eTakeoff is designed to offer estimators a comprehensive software that provides electronic viewer and takeoff tool for companies across all construction disciplines. The flexible solution is suitable to meet the needs of construction businesses, regardless of project size. The solution also integrates with a variety of electronic plan rooms and construction estimating solutions.

There are three product levels in eTakeoff, including a free Basic version, so companies can find their best fit and upgrade as needed. The Advanced and Premier version of the software include features like advanced viewing tools, Excel integration and user-defined variables, formulas and assemblies.

The measurement tools include takeoff feature, not-to-scale measurement, and a library of pre-defined assemblies, pattern search and more. The edit tool allows designers to move, copy or delete measurement points. Other features include project issue tracking, auto project backup, import export data and multi-user management.



28 Reviews of eTakeoff

Overall rating

4.0 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 28 reviews

December 2018

Peter from CEDL Inc

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

December 2018

Not Worth the Price at this Time

Can't recommend this product, especially considering the cost per license seat.

Pros

The only pro is that it's compatible with Sage Estimating, but other than that, I am not impressed with any features on this software.

Cons

It is not user friendly or intuitive to use. I would recommend Planswift or On-Screen Takeoff, or virtually any other on-screen software. Their support is absolutely terrible.

November 2018

Derek from Tiger Construction, Ltd

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

November 2018

There are Better Takeoff Softwares

Overall I don't think this software is better than other solutions out there.

Pros

The software has some nice functionality like it can count similar looking objects for you automatically.

Cons

It is not user friendly or intuitive. Training is involved and the "nice functions" don't always work as advertised.

November 2018

Christine from Tiger Construction

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

November 2018

Not Like its Advertised

Not my preffered takeoff software.

Pros

The software has some pretty nifty features to help quickly count/recognize things.

Cons

Often times the nifty features wouldn't work and you'd end up counting things by hand anyway. There's weird rules about which directions you click around things to add/subtract areas. Not very intuitive.

June 2018

nelson from stoneleaf construction

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

June 2018

Etakeoff Digital measure table

This is a good program for what it does , it has a set of template traces , wich you can use to get measures from existing PDF drawing sets , maybe to fit your company standard you will need to go thru a hard self taught about to to do custom formulas ,

Pros

you can use the template traces to do standard measures and continue the math on paper or you can go deep in formulas and do what you want , with the drawing scale tools this will be like a digital measurement table.

Cons

the part of the formulas is a little complex , so if you are planning to further rely on etakeoff to get all your measurement set maybe that will require that you consider some time for understanding how that works and to get your team trained.

May 2018

Mark from Revealed Solutions LLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2018

Flexible, powerful, accurate and great integration to Excell and Sage Estimating

Accurate takeoff quantities with a visual audit trail.

Pros

The power of doing accurate takeoff with a number of alternatives to do everything. The graphic nature to be able to see visually what you have taken off and the ability to dynamically tie each takeoff to line items in your estimate through their bridge product

Cons

There really is no much I do not like about this product. But I would have to say I wish it allowed better sorting capabilities in the measurement list and gave us more power there.

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

I started using this program after recommend by a customer and its great for estimating jobs

Pros

The mapping technology in eTakeoff Bridge is exactly what my team needed to handle our estimating workflow. The system automatically update any changes other users make which is nice when two people are on the same project

Cons

I have not found anything negative to say about the software to this point. My team has only used it a few months but so far so good

November 2017

Luke from Coe Cosntruction

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2017

Great for takeoff, but not intuitive

Great option for the budget minded.

Pros

Color coding takeoff for further review and discussion has been fantastic, with the ability to track and review quantities with other team members is very useful. Overall eTakeoff does the job, just not as quite as well as the more expensive options.

Cons

Somewhat clunky to get going in. Without training it's not possible to work quickly or efficiently. Training is a must.

February 2017

Derek from Tiger Construction, Ltd.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

February 2017

SLOWWW!!! Speed it up.

Way to slow. Need to find a way to speed it up. Tried multiple file types and sizes. Tried to reduce files and still slower than previous product used. My company is transitioning to this software and its making it a pain.

February 2017

Gary Ruotsala from Dbk Inc

Company Size: 2-10 employees


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2017

Solid program for takeoffs

The good program once you get used to it. Not cluttered with excessive add-ons and other nonsense. A good solid system for doing electronic takeoffs. Worth the time that it takes to learn it for sure!

Pros

Good value, nice features including custom calibration. Worth the time to learn

Cons

Takes some time to get used to it but they have a decent help network.

January 2017

Rob from Lawrence Plumbing

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

January 2017

Rob's Review of etakeoff

I've used it for 5 years. Easy to use, just not enough options in the plumbing takeoff portion.

Pros

Easy and fast. Don't have to be a computer genius to operate it. Excellent customer support.

Cons

No pricing, and can't not enough options.

December 2016

Eugene from Rondout Valley Flooring

Company Size: 11-50 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2016

Doesn't go everything but does enough

In general etakeoff is a great product and they have worked with the end users to refine the program. as a flooring company it has been great as most of our measurements are one dimensional, as a tile wall is a tile wall and not a multi-component feature. as a measurement doesn't represent a wall with framing, wall board insulation and stabilizers. The advanced program doesn't break out measurements in this fashion but may be available in the premier. It has given me some glitches in the past but customer service will try to resolve.

Pros

Very simple to pick up and use with basic computer knowledge.

Cons

You can't change extensions or create new ones unless you have the premier version. its the only thing really lacking from the advanced version but not work the upgrade for this one function.

December 2016

Eugene from Flooring Solutions of New York

Company Size: 11-50 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2016

Doesn't go everything but does enough

In general etakeoff is a great product and they have worked with the end users to refine the program. as a flooring company it has been great as most of our measurements are one dimensional, as a tile wall is a tile wall and not a multi-component feature. as a measurement doesn't represent a wall with framing, wall board insulation and stabilizers. The advanced program doesn't break out measurements in this fashion but may be available in the premier. It has given me some glitches in the past but customer service will try to resolve.

Pros

Very simple to pick up and use with basic computer knowledge.

Cons

you can't change extensions or create new ones unless you have the premier version. its the only thing really lacking from the advanced version but not work the upgrade for this one function.

December 2016

Dustin from Heritage Craftsmen

Company Size: 2-10 employees


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

December 2016

eTakeoff Review for Painting Contractors

The support staff was very friendly and helpful. The product is priced for new contractors and is affordable but lacks the features and depth of other takeoff software systems. Creating new takeoff conditions, changing takeoff conditions was challenging. While the takeoff tool would group information, finding a way to relate that information to specific conditions, ie: walls, base, chair rail was not easy to perform.

Pros

Affordability and Customer Support

Cons

The programs is lacking in the platform. Not easy takeoff to summary conversion. Not easy to create new conditions or change from one job takeoff to the next

November 2016

Mark from The Mercury Group

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2016

eTakeOff Makes Doing Estimates a Breeze

eTakeoff is an incredibly powerful and versatile piece of software. I am an estimator for The Mercury Group a full service electrical, security and tele data contractor Connecticut. eTakeoff has made us more efficient with my time, more effective with my efforts, and more competitive with my bids.We starting using the software in January 2016 and have since noticed a dramatic increase in both productivity and my profitability / conversion rate. In only four months we doubled our previous bid-output and decreased our margins of error below 2%. We didn’t add a new estimator. We didn’t start working sixteen hour days. We started using eTakeoff and embraced an era of change. eTakeoff helped us hone in on pin-point precision for my bottom line so we can win jobs. Period. We have all been faced with the choice of “quality” or “quantity.” This software doesn’t force you to choose — it enables you to take a set of plans and turn it into your trade-specific dollars and cents in a fraction of the time it would normally take. eTakeoff puts the tools you need right at your fingertips — accessible with just a click of a mouse button. eTakeoff is vastly superior to other programs. The key to winning bids in this economy is competitive pricing that is both accurate and aggressive. eTakeoff affords you all the customization of your own personal “in-house” software without the trappings of a clunky interface and poorly implemented back-of-house functionality. Setting up the Quantity Worksheet, the Excel Spreadsheet integration, and your “bread ‘n butter” traces can take a little time but it is worth it; the more you learn about the program the easier it will be to put together your estimates. If you’re a novice-user I recommend watching the online videos and taking the web tutorials right on the eTakeoff website or opting for the Customer Support subscription. The most phenomenal aspect of my experience with the eTakeoff has been my interaction with the team. Their website, forums, and phone-support are friendly, helpful, and very accommodating. They know that we rely on their software to bring home the bacon and I always feel like a valued customer. I have participated in many a discussion both via phone call and the forums regarding changes to the software, new features, and implementation. The eTakeoff team keeps an open dialogue and encourages feedback so they can keep the software updated to the ever-changing needs of their clients.

Pros

Very easy to use, great training at no charge and unlimited. Can be integrated with our Sage 100 Contractor CRM and Sage Estimator.

Cons

None

August 2016

Manuel from Framing Authority LLC


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2016

eTakeoff was our First experience

Pros

Easy to use and accurate. It help us to bid severals projects without having to print the plans.
We like the free trial.

Cons

The price is kind of high or at least you can have more options for starters

March 2016

Drake from Construction EcoServices


Ease-of-use

4.5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2016

I've been using "eTakeoff" for four years , and I recommend it.

Pros

eTakeoff is simple to use , and lets me execute take-off's efficiently.

Cons

Its pricey to purchase. The fee to purchase is high , and I cant justify spending that amount.

August 2015

Paul from Elite Mechanical Contractors


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

3.5 of 5

August 2015

Easy to use, great for reviewing plans and specs.

Pros

User friendly and great way to get into digital takeoffs.

Cons

A little time consuming to set up initially. Your materials and labor need to be added in separately. Assemblies are helpful

April 2015

Randall from Due South Concrete


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2015

A great product that will make you better at takeoff.

Pros

eTakeoff is a great asset for our company. It's designed by people who truly understand what we need in an estimating software. The software makes sense. Upgrades only enhance features without ever feeling "NEW" or "CORRECTIVE".

Cons

I don't have anything that I dislike about eTakeoff.

April 2015

Gary from Concrete Solutions Plus, Inc


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4.5 of 5

April 2015

eTakeoff is a valuable tool.

Pros

I like the way the entire products functions and the product support. Any problem that I have had has always been answered.

Cons

I sometimes have problems establishing new projects

April 2015

Irina from Excellence in Stone


Ease-of-use

3.5 of 5

Customer support

4.5 of 5

Functionality

3.5 of 5

April 2015

Very good time saver.

Pros

- The better part of the program is it allows you to create, change or edit any existing template.
- Now the program allows you to add as many shortcut keys as you need.

Cons

- A PDF document loses quality whenever a sheet is added to an existing project.
- The program doesn't allow to execute the undo command after finishing the measurement, it only allows you to edit manually the measurement.
- The program doesn't work with dwg (cad) format.