May 30, 2012 – Cincinnati, OH–iSqFt, the commercial construction industryâ€™s leading provider of preconstruction information and online tools, has announced significant upgrades in the 2012 release of its takeoff software, iSqFt Takeoff.
iSqFt Takeoff occupies a unique space in the world of takeoff software in that itâ€™s been specifically designed to work seamlessly with the companyâ€™s suite of Web-based tools, based in its iSqFt 10 platform. â€śRather than being a standalone product,â€ť says Henry Purdy, iSqFtâ€™s Vice President of Product Management, â€śweâ€™ve worked hard to make it more of an upgrade to an existing iSqFt 10 account. Anyone looking to work even more effectively and efficiently can add iSqFt Takeoff and do [takeoffs] anytime theyâ€™re looking at plans inside the platform. At the end of the day, that means more bids and more jobs.â€ť
Launched in 2010, iSqFt Takeoff incorporated a number of cutting-edge features designed for maximum efficiency and flexibility, and their commitment to maintain that lead has not diminished. â€śIâ€™ve heard that the lead position in technology isnâ€™t owned, itâ€™s leased,â€ť says Purdy. â€śMaybe, but weâ€™re confident that the latest updates will show people how serious we are about offering the industryâ€™s best takeoff software.â€ť
Purdy says that this is the most significant upgrade to iSqFt Takeoff since its introduction, and it addresses a number of requests made by its users. â€śItâ€™s absolutely true that we listen to our customers and try to deliver what they tell us they need. No one knows [what they need] better than they do.â€ť
Here is just a partial list of upgrades users will find when they update their Takeoff software.
You can now easily move around a drawing by holding the right mouse button and dragging the cursor around the drawing.
Quicker Document Access
With just a few clicks, getting drawings from iSqFt 10 into your takeoff is now quicker than ever.
Search Layer Database
You can now search your Standard Layer list to find what youâ€™re looking for.
â€śThis is a big deal,â€ť says Purdy, â€śbecause it shows that even in the face of incredible success–as iSqFt Takeoff has had–weâ€™re committed to staying on top of our customerâ€™s needs. Not everyone loves change, we all get that, but this kind of stair-stepped, evolutionary approach gives our users the best possible experience and software that never lags behind the industry. Thatâ€™s something iSqFt is very serious about.â€ť
The new and improved version of iSqFt Takeoff is available now. Those interested in learning more and getting a free trail should call iSqFt at 800-364-2059.
iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its subscribers access to a network that connects tens of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers. iSqFt helps its customers thrive by offering the information and tools they need to work more efficiently and profitably.
Founded in 1993 as Construction Software Technologies, Inc., Cincinnati-based iSqFt serves as strategic partner for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and local AGC chapters.Â iSqFt is also a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is committed to the practices of sustainable design and construction.
iSqFt has twice been included in Inc. magazineâ€™s list of fastest growing private companies, and has been named one of the Business Courierâ€™s â€śBest Places to Workâ€ť four consecutive years.