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hey Geary.....

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Buddy, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Buddy

    Buddy Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    Geary...I noticed you said you use EstiMate software. Was curious what you thought about it ?

    We were beta testers for that program when it first came out a few years ago....but never did follow up with using the program even though it would have been free to us for beta work.

    I never did get past the feelng that the sliders seemed to me....you just slide the sliders back and forth until you see the price you have in your head to start with. That's sometimes how we price anyway without the use of sliders........?


  2. Geary

    Geary Very Active Member

    Hey Bud,

    Love it. Does everything and more than I need. Very pro look to it. My clients have commented to me on how clean and prfessional it looks. I like the job tracking feature plus the plugin for invoicing is cool.

  3. Buddy

    Buddy Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    Does it interface with QuickBooks ?
  4. Geary

    Geary Very Active Member

    Quickbook interface.....mmmmmmm nope. Unless there's a plugin for it I'm not aware of.

  5. Buddy

    Buddy Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    testing 1,2,3...over

    new photo
  6. Geary

    Geary Very Active Member

    Hey gimme my cap back! :tongue: Okay.....got it..........
  7. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

    Nov 29, 2003
    Kahului, Maui
    There is a quickbooks plug-in. I don't know the specifics of that yet though.

    I have procrastinated for way too long in using Estimate after purchasing a licensed second hand copy years ago. I did get to take a brief seminar at the Dixie letterheads meet this October though & plan to make this the year that I put that software to work for me.

    I'm a huge fan of quickbooks & already feel that my estimates & invoices have a professional look... but I am convinced that adjustable sliders notwithstanding, the benefit of having various material & labor costs already memorized will result in more accurate, consistent & correct (profitable) quotes in less time. I think the sliders will get tweaked on specific jobs that have less typical circumstances... but hopefully the majority of my quotes will become easier to complete quickly.
  8. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    Ei-i-i-i-i... but that's becoming confusing. Down-right scary too !! LOL
  9. mbarden

    mbarden Active Member

    Oct 1, 2006
    There is a QB interface. Allows you to send Customers, Vendors, parts & materials, and invoices to your QB. Sales & costs go over. Have been playing with it for a few days.
    Big River Sign Co.
  10. MVIP

    MVIP Active Member

    Apr 16, 2006
    I use estimate with the quickbooks interface. It works great.

    Doug, if you are using quickbooks now it will even download your cust. list into estimate. Real handy if you have a lot of existing cust. you don't have to re-type all that info.
  11. Geary

    Geary Very Active Member

    Like I said, I mainly use it for nice looking estimates and invoices....I had missed that memo I suppose about the plugin.

  12. player

    player Major Contributor

    Apr 24, 2006
    Could I ask what version of Quickbooks do you use? I have the premier edition 2006...

    I have not even looked at what it can do. Any tips?

  13. Geary

    Geary Very Active Member

    Say hey Player,

    Since I've got an old old version of quickbooks that I put on my "Virtual PC" side of my hard drive (I'm a Mac guy and Estimate only works this way for me) ......and I don't import and export QB files with my EstiMate......let me just direct you to the "EstiMate Cafe" and recommend you do a search from this page. Just enter "Quickbooks" and see what you get. LOADS of great information on the subject by the good folk at EstiMate. http://www.estimatesoftware.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi
  14. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    simply contact Mark Smith 828-350-7683 he wrote the program.........................

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