How to use web based estimating to improve your business
Web based estimating is a great way to increase your business. Not only will it save you time but it will also allow you to present a more professional image.
In today’s world people relate computer based numbers as of high quality than numbers done by hand. Whether that is right or not is not for this article to discuss. The fact of the matter is people now view hand written estimates as less accurate and of lower quality. Forcing you to make your numbers look computer generated. This is all a waste of good time.
“I have researched MANY different take off software programs and have found PlanSwift to be by FAR the least expensive, easiest to learn and easiest to use. It is PERFECT for painting contractors (or any subcontractor trade) who do all forms of commercial work or residential work. My largest painting bid via PlanSwift was 2,000. It took me a total of 3 hours from start to price out the door. No other program saves you more time. It will pay for itself in one week. Double the amount of bids you do = double your sales.”-Evergreen Technology / Lynn FIfe
By starting off right in the first place with a good estimating software program you will be able to have your numbers look right from the beginning.
The web based portion will allow you to work in a more effective manner. You will be able to get some work done when you have 10 minutes here or 20 minutes there. Over the course of a day this normally lost time could add up to a very meaningful amount of time. You may even be able to complete an entire estimate you would not otherwise have gotten done.
“We stumbled upon this software by accident. We downloaded the trial and were immediately blown away. It is perfect for takeoffs which is what we need it for. It has saved us time and money and is dead on accurate. The tutorial and customer support is awesome. Great product and we will be using it for a long time to come.”-Advanced Epoxy Coatings LLC / Joe Beyer
With the extra time you will be able to spend more time in areas that are of great importance in growing your business. Things like marketing and customer retention. The more time you have to market the more you will be able to reduce your costs.
Everything take either time or money. Few things take both. When you don’t have the time for marketing you have to pay somebody to do it for you. This runs up the cost. When you have more time you can do more of the work yourself. Imagine what you could do if you have 2-3 extra hours a week to hand out flyers or write your adds the way you know they need to be written.
Think of all the extra business you could get if only you had the time to market the way you want.