Benchmark Estimating Software | Functionalities and Features
Benchmark Estimating Software is a flexible, easy-to-use estimating & bidding software that is suitable for any industry. It is praised by our clients for its ever-growing list of features that help them create estimates with more efficiency.
This page summarises the top features and integration capabilities of Benchmark Estimating Software.
Explore the various important features of Benchmark Estimating Software, including Tasks, Workbank and Workflow, a central SQL database, user-based security permissions and more…
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- API Support (Cloud Only)
External applications can now securely connect with, extract some data, and leverage Benchmark’s core functionality with an industry-standard API (Application Programming Interface) solution.
- Project Tasks
Create tasks for yourself or your team members. Set deadlines and priorities to ensure the daily tasks are managed efficiently.
Get a dynamic summary of all the open tasks assigned to you or your team members, and action them instantly.
Set conditions and triggers to automate the routine business processes in your organisation in just a few clicks.
- 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.
- Custom Fields
Set up your own user defined fields (field label names and type of field) for a Project, for Items in a Project, for Clients, and Regions
- Project Comparator
Save time comparing revisions of estimates and undertake powerful what-if analysis to help with management decision making. Project Managers can use it to review and compare estimated margin details following refinement of their budget.
- Mandatory fields
Nominate mandatory fields which must be completed by your users when an estimate is completed. This ensures that your business analysis reporting is consistent and accurate.
- Easy to use
A clear, intuitive and consistent interface together with professionally designed icons all help to make for a satisfying and simple end-user experience.
- My Benchmark
A customisable welcome screen to help you manage your estimating more effectively, improve your overall efficiency and give you access to key market share data all from within one screen.
- Project Explorer
The Project Explorer feature provides a familiar ‘tree view’ allowing easier and quicker navigation through your BOQ. You can quickly drill down to the Resource level, within seconds, as well as expand and filter to help you find important Items easier and faster.
Benchmark Estimating Software allows users to select their region, and have the right format displayed automatically, depending on the region and culture.
- Drag/drop interface
When adding Resources from the Library, users can ‘drag and drop’ Resources into an Item or Routine which makes the use of our software even easier and faster.
- Customisable system options
Configure many aspects of Benchmark Estimating Software to suit your business. This includes importing your company logo, specifying default Markup percentages and switching functionality/fields on or off.
- Customisable drop down fields
Customise the options available in your drop down fields to suit your business. These fields may be for important data like Cost Codes, Units, Region and Job Category (to name a few). There is also security over who can edit these settings.
- Central register of estimates
All estimates you create are listed in Benchmark Estimating Software’s Project Browser window. This makes finding and opening previous estimates easy and fast. You can quickly search or filter estimates by Client, User, Status, Due Date, Location and many other criteria. The use of the Project Browser leads to greater productivity and better business reporting.
- Document hyperlinks
Easily create hyperlinks from your estimate to related project documents (e.g. drawings, photos, specifications etc) so that they are easy and fast for everyone to find.
- Estimate Notes
Add project-specific notes/text in various areas of your estimate. This information can be printed on some of Benchmark Estimating Software’s reports and acts as an excellent reference for all users.
All reports can be viewed on screen, printed, exported to Microsoft Word, exported to Microsoft Excel, saved as a HTML document and saved as a PDF document.
- Online Help and Release Notes
Get the most out of your Benchmark Estimating Software system with easy access to an extensive online help system.