Like other industries, the construction industry too has adapted latest technologies and is appreciating innovations. Customarily, the construction contractors prepare bids or tenders to compete for a contract of a project. Then cost estimate is prepared to determine the overall capital and prices are established. This traditional process involves the reviewing of project plan and specifications to produce a quantity survey. Here the cost estimator uses various sheets of paper to organize the takeoff and divides them into rows and columns containing the description, quantity, and the pricing components.
The technological advancements have made it possible to perform these mathematical calculations with the help of software applications. These new tools are designed to provide accurate calculations and save time and costs. Presently, the new construction estimates are assisting in providing clients with the detailed description of expenses that are required to be done to complete the project. It further helps the contractor to compete with other bidders and accurately shows the true cost of a project. One of the most distinctive estimating software in the marketplace today, which covers the full suite of the estimating process in one integrated product, is developed by ProEst.
Cloud-based Platform with Exclusive Assets
The leading developer of construction estimating and digital takeoff software, ProEst was incepted way back in 1976. Since then, it has become a top software development company and abetted over 8,000 prominent companies to modernize and improve their estimating processes. The firm is headquartered in San Diego, California. The advanced cloud-based platform has several assets like extensive cost database library, digital takeoff, complete estimation software, built-in reports, custom report writer, presentation-quality proposals, and bid alternate inclusions plus exclusion. Moreover, many common business tools, construction accounting programs, and online plan rooms are integrated with it. ProEst is a single online hub for all the estimating actions, helping the clients to work collaboratively from any location.
The highly innovative and easy-to-use software combines comprehensive cost estimation with digital takeoffs and industry-specific material databases to give the complete functionality in a single solution. The software also assists the customers in creating estimates, recording estimates, adjusting mark-ups, and helps in improving client relationships. The database comes pre-built with thousands of industry specific items and pre-built assemblies along with additional industry specific features. The clients can adjust mark-ups to optimize the bids, identify overheads, and calculate the taxes and selling prices.
Unique Features of the Platform
ProEst’s cloud-based platform is powerful and simple, offering accurate and competitive bids for the construction projects in a quick time. The construction bidding process assists the clients in creating estimates, perform digital blueprint takeoffs, store project drawings, and manage the bid day process through a single solution. Some of the interesting features of this platform are—
- Estimate Center: It is the only place where all the estimates are stored to provide quick access. The clients can search by estimate code, description, estimator, or type of work and the exact estimate is retrieved within seconds.
- Estimate Details: This feature provides user-definable column layout to build customized view of the most important data. It has the ability of quick search, edit or add new items to the estimate and mark-ups like profit and overhead are calculated automatically. Each estimate in ProEst has multiple components like document storage, an estimate sheet for all of the cost associated with it, any digital takeoffs performed on an estimate as well as the summary of which mark-ups are applied to the estimate.
- Digital Takeoffs: The estimating and takeoffs are comprised in a single software. The engineering of the in-built digital takeoff technology in ProEst gives the flexibility to perform takeoffs on-screen using electronic blueprints and a mouse.
- Reporting: The reporting feature within ProEst offers a wide variety of high quality reports like labour reports and estimate summaries for internal use along with materials lists for vendors. It also helps in analysing historical data to improve estimate accuracy over time.
Leader with a Clear Vision
Born in a family of businessmen, Jeff Gerardi had entrepreneurial spirit since childhood. Soon after getting the bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Oswego, Jeff got the opportunity to take over the small estimating software company he worked at in 1992. Presently, he is working as the President and CEO of ProEst Estimating Software. Jeff’s dedication and leadership skills has made the company to grow into a thriving, cutting-edge technology firm that serves more than 8000 contractors worldwide. Being an expert in construction cost estimating and takeoff processes, Jeff tends to invite industry professionals to take advantage of his significant knowledge and experience. In the coming years, Jeff envisions to make ProEst the absolute industry leader amongst the estimating software solutions.
Abetting Customers to Win More Business
ProEst delivers the end-to-end solutions which include a wide-range material database and visual assemblies. Its ability of supporting cost update services helps the customers to refine each bid, and adjust mark-ups, making it the perfect solution for contractors and subcontractors.
- General Contractors in the Construction Industry
ProEst helps the general contractors with the help of its ProEst general contractor software. This software is engineered to quickly respond to customer bid request and calculate precisely the cost of any size of project.
The subcontractor needs to get bid over the general contractors as swiftly as possible. This is where the ProEst subcontractor solution assists them. It is aimed to meet the distinct needs of speciality trades in the construction industry.
Engrossed to Elevate Clients’ Businesses
ProEst is determined to live up to its reputation for reliable and expert innovations with the ongoing development of ProEst estimating and on-screen takeoff software. The on-screen takeoff software is engineered to elevate the clients’ businesses to a whole new level. The firm is intended to deliver outstanding value to each client through the construction bid takeoff software and serve the clients through its core values of integrity, dedication to excellence, and loyalty.