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Pricing Software

Discussion in 'Polls' started by SignStudent, Oct 31, 2011.

What estimating software do you use?

  1. Activity

    5 vote(s)
    2.2%
  2. Cyrious Software

    27 vote(s)
    11.9%
  3. EstiMate

    35 vote(s)
    15.5%
  4. Excel Spreadsheet

    30 vote(s)
    13.3%
  5. GraphixCalc

    12 vote(s)
    5.3%
  6. SignVox

    16 vote(s)
    7.1%
  7. Sign Tracker

    4 vote(s)
    1.8%
  8. Other

    19 vote(s)
    8.4%
  9. Don't use Software

    78 vote(s)
    34.5%
  1. JERHEMI

    JERHEMI Very Active Member

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    How much money is Signvox?
     
  2. Kevin-shopVOX

    Kevin-shopVOX Active Member

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    $129/mo unlimited users includes support and training. No contract simply pay as you go.
     
  3. SignStudent

    SignStudent Member

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    Is there a reason no one uses Sign Tracker? Seems like you get a lot for the price and they're a merchant member here.
     
  4. Joe Arenella

    Joe Arenella Customer Care

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    Sign Tracker

    Joe here! I encourage you to take Sign Tracker for a spin. Our mission is to keep it simple. Our pricing includes support & training and set up time is very minimal.

    Full customer management, estimating and customer quotes, and easy job flow management....all for as little at 29.95 per month.

    We built a 10+ mil per year sign shop with these tools and will continue to build Sign Tracker with the help of sign shop user feedback.

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    "This service is available at a fraction of its worth. It's designed to help you manage, analyze and grow your business. It's a modern, excellent and easy-to-use system that we recommend you explore today."

    -Signs of the Times Magazine
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    Try it free: www.sign-tracker.com / 866-925-5527
     
  5. We have tried several and even spent a lot of money on one of the big name programs. In the end no one would use it. Switched to SignVOX in August and with me working one day week helping out, we are just about up on it completely. Great program, easy to use, and very intuitive. I am excited about getting the Production Management side into use in the next few weeks.
     
  6. Rising

    Rising Member

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    We use Estimate. I like it but some things I think could be better, like job tracking and sheduling. I have considered Sign Tracker but not tried it yet. Not sure about cloud based software (as with Signvox too) not sure I would trust all my data on a virtual server somewhere except my premises.

    Steve
     
  7. Kevin-shopVOX

    Kevin-shopVOX Active Member

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    I can understand wanting control over your data and SignVOX gives you that control via exports and a Quickbooks sync. If you were to export that information daily you can have it on your machine at any time. Additionally, SignVOX can help you with the tracking and scheduling. Using it allows your shop to be more efficient, improves order accuracy, improves communication, helps you stay on top of leads, and can actually find you time just by using it.
     
  8. Joe Arenella

    Joe Arenella Customer Care

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    Choosing Sign Shop Business & Estimating Software

    I think the most important decision in implementing software is ease of use. Why pay 100% of a very complex application that you only use 25% of it. Also, it is important when going from "no system" in your shop to an integrated crm, job flow and estimating solution that you "keep it simple" for your team or it will never work. I owned a large sign shop for over 10 years and have tried hard to take the most effective parts of our system and turn it in to Sign Tracker. We are growing fast, but we are really listening to our users and only adding what they need to run the shop.

    We are getting nice feed back almost daily:
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    Signed up Joe!! - LOVE it!! THANKS!!
    -LIBGraphics

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    If your looking for a powerful program to easily and effectively run your company, Sign Tracker is it. It is very simple to set up and learn, and has been a true lifesaver for my company.

    Thank you Sign Tracker!
    -Graphics Pro

    soooo.....check us out & sign up for your free trial today!

    1-3 users: 29.95 per mo / 4-10 users 59.95 per mo / 11-up users 99.95 per mo
    includes support and training

    www.sign-tracker.com
    [​IMG]

    Watch our demos on Tracker TV:

    http://www.sign-tracker.com/videos-all-videos.html
     
  9. Kevin-shopVOX

    Kevin-shopVOX Active Member

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    Maine
    Absolutely. One of the most important thing is ease of use. I completely agree. Why would you want to impede your business' growth with a piece of software that is clunky and hard to use? Its exactly why we created SignVOX. User friendly and intuitive yet comprehensive enough to accommodate all that you do in your sign business. CRM, estimating and job flow are only a few of the hats that sign business owners and their team wear. SignVOX is a solution that considers all the hats necessary to run the business; you just don't know you are wearing it when you are using SignVOX. It is that easy. Take a webinar and see for yourself.
     
  10. Alti-Plotter

    Alti-Plotter Member

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    Same here, but Open Office, not Excel.
     
  11. Joe Arenella

    Joe Arenella Customer Care

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    Austin, Texas
    Thanks Mike

    Thanks for giving Sign Tracker a try! Let us know if we can help with anything.

    Joe
     
  12. Mike F

    Mike F Active Member

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    Finally had some time today to really start digging around, I'm really liking it so far. Haven't had a chance to really sit and watch the tutorial videos, so I figured I'd ask here... is there any way to get a job to move from the quote stage to the production stage automatically once the quote/contract has been approved?
     
  13. JJM7288

    JJM7288 Member

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    We used Cyrious SMS for 12 years and it worked very well. Four years ago I upgraded to Cyrious Control. We (finally) implemented Control this year and glad we did. I could not imagine being without it. There is a learning curve but well worth the effort.
     
  14. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Home Office
    EstiMate. Works well for us. Just two of us in the shop.
     
  15. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    QuickBooks :thumb:

    Been using it for some 15 years or so. Got it back in the 90's at some point. Been doing the updates and have gradually tailored it to fit our needs. It does so much more besides quoting. With one click my quote becomes a work order, statement, invoice, yearly reports, spread sheets, vendor list and activity, payroll, reconciliations, banking and many more business features which my wife handles on her end.

    I still figure certain things out on paper, but then enter it into the program.
     
  16. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Started off using Excel, just adding formulas etc as I went, but a few years ago switched to LibreOffic Calc for spreadsheets.

    Once you get everything fixed up how you want it, spreadsheets do the job nicely. Sometimes I'll still do the pen and paper route at first, but most of the time it's entered in through spreadsheets.
     
  17. Wm B

    Wm B New Member

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    Consider GraphixCalc for your Sign Pricing Software

    As many of you have had, I too have researched, downloaded trials of the sign pricing software packages spoke about throughout this thread and other threads in this forum. However, my final decision a couple years ago was GarphixCalc Version 2. I must say that using this software has been a wonderful thing for my shop. When I heard Version 3 was released and the ownership changed to include the new look and features that were included, I couldn’t upgrade to Version 3 fast enough. The software and its features give us the ability to do everything we need to run our day to day business. The fact that this sign pricing software has a onetime fee as opposed to a monthly or annual subscription is defiantly a plus in my book! GraphixCalc allows you to manipulate all formulas and lists to fit your business model. After having used this for a couple years now, I can honestly attest to the fact that this software will provide you with all your estimating and job schedule needs.
     
  18. Sidney

    Sidney Member

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    Thank you!

    Bill,

    Glad we provided you with your sign estimating needs and goals. We look forward in building our product for the sign industry. We may not have all the bells and whistles but as you have experienced, GraphixCALC is extremely flexible, accurate and affordable.
    Thank you Bill.
     
  19. Sidney

    Sidney Member

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    Work Flow Screen Shot

    Here is a screen shot of the GraphixCalc Sign Estimator "Work Flow Tracker" job_tracker_work_flow_tracker.jpg
     
  20. salazar

    salazar Member

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    GraphixCalc Sign Estimator

    Is there a demo version so we can try it out?
     
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