Successful Builders and Contractors are turning to integrated estimating software to expedite the estimating process along with integration with other applications to help streamline their business.
First, they’re wanting their estimating software to expedite the estimating process, which means speeding up the generation of more accurate and detailed estimates, material lists and category budgets to help control cost overruns.
Secondly, they’re wanting the estimating system to create professional looking proposals/specifications for the customers to sign
Thirdly, some are wanting the estimating system to expedite the creation of all the Purchase orders, Subcontracts, Work Orders & RFQ’s
Finally, they’re wanting their estimating system to integrate with other applications, which includes:
- Job Cost Accounting
- Sales & Marketing (CRM Software)
- Builder Web Portal
What they mean by integrating estimating with job cost accounting is pushing the following information from the approved bid to the job cost accounting system:
- Job information
- Contract Amount
- New Customer Information
- Budgets by Category of Work including Budgeted Hours
- Approved Purchase Orders
What they mean by integrating sales & marketing to the integrated estimating software is pushing the job/client information so they don’t have to re-enter the same information twice. Once the bid is completed, they’re wanting to send back the contract information for better tracking of sales.
The reason they’re wanting to integrate their estimating with scheduling is to automatically setup individual tasks along with the vendors associated with those tasks to expedite the creation of project schedules.
Why they’re wanting their integrated estimating software to integrate with a Builder Web Portal is so they can share the released purchase orders, subcontracts and work orders created from the estimating with vendors and employees.
Contractors Software Group (CSG) has been developing integrated software for builders and contractor since 1995. The ideas we’ve incorporated into our software have come from our successful clients. We currently offer 3 series of integrated estimating products that can purchased or hosted on a monthly basis. They are all integrated with a Job Cost Accounting, CRM, and Scheduling system.
CSG’s Takeoff Professional along with the other Professional Series applications integrates with CSG Central, a Builder web portal to share job information with employees, vendors and/or clients.
For more information on Contractors Software Group’s integrated estimating products go to:https://contractorssoftwaregroup.com/construction-software-solutions/construction-estimating-software/
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