Commercial construction jobs change every day. Technology leads the change and plays an integral role in the construction process, from pre-construction to completed project. Pre-construction directors and managers take the lead in preparing proposals, developing and analyzing cost models, and coordinating preliminary construction schedules. They are also responsible for establishing and maintaining good relationships with clients.
Integrating cloud-based estimating software with ProCore construction management software not only makes construction companies more agile and able to respond to changing requirements, but it could also be a key to overall project and firm success.
In an increasingly competitive construction environment, cloud-based estimating software like ProEst that integrates with ProCore offers the ability to control strategy and deliver results on a project and a business-wide level.
Benefits of ProEst cloud-based estimating software
Fully integrated with ProCore since 2013, ProEst allows you to create detailed cost estimates for any project. ProEst’s cloud-based estimating software provides digital tools that streamline the estimating process. Use ProEst’s digital takeoff capability to save time over pen and paper or spreadsheet methods and improve accuracy.
ProEst seamlessly integrates prospects and customer relationship information with your bid documents and proposals. It allows you to create professional proposals quickly; a critical advantage when time is of the essence in the bidding process.
Never search for a drawing file again. With ProEst, they’re at your fingertips. Brand your company professionally using ProEst’s platform. You can carry your brand and work process through bidding, contract awards, pre-construction, and work process.
Plan future bids and project proposals with accurate information and reports of previous estimates that are at your fingertips and available on any device, anywhere, with cloud-based estimating software. Automatically calculate markups with ProEst, and eliminate reams of paper and waste with digital takeoffs.
How does ProEst integrate with ProCore?
ProEst’s cloud-based estimating software is fully-integrated with ProCore. When an estimate is made, all of the information populates in ProCore for project implementation and management. You simply turn on the ProCore integration in ProEst and select the appropriate company (if you have more than one) and choose the cost code list.
You can automatically map out the ProEst cost groups to match ProCore’s categories, or you can customize this function.
Once you’ve set the cost categories and company details to your specifications, you can select any active project estimate from the ProEst Estimation Center. When a bid is chosen, go to the Estimation Center and change its status from “active” to “awarded.”
Awarded estimates automatically sync with ProCore. Then, ProCore’s construction management system takes over.
As another example of robust integration and functionality, you can use the drawings you used for digital takeoffs in ProCore during the construction process, because ProCore’s tools seamlessly integrate with ProEst.
Houston-based Jones and Carter is a civil engineering company that manages about 15 jobs at any given time. Construction Manager Dustin Stoudt said that before he began using ProCore to execute his part of the construction process, document management “was a massive mess.”
In addition to printed RFIs that had to be scanned and uploaded via an FTP system, necessary photos and other document files were also too large to be sent via e-mail. ProCore enabled all of these processes to be streamlined, saving hours of weekly work. Combined with ProCore’s mobile access capability and cloud-based estimating software, increased team collaboration has already paid for the cost of ProCore and supporting programs.
Moving projects into the future with ProEst and ProCore
Commercial construction is changing rapidly, from technology on the job site to the integration of software systems. Traditional techniques like paper and pencil estimating or spreadsheets aren’t up to the task of today’s fast-paced construction environment.
One of the biggest challenges of integrating cloud-based estimating software with construction management software like ProCore is being forced to pay per-user licensing fees.
ProEst provides seamless integration with ProCore without per-user licenses. The software grows with your company as you use it to compete successfully in the bidding process, create accurate estimates that can increase your profitability, and improve your bottom line.
If you need to make changes as a result of BIM or other emerging project management processes that create changes in specs, you can make new estimates at the touch of a finger. Everyone involved in the project can access documents from mobile devices, even at job sites.
ProEst integrates seamlessly with ProCore. It provides cloud-based estimating software that will give your company a smooth transition from the bidding and estimating process, through awards, and into the start of construction.
If you’re considering ProCore or already use it, you can use ProEst to carry your company’s branding at every step of the bidding and estimating process. You’ll be able to speed up the estimation process and improve estimation accuracy immediately.
ProEst cloud-based estimating software platform also eliminates problems with e-mail, uploads, or scanning.
No other setup is necessary, and no additional licenses are required.
ProEst is here!
ProEst is a cloud-based pre-construction estimating platform that helps you create accurate estimates and digital takeoffs directly from blueprints quickly, allowing you to determine the most favorable rates for your company within the estimation process. There’s no guesswork involved. ProEst makes quality assurance in commercial construction projects estimation effortless. You won’t have to engage your entire team to be sure your numbers are accurate.
If you would like to learn more about how your commercial construction company can increase its profits and reduce miscalculations during the estimation process, reach out today and schedule a 1-on-1 walkthrough with one of our specialists!