Benchmark Estimating Software Version 7.5 promises estimators and project managers the smartest, easiest and most advanced estimating solution available.
Smart new features like Load Revision, the Project Comparator, Composite Items and additional estimate levels help users estimate projects with greater flexibility and speed. And for organisations, our improved Integration Module helps you eliminate double entry of data, streamline business processes and maximise the productivity of your workforce.
A new database engine offers performance improvements up to 4X as well as a user customisable My Benchmark window which offers an improved user experience and greater productivity.
Benchmark Estimating Software Version 7.5 – smarter and faster estimating!
A more personalised user experience with My Benchmark
A customisable “home screen” which gives you faster access to your favourite day-to-day functions, recent Projects and market share data.
Increased flexibility and estimate detail with Composite Items
Composite Items allow you to build up rates for Items with greater flexibility regardless of how your client specifies their schedule. This means you will be able to price estimates to meet different client’s needs much faster and with greater detail and accuracy.Composite Items also “close the loop” on compliance with the structural requirements of estimating software for Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Additional estimate levels and better formatting with Composite Totals
Composite Totals offer more levels in an estimate meaning you can produce quotes with clearer, more logical formatting that will make them stand out from your competitors. The additional levels also make estimating major projects far easier and facilitate more flexible integration with detailed WBS reporting and analysis.
Price revisions easier and faster with Load Revision
Load Revision creates and prices a revision to a Project automatically saving you time and ensuring that you don’t miss a thing when a bill of quantities changes.
Save time comparing revisions of estimates with the Project Comparator
This powerful feature will save you time comparing revisions of estimates by allowing you to undertake powerful ‘what-if’ analysis to help with management decision making. Project Managers can also use it to review and compare estimated margin details following refinement of their budget.
Streamline business processes and eliminate double entry of data with the improved Integration Module
Our Integration module allows for dynamic communication and easy integration of Benchmark Estimating Software with your ERP, Accounting and/or Job Costing systems. This aids in the elimination of double entry of data, streamlines your business processes and improves job costing reporting to help maximise profits. The Integration module is available as an add-on module for the Professional and Corporate editions of Benchmark Estimating Software.
Faster performance with the improved Database Engine
The driving force behind our software’s performance, Version 7.5 sees an improved database engine, giving you speed improvements of up to 400% on many functions meaning your estimating will be faster than ever before.
Collaborate more effectively as a team with Project Document folders
Collaborate more effectively amongst your team and improve productivity by eliminating the need to set up and maintain separate folders on your server for estimate documents.
With this new feature, Benchmark Estimating Software can create a folder for each new project automatically. Word Quotes generated by Benchmark Estimating Software can also automatically be saved into their respective Project folders.
Increased accountability with Project Audit
The new Project Audit feature keeps track of important changes made to a Project, the user who made the change and the date and time the changes were made increasing accountability amongst your team.
Easier custom reporting and business analysis with Custom Project, Client and Item Fields
Allows you to set up your own fields so that you can store additional data to assist you in custom reporting and business analysis.
Option to write to an Oracle Database
Version 7.5 introduces the option for organisations to write to an Oracle database. This is ideal for larger organisations as it gives you much more flexibility, ensures optimum performance, scalability and the ability to handle large volumes of estimating data. Benchmark Estimating is also a part of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) as a Gold Partner. This new technology feature sets Benchmark Estimating Software as one of the world’s most advanced estimating systems.