Many professional painters are finding paint estimating software to be a necessity. With the need for great accuracy and speed, doing estimates by hand has become a way of the past for professionals.

Over the last couple of years, there has been a dramatic shift in how painters estimate. Before most did their work by hand, some even their heads.

“With the ever increasing pace and complexity of modern software systems, enabling them to communicate together efficiently can at times be a laborious process. Planswift have managed to obviate many of the common problems that arise through integration. By creating an open platform, they have taken a proactive approach to development and integration. This enables users of their software to extend the out-of-the-box functionality, broadening the scope for future expansion. By integrating our own software with Planswift and with the help of their exceptional Integration and Support team, we have increased efficiency and accuracy of our process. Development of this integration has been a genuine pleasure, having only scratched the surface of the capabilities of the platform, I am confident future versions will be truly exceptional.”-Leighs Paints / Justin Hannant

However, as time has changed and technology has increased people are finding estimating software a better way, a way to be more profitable.

The cause for the shift can be many.

Customers now relate speed and computers with professionalism, even if it isn’t true perceptions are everything.

“I have yet to have any problems with this incredible program. I use it for painting and I have had not problems doing the takeoffs, in fact, they have been pleasingly easy to navigate through. I had troubles getting my plans into the system of the previous product I was using, but with PlanSwift this is a quick and easy process to manage. I started by leasing the program, due to my skepticism from other programs I had ordered before. Today, however, I am a proud owner of the software. I am very happy to see what PlanSwift has to offer for the future.”-Jade Mailloux & Sons, Inc / Greg Grover

With everyone trying to do more with less, it is putting a stress on time, so anything that can reduce the time involved in estimating is appreciated.

Margins have become tighter so estimates on jobs need to be more accurate. Computer software is great at not making calculation errors.

In the end, most professional painters who take the time and look at the facts find that in order to help their business grow in the coming years they need to have some form of paint estimating software.

PlanSwift understands this too. That is why they will happily let you use their latest version of PlanSwift for FREE for the next 14 days so you understand just how powerful a too paint estimating software can be.