Estimating is a hard task that nobody enjoys. In the digital age, it’s almost impossible to rely on traditional methods (such as paper-based take-offs with A0-size printed drawings) while still remaining competitive; it simply requires too much time and concentration, plus there is plenty of room for human error. It’s fair to say that modern software has the power to make this process faster and easier.
However, without the knowledge and experience to support it, using software to run your contracting business isn’t as easy as it might be in other industries. If you’ve used other estimating platforms, you probably know that you still need to do a huge amount of manual work inputting all the details you need. This was true in the 1980s, and it’s still true today.
We’ve always believed there was a better way to systemise the knowledge that all good contractors have, and to make it accessible at the touch of a button. This was our goal when we set out to build our own estimating system.
For many contractors, we have certainly succeeded so far. EES Data now offers a comprehensive range of software that enables our users to manage their projects, from the initial take-off stage right through to reviewing costs when the project is in its final stages.