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Avoid painting yourself into a corner. Taking two or three days to pour over an estimate with pencil, paper, sticky notes and a hand-held calculator is an expensive waste of time that can cost you thousands of dollars. Human error and guesstimates can lead to over or underestimating your bid. You could overlook a detail or simply drop or add an extra zero. There must be a smoother process for paint and coatings contractors. There is, On Center Software’s On-Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid and Digital Production Control.
On-Screen Takeoff (OST) calculates painting and coating surface area coverage. Wall height, width, (minus doors and windows), trim and molding. Measure walls, ceilings and trim simultaneously. Combined with Quick Bid, generate paint quantities, including number of coats, and labor time/rates. You can also view and share your digitized plans between the office and construction site using tablets, desktop computers and printers.
With Quick Bid, 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 paint contractors to quickly adjust bids to up-to-the minute pricing or change orders.
When I first got involved with On-Screen Takeoff, it was my intention to get Quick Bid six months later to give me time to get used to using On-Screen Takeoff. Within three weeks, I was also using Quick Bid. That’s how easy it is to use – and I had only been using a computer for two years prior to that.
Paul Haines - Owner
Digital Production Control
Digital Production Control (DPC) is a powerful project management tool for painting and coating contractors in the commercial, residential, industrial or civil areas. Your crew will have a daily plan of which floors and walls get which colors and coatings, collected from your Quick Bid. DPC tracks daily progress and instantly “paints” the piece red if the crew falls behind, so you can get them back on track fast. The software auto-calculates costs, gallons of paint used and 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 painting job including any client changes and approvals, should legal disputes arise.
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