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 […]

Ancient Estimating

Ancient Estimating
ESTIMATING IS AN ANCIENT SKILL In our modern world, estimating uses powerful software and intricate spreadsheets to determine the pricing of anything from renovating a house to constructing a multi-billion dollar dam. But when did this skillset first come into use? It’s a lot older than you might think. Back in Neolithic times humans started […]

Excelerate into More Professional Pricing

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WHAT IS EXCELERATE? Pronamics is renowned for its estimating software, Expert Estimation. But what you may not know is there are three tiers to this product: Genesis Express Excelerate Each tier, or edition, caters for the different requirements of its users. Excelerate is the first and simplest of the three; a step up from spreadsheets […]

Which estimating technique is best?

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – WHICH ESTIMATING TECHNIQUE IS MOST ACCURATE? In all my years of estimating, I can clearly divide the discipline into two different techniques. These are: Standard rates estimating First principles estimating But which method is more accurate? Well, first, let’s take a look at how each method works. Standard Rates Standard rates estimating assumes […]

The 3 C’s of Creating a Tender of Which You Will be Proud

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Have you ever submitted a tender and thought, “That wasn’t my best work.” Maybe it looks different to previous tenders, or simply doesn’t have the polish you would like. Rather than just feel awkward about it, remember the three simple things you need to produce a great tender, every time. These are: Consistency Clarity Certainty […]

10 Steps for Success in Rolling out a New Estimating Package (Part 2)

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – PLANNING FOR SUCCESS Last week I talked about the first five steps to take selecting a new estimating package. It doesn’t stop there, though. To make the most of the software, there are a few more easy ways to gain value out of what you’ve already purchased. The following steps are specific […]

10 Steps for Success in Rolling out a New Estimating Package (Part 1)

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GLEN’S SOAPBOX – PLANNING FOR SUCCESS I am passionate about quality estimating. It is one of the things that drove me to write estimating software in the first place back in the late 1980s. A lot has changed since then. So what do you need to know in order to guarantee success when rolling out […]