Takeoff Professional is a professional estimating software solution for builders and contractors looking to expedite and manage their estimating, proposal/spec writing, material takeoff and the creation of purchase orders, subcontract agreements, work orders and request for quotes

It can be purchased as a stand-alone takeoff estimating software program or as part of our Professional Series, a complete suite of CRM, Estimating, Scheduling and Job Cost Accounting Software.

It can be accessed internally on your computer or via the Internet on any mobile device or laptop that has Internet connectivity.

Takeoff Professional synchronizes with CSG Central, a web application, so remote and mobile project managers and/or vendors can view released purchase orders, subcontracts or work orders. (NEW)

We can host Takeoff Professional on a monthly basis or you can purchase it and host it yourself. Please call or request pricing!


  • Stick

  • Unit price
  • Assembly
  • And/or by lump sum bids

  • Estimate multiple items with one takeoff unit of measure

  • Includes many pre-built assemblies to speed the estimating process
  • Easy to add other assemblies as needed

  • There’s no limit to the number of cost items, assemblies or other catalog data you can maintain
  • Attach detailed specifications to assemblies and items so as you’re building your scope of work you’re building your estimate at the same time
  • Standardize your estimating process by building bid sheet templates of cost items, assemblies and specifications broken down by category of work and or by location
  • Produce professional looking proposals/specifications for the customer to sign

Allows the ability to:

  • Attach pictures to items and assemblies in the database
  • View pictures of items/assemblies while estimating
  • Change pictures assigned to those items/assemblies within a bid so they’re bid specific
  • Print those pictures within the proposal/specification and or change orders bids
  • Estimate, print or e-mail customer’s change orders

  • Track pending, approved and/or rejected change orders along with changes to the vendor’s contract

  • Create PO’s, Subcontracts, Work Orders and Request for Quotes from Estimate in Seconds
  • Print, fax or e-mail RFQ’s, PO’s and SC’s to vendors
  • Print, fax or e-mail Work Orders to employees
  • Print, fax or e-mail vendor’s change orders
  • Maintains price lists for your various vendors for the same item
  • Easily compares costs between suppliers so that you can negotiate for the best price.

  • Can accommodate price updates electronically via Excel (.csv) or text (.txt) file from vendors
  • Markup a bid by percentage, cost type, total costs or flat dollar amount.

  • Use different markup percentages for each bid.

  • TakeOff Plus allows you to modify the price of an item for a specific bid while maintaining the standard item price in the catalog

  • Enter key measurements of a blue print and automatically update takeoff quantities for multiple items and assemblies. For instance, SF of Interior or LF of Perimeter
  • Interfaces with Digitizers and Digital Takeoff software
  • We would be more than happy to customize an interface to your existing digital takeoff software at our applicable rates
  • Currently integrate with Chief Architect, Cadsoft and Softplan
  • SalesBuilder Professional client/job information is available in Takeoff Professional
  • Bid information is available back in SalesBuilder Professional including
    • Bid Code and Bid Name
    • Bid Amount
    • Contract Date
    • Contract Status
  • Integrates with Scheduling Professional and Microsoft Project
  • Creates project tasks and vendors associated with those tasks from Takeoff Professional

  • Transfers bid information to Job Accounting Professional including: bid code, bid description, contract price, category budgets along with approved purchase orders, and sub-contracts
  • Transfers all subsequent client change orders and their dollar amounts along with the associated category budgets, purchase orders and subcontracts for those changes

Takeoff Professional integrates with CSG Central, a web portal to share job information so there is no re-entry of information. Takeoff Professional shares the following information with employees and/or vendors:

  • Released/Accepted Purchase orders, Work Orders and Subcontracts

CSG Central can be accessed remotely with any smart phone or device with internet connectivity.

Why invest in stand-alone Estimating software when you can invest in fully integrated software from Contractors Software Group!