Demonstration Videos

Benchmark Estimating Software offers flexible, easy-to-use estimating solutions that are transferable across many industries.

Thousands of estimators and project managers across the world rely on Benchmark Estimating Software in order to streamline and simplify their cost estimating processes, while improving the consistency and accuracy of their quoting. The software also helps users win more projects at better profit margins and allows them to generate higher-quality business reporting.

Whether you are an experienced Benchmark user or new to our software, this exciting new series of demonstration videos will provide you with a solid understanding of the power and ease of use of Benchmark Estimating Software.

Demonstration Video #1 – Starting a bid

See how easy it is to start a bid in Benchmark Estimating Software.
To suit our wide range of customers, you can watch the video with either a Standard or a Landscaping database, with either Dollars or Pounds.

Standard Database – Using Dollars
Video #1 Highlights include:

  • Adding Items from your Library
  • Creating Items from first principles
  • Importing a bill of quantities
  • Allocating Resources
  • and Routines

Standard Database – Using Pounds
Video #1 Highlights include:

  • Adding Items from your Library
  • Creating Items from first principles
  • Importing a bill of quantities
  • Allocating Resources
  • and Routines

Landscaping Database – Using Dollars
Video #1 Highlights include:

  • Adding Items from your Library
  • Creating Items from first principles
  • Importing a bill of quantities
  • Allocating Resources
  • and Routines

Demonstration Video #2 – Completing your bid

See how easy it is to manage and close your winning bid in Benchmark Estimating Software!
To suit our wide range of customers, you can watch the video with either Dollars or Pounds.

Standard Database – Using Dollars
Video #2 Highlights include:

  • Adding Overheads, Profits and Contingencies
  • Range of reports that allow you to review your estimate
  • Submitting your quote using word templates or quote with options

Standard Database – Using Pounds
Video #2 Highlights include:

  • Adding Overheads, Profits and Contingencies
  • Range of reports that allow you to review your estimate
  • Submitting your quote using word templates or quote with options

Demonstration Video #3 – Faster estimating with Routines

See how you can build an estimate in seconds by just answering a few questions.

Standard Database – Using Dollars
Video #3 Highlights include:

  • How you can use Routines for repetitive estimates with various parameters
  • How to run a Section Routine
  • How to run an Item Routine
  • Benefits of using our powerful Routines feature

Standard Database – Using Pounds
Video #3 Highlights include:

  • How you can use Routines for repetitive estimates with various parameters
  • How to run a Section Routine
  • How to run an Item Routine
  • Benefits of using our powerful Routines feature

Demonstration Video #4 – Improve your cash flow with Progress Claims (Valuations)

See how you can issue claims for payment to your clients, as the job progresses – easily and quickly.
Find out how this powerful feature in Benchmark Estimating Software allows you to save time, improve your cash flow and eliminate typing errors.
Unlike other estimating software packages, Benchmark includes Progress Claims (Valuations) and Variations as part of its estimating solution.

Standard Database – Using Dollars
Video #4 Highlights include:

  • Adding/Entering your Progress Claim data
  • Producing Progress Claim reports

Standard Database – Using Pounds
Video #4 Highlights include:

  • Adding/Entering your Valuations data
  • Producing Valuations reports

Demonstration Video #5 – Review your projects with the Project Comparator

Experience a simple method to review different stages of a project, or even different projects – with the ‘Project Comparator’ in Benchmark Estimating Software.
This feature enables you to review a large number of projects, right from the early stage, through to construction and delivery stage of a project.

Standard Database – Using Dollars

Video #5 Highlights include:

  • Compare selected Project and all linked Projects
  • Display variance value with primary Project
  • Display variance value with previous Project
  • Display statistics
  • Compare Items condensed by Code, Description and Unit

Standard Database – Using Pounds

Video #5 Highlights include:

  • Compare selected Project and all linked Projects
  • Display variance value with primary Project
  • Display variance value with previous Project
  • Display statistics
  • Compare Items condensed by Code, Description and Unit

Demonstration Video #6 – Price an Item with great speed using Allocate and Auto Allocate

Discover how Benchmark Estimating Software can price Items for you – consistently, accurately and with great speed. Both Allocate and Auto Allocate are extremely powerful functions to quickly populate, review and edit your estimate. Allocate will bid one Item, Auto Allocate will bid many Items, or even a whole project. Save time and use consistent formatting and data, thanks to these unique features in Benchmark Estimating Software.

Standard Database – Using Dollars
Video #6 Highlights include:

  • Allocate Resources from the Item Library
  • Allocate Resources from Project
  • Auto Allocate
  • Auto Allocate from Project

Standard Database – Using Pounds
Video #6 Highlights include:

  • Allocate Resources from the Item Library
  • Allocate Resources from Project
  • Auto Allocate
  • Auto Allocate from Project

Demonstration Video #7 – Store your estimating data in Libraries

Find out about the power of Libraries that are available in Benchmark Estimating Software. The wide range of Libraries in Benchmark Estimating Software enables you to store estimating data and information, eliminate repeat work, increase control and capture knowledge. Ultimately, Libraries provide greater consistency and accuracy and empower users with an unequalled knowledge management resource.

Standard Database – Using Dollars
Video #7 Highlights include:

  • Section Library
  • Item Library
  • Resource Library

Standard Database – Using Pounds
Video #7 Highlights include:

  • Section Library
  • Item Library
  • Resource Library

PRODUCT OVERVIEW VIDEO

This video illustrates how Benchmark Estimating can elevate your estimating to a smarter level, helping you to gain a competitive advantage. With a simple, intuitive interface, you are instantly able to access the powerful features that have made this software so successful. Learn how it can streamline your estimating process and help your organisation win more profitable projects.

The main benefits and features are:

  • Ease of use
  • Intuitive interface
  • Libraries
  • First Principles Estimating
  • Routines
  • Subcontractor Manager
  • Reporting/ Quotations
  • Integration
  • Progress Claims/ Valuations

Features and Benefits

V7.8 Features and Benefits

This short video provides you with V7.8 key features, benefits and improvements, as part of our new software version.
Ultimately, all unique features in Benchmark Estimating Software will assist you with faster, more accurate and consistent estimating.

Some of these features include:

  • Template Project
  • User Roles
  • Project Explorer
  • Bid Team
  • Improved Project Browser
  • More powerful Project search
  • Improved Project Spread