The Good (and Bad) News About Excel Estimating

The Good (and Bad) News About Excel Estimating

There’s a reason so many contractors use Excel for project estimating—but there are plenty of downsides, too. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what Excel can and can’t do when it comes to the bidding process—and why pivoting to construction-specific estimating software may be your best move.
ProEst News - October 2021

Avoiding the Pain of Data Silos

Are your project teams ever frustrated by data that’s inaccurate, hard to find or missing altogether? Do you spend too much time moving project data from one system to the next? Data silos are often to blame, a reality for construction companies with technology that wasn’t built for integration.
Proest News - July 2021

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7 Ways Cloud-Based Estimating Software Can Help You Get Ahead of Future Crises

Thinking of migrating your pre-construction process to the Cloud? There are many reasons to make the switch to cloud-based estimating...
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How to Determine What Features Your Team Needs When Selecting Estimating Software

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How to Do Construction Estimating | ProEst

How to Do Construction Estimating

When it’s time to get an accurate project estimate, it can pose many challenges for those working within the construction...

How to Use Commercial Construction Estimating Software

Commercial construction estimating software is an invaluable tool for both general contractors and subcontractors of all sizes. Although many general...

Why General Contractors Need Cost Estimating Software

For general contractors, making accurate estimates the first time around is critical to ensuring profitability and continued success. Creating estimates...

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