What is a good estimating software?

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Posted by: from London
3/3/2016 at 2:28:11 AM


I've previously used Xactimate for renovations and insurance work but am not happy with their price point on their products at $1500.00 a year or $250 a month.

Has anyone used other programs that also include a takeoff list?

I mostly do residential but am venturing into small commercial.

Thanks for the help.

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James from got mold?™ in Saskatoon
Date/Time3/3/2016 at 9:24:22 AM

Hey Jason,

Simbility is a good estimating software that is a lot like Exactomate but they charge a small fee per estimate as opposed to $1500/yr or $250 per month. The only downfall is that if you operate with Mac as opposed to PC, Simbility does not work.

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Dave from 360renos in Navan
Date/Time3/3/2016 at 8:13:48 PM

Hi Jason

Go to the digital archives of Canadian Contractor and read the article in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue called Software Reviews

An excellent article about 4 estimating programs with head to head comparisons. I have not tried any of them but a couple look very promising for my business that I may try in the future.


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Date/Time3/4/2016 at 6:49:21 AM

I myself use Joist.

Good luck!


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