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Are you still using estimating tools from the days of orange shag carpet? If it takes you two or three days to patch together a bid with pencil, notepad, and calculator, you are more than 25 years behind the times. It’s an expensive waste of your time and it is costing you bid wins. Contractors in the flooring trade can create a bid in minutes using On-Screen Takeoff®, Quick Bid®, and Digital Production Control™.
On-Screen Takeoff (OST) calculates total square footage of the tile, carpet, or wood planks and corresponding grout, padding, and trim pieces. It has a built-in worksheet for calculating unit cost of labor, material and sub-contract labor. OST seamlessly integrates with Quick Bid, and Digital Production Control. You can also view and share your digitized plans between the office and construction site using tablets, desktop computers, and printers. This, in turn, saves you time, improves your accuracy, increases your bids, and increases your profits.
Cost estimates can be assembled easily and rapidly, reviewed and revised with last-minute changes recalculated. Detailed bids can be generated in 15 minutes. Quick Bid streamlines the estimating process by automating and consolidating functions, 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 flooring contractors to quickly adjust bids to up-to-the minute pricing or change orders.
On-Screen Takeoff has improved our accuracy because, “If it’s colored, it’s counted.” It is very easy to check the accuracy of a takeoff, and to see exactly how the takeoff quantities were obtained. It helps handle changes in a way that minimizes errors of omission.
Digital Production Control
Digital Production Control (DPC) is a powerful project management tool for flooring contractors. Your crew will have a daily plan of which floors are on the schedule, collected from your Quick Bid. DPC tracks daily progress and instantly highlights the space 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 flooring job including any client changes and approvals, should legal disputes bubble up.
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