Web takeoff is coming of age with PlanSwift 9 and faster internet connection.
Until recently it has been challenging to do any type of Web takeoffs or estimates, this has been because of the technology and the speed of the internet connection.
By the very nature of construction plans, they tend to have a large document size. This limited the usefulness of working with plans on the web until connection speeds increased. Now speeds are fast enough to handle the file sizes associated with construction.
In fact, the speed of mobile phone internet is faster than most home DSL was just three years ago. That type of jump in technology is what has allowed web takeoff to become feasible.
The second part to the equation is the need for the takeoff programs to be able to work over the internet. Programs like PlanSwift 9 are designed from the start to be able to work over the web.
With built in function so selecting remove storage plans can be saved anywhere then accessed over the internet.
PlanSwift has also built an amazing plan-sending feature to allow user to send large plans via email without taking up valuable time on the receivers end. This is done by uploading plans to a secure PlanSwift server then allowing you to control access for download.
“PlanSwift is an accurate and efficient means for taking off and estimating in today’s market. You are able to use several downloads and formats from web based sites to input into PlanSwift to create estimates. I have used this program side by side with several different softwares and compared it to the digitized information as contractors usually use and have found that the margin of accuracy was at most 2% difference from alternate methods. In today’s market every quantity counts and your accuracy is the biggest ally you have when pricing these jobs. I would strongly recommend PlanSwift to anyone in the construction or estimating market, and have.”-Dubose Construction Company LLC / Nathan Edwards
Coming soon from the developer’s network will be a PlanSwift feature, which allows multiple people to work on the same plan at the same then combine the work in the end. This would allow the electrical and the drywall to be estimated at the same time instead of needing one to wait for the other.
It is this type of combination of internet speed and professional takeoff and takeoff software that is now allowing user to do Web takeoff.
To see how it can work for you try PlanSwift 9 today.