CHECK YOUR Estimating System
Did you know that moving from archaic spreadsheets to an efficient estimating system can reduce your time wastage by up to 75%!
Ask any estimator, they will tell you that efficiency is everything, and efficiency comes down to two things… YOU and your ESTIMATING SYSTEM … and we know it’s not you!
So, to be as efficient as possible you need a system that allows you to quickly and accurately build up a job and get it to out to the client.
Reduce your workload
Henry Ford once said “Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more.”
To be as productive as possible your estimating system should allow you to reuse what you have done before, rather than reinvent the wheel as it were. You can then adjust where needed rather than creating from scratch each time.
Project libraries, and templates allow you to quickly build up a new estimate without breaking your back with manual data entry, taking your role from a typist to chief editor.
Share data safely
Collaborative work on projects is critical for business efficiency. If you use a central server, you need to be able to lock sections to “view only” when you are working on them, whilst knowing that calculations automatically roll through live.
You also need to be able to control user access and permissions easily to make sure you and your team keep your estimates secure.
Reports should be instant
If you are spending more than five minutes creating a report, you are wasting valuable time.
A good estimating system should have pre-built reports that allow you customisation. This means that you can get the information you need out with very little effort.
Having a report ready, verified and filled will allow you to move from estimating to reviewing within minutes.
So what are you waiting for? Your dedicated estimating software is waiting for you!
At Pronamics, we say what we mean, and we mean what we say. We value honesty and encourage all stakeholders to present their case in a friendly, professional manner.
We agree to work cooperatively to find the best possible solutions. We always remain open to dialogue and change.
Glen Townsley is the founder of Pronamics, and has spent over 30 years building estimating software after a successful career as a civil estimator and project manager.