Who Uses This Software?

On Center Software solutions serve customers in 65 countries and over 250 academic institutions around the world. Solutions are intuitive to the needs of both GCs and Subs.


Average Ratings

47 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • On Center Software
  • www.oncenter.com/
  • Founded 1988
  • United States

About This Software

On Center Software's On-Screen Takeoff (OST) solution effectively scales to support small construction businesses to large construction enterprises. The takeoff is the visualization of what has been defined as the project's scope. The digital takeoff is the job's benchmark for estimating. With OST, contractors view electronic plans from anywhereoffice and/or field. From plan viewing and quantity measurements, through project management, it all starts with OST. If it's colored, it's counted!


Features Checklist

  • 3D View
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Cross Section Creation
  • Electronic Plans
  • Elevation Checking
  • Error Checking
  • Site Balancing
  • Slope Routines
  • Subcontractor Management

Product Reviews

powerful tool

Oct 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Makes the estimating job easier

Cons: The wait time for support should something go wrong

Overall: Makes estimating easier by far, the ability to color code and export speficiations into programs such as Excel help with other office functions as well

On-Screen Takeoff for Estimators

Sep 01, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use - lengths, areas - or both at the same time.

Cons: Needs a better custom scale box - the one it has is "clunky".

Overall: I use it almost everyday of the week for all my 2D takeoff. Roadwork's paving, kerbing (curbing), stormwater, sewer and water reticulation takeoffs just to name a few. Very easy to use once you set up some basic library items. It also has the capability of downloading directly into my Estimating Software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Play with it a lot and make it do the work for you - don't let it control how you do your takeoffs.

Good enough software, but still ghas a lot of room for improvement

Jun 25, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simple to use

Cons: Messy export to excell.

Overall: I'd like to see in the software more ease of results. I still have to do a lot of work to organize the results, and export to Excel is messy.

Recommendations to other buyers: If it had 3d capacities, it would be awsome.

Vendor Response

by On Center Software on June 24, 2016

Joe, Thank you for the feedback. We really appreciate your review. Make sure to submit your feature requests to our team. On Center

Awesome Software!!!!!!!

Mar 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used OST for over 8 years. Nothing is better out there

Vendor Response

by On Center Software on March 22, 2016

Joe, Thank you for being a loyal customer. It is always great to hear our software is helping you in your business. Looking forward to serving you for another 8 years! On Center