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Cubit 10: A new way to manage Job Revisions

Steve Kilsby

Head of Software Development

Apr 7, 2020 11:59:27 AM

Get ready for the latest advancements in estimating. In Cubit 10 we’ve introduced a new Job Revisions workflow that will give you greater control over your revisions process, and help you to more easily and confidently keep track of changes.

 

 

 

One of the challenges we’ve been hearing you talk about is the difficulty in managing changes to your job throughout the estimating process. 

 

It is inevitable that at some point there will be amendments to the original scope of your job. Whether these are small, such as moving the position of a single wall, or as large as the entire scope of the building, changing with floors being added or ceiling heights being changed, planning the updated costs can be difficult to do and hard to keep track of.

We knew we needed to create a better way for you to manage the way you work with revisions across a job. So we’ve introduced a new workflow that will give you greater control over the process, with features that will help you to more easily and confidently keep track of changes and see how they affect the costs of your build.

Taking you step by step through the revision process, Cubit’s new Job Revisions workflow replaces and expands on the previous Plan Revision tool, offering you a more holistic and logical way to manage your revisions and see what impact any changes will have on your project costs. 

You can still insert plan changes, but now you can see what affect that has on your estimate. Your plan is overlaid on your existing plan in 2D, so you can clearly see that changes, and update your estimate accordingly. 

 

Job Revisions - Open Revision

Image: A job that has been placed in an open revision state, ready to add a plan for revision.

 

You can insert as many plan changes as you need as part of your revision, so you can deal with all the changes required for your Job. You can also cancel a plan change at any time without affecting any amendments you’ve made to the estimate. 

One of the key benefits of this new workflow is that your job remains in an open revision state. This gives you more oversight than ever before when working with revisions, allowing you to not only see that your job is in a state of change but also to easily keep track of those changes and understand what stage your estimate is at within your overall process. 

After all the necessary reviews of your revision have taken place, you can then continue through the workflow to ‘finalise’ and accept the revision into your job, or choose to ‘revert’ back to the original state of the job before you started the revision process. 

This powerful ability to finalise or revert within the workflow allows you to act quickly once decisions are made, so you can continue estimating. It also allows you to undertake your revision process within the one job, without having to make a duplicate job to work with the changes.

The new Job Revisions workflow offers you greater control over the state of your job at any time, and gives a better understanding of where your estimate sits in your overall project workflow.

 

There's more under the hood

Cubit 10 has a lot more to offer. You can learn more about what's coming in Cubit 10 at our Cubit 10 blog.  

 

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