Expert Estimation: the Early Days

GLEN’S SOAPBOX – A history of Expert Estimation It’s been a while since I’ve reminisced on the origins of Expert Estimation, but it’s coming up to the thirtieth anniversary this November, so it’s made me reflect on how far we’ve come. When I started in an estimating department, all estimates were paper-based. That’s right, we […]

4 Factors of a Winning Tender. Your Competitors Don’t Want You to Read This!

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WHAT’S BETTER THAN A WELL-PRESENTED, ACCURATE TENDER? A well-presented, accurate, WINNING TENDER! Your competitors are chomping at the bit to get ahead in this industry: they’re ready to try anything to win tenders. You can have the unique upper hand – read on to find out how! 1. Presentation is key Gone are the days […]

Pricing, Estimating, And Success

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – Pricing, Estimating, And Success – Revisited Recently we came across this article from 2004. We put it to Glen Townsley, Pronamics founder and the original developer for Expert Estimation and Expert Project, to see if he agreed with this advice around pricing and estimating from 16 years ago. Pronamics: Glen, the author […]

5 Ways Cost Estimation Automation Is So Important & Why You Need It

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Don’t underestimate the power of automated cost estimating Estimators know repetitive data entry is frustrating and unnecessary. It wastes valuable time, which costs money. This is particularly true if you are building estimates from scratch but they are almost the same as ones that came before them. How good would it be if your estimating […]

End of Maintenance Year 2020!

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IT’S 30 SEPTEMBER! What does that mean, you ask? Well, it means it is the LAST DAY of the 2020 Support and Maintenance Year. If you have an Expert Estimation or Expert Project licence, make sure you have contacted us to renew your Support and Maintenance so you can still have access to these amazing […]

The Benefits of Licence Subscription

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Control your costs even more with an Expert Estimation subscription. You’re a great estimator. Maybe you work as a consultant, completing tenders for various different companies throughout the year. You take pride in your work, and want the very best tools for it. You’re also very aware that some months of the year are busier […]

Industry Experts look at Why Construction Projects Fail

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Recently iSeekPlant wrote an article on 5 Reasons Construction Projects Fail They list: Underestimating the project Scope creep Issues with Productivity Failure to adequately plan for contingencies Communication Breakdowns We immediately saw how using Expert Estimation and Expert Project would help avoid these issues. For Issue No. 1 they talk about discipline, checking numbers and […]

Four Things You Need To Know Before You Try Another Estimating System

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WARNING!DO NOT TRY ANOTHER ESTIMATING SYSTEM UNTIL YOU READ THIS!   Not all estimating software is created equal – before you waste your time and money you need to read this! When you are looking at a new Estimating System there are four questions you need to ask: Does it enhance efficiency? When considering an […]

Why Use Expert Project?

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – You know about Expert Estimation… But have you heard about its twin, Expert Project? Expert Project is a dedicated financial project management package which can track daily costs and earned budget. It isn’t designed to replace accounting software, but rather, to augment it. “Why have both?” I hear you ask. “Why not just […]

How To Be Hyper-Productive & Avoid Multi User Database Issues With Cost Estimating Software

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TIRED OF MULTI USER ISSUES WITH YOUR COST ESTIMATING SPREADSHEETS? HERE IS A PROVEN SOLUTION THAT CAN WORK FOR YOU. You start your day, coffee in hand, firing up your computer to open a spreadsheet and edit an estimate. You’ve got lots of work to do. The deadline is next week! A message appears on […]