Benchmark Estimating Software is proud to announce the launch of the latest version of their estimating solution, Benchmark Estimating Software Version 8.
The latest version – three years in the making – combines the fantastic core functionality of Benchmark’s existing solution with a number of new features and enhancements to existing features.
The latest capabilities include:
A tool that allows you to create Tasks for Projects directly from within Benchmark, and assign tasks to specific users, allowing you to manage your daily tasks more efficiently.
Get a quick, dynamic view of all your open project Tasks – as well as your team’s – and action them instantly.
Automate routine business processes in your organisation in just a few clicks by creating customised workflows which perform pre-defined actions when triggered.
API (Cloud only)
Benchmark’s industry-standard API (Application Programming Interface) which other systems can safely connect and extract some data, making better use of Benchmark’s functionality.
Resource by Supplier
Associate multiple Suppliers, with their respective Rates, with the same product or service (Resource) where the suppliers can each have their own rates.
Exercise greater control over your users’ access to reports and exports with the new Report/ Exports permission available for individual users and role
Additional new capabilities include:
- New Report Search Feature
- Enhanced security levels
- New reports including:
- Unlinked Resources
- Workbank Detail
- Task List
- Estimate vs Actual Cost
- Deleting Item contents in project at click of a button
In addition, Version 8 includes several enhancements to existing functionality:
- Custom Export Enhancements
- Strong Password Policy
- Routines Enhancements
- Increased Custom Fields
- Resource Selection List
- System and Technology Enhancements
Benchmark Estimating Software CEO Frank Prestipino says the new version allows Benchmark users to add increased value to their business.
‘’The development of Version 8 has really been about making cost estimating easier for our customers and the addition of features like Workflow which allows you to automate certain tasks and our API which allows you to extract data from Benchmark, will be a significant value add for many of our customers,’’Mr Prestipino commented.
Further to this, Mr Prestipino said that the new version will allow seamless connectivity into future solutions Benchmark is working on across analytics, BIM and intelligence.
“I believe we are moving into an exciting phase for our company as we move away from just developing one core estimating product and are really creating an inter-connected platform that crosses over estimating, analytics, BIM and intelligence.”
The new version will be available in August for existing customers through a phased roll out, with new customers able to access the new version from September.