On Center Software

Quick Bid

3.5 / 5 5 reviews

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

5 Reviews
  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 2.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • 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 Quick Bid

On Center Software's Quick Bid (QB) solution enables estimators to be more thorough and productive by automating manually performed processes. Bids can be adjusted easily and quickly, allowing last-minute addendum changes to be recalculated. With QB, quickly generate new estimates to increase the chances to win more bids and add on to profits.


Quick Bid Features

  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Calculators
  • Change Orders
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Database
  • Customer Management
  • Job Costing
  • Price Data / Price Books
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff

Quick Bid Reviews Recently Reviewed!

It has been difficult to learn, but it is getting easier the more I play with the program.

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: It calculates the amount of labor cost, payroll cost and material cost. It also has Units of Measure that comes in handy when working on a bid. I also like that I can create a proposal and send a breakdown of cost for the material for each project or field.

Cons: The codes and sections are the most difficult. I have had to create different codes for the same type of material with different styles because the cost will not adjust to the style. Although there are Units of Measure there is not one for tons. And our company works with tonnage but substitute it with EACH.

Overall: Our company benefits with putting bids together faster and creating a proposal with the cost and scope of work there.

More powerful tools available

Oct 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Flexible for our needs

Cons: Getting help if something goes wrong requires putting in a help request and waiting for an appointment with a specialist.

Overall: This software is a good tool to aid in estimating. There are more tools than we are really equipped to use.

Another let down customer

Aug 19, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 2.0/10 Not
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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Cost versus life span disappointing

Overall: Used the program for a few years It is a good program for doing take offs .mpaid just under $4k for the licence so it is fairly pricey than similar systems on the market. Fairly dumb program in that to do a complete build up estimate you Either have to pay another 4K for quick bid or develop a excel spreadsheet and live link the data which is sometime temperamental . Back up service in Australia is poor referring you to a contact in Brisbane which is pretty useless when your in Perth. Diassaponted in paying just under 4 k for the program and then receiving a email a few months ago saying I need to purchase a new licence as they are no longer supporting the dongle security versions . Would have expected a longer life out of this program will be looking at other software such as costx which is cheaper and offers more functionality .

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at other alternatives that provide a more comprehensive take off and quoting tool in a more cost effective package .

Vendor Response

by On Center Software on August 26, 2016

We apologize for your negative experience. Numerous phone calls and emails regarding the change from dongles to activation codes have been attempted but it appears that the phone number we have on file is no longer in service. Please contact Crystal Barger, Client Services Manager, to update your contact information and to upgrade to your free On-Screen Takeoff version that utilizes activation codes.

SHAME ON YOU - ¿ON CENTER SOFTWARE¿

Jun 28, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I trained myself and never used any other programs so I cannot compare to others.

Cons: I feel like I was deceived and lied to. They contacted me with a free upgrade and then told me it would not work with my system with the new software. I had to make a report the BBB to get out of the $6000 upgrade cost.

Overall: They will leave you hanging if you don't purchase the very expensive support. You must have a windows based computer. Also the have the ability to shut down you software and leave you high and dry. I tried my best to stick with them for over 20 years and remained frustrated the whole time.

Recommendations to other buyers: SHAME ON YOU - ¿ON CENTER SOFTWARE¿

Jun 13, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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