Fast Track Estimating Vs eTakeoff

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Oct 12, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Fast Track Estimating or eTakeoff?

Fast Track Estimating is more expensive to implement (TCO) than eTakeoff, Fast Track Estimating is rated higher (92/100) than eTakeoff (88/100). eTakeoff offers more features (4) to their users than Fast Track Estimating (0).

Looking for the right Construction Estimating solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Construction Programs and Results compares with eTakeoff?

Construction Programs and Results: Since 1999, Construction Programs & Results, Inc. (MarkupAndProfit.com) has helped thousands of general and specialty contractors of all types build stronger, more profitable businesses. We offer business management assistance to construction-related companies in the U.S. and Canada (and 23 other countries so far), with books and training programs ...

eTakeoff: At eTakeoff, we believe in electronic plans. We believe they’re good for the property owner, good for the contractor and good for the environment. Because of this we provide a free plan viewer with free training. Electronic plans are becoming the predominant way to distribute plans during bid preparation. We see that expanding quickly into project ...

Who's more expensive? Fast Track Estimating or eTakeoff?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Construction Estimating software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Fast Track Estimating and eTakeoff.

Fast Track Estimating price starts at $295 per license , on a scale between 1 to 10 Fast Track Estimating is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Construction Estimating software. eTakeoff price starts at $190 per user/year , when comparing eTakeoff to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Construction Estimating software cost.

Bottom line: Fast Track Estimating cost is around the same cost of eTakeoff.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Fast Track Estimating Vs. eTakeoff based on some of the most important and required Construction Estimating features. Fast Track Estimating: We are still working to collect the list of features for Fast Track Estimating. eTakeoff: Accounting Management, Bid Comparison, Bidding, Project Management.

Target customer size

Fast Track Estimating's typical customers include: Small, medium and large size businesses, eTakeoff is suitable for businesses of all sizes and can support projects having budget up to $100 million.

Fast Track Estimating

ITQlick rating
(3.4/5)

starts at $295 per license

Fast Track Estimating is an on-premise construction estimating software designed for general contractors and homebuilders. Founded in 1999 by Construction Programs and results, Fast Track Estimating features au...

Categories: Construction.

eTakeoff

ITQlick rating
(3.8/5)

starts at $190 per user/year

eTakeoff is a complete electronic viewer and takeoff solution for estimators across all construction disciplines. From our free Basic viewer to our Advanced and Premier products, there’s a solution for every ne...

Categories: Construction, Construction Apps, Construction Estimating, Electrical Estimating, Takeoff.

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Fast Track Estimating: 0 Features

We are working to collect the list of features

eTakeoff: 4 Features

Accounting Management
Bid Comparison
Bidding
Project Management
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Fast
ITQlick rating
3.4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
3.4/10
License pricing
$295 per license
Functionality
3
Review
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eTakeoff
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$190 per user/year
Functionality
11
TurboBid
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
12
BIDBUILDER
ITQlick rating
3.6/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$1,295 per license
Functionality
3
Craftsman
ITQlick rating
3.2/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$78.50 per license
Functionality
3
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.