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By: Conley Smith on September 27th, 2019

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ConstructConnect Solutions in FrontRunners Quadrant

Great news! ConstructConnect solutions—On-Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid, and PlanSwift—have again been named to the FrontRunners Quadrant for Construction Estimating Software by Software Advice. 

FrontRunners uses reviews from real software users to highlight the top software products for North American small businesses. With a goal of helping small businesses make more informed decisions, FrontRunners evaluated more than 152 construction estimating software products. Only those with the top Usability and User Recommended scores made the grade.

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On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid—from On Center Software by ConstructConnect—ranked second with an overall score of 8.78 in the 2019 Enterprise Vendor quadrant. On-Screen Takeoff earned a Usability score of 4.47 out of 5 and a User Recommended score of 4.31.

Powered by Gartner methodology, the survey assessed and calculated a weighted average of scores. The criteria included ease of use, the value of the tool relative to its price, and how likely users are to recommend the software to others.

In addition, the FrontRunners were segmented for each market—small and enterprise. The small vendors’ graphic highlights qualifiers from smaller vendors while the enterprise vendor graphic displays qualifiers for larger (by employee size) vendors.

Here are some of the core capabilities that were considered for each software category:

  • Cost estimating.
  • Cost database and proposal generator.
  • At least two of the following: visual assemblies, historical database, audit trail, what-if analysis, and/or prebuilt templates.

Using a data-driven assessment, FrontRunners identified estimating tools that delivered the best capability and value for small businesses. To be considered for this recognition, a product required a minimum of 20 user reviews published within 18 months. They would also need a minimum of 3.0 for both Usability and User Recommended score.

Reviewers Praise OST and Quick Bid

To date, On-Screen Take Off and Quick Bid have received 14 reviews and earned a total of 4.3 out of 5 stars on Software Advice. Reviewers on the site praise On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid, saying the tools help contractors standardize pricing and build unlimited conditions

In addition, they say On-Screen Takeoff makes alternates and change orders a breeze. They also say that using Quick Bid’s markups tab makes it easy for them to adjust pricing so they can be more competitive when bidding.

PlanSwift Earns High Marks

With an overall score of 8.49 in the Small Vendor quadrant, PlanSwift by ConstructConnect earned a Usability score of 4.24 out of 5 and a User Recommended score of 4.25 out of 5.

To date, PlanSwift has received 36 reviews and earned 4.3 stars out of 5 stars on Software Advice. Reviewers on the site rated PlanSwift positively, saying its ease of use and setup make it easy for contractors to takeoff in a fraction of the time it would with pen and paper. Other customers say PlanSwift has improved the quality of their estimates and make sending quotes a breeze.