Quick Bid Software

3.60 / 5 (10)

About Quick Bid


Quick Bid is a construction estimating platform that has been developed for organizations to deal with job bidding in an accurate manner. The application helps reduce discrepancies for contractors, gain material quotes, identify risk factors and generate reports.

The software provides support in different industries including concrete, flooring, masonry, woodworking, electrical, interior projects, roofing and steel framing. Its integrated on-screen takeoff functionality provides users the opportunity to perform quantity surveys and transfer all the data directly to Quick Bid's platform database. The software streamlines estimating by consolidating different functions, as well as automating and minimizing gaps in communication.

Quick Bid also allows users to divide the number of supplies by floor, elevation or room to create the stocking lists for those areas. Through the bid navigator tool, contractors can easily create tabs for every bid and view corresponding equipment, materials, markups and labor. It has a master database that allows estimating personnel to manage and modify manufacturers, account codes, assemblies and contacts.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

10 Reviews of Quick Bid

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.60 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

2.5

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

3.5

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5 stars

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4 stars

(1)

3 stars

(5)

2 stars

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December 2018

Anonymous

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2018

I don't usually gush over a program, but when I do it's Quick Bid....

Wonderful. I don't priase software companies very often, or to such an extent, but OCS deserves accolades on this. Let's see if they can keep it up now that they are part of a MUCH larger company (Roper Technologies). I'm a lifer and deep into this program. I've set up 3 different companies that I've worked for. A fully portable database helps a lot...

Pros

Just about everything. Fully functional (maybe TOO functional!) and fully customizable, to a fully trained estimator this program is a pleasure! It allows me to get as granular as I need to, yet it's as easy as pulling a takeoff in OST to get a price if you have your pricing already inputted. Also service! Their service is the BEST! Great techs, great account reps, everyone is always willing and eager to help! Never had an issue they couldn't solve. Also, they are very receptive to new ideas and features and uaully try to incorporate them quickly into the software

Cons

It's getting bloated, and it's beginning to hang up on starts. Too many 'general exception faults' on startup now. I hope they get this fixed, it's time consuming and would think it embarrassing to OCS

October 2016

Karen from Spider Wall Systems, Inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2016

More powerful tools available

This software is a good tool to aid in estimating. There are more tools than we are really equipped to use.

Pros

Flexible for our needs

Cons

Getting help if something goes wrong requires putting in a help request and waiting for an appointment with a specialist.

August 2016

Sean from Hpf group

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

August 2016

Another let down customer

Used the program for a few years It is a good program for doing take offs .mpaid just under $4k for the licence so it is fairly pricey than similar systems on the market. Fairly dumb program in that to do a complete build up estimate you Either have to pay another 4K for quick bid or develop a excel spreadsheet and live link the data which is sometime temperamental . Back up service in Australia is poor referring you to a contact in Brisbane which is pretty useless when your in Perth. Diassaponted in paying just under 4 k for the program and then receiving a email a few months ago saying I need to purchase a new licence as they are no longer supporting the dongle security versions . Would have expected a longer life out of this program will be looking at other software such as costx which is cheaper and offers more functionality .

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Cost versus life span disappointing

Response from On Center Software of On Center Software

Replied August 2016

We apologize for your negative experience. Numerous phone calls and emails regarding the change from dongles to activation codes have been attempted but it appears that the phone number we have on file is no longer in service. Please contact Crystal Barger, Client Services Manager, to update your contact information and to upgrade to your free On-Screen Takeoff version that utilizes activation codes.

June 2016

Kevin from Kevin Eaves Drywall, Inc.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2016

SHAME ON YOU - ON CENTER SOFTWARE

They will leave you hanging if you don't purchase the very expensive support. You must have a windows based computer. Also the have the ability to shut down you software and leave you high and dry. I tried my best to stick with them for over 20 years and remained frustrated the whole time.

Pros

I trained myself and never used any other programs so I cannot compare to others.

Cons

I feel like I was deceived and lied to. They contacted me with a free upgrade and then told me it would not work with my system with the new software. I had to make a report the BBB to get out of the $6000 upgrade cost.

August 2017

Vanessa from T.Mac Wilder & Associates,LLC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2017

It has been difficult to learn, but it is getting easier the more I play with the program.

Our company benefits with putting bids together faster and creating a proposal with the cost and scope of work there.

Pros

It calculates the amount of labor cost, payroll cost and material cost. It also has Units of Measure that comes in handy when working on a bid. I also like that I can create a proposal and send a breakdown of cost for the material for each project or field.

Cons

The codes and sections are the most difficult. I have had to create different codes for the same type of material with different styles because the cost will not adjust to the style. Although there are Units of Measure there is not one for tons. And our company works with tonnage but substitute it with EACH.

January 2018

Vanessa from T.Mac Wilder & Associates, LLC

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

January 2018

We bought this software for estimating projects. It hasn't been the easiest for our company to use.

Pros

Customer service is awesome! After getting the proper training it is easier to use and there are plenty of videos to help if a problem arises.

Cons

You only get one license, it is very confusing if there is no training, it is not user friendly, the cost is very high and to maintain the software up to date is costly.

November 2018

Vanessa from T.Mac Wilder & Associates

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

November 2018

It’s alright

Pros

I like that I can create my own codes and cost codes..

Cons

It can be confusing and I can’t create a tonnage cost code.. and that’s the most important one that I need..

June 2017

Anonymous

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2017

November 2018

Paul from Volendo North

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2018

Has really speeded up our activities

Pros

The ability to produce estimates much more accurately and quickly has been useful

Cons

Some team members found it took them a while to adapt

January 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

January 2018

not very user friendly

Pros

This software is a good tool to aid in estimating. lots of useful tools and accurate, with various costs being consolidated in a timely fashion

Cons

customer service is not A+. could use some work. not very user friendly. hard to train new trainees.