Textura : Ferguson Chooses PlanSwift

08/22/2014 | 12:33am US/Eastern

Textura reported that Ferguson has selected PlanSwift, a digital takeoff and estimating software.

“We’re always facing challenges in regards to how we use technology to interact with our customers,” said Jeff Walbert, Director of Shared Services, Ferguson. “One challenge we had was how we produce material takeoffs and how they are presented to the customer. Before we started using PlanSwift, the process was very manual and took the time of several associates. With PlanSwift, we are able to take a four-step process and turn it into one.”

“We conducted an extensive search of different onscreen takeoff solutions; at one point, this search was as large as 10 systems. When it came to the onsite demo, PlanSwift presented an actual proof of concept. PlanSwift had a working demo whereas everyone else had concepts. PlanSwift also demonstrated a willingness to go above and beyond with development. All these factors added to our decision to use the PlanSwift system,” said Walbert. Founded in 1953, Ferguson has grown from two locations to 1,350 service centers and serves customers in all 50 states,Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Lawrence R. Rabinowitz, HQ Project Manager, Ferguson added, “Each step of the way, PlanSwift showed patience with our needs and executed changes quickly and on-time. The choice was clear and we are happy we have PlanSwift on our side.”

According to a company release, an advantage that PlanSwift offers is flexibility and adaptability. “PlanSwift has been exceptional in adapting to our every need. Ferguson is not a contractor and we certainly don’t fit the mold of the original intent of the software,” said Robert Gott, Business Analyst IV. “So when we asked PlanSwift to adapt to our needs, they didn’t hesitate and built ‘Plugins’ that solved our problems and even adapted their core product to make things work for us. PlanSwift truly went above and beyond.”

Textura is a provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry.

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