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Are you taking two days counting out doors and hinges from blueprints – jotting down notes, using markers and a pocket calculator? It’s an expensive waste of your time and it could be shutting you out of a lot jobs. Rough guestimates can lead to over estimating costs and a lost bid. You can rush an estimate, miss 20 doors, under bid your costs, win the job, but now you have undercut your labor and materials and may have to eat it. This isn’t the framing of good project management. This is why On Center Software’s On-Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid and Digital Production Control are clicking with Doors and Hardware contractors.
On-Screen Takeoff (OST) auto-calculates the number of doors, right- or left-swinging, door frames, handles, locks, stops and hinges. It also calculates the labor costs per door. OST seamlessly integrates with Quick Bid and Digital Production Control. You can also view and share your digitized plans between the office and building site using tablets, desktop computers and printers. This in turn saves you time, improves your accuracy, increases your bids, and increases your profits.
Estimates can be assembled easily and rapidly, reviewed and revised with last-minute changes recalculated. A detailed bids on a new job can be generated in an hour, and 15 minutes on the next similar bid. Quick Bid streamlines the estimating process by automatically counting doors and calculating hardware and labor per door, minimizing data-entry errors, miscommunications, duplications and simple calculation mistakes. Quick Bid provides an email quote process, eQuote, for suppliers to submit pricing. This allows doors and hardware contractors to quickly adjust bids to up-to-the minute pricing or change orders. You have a professional bid and sales presentation to deliver to your new customer.
On-Screen Takeoff is the first piece of estimating takeoff software ever written that is useful for both preconstruction and bid estimating, and it even works for MEP systems estimating as well.
Digital Production Control
Digital Production Control (DPC) is a powerful project management tool for doors and hardware contractors. Your crew will have a plan ready at 8:00 a.m. of how many doors are on the schedule that day, counted from your Quick Bid. DPC tracks daily progress and instantly highlights in red if the crew falls behind, so you can get them back on track fast. The software auto-calculates material costs, labor rates/hours and shows percentage completed with a click. After the job, you have a record of metrics with audit trails – detailed documentation of completion stages and total costs. This is solid backup of your doors and hardware job, including any client changes and approvals, should legal disputes open up.