What do you like best?
Planswift is very easy to use for construction takeoffs and did not take a lot of training prior to using the product. Easily creates digital takeoffs and stores values that can be easily transferred into other programs like Microsoft Excel or Word.
What do you dislike?
Planswift has an estimate and proposal options but both required extensive work and work arounds. I found it easier to use Microsoft Excel and Word to create estimates and proposals after getting quantities from Planswift. The estimating, templates and reports functions could use some improvement to make them more user friendly. Also I was never able to print takeoffs with takeoff quantities to PDFs to make them more accessible.
Recommendations to others considering the product
If you are looking for a cheap and easy to use takeoff software, definitely look into Planswift. Other more expensive options like On Screen Takeoff and Quickbid are industry standards at the moment but almost 10x the price.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Planswift was a cheaper option for us when we wanted to digitize takeoff for construction plans. The benefits are amazing compared to paper takeoffs. Quantities are easily totaled and stored, and can be sent into other programs like Excel for further use.