IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 6, 2013) - Sage North America today announced that it is partnering with eTakeoff to provide estimators with a new collection of electronic takeoff products within the Sage portfolio of estimating solutions. eTakeoff can be used as a stand-alone solution, the first step to automating the estimating process or along with Sage Estimating to further improve bidding efficiencies.

"We are excited to add eTakeoff to our portfolio of electronic takeoff solutions," said Jon Witty, vice president and general manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate. "This partnership enables us to provide our customers with a full array of best-of-breed solutions to increase their takeoff productivity and their bid confidence."

The eTakeoff collection of electronic takeoff products offers estimators a cost-effective way to get started with electronic takeoff capability and, when ready, to adopt more advanced takeoff capabilities by upgrading to a fuller takeoff solution.

"We are pleased to partner with Sage to bring estimators a family of products to meet all of their electronic takeoff needs," said Curtis Peltz, CEO of eTakeoff. "Moving between eTakeoff solutions is easy and minimizes disruption and the need to learn new software as companies further improve their estimating and bidding processes."

Companies can mix and match the use of eTakeoff Advanced and eTakeoff Premier software among their estimating staff dependent on the specific roles of its team members, offering further flexibility to match the offering to a company's specific workflow needs. Sage and eTakeoff will also develop integration between eTakeoff and Sage Estimating in the first half of 2014 to further increase the estimating efficiency of companies using both solutions.

Recognized for its solidity and innovation, eTakeoff has been selected by McGraw Hill for use in its Dodge Construction online plan room. To learn more about eTakeoff and download a free version of the software, visit:

With more than 40 years of industry experience, Sage keeps projects moving with the most job-ready and people-connected solutions for construction and real estate. Its 40,000 customers manage more than 400,000 jobs, 5.7 million subcontracts and 622,000 rental units each year with Sage products, including: Sage Construction Anywhere, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office), Sage 300 Trade Specialty (formerly Sage Timberline Enterprise), Sage Estimating (formerly Sage Timberline Estimating), Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) and Sage 50 Construction Accounting (formerly Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Construction). Follow Sage Construction and Real Estate on Twitter® (, Facebook® ( and LinkedIn® ( and through its Plumb Bob Square Rants blog (

About eTakeoff
eTakeoff is a leading provider of electronic takeoff software for the construction industry providing thousands of estimators every day with electronic plan viewing and advanced takeoff capabilities to increase estimating productivity and bid confidence. Based on 20 years of experience in developing electronic takeoff solutions, eTakeoff offers powerful user-defined assembly capabilities and advanced symbol search technology in an easy-to-use design that ensures new users can get up-to-speed quickly. eTakeoff has been selected by McGraw-Hill for use in the Dodge Construction online plan room. To learn more about eTakeoff, visit

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