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. On Center Software also offers PlanViewer, a basic, limited version of On-Screen Takeoff. Other features include RFI communication, construction planning and automated summaries.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10



116 Reviews of On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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September 2018

Great estimating tool

Easy to record and keep takeoff and pass to other colleagues, if needed.

Pros

Ease of use and the ability to record and track every takeoff.

Cons

The software is a little pricy compared to competitors such as Bluebeam, but worth the extra.

Mike from Stone COnstruction

Specialty:  General contractor

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

Really Good product!

Pros

Covers all trades. You can integrate with subs as well.Takeoff is fast and easy. Also offers great adaptability.

Cons

The user interface could be improved. Needs better reporting as well. The software has no ability to copy and paste into a document. No real other complaints.

Brett from Marco Group

Specialty:  General contractor

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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September 2018

Excellent Software

Pros

Ability to do concrete takeoffs quick and accuratly. Abiltity to breakdown takeoffs by regions and areas

Cons

Wish thsi software could show you in 3d what it looks like and confirm with the BIM model accuracy and information

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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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September 2018

Modern-Day Tracing Paper

The software is at least a decade out of date when compared to any other industry standard take-off software. Its clunky, non-intuitive, terrible UI and converts any drawings to .TIFF picture files. The exporting of take-offs is an arduous process, no in-software costing solution. It can't handle any BIM files. Its the modern day equivalent to taking off by hand with tracing paper; there's no interaction with the drawing, you're simply drawing shapes over the top of an image.

Pros

The only pro to this software is the marking-up of drawings

Cons

Inability to interact with drawings and a terrible UI.

Tobias from B.L. Harbert

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

OST is a great and dependable software

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The customer support and tech support! It's fantastic!

Cons

There hasn't been anything that I haven't found that I don't like about it.

Tamera from Southern Land

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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August 2018

Preferred over Plan Swift

I work in multi-family construction and need to be able to do quick conceptual estimates and the later detailed estimates that require more takeoff. I've been using OST for the takeoff for the last 11 years. I love it.

Pros

OST is easy to get up and running. It's intuitive and user friendly. I was recently introduced to PlanSwift - a competitor to OST and it was overly complicated. It was hard to figure out how to go in and just take the SF of a room.

With OST it's a breeze to take a simple measurement or do more extensive takeoff without needing an owners manual or even a tutorial.

Cons

Is the difficulty in naming sheets that are imported in. It's cumbersome and time consuming. It also makes it hard to relink to a different folder location.

The high cost for a single license is prohibitive to the freelance estimator and forces us to use alternative programs that aren't as efficient. I wish there was a way to make it cheaper for sole proprietorship businesses in the construction industry.

Don from Platform cement, Inc.

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

On Screen Review

I use On Screen every day performing concrete estimating. On Screen allows me to move swiftly through my take offs saving valuable time.

Pros

That you can dump directly into a spreadsheet

Cons

needs to be a little easier to simply write words or notes on the drawings.

Brandon from Elder Construction

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Review of OST

Excellent tool for accurate compilation of quantities from pdf's. I highly recommend this to high volume estimators such as myself!

Pros

Ease of Use, Speed and Accuracy for Estimating Purposes

Cons

Updates and changes from previous versions of the software I've used took a little bit for me to get used to.

mario from opus energy LLC

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Works well Easy to use

Allows drawing takeoffs to be completed very quickly.

Pros

Captures take off data which is easily inserted into excel for you to use in a standard spreadsheet.

Cons

It is not truly backwards compatible. Newer takeoff data will not work in an older version of the software.

Jay from Just Rite Accoustics, Inc.

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

Estimating with OST

Overall, my experience with OST has been great. We are able to get through take-offs quickly.

Pros

What I like most about OST is how easily one can load plans and keep track of all jobs.

Cons

What I like least about OST is that you can't modify a take-off until you remove the attachments.

Chris from UBSG, Inc.

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Great Product

Great experience

Pros

Coverage of trades and integration of vendors, subcontractors and clients

Cons

Learning curve, difficulty removing conditions after realizing that they were put in wrong and having to make new ones

Amber from MKA Canada Inc.

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Great Software

Reduces the amount of time required to do a take-off and ensures that our old hand-written take-offs are always available on the server to ensure proper project historic records when there is a turnover of staff.

Pros

Speeds up the process of doing a take off and allows anyone else to pickup where another user left off

Cons

Importing drawings can sometime be finicky but the customer service support team is great and quick to reply when you need help.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

Onscreen is a great tool

I'm a senior estimating engineer. This software has made my job quicker and easier whilst making our estimates and change orders more accurate.

Pros

I really love using OnScreen take-off. I remember having to take things off with a scale on paper drawings, and this software has made estimating easier and way more accurate.

Cons

Nothing. OnScreen is great. I have no complaints.

Chris from Retail Fixture Solutions

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

On Screen Takeoff the Equilizer

The On Screen Takeoff program along with the support provided by On Center is a great combo for anyone looking to standardize and get better control of their takeoff and bids. My experience has been nothing but the best from Training, to implementation, and support throughout the past few years.

Pros

Allows me to constantly and quickly take off plans that used to take all day to provide.

Cons

The software has been awesome for me in many ways but I wish it was more report friendly for people who are working outside of the standard databases and reporting schemes. I had to build my database from the ground up and how we export and report that information isn't typical for OST. Trying to build custom reports and exports has been challenging but On Center support was always there to help or at least let me know that I have hit a dead end.

Craig from Jonesplan

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Great Takeoff Software

I have used it off and on for 14 years and still recommend it

Pros

Speed, accuracy, adaptability, and real time integration with Quick Bid

Cons

Somewhat dated user interface. Oasis does not integrate with Quick Bid in real time

Frank from Pittsburgh Air Systems

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Best I've found

Has quadrupled our bid output .

Pros

Easy to use for every day tasks. Very flexible.

Cons

The reports are weak. Some features are hard to use.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

Ideas going forward

Support is outstanding and helpful. And learning a new system to bring into our business has been awesome for job understanding and reviewing especially back costing

Pros

I like the changeable nature of the plan take offs. I can adjust quickly and return to understanding where I was up to quickly

Cons

I believe it need to have a time measure on working on each project so it can be tracked

Gabriel from POWER DESIGN ELECTRIC, INC.

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

On-Screen Takeoff review Electrical

My daily use of the software has made me appreciate the ease of use and reliability of the product. I can trust the software to provide me with accurate counts and footage for my electrical estimating.

Pros

The easy use of the software, plus any questions are easily linked to a video showing you your answer. If the answer is not available online, a simple phone call to great customer service will provide direction and resolution of any questions or problems.

Cons

Currently I have had no complaints with the software, it works great!

Denis from Seawolf Construction Corp

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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August 2018

On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid by On Center Software Review

Pros

The Customer Tech help is absolutely outstanding. I am so pleased with every interaction I have had with your company.

Cons

I would like more flexibility in writing notes on the drawings as I do takeoffs. The Callout function often uses too much space on the drawings and clutters things up to much. I would love the opportunity to type a few notes to myself in various (small) sizes as I do my takeoffs.

Timothy S. from COMMERCIAL WATERPROOFING, INC.

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

OST - Commercial Level Estimating

Pros

The ease, accuracy and time saving elements come to mind first.

Cons

For my company and level of use, its a bit pricey.


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