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Sage Estimating

You know the accuracy of your estimates can make the difference between profit and no profit. Only Sage Estimating Solutions provide you with a completely integrated estimating solution that automates and streamlines the entire estimating process, so you have the confidence you need to stand behind your numbers and ensure your profit margin every time

The Most Widely-Used
Estimating Solution for Construction

Sage Estimating lets you create more accurate estimates in less time.

Whether stand-alone or integrated with our Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate or Sage 100 Contractor construction accounting and project management solutions, Sage Estimating is designed specifically for the construction and real estate industries.

  • Easy to learn – you’ll be creating estimates in less time. In fact, Sage customers have reduced the time it takes to create accurate estimates by as much as 50%.
  • Bid with Confidence – fine-tune your estimates to ensure that the jobs you win have the highest potential for profit.
  • Industry Databases – tailor estimates to your specific business needs with a number of fully integrated industry-specific database options.
  • Electronic Takeoff – generate counts, quantities, and calculate dimensions directly from electronic plans. This solution requires the optional ePlan Takeoff Integrator offered by Sage.
  • Integrated or Stand-Alone Option – Sage Estimating functions as a complete stand-alone solution. It also integrates tightly with other Sage financial and operations solutions for construction.

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Sage Estimating – Quick Overview
Sage Estimating – Expanded Brochure

Sage Bid

Sage Bid Management allows estimators and bid coordinators to efficiently manage all aspects of the invitation bid process. Information can be viewed, accessed, and shared with bidders from a single, convenient, and secure online location. With improved visibility into project documentation, you’ll gain better control throughout the preconstruction phase of every project—laying the foundation for successful and profitable projects.

Laying the foundation for successful and profitable projects.

Simplify management of the bidding process and reduce complexity associated with tracking bid activity. Whether you have 3 or 300 bidders, Sage Bid Management ensures you have the visibility you need to reduce risk, select the right vendor/subcontractor, and ensure profitable projects.


  • Achieve a higher response rate from bidders by more efficiently managing all aspects of the invitation to bid process.
  • Spend less time managing bid details and more time of choosing the best bid.
  • Save money and ensure profitable projects by reducing oversights throughout the bid management process.
  • Reduce risk throughout the bidding process by monitoring all activities including vendor certifications and qualifications leaving more time for vendor/sub selections and negotiating the best terms.
  • Better documentation throughout the bidding process. And, when integrated with Sage Construction Project Center and Sage 100 Document Control, the documents “live on” for future use and reference.


On Center Software

RS Means Databases

ROCTEK International Corporation is a software development company that has been making software products for the construction estimating industry for 25 years. ROCTEK is specifically focused on graphical takeoff software that provides detailed quantity survey information, saves graphical records, and easily ties these quantities into practically any estimating program or spreadsheet system.

WinEx Master – an advanced excavation takeoff program that works with hard copy plans as well as digital files such as PDF, TIF, JPG, PLN, and BMP, DXF and more. Developed to help excavation contractors create takeoffs more accurately and efficiently, WinEx Master offers the same suite of tools that’s available in the WinEx Grade plus additional advanced functionalities including strata layer breakdowns, grid staking reports for field activities, trenching from plan or profile view plans, import/export capabilities to/from GPS, CAD importing, and multiple job phases. With WinEx Master it is possible to enter data combining On Screen, Digitizer and DXF import all on the same job.

WinEx Grade – an economical dual-input (digitizer and onscreen) program that works with hard copy plans and digital file types such as PDF, TIF, JPG, BMP and more. WinEx Grade offers a suite of tools including cut, fill, material volumes, 3D Views, site balancing and site adjustments like stripping, over-excavation, and strip re-spread; and also has simple lengths, areas, and counts.

On Center Software is a construction industry software provider specializing in helping customers increase bid-win rates through the use of fast and accurate takeoff and bidding software. They understand that creating accurate takeoffs and bids as easily and quickly as possible can save time and money and increase bid wins. On Center’s Profit Building Suite of software frees estimators from the tedious task of creating takeoffs on paper plans and trying to calculate accurate results for complicated figures with a calculator.

On-Screen Takeoff – the industry standard in creating takeoffs from digital and paper plans. On-Screen Takeoff® is an easy to learn construction estimating and takeoff software program that cuts your normal takeoff time in half. Imagine being able to bid 2 to 3 times more work than you do now. What could that do for your bottom line?

Digital Production Control – project management software that integrates the takeoff and estimating process by digitally tracking labor production and payroll directly from the field. This information is then sent wirelessly to the project manager’s office.

You gain immediate access to the depth of industry-standard RSMeans data whenever you use Estimating, an application for Sage Estimating offers a full range of RSMeans databases for commercial, residential and other construction specialties. You purchase only those items that are appropriate for your company’s work. Fifteen databases offer you everything from site work items to electrical components.


eTakeoff®, an electronic quantity takeoff product distributed by Sage, significantly increases accuracy, productivity, and speed over traditional paper or manual takeoff methods. Powerful, versatile, yet easy to use, eTakeoff provides estimators sophisticated assembly capabilities, extensive Microsoft® Excel integration, and time-saving features like Pattern Search, an autocount symbol search feature that quickly locates and quantifies multiple occurrences of symbols within digital plans, to greatly improve the takeoff process.

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Save money and your team’s time

In addition to increasing your takeoff productivity, moving from paper to digital takeoff methods eliminates the hassle and cost of producing paper copies of plans during the bid phase. As a single copy of plans can cost hundreds of dollars to reproduce, you can quickly realize substantial cost savings when producing numerous bids. And digital plans allow for easy sharing and reviewing of all takeoff projects online rather than waiting for paper to circulate among your team.

Bid with confidence

Dramatically increase both your estimating capability and your confidence in the numbers you provide. With eTakeoff, you can:

Improve productivity and speed

  • Become up to 15 times more productive than when using paper or manual takeoff methods.
  • Have more time to analyze estimates and take on additional bids without increasing staffing.

Improve accuracy

  • Measure to within a thousandth of an inch to take any guesstimates out of your bids.
  • Easily highlight what you’ve already taken off to avoid potential mistakes and unforeseen project costs due to omissions.

Improve communication between architects, contractors, and customers

  • Provide takeoff history to automatically back up what was (and was not) included in the scope of your estimate to limit the potential for, or quickly resolve, disputes down the line.
  • Easily compare new and previous drawings provided by architects to quickly see any changes that may or may not have been noted, preventing future issues that can impact a project or team relationships.

Choose the version of eTakeoff best suited to your business, or mix and match dependent on the needs of each estimator on your team. eTakeoff Advanced includes an array of built-in features so you can get started quickly with very little training. eTakeoff Premier is designed for power users to customize nearly every function and integrate those into your current estimating process.


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