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estimating software

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Eugene Lewis, May 13, 2008.

  1. Eugene Lewis

    Eugene Lewis New Member

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    I need feedback on estimating software. Is anyone using Estimate 2.0? How is it working? What about Cyrious? We write about 2000 invoices a year, with 3 PC's having access. Let me know what you think.
     
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  2. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    The best estimators just need a pad and paper....but check this out!!!!
     
  3. ChristianSlager

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    Estimate 2.0 is the backbone of our company. I highly recommend it because it just THINKS like a sign person. Each factor involved in pricing is there in the software. Materials - Markup - Design Time x shop hourly rate - Production Time x shop hourly rate.... Get the demo, and after playing with it give me a call. Also, read the article in this months signcraft magazine.
     
  4. Lunatic Taskbar

    Lunatic Taskbar Very Active Member

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    I am now using Estimate 1.99, its great but they tell me that version 2 is a huge leap forward.
     
  5. cyrious

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    Eugene, to find out more about Cyrious, go to www.cyrious.com/solutions. Mouse over the categories and see that we are the total management solution for sign makers.
     
  6. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    Look into GraphixCalc...its sold by a merchant member here and its a great program in my opinion.
     
  7. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

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    I have Estimate, and its pretty good. I do like the fact that it has a spreadsheet where you can enter all your company expenses, and it will tell you how much you need to charge on a per hour basis.

    The hardest part is when you enter the specs for the sign, beliving the cost it tells you.
     
  8. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    Yes, check out GraphixCALC in your search. It may or may not be what you're after, but at least give it a spin. It has full network capability out-of-the-box so users can have simultaneous access. We are currently offering a 20% off special too...GraphixCALC - 20% off special

    FYI, we are also currently working on a significant revision that will offer many significant improvements...and current users of GraphixCALC will be entitled to a TBD discount on the new version. Anyway, check it out!
     
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