QuickMeasure Takeoff Software


 

Simplicity is the name of the game with QuickMeasure from Tally Systems. This program specializes in takeoff pure and simple. Quickmeasure is great for companies that currently manage their estimating in Excel but do not have a formal takeoff system. The system easily integrates with Excel. For companies that already use estimating software, QuickMeasure can transfer data to most estimating systems.

QuickMeasure is a viable program for most construction segments that deal with generating takeoffs from blueprints. Whether its from a digital or paper blueprint, the software can help construction managers, engineers, general contractors, home builders, and others improve the speed of their takeoffs. Companies can expect to find features like digital takeoff, digitizer integration, CAD file integration, and 2D takeoff included in the QuickMeasure.

The software is capable of serving nearly any size of company up to and including companies over the $500 million mark. Although the software can serve very large businesses with significant revenues streams, it is still an affordable option for smaller businesses. In addition to being affordable, a purchase of QuickMeasure comes with a full year of training and support delivered over the Internet.  

Tally Systems received recognition from Construtech in 2005 when they were featured as one of the “hottest” companies of the year.

 

QuickMeasure OnScreen by Tally Systems - Paper Blueprint Takeoff w/Excel Interface
 
  • QuickMeasure OnScreen by Tally Systems - Paper Blueprint Takeoff w/Excel Interface
    Paper Blueprint Takeoff w/Excel Interface
  • QuickMeasure OnScreen by Tally Systems - Onscreen Utility
    Onscreen Utility
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 8

14 Reviews of QuickMeasure OnScreen by Tally Systems

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from Edge Builders
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

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ease of use is great, it seems a little clunky ans slow on my computer (could be a system thing)

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not a whole lot only used it a little bit. Seemed pretty specialized to certain trades and processes

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Get a timed trial and use for yourself. THis program is great but you will want to know what it can do before purchasing.

 

from Allstar Construction
Specialty: Masonry / Stone
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Making my job easier

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My old program didn't tally my quantities as I measured. This one does and can be pre-formated with descriptions. It is saving me a ton of time.

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I don't like that if I have the Quick Measure open to the measuring screen that I am unable to open other Microsoft office new windows (Excel, Word, etc). I have to select done and get back into the Excel portion prior to opening another document.

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Ask for the trial. You can watch lots of YouTube videos, but it doesn't make sense until you try it.

 

from Best Painting Inc.
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Best software we ever purchased!

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The product is easy to use and the customer support is outstanding. The price was very good.

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The only thing I didn't like is that i did not purchase this years ago.

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Take your time and try them out before you buy. Just because a product is expensive, doesn't mean it's better. We tried six other products before buying QuickMeasure.

 

from David James & Company
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

This is a good product. We are using it daily and are pleased with it.

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The software is easy to learn and use. We were up and running after a few hours of instruction over the phone the first day we installed it. It is much better than using a scale wheel or a pad and paper.

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It works fine. I have no complaints. The vendor helped us get started via a conference call.

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We use Excel to prepare estimates. QuickMeasure sped up the takeoffs and made it more accurate. It also keeps an easily referenced picture of what was taken off. It does not require you to build a separate database like some products we looked at.

 

from Palumbo Lumber
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Still learning the program, but I do like it

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The vendor is hands-on to answer any questions and help guide you through. The software saves me a lot of time.

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The spreadsheets are not as easy to use as I had counted on, but I am still learning to use them.

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Be aware that not all your plans will be on a PDF, and you will still end up scanning them in or doing them by hand.

 

from Dearborn Mid-West Company
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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It's easy to use and has a very short learning curve. You quickly become very productive with this tool and can accomplish takeoffs substantially faster with considerable greater accuracy.

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So far we haven't found anything we don't like about it. It exceeds all our expectations for which we procured it. It does the job we intended it for and does it well. For the price, it's the best value in our opinion.

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Definitely request a trial period and use it extensively during that period. We had two people work with the trial version we obtained, and it was so easy to get up to speed that we were off and running when we secured the licensed version.

 

from John H. Beatty & Associates, Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Getting used to a new system takes time, but it's worthwhile

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I like the portability of the product. I can do takeoffs from home or on the train between meetings, etc.

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I really find having to scale each individual page onerous. There should be an option to bulk scale the pages especially when I am using the counting function. This is a real handicap. Also, the manual is difficult if you've never used this type of product before.

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Take your time and don't get bogged down. It will really simplify your takeoffs.

 

from Riedy Construction, Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

QuickMeasure has been a great purchase

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Once you get started it quickly and easily integrates into existing estimating spreadsheets.

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There is no way to change scale once it is set. You have to reload the sheet and reset the scale.

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If you currently are using excel for all you estimating this will help you populate your spreadsheets quickly. It does not require any changes to your existing templates.

 

from Precise Formwork Ltd
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Could be great. Let down by appalling quality rife with bugs.

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The software is very intuitive with a short learning curve.

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The quality is very poor, and the software is rife with bugs. The manual is extremely short and does not provide guidance on all of the program's features.

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Look at systems with better quality.

 

from R & S Estimating

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QuickMeasure is great because it allows my clients to send me their own Excel spreadsheets for me to input the linear and area take-offs right into them. That way, they do not have to input data by hand.

I bought my first QuickMeasure take-off software license in 2004, and I always get new versions when they come out because they add features that make my work easier. The commands are very easy to learn and use - after just two days, I was very comfortable with all the commands. If I have any questions, customer support is very quick. If I call and they are busy, I leave a message and they respond within an hour. I have also sent them emails and they responded within 24 hrs.

I have benefited from having QuickMeasure OnScreen, because it has allowed me to service many customers who use Excel spreadsheets. The system is very reasonably priced in comparison to other take-off programs.

 

from Demcon Concrete Contractors

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QuickMeasure OnScreen was a perfect fit for Demcon Concrete Contractors, considering we use Excel for all our estimates. With QuickMeasure's add-on tools I never have to leave my spreadsheets. I have tried all the other software out there over the past 5 years and I always found that I’m noticeably more efficient with QuickMeasure. It also doesn’t have all the confusing formulas and databases that the other programs have.

With Quickmeasure you don't have to tailor the way you bid around the software. It does exactly what it is supposed to do: it gives you quick and accurate takeoffs. One of the greatest things about QuickMeasure is that it doesn’t take a genius to figure out how it works - I have taught kids right out of high school how to use it. Finally, they have great tech support.

 

from Pacific West Wallboard Co.

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We are a drywall/metal framing company. We specialize in larger multi-family projects all over the Western United States. Several years ago we made the leap from doing take-offs from paper plans and a scale to a computerized estimating system.

Like a lot of people that have been in construction many years, we knew nothing about these systems. Although we had already developed Excel spreadsheets to use with our "manual" take-offs, that was the extent of computerization in our take-off process. After extensive research, we looked at several different programs and had two physically demonstrated at our office. End result: we went with Tally Systems because it synced with our existing Excel spreadsheets perfectly. So, we basically could use what we already had and were comfortable with.

The installations and change-over were seamless. The learning curve was practically nonexistent and we have been using the system for several years now. As with any program there were a few bugs here and there, mostly due to working with our existing spreadsheets. Every time we've had a problem Brian and his support team have been there through email or over the phone within hours. Brian has the ability to use GoToMeeting to access our computers to diagnose the problem and has never failed to resolve a problem efficiently and quickly.

I highly recommend this program, especially for someone who already uses Excel spreadsheets. The problem free change-over, simplicity of the program, and excellent customer support have been invaluable to our company.

 

from Green Growth Industries

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Green Growth industries Inc, is a landscape construction company that has been serving the greater Bay Area for over twenty-five years. Our jobs include New Construction, Renovations, Green Roofs and hydro-seeding.

Due to the competitive nature of our industry, it became imperative for us to be able bid as many jobs as possible so we started researching estimating software in order to bid on more jobs. At the time we decided to pursue estimating software we were still scaling our take-offs by hand and then recording the quantities to a form manually. In 2005 we contacted our Tally representative for a demo and ended up buying QuickMeasure Software and two digitizers. Our rep set up the hardware and installed the software on our laptop and then took the time to train us.

We experienced immediate improvements in accuracy and production. By integrating Excel into our bid format we were able to save and store jobs efficiently and effectively. Later, we were able to integrate our own Excel bid program that worked nicely with QuickMeasure. Since our initial purchase of QiuckMeasure we were able to expand our estimating division and in 2007 and were able to purchase two more QuickMeasure licenses along with two more digitizer boards and two more licenses. We have found the software and the support we have received from Tally Systems to be awesome. We have benefited from their commitment to improve and upgrade their software, enabling us to do our job more efficiently.

 

from Build Systems International (Hawaii), Inc.

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We have been using Quick Measure On-Screen for about three years. We have found it significantly faster, much more accurate and credible when meeting with clients. One of the significant advantages in using QM rather than the old-fashioned method is the verification process to clearly point out what was taken-off.

QM support is as good as it gets. We speak to knowledgeable support staff who speak in understandable terms. They are not only knowledgeable about the QM product, but about the construction industry as well.

We have found their product and service to be the best in the game.

We highly recommend it to others.

 
 
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