ESTIMASTER2" BUILDERS ESTIMATING PROGRAM
For Builders and all Trades
"Estimaster2" The program you can grow with"
"Estimaster2" will estimate New Homes, Renovations, Additions, First floor extensions etc.
Estimaster2 offers convenient features which aid in the sometimes difficult estimate-creation. There are five function tabs located on the main screen that aid in the creation of the estimate. The available "how to" manual will lead you through each of these screens instructing you in how to set up each part of your estimate. The first step in the estimation process is defining the materials database, categories and sub-categories. This program permits you to enter great detail when defining categories. After the categories have been defined, the software enables you to add individual items related to each category. For each item, you can define the quantities for which calculations for unit, material, labor, subcontract and equipment costs are calculated.
At this point, the program allows you to enter job information and observe the estimate total. The next step is the actual building of the estimate. First, enter the estimate screen and quantify each item in the categories. You may then select each category that you desire to be included in the bid. One convenient feature of this program is that it allows the addition of items and categories at any point in the estimating process. This is a useful application for different types of projects. Once the estimate is built, this program hosts a builder's calculator which can compute quantities of specific items to be transferred to the estimate. When the estimate is completed, the program offers a choice of five report formats. These are pre-defined reports which can be selected to display your information.
Estimaster2 received an excellent rating in the ease of use category. Although it is very basic in design, it is organized in a logical manner which is easy to follow. After consulting the "how to" manual and attempting some trial estimations, the program can be mastered by a novice. With each use of the program, the estimation process is quicker and simpler.
Estimaster2 is a very basic construction estimating program. It offers various customization options and is simple to navigate. The program navigation is easier with each use of the software. This is important for the builder who doubles as a part-time estimator and will not have constant experience with the software.
The purchase price for this basic estimation program easily meets the needs of small construction and sub-contracting companies.