eTakeoff - Top 4 Alternatives (May 2022)

eTakeoff Review
ITQlick Score: 88/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.8/5)
Pricing: 2/10 - low cost
Category: Construction Estimating -> eTakeoff -> eTakeoff competitors
Ranking:Ranked 10 out of 72 Construction Estimating systems
Company: eTakeoff
Pricing: starts at $950 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop
Links: eTakeoff review, eTakeoff alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: May 13, 2022

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eTakeoff competes with other construction estimating systems like OnCenter, Bluebeam Revu, and STACK. We will compare the listed construction estimating systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: eTakeoff offers features like Measurement Tools, Move/Copy/Delete Measurement Points, Advanced Point Editing, User Defined Point Symbols, Annotations, Network Proxy Management, Client/Server Optimization Technology, Multi-Users, Takeoff Automatically Identified by Estimator, Excel Integration, Screen Management, Drawing Management, Work Breakdown, etc. OnCenter offers features like eQuotes, Integrates with On-Screen Takeoff & Accounting Programs, Powerful & Accurate Calculations, Manufacturer Material Databases, Professional Reports & Proposals, Trade Databases & Style Libraries, Assembly Takeoff, Electronic Plans, Issue Management (available in eTakeoff), Subcontractor Management, etc.

    Bluebeam Revu offers features like Design Review, QA/QC, Takeoffs, Document Management, Drawing Management (available in eTakeoff), Submittal Review, RFI Postings, Punch Process, Project Handover, Site Logistics, Assembly Takeoff, Collaboration Tools, Digital Signature, Document Management, etc. STACK offers features like Pre-built Trade-Specific Assembly Libraries, Customizable Estimate & Price Database, Custom Assembly Formula Editor, Cost Code Management, Material & Labor Estimates, Unit Cost Estimates, Markup, Profit & Overhead Management, Accurate Quantities, Powerful Automation, etc.
  • Customers/Industries: eTakeoff targets Ceilings, Communications & Security, Concrete, Electrical, Flooring, Framing & Drywall, General Contractors, Independent Estimators, Landscaping, Masonry, Mechanical, Painting, Plumbing, Roofing, Carpentry, and Steel. eTakeoff has customers like D & M Electrical, Elmsford, The Barrett Company, Genset Fire and Security LLC, ECI Site Construction Management, Seacon Construction, etc. OnCenter targets General Contractors, Concrete, Doors & Hardware, Walls & Ceilings, Paint & Coatings, Landscaping, Flooring, Masonry and Stone, Roofing, Firestopping, and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP).

    Bluebeam Revu targets Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Specialty Contractors, Estimators, Superintendents, Owners, and Enterprises. Bluebeam Revu has customers like Interstate Electrical, Ribuna AG, The Walsh Group, Mechwest, Cottee Parker, ClearTech, CCI Mechanical, Aksa, etc. STACK targets Trade Subcontractors, Home Builders, General Contractors, and Suppliers & Manufacturers in Concrete, Drywall, Flooring, Insulation, Painting, Landscaping, Masonry, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Roofing, and Structural Steel.
  • Cost: The license information for eTakeoff and OnCenter is unavailable. Bluebeam Revu starts at $349 per seat with a free trial. STACK starts at $1,999 per year with a free trial and version.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: eTakeoff and all its alternatives are cloud-based. eTakeoff and OnCenter have an on-premise version for both Windows and Linux.
  • Scalability: eTakeoff and all its alternatives can accommodate organizations of all sizes.
  • Support: eTakeoff offers only the Chat support channel, while OnCenter offers 24/7 (Live Rep) and Chat. Bluebeam Revu offers an Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, and Phone Support. STACK offers an Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, and Chat.

eTakeoff alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to eTakeoff that are worth checking out:

TurboBid for SMBs, Fast Track Estimating for large size business, PlanHub for growing companies, and Cleopatra Enterprise for startups and SMBs.
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, 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)
Functionality
Review
Compare
eTakeoff
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$950 per license
Functionality
11
Best for SMBs
TurboBid
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
12
Best for Enterprise
Fast Tra...
ITQlick rating
3.4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
3.4/10
License pricing
$295 per license
Functionality
3
Growing
PlanHub
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
2.2/10
License pricing
$1,199 per year
Functionality
4
Free version
Cleopatr...
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
84/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
Has a free version
Functionality
30

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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.