Electrical Estimating Software with Electrical Product & Labor Unit Database -- Windows PC
Platinum Electrical Estimating Software Includes:
License keys for the Job Costing module
Electrical Estimating User Guide Table of Contents & Index.
All modules come with 90 days free software updates via download, 30 days technical support via email from date of order and include a 300 plus page user guide in PDF format for each module ordered.
One time cost. No recurring, annual or monthly costs.
This Standalone Software is not a spreadsheet but a powerful and very detailed estimating software package complete with an user editable (add/change/delete) electrical items and labor units database which will help to standardize your estimating, eliminate the tedious task of extending and summarizing totals, and in addition, analyze cost and labor units.
The electrical estimating program may be used to estimate residential, commercial or industrial projects. Takeoffs are done using normal methods and entered into the electrical estimate without adding totals first, or by using an optional takeoff probe.
- The number of Estimates you may establish is unlimited as are the number of takeoff items you may place into each estimate.
- Distribution breakdown by job phase and sub phase, for example, distribution, feeders, branch circuit wiring, finishing, of takeoff items within any estimate is unlimited and are all user definable.
- On screen estimate inquiries include pop-up window selection of estimates for viewing, editing and entry of takeoff items.
- Full control is maintained by the estimator over unit costs, labor units, unit descriptions and factors for each takeoff line within the estimate.
- Quick changes may be made without the need to recalculate extensions, trade discounts, overhead, profit, bonding, etc.
- Each estimate master contains the following details:
- An estimate number of up to 12 alphanumeric characters
- A description of the estimate
- Number of units, such as, for example, square feet, meters, suites, etc.
- Estimate type, such as, for example, commercial, residential, industrial, etc.
- Construction Starting date
- Scheduled Completion date
- Client Name including:
- Business phone number
- Cellular number
- Residence phone number
- Fax number
- Tender Due date
- Estimator's name
- Bond Required
- Labor Units used in this estimate represent:
- Quoted amount
- Contract details if estimate is accepted
Master Item Cost Database & Labor Units
- The Electrical Estimating module comes complete with an electrical database with products most commonly used items in the electrical construction industry. Most of these products come complete with labor units for all 5 levels of installation difficulty.
- The database of cost items may be changed including costs and labor units, or added to without limitation to the maximum number of items the database may contain. Takeoff items may consist of actual items to be used in the estimate, sub-contractor quotations, supplier quotations, etc.
- Takeoff Items in the master database may be:
- Displayed in a pop-up window for editing or selection into an estimate.
- Added to as required without limiting the number of items the database may hold.
- Imported from an ASCII or CSV file (using the optional Import Data module).
- By Item.
- Make bulk global changes for all products within a specified Class (category).
- Deleted if not required.
- Standard industry coding may be used to identify items or defined by the estimator. Each item may consist of:
- An Item ID of up to 20 alphanumeric characters and a description to 45 characters.
- 3 costs per item (useful when pricing change orders).
- 5 labor units per item allowing for various levels of installation difficulty.
- Separate conversion factors may be used on a per Item bases for cost and labor, to convert, for example, feet to meters, meters to feet, yards to meters, etc., allowing for standard published costs and labor units to be used without having to convert to take-off units.
- The factor may also be used as a waste factor, for example, use 1.05 to allow for a 5% waste.
- At time of entering takeoff items into an estimate, the estimator has a choice of using one of the cost columns 1, 2 or 3 as established in the Item Cost database, or override the cost for special, or quoted costs.
- When overriding established costs, the estimator has the option of entering a cost per unit, or total costs for the takeoff item and quantity entered.
- A special code may be used to indicate that a takeoff item is supplied by others.
- For the labor component, the estimator has a choice of using any one of the labor columns 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 as established in the Item Cost database, or override the cost for special, or quoted costs.
- When overriding established labor units, the estimator has the option of entering a labor unit for the takeoff quantity measure, or total labor for the takeoff item and quantity entered.
- A special code may be used to indicate that labor is supplied by others.
- The estimate take-off may be broken down into as many job phases and sub phases as the estimator defines. Phases may represent trades, sections of work, supervision, or whatever the estimator defines. Job Phases pre-defined globally and do not have to be defined on an estimate by estimate bases. Once defined they are available to all estimates.
Overhead / Profit Margins
- Separate overhead and profit margins are maintained for each estimate, and each change order within an estimate.
- Different overhead and profit margins may be applied to:
- Changes to an estimate may be made at any time and as often as required. To keep track of changes to an estimate, the date and time of any changes made are recorded.
- Supplier discounts are maintained by Class (category). Using discounts by class allows for maintenance of costs using standard supplier pricing for items in the electrical product database, eliminating the need to manually convert published pricing to net costs, and also allowing for quick and easy last minute changes to net costs just before submitting final tenders.
- Estimating the cost of change orders may be priced using regular trade pricing. Once the recap or breakdown is selected for printing a discount column maybe selected, or by using special discounts for change orders, all without changing the change order takeoff, or pricing in the master cost item database.
- Separate overhead and profit margins are maintained for each change order.
- Change orders may be printed in detail or in summary format with options to suppress the printing of unit costs, labor units, line totals, etc. Often breakdowns are required by the owner, architect or consultant and these option allow for varying degrees of detail to be printed based on what you wish to show, or not show, in the breakdown of the estimated change order.
- The Assemblies option may be used to create assemblies from any number of items (components) from the master item database. Entry of an assembly ID into the estimate will automatically place all of the required components into the estimate complete with pricing and labor units from the master takeoff item database.
- Cost levels may be predefined, for each of the components in the assembly, by one of 3 cost levels.
- Labor units may be predefined, for each of the components in the assembly, by one of 5 levels of installation difficulty.
- Numerous reports are available and may be printed with or without suppliers discounts or taxes and reprinted with a different supplier discount all without changing the estimate (important when printing out change orders).
Bill of Material (BOM)
- A bill of material may be printed with, or without estimated costs ready to fax to suppliers to obtain quotations. Great time saver when quotations are needed, either before or after tendering an estimate.
- Options available allow a bill of material to be broken down by:
- Material Class
- Drawing number
- Division (job-phase)
- Sub-division (sub-phase)
- Change Order number
- A comprehensive audit trail is maintained indicating estimate details such as, for example, drawing number, reference, division, sub-division, takeoff sequence line number, date & time of take off entry, date and time takeoff sequence line number has changed, etc.
- Full detail is kept for each estimate for as long a period as the user wishes to keep an estimate on file.
- Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP.
- Memory: 512MB RAM minimum.
- Internet connection to download program. Not required to run programs.
- PDF Reader required to open, read, save and or print the User Guide.
- This product is available via download only.
- Pricing and details are subject to change without notice.
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