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Is it taking way too long to build an estimate with a pencil, paper, drawings, notes, and a calculator? This could easily cost you thousands of dollars in time and missed bids. Simple human error and rough guestimates can knock you out of a bid by over or under estimating. Then you start it all over again from scratch to meet the next bid deadline. Isn’t that the definition of insanity?
These missteps are why On-Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid, and Digital Production Control have become the industry standard. Immediately ramp up efficiency, productivity, and potential profit before the bidding process even begins.
Calculate your takeoff with just a few clicks. On-Screen Takeoff (OST) reduces human error and overlooked takeoff with a visual of the quantity takeoff. On-Screen Takeoff can help you measure walls (in both linear footage and square footage) and both drywall and ACT ceilings. Easily takeoff multiple items simultaneously, such as walls & ceilings. Easily share electronic plans between the office and the field. View your plans and digitized drawings from a laptop or a Windows tablet device.
With Quick Bid, cost estimates can be assembled easily and quickly. A detailed bid on a new job can be generated swiftly. Quick Bid streamlines the estimating process by automating and consolidating many functions, minimizing data-entry errors, miscommunications, duplications, and manual calculation mistakes. With Quick Bid, you can easily get detailed material lists for drywall, ceiling, mud, tape and even have information about labor time and production rates. For a finished bid, you can also manage burden and add markups such as overhead and profit.
On-Screen Takeoff allows me to do takeoffs in the minimum amount of time. I can figure payroll, materials and other costs quickly in Quick Bid. Since the two packages are linked, it reduces the time by doing a lot of figuring for me.
Juan De Hoyas - Vice President
Digital Production Control
With Digital Production Control (DPC), you can track labor efficiency and the percentage complete of work. Knowing the percent complete will let you immediately see if you are under expected production so you can do something about it. Digital Production Control can help you narrow the gap between how much drywall you think your crews can install in a day/hour vs. what they are capable of in the field. This is great information that can help you be more accurate on your estimate.