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Construction Estimating Software

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No matter how small or how big a project is, creating a bid is always tedious and time-consuming. In the very competitive world of construction, bids can make or break contractors. Winning a bid is always the goal, but profiting from a project is the ultimate goal. What is the use of winning a bid and getting the project when you can not profit from it?

Having a construction estimating software can make the task of creating bids easier for contractors. It can also limit the number of errors by making sure that all aspects of construction such as materials, labor and equipment, are all included in the bid.

What To Look For In A Construction Estimating Software

  1. Features and Functionality
  2. The software should feature tools that will make the job easier. It should be able to create, store and analyze data relating to previous projects. It should adapt to whatever the type of construction being worked on whether residential, commercial or industrial.

  3. Easy-to-Use
  4. Navigating the software should be as simple as possible. It should be user-friendly and uncluttered.

  5. Easy-to-Learn
  6. Learning the software should not be complicated. Estimators should be able to start using the software without too much instruction involved.

  7. Integration with Other Software
  8. The software should integrate with other contractor tools such as CAD and Microsoft Office. Exporting and importing data between applications can help save time and resources.

  9. Product Support
  10. The support team should always be available to respond to queries quickly and thoroughly.

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