays for itself. It's definitely worth it.

 
 

Casey from Pace Drywall, LLC
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

New Features Rock

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Customer Support

Value for Money

I've been using this program for years and always having to right click to change condition properties or to add an overlay. The latest version has buttons for each of these commands. Awesome Job. Love It!

 
 

David from David Canton Drafting, LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2016

December 2016

It works for me

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Value for Money

On-Screen Takeoff Viewer is a free version of the takeoff software. I started using it for drafting Project Submittal Drawings. The Project Managers would use to full version to markup a project and I would use the viewer to determine Scope of Work for the drawings.

Pros

Easy to navigate between pages and views.
View all documents of the project in one place. (Except .dwg's)

Cons

Some markups made in Viewer stay - (i.e. highlight) others deleted when going to a different page. (Can't remember exactly - don't use it)
Measure only shows to even inch.

Advice to Others

For free, it works for what I need it to do.

 
 

Kellie from Maiden-Stone Inc.
Specialty: Masonry / Stone
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

It may have it's weaknesses, but overall it's great!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I began using On-Screen On-Center Take-off is Feb. 2016. Overall the program is great. Its fairly simple to import and manage drawings, create conditions, and quantify areas. I am sure there are many features which I fail to use to their potential, but learning to make the system work of me and the types of take-offs I perform was quick. There is very little learning curve, and if you have any questions their Customer Support Tools are incredible. I enter a question and typically receive a call from a person within hours. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. The program has its weaknesses. One huge weakness is it's tolerance. When using the measure tool the tolerance is to the nearest inch. There is no way to adjust this, which can mean rejection of material and a lot of jobsite labor in our particular field (Stone). Also, exporting to excel could be clearer, but overall it's pretty helpful.

Pros

Ability to create various types of conditions, in various types of materials, in various areas, and being able to calculate various types of information from one condition (sq. of one side & top & total lf, Average tile count & overall sf, etc.).
Ability to import various file types, PDF, AutoCAD, etc.
Ability to export to Excel.
Ability to label conditions & include conditions legends, creating a helpful Take-off maps for bids.

Cons

Inability to tighten tolerances.
Inability to label linear conditions.
Inability to increase the size of the font on condition labels.
Excel Export could be much cleaner.
Inabiliy to create non-grid tile layouts.

Advice to Others

This product is wonderful, but try it first to make sure it's capable of performing for your specific needs. I could see certain features being very helpful, while others being very limiting.

 
 

Jake from Blackline Design + Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Quality Product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Value for Money

Product is a bit on the pricey side - but is definitely very effective and I would recommend to anyone doing digital take offs.

 
 

John from S. David & Company, LLC.
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

December 2016

On Screen Take off

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Excellent product for doing fast take-offs and estimations.

 
 

Aziz from Delta Construction LLC
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

A Unique Software for Estimation Purposes

Ease-of-use

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Customer Support

Value for Money

It is a coupe of years i am using On-Screen Takeoff and i love it, it helps me as much as i want.

Pros

This software can find square footage of any architectural shape. Just needs to move-in.

Cons

Looking for more options.

Advice to Others

It is better and comfortable more that others i were used.

 
 

Mike from WeBuild Inc
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2016

November 2016

Very Solid System

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The software is easy to learn and use with little to no confusion.

 
 

Matthew from Subcontractor
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Estimating

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Very user friendly software and helps quantify sf and lf takeoffs.

Pros

easy to use, quick to learn

Cons

is not easily available from home

Advice to Others

highly recommend. 2 years later I am still learning things about it.

 
 

Luke from Coe Cosntruction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great for both Subcontractors and GC's

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I've used OST for 3 years, and it has always been able to meet my needs for takeoff. Without fail it creates a clear and easy to use takeoff file that i can import, edit, and organize. On top of that it enables clear communication of quantities and values between the estimating department and the field.

Pros

Easy to Use, clear organization, user friendly, easy to export takeoffs

Cons

expensive

Advice to Others

Worth the money if used frequently

 
 

Nathan from Lansdowne Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

On-Screen Takeoff Review

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Functionality

Product Quality

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N/A
Value for Money

I work in an estimating department and we use your product all the time to get either quick take offs and references or full in-depth take offs by trade.

Pros

I like the ease of use and well thought out interface. The tools do exactly what you need them to do and speed up the take off process

Cons

Price

Advice to Others

A worthy software package when in need of heavy, daily takoffs. Too pricy if just looking for small quick takeoffs.

 
 

Tony from Lansdowne Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

On-Screen Takeoff

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

In my opinion, On-Screen Takeoff is the easiest to use digital take-off program out there. Even beginners can be up and running in only a matter of minutes for the simplest most common types of take-off. More difficult tasks (curved lines, items with odd shapes, etc.) can be picked up quickly as well. We use OST for presentations and as part of our proposals.

Pros

Ease of use. Quick.

Cons

Price. Convincing higher-ups that the investment is worth the time-savings and that the time-savings equal cost savings.

 
 
 
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