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5 Things to consider when evaluating estimating software

A key element of any successful construction business is accurate estimating, allowing you to anticipate all of your costs and ensure profitability. The problem is that estimating is time consuming and often labour intensive, where errors can add up and have a.....

Business - 4 min read

Start the year off with your best foot forward, with Buildsoft.

David Cartwright

Marketing Executive

Jan 29, 2019 9:32:58 AM

2019 is already flying by, with January nearly over. While we can be tempted to gradually get back into the swing of work and slowly build up momentum, now is the perfect time to review your business processes and resources, to ensure you are set up to make this year one of your best.

Accurate estimating is essential to your construction business, and having the right cost information can help you to quote at the correct rate, win more work, and ultimately become more successful. The key to a performing fast and accurate takeoff and estimating is having the right software for your business. Once you’ve invested in the right estimating software, like Cubit, Bartender for subcontractor comparisons, and MudShark for earthworks estimating; it’s important you keep it up-to-date.

Here’s a few ways we can help you to make sure you’re up to date, and start the year off with your best foot forward.

Invest in Software Assurance Cover

Keeping up with the latest version of your Buildsoft software is easy with Software Assurance cover. Software Assurance will give you access to all of the upgrades and updates to the software throughout the period of your cover, which can include new features, system enhancements, and bug fixes. Our Australian-based development team are constantly working on improving and enhancing our software to make it the best it can possibly be, so we can help you to deliver your best work.

Software Assurance is offered free of charge, for a period of up to 12 months, for customers with their first purchase. You can chat with our Customer Success Team for more details about getting cover, and why it’s so important.


Train yourself and your staff

We all know that having the right tool for the job can be a game changer - but only if you know how to use it. It’s exactly the same with your estimating software. It’s a tool like any other that when used to its full potential, can take your business and output to the next level.

That’s why it’s important that you and your staff are professionally trained in how to use Cubit, so you can get the most out of it and achieve your specific objectives.

Buildsoft offers professional training in how to use Cubit at a Fundamental and Intermediate level, in a classroom setting. Using small class sizes, these sessions are available to help you get up and running with a practical and working understanding of how to use the features you need to create a successful estimate.

We also offer custom, individualised training for your team at your workplace, or over the web. We’re committed to providing you with flexible options so that you can get the knowledge and support you need to get your business on track. Our Product Trainers are here, ready to help get you up to speed.


Ask for help

In the immortal words of The Beatles, ‘I get by with a little help from my friends’; and when it comes to using your software, we’re the friend you want in your corner.

Our dedicated, Australian-based support team are here to answer your questions, solve your issues, and help tackle any issue you’ve got. They’re a passionate bunch of do-gooders, so rest assured that you’ll get the help you need if you just give them a call, or an email. They can also help with  installations, custom reports and will work relentlessly to get things sorted for you.

Access to our support team comes as part of your Software Assurance cover, which is another reason to make sure you’ve invested in being covered.


Know where to find information and resources

‘If you don’t know, Google it!’ It’s a resource that we can’t get enough of, and is the way many of us get around the things we can’t figure out for ourselves. When it comes to finding information and resources on using your software, you need to know the right place to look to get your answers. Our Google, is the Buildsoft Knowledge Base. That’s where you’ll find information on how to install, troubleshooting, tips, how to use certain features, videos, and more.


You’re not alone

At Buildsoft, the mission to make construction easier is at our core; and the solutions we’ve developed are just some of the ways we help to make your work easier. Software Assurance, training, support, and additional resources, all go hand-in-hand with our solutions to give you the best opportunity to achieve your business goals and perform your best work.

At the end of the day, we’re passionate about seeing you succeed, and helping you along the way. We’re right here by your side to give you a hand, and make sure you leap from success to success. Start this year off right. Chat with us about what we can do to help you.

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