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General Contractors Estimating Solutions

General Contractors

General Contractors

It’s tougher than ever out there. Margins are razor-thin. Schedules are ultra-aggressive. You compete against more firms on every bid. To win more work and ensure the profitability of every project, you have to build estimates with more speed and precision than ever before. One thing is certain: Yesterday’s estimating methods will no longer cut it.

Estimating Challenges

Microsoft Excel, while a great tool, doesn’t protect your data from user error. It leaves a question of data accuracy and security.

A database driven, estimating system, standardizes your estimating process, enabling your data to be accurate, secure and documented.

Once we win the job, accounting has to manually key the job budgets into our accounting system (redundant data entry, error prone).

By integrating your estimating system with your accounting system, you streamline the process of setting up a job and increase its accuracy.

Not able to report across estimates for better analysis.

Having a database driven estimating system allows you to report across estimates, locate the estimate and the information more quickly, and to develop metrics of performance.

We Have the Solutions You Need

Sage Core

Sage Core provides 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.

Expand & Enhance the Functionality of Your Sage Software

We offer a number of estimating software solutions that dovetail perfectly with your Sage Core software and address your most pressing needs.

Cut & Fill Solutions


RocTek is the construction software industry leader in graphical digitized takeoff software. RocTek’s software meets the needs of practically every construction trade and provides detailed quantity survey information, saves graphical records and easily ties these quantities into any estimating program or spreadsheet system.

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Electronic Takeoff Solutions

eTakeoff – 2D & 3D BIM Takeoff

eTakeoff – 2D & 3D BIM Takeoff significantly increases accuracy, productivity, and speed over traditional paper or manual takeoff methods. This powerful, versatile, and easy-to-use tool provides estimators sophisticated assembly capabilities, extensive Microsoft®Excel integration, and time-saving features like Pattern Search to greatly improve the takeoff process. When integrating with Sage Core, eTakeoff Bridge helps you improve your estimating productivity even more as you seamlessly move from takeoff to building your estimate.
Integrates with: Sage Core

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On-Screen Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff from On Center, is an easy-to-learn construction estimating and takeoff software program that is designed to drastically decrease takeoff time and increase accuracy. On-Screen Takeoff works through the use of electronic plans allowing you to quickly measure areas and lengths on-screen by just pointing and clicking. You can view digital plans, pdfs and CAD files as well as perform electronic takeoffs directly on your computer. Estimators can also quickly and accurately count, measure and calculate lengths, areas and volumes.
Integrates with: Sage Estimating

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PlanSwift is a powerful and fully customizable software program that provides contractors and estimators with a fast and easy way to accurately complete construction takeoffs. With PlanSwift’s visual point-and-click interface, users can drag and drop individual products or assembled product groups directly onto a digitized blueprint. PlanSwift calculates the takeoffs automatically – saving users valuable time and effort when they bid on jobs.
Integrates with: Sage Estimating

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Estimating Databases

Preset Databases & Custom Databases

United Solutions Estimating databases are developed from a contractor’s point of view and include a great level of detail. Specifically designed for Sage Estimating, integration is quick and easy. Preset databases currently available include General Contracting, HVAC, Piping, Site Utilities, Drywall, Roofing, and more. Other databases are being developed in response to market demand. Each preset database comes with a disk, and the product is upgraded periodically.

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Project Management

Sage Bid Management

A Sage cloud-based bid software, Sage Bid Management allows estimators and project managers to efficiently manage & collaborate on all aspects of the bid process. Project leaders can quickly reach and qualify the right bidders, share and track pertinent project information, including changes and clarifications all from a single, convenient, and easy to use online location.
Integrates with: Sage 100 Contractor and Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate software.

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Sage Construction Project Center

A Sage cloud project management software, Sage Construction Project Center gives project team members the ability to collaborate in real time throughout all phases of construction. Sage Construction Project Center helps teams reduce risk and drive efficiencies by automating the sharing, distribution, and tracking of all project-related details, including email communication, documents, approvals, and more!
Integrates with: Sage 100 Contractor and Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate software.

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Sage 100 Contractor Project Management & Document Control

With an integrated project management solution and a dedicated project work center, keen insight into day to day activities allow you to ensure projects remain on schedule and budget. With costs, schedules and documents always at your fingertips, you’ll have more time to steer your project smartly ahead.

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Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate Project Management

Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office) Project Management simplifies how you manage projects. Keep the right people well informed at all times by providing quick and easy access to up to the minute costs, contracts and document information.

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Sage Office Connector

Sage Construction Anywhere is an easy-to-use, cloud-based construction software service designed to give you instant access to real-time project information anytime, anywhere from web-enabled tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices..
Integrates with: Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate software.

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Cloud Core Systems

Cloud Core Systems is a powerful suite of portal and mobile applications for business allowing forms and workflows to be completed on mobile devices. Companies can create a single app environment for all their needs such as accounting, project management, operations, payroll, human resources, etc., eliminating the need for third party applications by consolidating all paper based forms in one environment.
Integrates with: Sage 100 Contractor, Sage 300 CRE and Timberscan.

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Why Work With United Solutions and Sage?

local clients

construction projects are managed each year with Sage software

staff members

construction and real estate companies are using Sage in North America today