If you are a small builder, you are probably wondering if purchasing construction estimating software will help your business or not. The simple answer is yes. That is if you want to look more professional, lose less money, increase your profit, save time, and build your business and your reputation. If any of this sounds good to you, then keep reading while we take a deeper look into what construction estimating software is and how it can help your building business.
What is it?
Frankly, construction estimating software is a game changer in the construction industry. A good software like the one that Buildxact offer is a cloud-based service that can be accessed remotely wherever you have an internet connection, through a laptop, tablet or smartphone. It will help organise and manage your workforce, contracts, schedules, budgets, finances, contacts, equipment and project estimates. You can connect other people to a project, allowing them to access all the information they need, and all communication can be carried out within the one app where everything can be easily found and accessed. So, now you have a quick overview of what construction estimating software is, we’ll look at what it can do for you.
We’ve already done a run-through of the benefits of estimating software, but how does that relate to you as a small builder?
- Money – One of the main things on a small business owner’s mind is money. They want to minimise their losses and maximise their profit. The best way of doing this is by creating accurate estimates and bids. Using historical data, product price lists and checklists the estimating software can help you produce estimates that cover all the project expenses (direct and indirect) and ensures your profit line doesn’t suffer.
- Time – With construction estimating software you can create accurate estimates about 80% quicker than doing them with a pen, paper and ruler or with an excel computer program. You can also integrate your accounting software making it easier and quicker to add expenses and to keep an eye on your cashflow.
- Management – You can also manage each project you are involved in with construction estimating software. Everything can be scheduled and monitored through the app. Your labourers and contractors can log in and see what job they are scheduled to do, where they should be, the equipment they will need, and where the equipment is located. No more running around, phoning everyone to check that everything is where it should and that timelines are being met. With construction estimating software everything is at your fingertips.
With all these benefits of using construction estimate software, the question isn’t whether you need it or not, but rather why wouldn’t you take advantage of a good construction estimating software system. To find out more contact the team at Buildxact, start your free 14-day trial or book a demo today. Stop wasting your time, money, and effort when your small building business can be improved immensely by using construction estimating software.