The database that our software is based on offers two main choices to users: mechanical/plumbing or electrical. Within these trade-based databases there are categories and subcategories for all commonly-used items, making it easy for users to find what they need for a job.
The great thing about a well-maintained and industry-specific estimating database is that it saves you time and effort simultaneously. There’s no need to waste time searching through lists of irrelevant items like you would have to in a generic database. Without knowing the specific code or name of an item, you can easily find each one in a logical place by clicking through headings and groups.
Our database is also set up with assemblies (also commonly referred to as kits or composites) which serve as shortcuts whenever you need to add a combination of multiple items into your project. These can be custom built based on what you usually use in your business.
We’ve selected the product ranges in our database very carefully over the years. Commonly requested manufacturers and suppliers have been added as required. This has brought us to the point where we have a fantastic range to choose from and an unrivalled level of detail for each item. This includes up-to-date prices and accurate average labour times for every single item, a rare advantage offered by very few providers. Our current database contains over a quarter of a million items from hundreds of manufacturers.