Automatically Create a Bill of Material
Pricing materials for your project is a time intensive task where even the smallest errors can result in huge profit losses. The most common approach to pricing materials is to perform a takeoff and submit a bill of material to your supply house and have them estimate and deliver your quote. However, taking off material from paper plans, transferring to a spreadsheet for mark up and labor and then emailing to your supplier is a very time consuming task. Another common approach is to use costing books, but the problem there is that they quickly lose their accuracy, which means you could be paying too high or too little for your materials. Both of which will result in losing revenue. The Esticom approach to building automation systems estimating is different. Our software, totals your parts and assemblies as you perform the takeoff and then builds a consolidated bill of material with part names, description, quantity and your base price that you know you can get on typical projects. You then email this directly to the supply house for quoting.