BAS Labor and Material Database Powered by Craftsman
Take-off quantities flow to estimate automatically as you measure and count, speeding up the process dramatically. Just adjust material price, labor difficulty and profit margins.
“We got rid of paper plans, excel and increased our estimating speed significantly, improved accuracy and streamlined our back office for less than the monthly price of printing”
— Jesse Guenter
“We were up and running in only a few mins because it’s cloud-based and it was a fraction of the cost of traditional software products. I’ve used them all and Esticom has them beat with simplicity and all the powerful features you need to run an electrical contracting business.”
— Darin Maxwell
“We estimate both plumbing and HVAC projects and this was the easiest product to use and it really boosted our team performance. The biggest deciding factor was how quick the setup was for our company.”
— Branden Shiplet
Automatically Create a Bill of Material
Pricing materials for your project is a time intensive task where even the smallest errors can result in huge profit losses. The most common approach to pricing materials is to perform a takeoff and submit a bill of material to your supply house and have them estimate and deliver your quote. However, taking off material from paper plans, transferring to a spreadsheet for mark up and labor and then emailing to your supplier is a very time consuming task. Another common approach is to use costing books, but the problem there is that they quickly lose their accuracy, which means you could be paying too high or too little for your materials. Both of which will result in losing revenue.
The Esticom approach to building automation systems estimating is different. Our software, totals your parts and assemblies as you perform the takeoff and then builds a consolidated bill of material with part names, description, quantity and your base price that you know you can get on typical projects. You then email this directly to the supply house for quoting.