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Powerful construction takeoff and estimating software

Discover the next generation of the estimating software trusted by top companies for over 30 years—now with innovative features powered by the cloud.

Better estimates by every measure

Estimating for contractors just got easier with our estimating software. Scale your estimating to match your needs, whether you have one estimator or a preconstruction team of 200.

Accuracy

Replace error-prone spreadsheets with fast, accurate estimates.

Flexibility

Tailor estimates to match project specifications and client preferences.

Control

Review and modify subcontractor bids with the best bid leveling and closing tools.

Collaboration

Allow multiple estimators to work on the same project simultaneously.

Experience the gold standard for construction estimating software

  • Access up-to-date, trade-specific cost databases for precise estimates.

  • Prevent errors caused by manual calculations and reduce the risk of overlooked items.

  • Standardize the bid process across estimators without losing individual styles and flexibility.

  • Generate polished, well-formatted reports and final proposals.

Seamlessly move from takeoff to estimate using eTakeoff Dimension

  • Cut takeoff time by 50% or more compared to manual processes or spreadsheets.

  • Leverage industry-leading AI tools, creating a fully automated and integrated takeoff.

  • Identify and highlight what is already taken off to avoid potential mistakes or double counting.

  • Use native PDF files without conversion, eliminating the need to convert PDFs to TIF format.

Quickly analyze incoming bids with the leading cloud bid analysis tool

  • Instantly process thousands of bid paths, taking the guesswork out of bid closing.

  • Immediately highlight your lowest subcontractor combination, require or exclude a number or complete subcontractor.

  • Collaborate simultaneously with your whole team in the Estimate Sheet or the Summary Sheet.

  • Track MBE/WBE requirements, local subcontractors, and other award percentages.

Get projects on the fast track by connecting estimating to the rest of your business

  • Easily connect to Sage Intacct Construction, 300 CRE, and 100 Contractor.

  • Share data across estimating, job costing, and accounting functions—with no data re-entry.

  • Give management fast access to cross-operational reports for informed decision-making.

  • Move projects through the lifecycle from start to finish, ensuring project profitability.

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Sage Estimating brochure

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Sage BidMatrix brochure

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eTakeoff Dimension brochure

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What construction contractors say about Sage estimating solutions

Accurate estimates are crucial in construction—too important to rely on Excel alone. Trust a proven product, purpose-built for precise estimating.

In this industry, too much depends on nailing the estimate to trust Excel.  It's better to put your trust in a product that has earned that trust.

Jeff Binder
Estimator, W.M. Schlosser Construction Company

Sage Estimating is the platform I use for building and growing this business.

T.K. Rubke
President and Founder, T.K. Rubke & Company

There is nothing like Sage Estimating and BidMatrix out there that gives us the confidence we need to tackle any project head-on, providing reliable solutions that other software simply can't match.

Jason Hyland
Estimator, Doran Contractors

Estimating software FAQs

Construction estimating software creates accurate and detailed cost estimates for building projects. It streamlines the process of quantifying construction materials, labor, equipment, and other expenses. This software can integrate with takeoff tools to measure quantities directly from project drawings and plans. 

Contractors can generate precise bids, manage budgets, and plan resources more effectively with construction estimating software. It also helps compare subcontractor bids and track costs against project budgets for data-driven decisions throughout the bid process. The goal is to enhance efficiency, reduce errors, and ensure profitability in construction projects.
When choosing takeoff estimating software, it's important to consider a few things. First, construction estimating software should generate precise and consistent estimates that can be tailored to specific project requirements. Estimating software should also integrate with with cost databases and reference historical project data. This helps inform future bids and ensure more accurate pricing. 

Cloud estimating software can be very beneficial. Because it is cloud-enabled, your team has any time, anywhere access. Plus, you can collaborate smoothly among dispersed team members. 

Finally, estimating software should streamline the takeoff process. This can include automating tasks that reduce manual input and the risk of errors. 
Sage Estimating is purpose-built for general contractors and construction management firms. Specialty contractors in fields like concrete, MEP, drywall, roofing, and landscaping can also benefit from Sage Estimating.

Sage Estimating has led the construction estimating market for over 30 years. Unlike many competitors, it handles the entire estimating workflow–from initial digital takeoffs to final bid submittals.
Its core strengths include:

  • Flexibility to tailor estimates precisely to your project requirements.
  • Customizable processes to match your unique workflows.
  • Rapid response capabilities to adapt as project needs change.

Sage Estimating is purpose-built by construction experts to provide a comprehensive, end-to-end estimating solution. This powerful software equips you to bid with confidence and win more jobs.

Yes, Sage Estimating is suitable for small construction businesses. While it is a powerful and comprehensive solution designed to meet the needs of contractors of all sizes, it offers scalability, flexibility, and customizable features that make it well-suited for small businesses.
Sage Estimating seamlessly integrates with RSMeans and other leading third-party databases. Plus, it offers the flexibility to import data from your own custom databases, ensuring you’re always equipped with the most relevant cost information.
BidMatrix is fully integrated into Sage Estimating. If you want to use the powerful subcontractor bid analysis, bid leveling, and risk management tools of BidMatrix with a third-party estimating solution, you can still do that by purchasing Sage Estimating and integrating the BidMatrix feature set to your preferred estimating product.