1. NO DATABASE
You need the support a database built from historical construction costs provides. Not having a database is like having a low-end motel mattress. It will work, but there are better places to sleep, and most of them aren’t as sticky.
2. NO INTEGRATED TAKEOFF
Integrated bedding sets, just like integrated take-off, are must haves. You don’t want mismatched bedding when that “special someone” shows up, and you don’t want to be entering item quantities from a drawing into a spreadsheet by hand. Do you have an easy way to get your quantities from the drawings into your estimate? How about any tips to impress a special someone? We really want those.
3. NO WAY TO SPREAD PROFIT ACROSS ESTIMATE
Have you ever tried to use a queen-sized sheet on a king-sized bed? Probably not, but if you have you know that no matter how hard you tug, those corners just don’t work. When you can spread profit across your estimates, you’ll want to put more of a percentage of your overhead and profit on labor. This will reduce your risk on labor-intensive jobs and make you more competitive on less risky jobs.
4. ISOLATING ITEMS, LABOR, MATERIALS, ETC. IS HARD AND TIME CONSUMING
When you put fresh sheets on your bed, and we’re hoping you do, which sheet goes first? If your answer wasn’t “the flat sheet” you are wrong, and probably should just get a maid. Knowing where each part of your bedding set is and what order to use it in, you save time and energy – like isolating items in your estimates.
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Not literally, but if you can full asleep during a 5 minute demo you may want to consult a doctor. We get right to the point and addresses the pain points that construction estimators like you that are stuck using Excel struggle with daily. Once you start with WinEst you’ll never have estimate-fueled sleep loss again. Schedule your demo today!