How to Choose Remodeling Software – 5 Tips for Remodelers

Written by Estimator360

On February 15, 2021

What to look for in Remodeling Software

Remodeling estimating software, at it’s core, is designed for a contractor to estimate the costs of a remodeling project. The software will guide you through the estimating process to help you accurately estimate the costs of your specific project. Traditionally, construction estimating would be done using pen and paper. However, this is extremely time consuming and prone to errors.

A modern estimating solution will not only allow you to estimate faster and more accurately but, help you manage many of the other moving parts of your contracting business. This includes automating and streamlining functions like scheduling, contracts and proposals, purchase orders, invoicing, and so much more. Professional remodeling contractors are finding that by harnessing the latest construction software, they can run their businesses more efficiently and with less headaches.

#1 Innovative Remodeling Estimate Technology

Your remodeling estimating software should have the latest features to help keep you on track. To provide your clients with an accurate bid, you should have access to software that allows you to utilize the most up-to-date material prices from your actual suppliers to create a truly accurate estimate. It’s common for construction estimating software to use industry Costbooks that look good on paper but, in reality are often too inaccurate to trust your contract. That’s why Estimator360 created a seamless way to interact with your specific suppliers to use their real prices on each and every estimate.

#2 – Simple and Easy to Use Platform

The remodel estimating software that you choose shouldn’t take you and/or your team years to learn. You have a full-time business to run which makes finding time for anything new difficult. It can also be stressful and time-consuming learning a complicated estimating software program. That is why Estimator360 is built on a simple and easy to use platform to get you up and running as fast as possible.

#3 Automated Documents, Contracts, Proposals, etc.

Estimator360 is a remodeling estimating software that automates documents such as proposals and contracts so that you don’t have to waste your time writing out and drafting customer documents across multiple applications. When your estimate is complete, Estimator360 allows you to quickly create construction documents, customize them to fit your goals, and readily makes them available to you and your customers. These documents include proposals, change orders, alternate contracts, purchase orders, invoices and more. The software allows you to then either sign and send documents electronically or print them out as a hard copy.

#4 Integration with Accounting

Estimator360 automates your accounting process by integrating with QuickBooks. This integration increases your productivity by eliminating time-consuming double-entry. Time logged by your crew members can be transferred directly into QuickBooks, making the payroll process quicker and easier than ever. Relevant information such as time logging, purchase orders, and invoicing are all integrated with QuickBooks to keep your accounting information accurate and up-to-date.

#5 Crew Time Logging

There is no need to pay for a third-party time tracking tool with this remodeling estimating software. Time logging is built into Estimator360 to make your life easier. Employees can track their time directly from their mobile device. Logged time is tracked against the estimated time for each project so that you know exactly where you are with your productivity. Logged time can also be used to recalculate labor ratios for assemblies to use on future projects. This means the estimating software becomes tailored to your crew’s exact productivity so that you do not lose money with inaccurate estimates.

Benefits Your Company Can Receive by Using Remodel Estimate Software

There are several advantages to using construction estimating software. One of the main advantages that contractors benefit from is saving time. When you save time in the construction industry, you save your company money.

Another benefit is greatly improving the accuracy of your estimates. Being able to accurately estimate a project from the start can save you in the future from time-consuming headaches and costly miscalculations.

Indeed, the majority of the crucial tasks this software performs can also be performed manually using spreadsheets or pen and paper. But, using an effective remodeling estimating software is much more efficient as it streamlines and simplifies many of the moving parts in your remodeling projects. Traditional methods also leave ample room for possible errors. By using a software program, you can expect fewer mistakes with calculations and enjoy the added bonus of more flexibility since the software is accessible on virtually all of your devices, anywhere, anytime.

 

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