Simple Estimating Software for Smaller Builders and Contractors


Simple Estimating is a simple estimating software solution for smaller builders and contractors looking to expedite:

  • The estimating and the creation of professional looking proposal/specifications for their clients to sign
  • The creation of material lists
  • The estimating, tracking and generation of change orders
  • The creation of detailed and summary estimates to better manage projects

Simple Estimating is sold individually or as part of the complete Simple Series, a single-entry construction management system that expedites and manages the proven processes & procedures in running a successful  construction business.

Simple Estimating can be accessed internally on your computer or via the Internet on any mobile device or laptop that has Internet connectivity.


  • Stick
  • Unit price
  • Assembly
  • And/or by lump sum bids
  • Estimate multiple items with one takeoff unit of measure

  • Includes many pre-built assemblies to speed the estimating process

  • Easy to add other assemblies as needed


  • There’s no limit to the number of cost items, assemblies or other catalog data you can maintain
  • Attach detailed specifications to assemblies and items so as you’re building your scope of work you’re building your estimate at the same time
  • Standardize your estimating process by building bid sheet templates of cost items, assemblies and specifications broken down by category of work and or by location
  • Produce professional looking proposals/specifications for the customer to sign
  • Estimate, print or e-mail customer’s change orders

  • Track pending, approved and/or rejected change orders along with changes to the vendor’s contract

  • Can accommodate price updates electronically via Excel (.csv) or text (.txt) file from vendors
  • Markup a bid by percentage, cost type, total costs or flat dollar amount.

  • Use different markup percentages for each bid.

  • TakeOff Plus allows you to modify the price of an item for a specific bid while maintaining the standard item price in the catalog

  • Enter key measurements of a blue print and automatically update takeoff quantities for multiple items and assemblies. For instance, SF of Interior or LF of Perimeter
  • Interfaces with Digitizers and Digital Takeoff software
  • Simple SalesBuilder client/job information is available in Simple Estimating
  • Bid information is available back in SalesBuilder Professional
  • Integrates with Simple Scheduling to setup project’s tasks and vendors associated with those tasks

  • Transfers bid information including: bid code, bid description, contract price and budgeted costs and budgeted hours by cost category
  • Transfers all subsequent client change orders and their dollar amounts, along with budgeted costs and budgeted hours by cost category

Why invest in stand-alone estimating software when you can invest in fully integrated software from Contractors Software Group!