Materials estimators come in many different shapes and sizes, everything from the old salty hand to six-figure software programs. However, right in the middle is one of the best options, PlanSwift construction estimating software.
With powerful assembly, based takeoffs and formulas PlanSwift can make material estimating as simple a task as dragging a folder on your computer screen. The software does all the heavy lifting for you.
Within minutes, you will be able to have a complete list of materials for any size project. In addition, you can add tools, labor, and even markup to you materials to have a complete estimate of everything you will need not just materials.
“I have used various estimating programs over the past years and I have found PlanSwift to be an extremely user friendly program. It was easy to get a new user up and running with minimal training down time. After I downloaded the program and with the excellent assistance of Matt Miller in tech support, I was doing takeoffs with plans the very first day. One exceptional feature it has afforded me that I have found invaluable is the ability to work on customer’s reproduced plans that are no longer to scale, which is something many of our sales force have come to rely on. Since that first day, the program and all its many facets have increased my efficiency and productivity in estimating and completing material takeoffs across the board. Add to this the economical cost factor of the program as compared to other programs which are much more expensive and require additional ‘hardware’ and much more training, it goes without saying this program pays for itself in short order. I would and do highly recommend this program to other estimators with large or small companies, you will be surprised and amazed at what it can do for your profitability and efficiency.”-Stock Building Supply / Bill Wise