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Estimating Program

    Our latest estimating software produces Quotations, Schedules and traditional Bills of Quantities with descriptions and prices created from Labour, Plant, Material resources contained in our comprehensive libraries.

    The estimating software allows a Bill of Quantities to be simply and quickly prepared in a variety of ways and printed as a set of professional documents, making this an invaluable tool for Builders, Estimators, Sub-contractors and Architects.

    Esti-mate estimating software produces Quotations and traditional Bills of Quantities with prices created from Labour, Plant, Materials and Subcontractor resources. Dimensions may be taken off using traditional methods as well as on screen.

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    Why not download a fully-working system and try it today and check out the following features.

    Functionality

    • On-screen display of the Bill of Quantities, including fonts and page-breaks that will be as printed
    • Elements of the Bill created manually, copied from another Job or imported from a Standard Pricing Library
    • Jobs can be imported from other Estimating or Bill Production Systems via industry standard CITE Files
    • Import from Excel workbooks and CSV text files
    • Items can be added, copied, changed or deleted anywhere within the Estimate
    • Items can be rapidly located and displayed as a single list Such grouping includes Items that have not yet been priced, Items containing selected resources, Items over a selected value etc
    • Spell checking is provided for the descriptions

    Bill Preparation & Take-Off

    • Dimensions take-off can be used to record measurements, including the use of the latest on screen Take-Off software (sold separately) to take measurements directly from on screen drawings
    • Link items to global dimensions for repeated use

    Pricing

    • Rates can be directly entered or built up from Labour, Plant, Materials and Subcontract resources
    • Apply rates only to an imported job from the pricing library
    • Rate build-ups can have waste factors applied which reflect a true quantity
    • Waste factors can be set at individual Item level or globally across all Items
    • Resources can be substituted at item level or globally
    • Copy and paste rate build up from item to item
    • Activities can be created and used These elements contain quantified build-ups of resources and other activities (to any depth)
    • Resource prices can be adjusted globally, with the Bill Rates being automatically updated
    • Preliminaries can be entered and calculated outside of the Job pricing, and the Preliminaries value transferred to the Bill as a set of Bill Items or as a percentage adjustment to the measured work

    Analysis

    • Analyses of the Activity Resources split activities into their component Labour, Plant, Materials and Subcontract elements
    • Global resource levelling and analysis
    • Full analysis of Labour, Plant, Materials and Subcontract resources, giving total quantities, rate and value for each resource by Estimate and for individual Sections
    • Resources can be allocated to Cost Codes for export to accounting programs etc
    • Project management codes can be allocated for export to MS Project
    • Profits can be adjusted across Labour, Plant Materials, and Subcontract elements and across individual/groups of Items
    • Analyse the job by user-defined groups This facility allows the job to be exported to project management packages etc

    Reporting & Exporting

    • Professional quality Bill of Quantities printed, with or without rates, profit, VAT or converted to another currency
    • Resource analysis can be printed without rates, to form the basis of an enquiry to suppliers or sub-contractors
    • All analyses including Rate Analysis and Dimensions can be printed
    • The Job can be printed with selected Resources rates, allowing Labour-only, Labour & Plant etc Bills
    • All reports can be exported to an .xls or a .csv format file for use in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel
    • All reports can be saved as PDF files
    • Estimates can be exported to industry standard CITE format files for transfer to other Estimating packages

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