Estimating software systems
Widely used in construction, building, manufacturing and other project based industries, estimating software is regarded as a fundamental application. Over estimate and you lose business, under estimate and you risk making no profit – even a loss. Estimating systems accelerate the bidding process, allowing estimators to use their skill and experience to fine-tune their bids for optimum precision. Integration with CAD, Parametric Modelling and latterly Building Information Modelling (BIM) software and on screen measurement of drawings have largely replaced traditional measurement from scale drawings.
In construction, estimating software varies in functionality depending on the type and size of projects as well as the stage in the construction or design process. Many sophisticated systems have developed for pricing bills of quantity on larger projects and, at the other end of the scale, there are systems specifically designed for pricing small building works from site measurements and drawings. The wider adoption of BIM systems may well steer the future development of estimating software in this market.
Estimating Software Blog
Peak Contractors recently moved to ConQuest Estimating. They currently price tenders for refurbishment projects in London worth between around £100k and £5million, typically education, healthcare, office accommodation, residential and some specialist projects. Jacob...read more
Causeway - a leading UK dedicated provider of software services to the construction industry - has announced the successful completion of a refinancing of the group. Causeway was founded in 1999 and has grown revenues to over £21m in the year ending 31 December 2016....read more
Builder's Profile and ConQuest have announced an industry-changing partnership that makes completed PQQs and compliance information instantly accessible to every estimator, surveyor and buyer using ConQuest. That’s 70% of the main contractors in the UK & Ireland....read more
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New product estimation solution from IFS enables users to calculate bid prices quickly and accurately
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces a new capability in IFS Applications 9 that enhances the sales and bid process by quickly and accurately calculating bid prices. IFS Product Estimate Management was presented at IFS World Conference 2016 in...read more