What are Routines?
Parametic Models have become incredibly important in the estimating world and Routines are simply Benchmark Estimating Software’s Parametic Model estimating tool.
A very powerful feature, it allows a user to answer a series of questions presented when running a particular Routine. Once run, the Routine can generate Sections, Items and/or Resources for the project,
They are ideally suitable for pricing activities that are repetitively, or routinely, quoted and can be used for day-to-day quotes through to more complicated Items in larger estimates.
Additionally, there is no longer a one-to-one relationship – you can work on one Routine and generate many Items or you can run many Routines within the one Project and use them in combination with other functionns.
Types of routines
- Project Routines create Sections, Items and Resources
- Section Routines create Items and Resources.
- Item Routines create Resources.
Why use routines?
Routines allow you to price repetitive quotes for projects quickly and easily. Customisable for each customer, Routines provide you with a list of questions (like a checklist) and all you need to do is answer questions; Benchmark Estimating Software does the rest.
If you price large Projects where you have many sites and where there is a similar operation at each site, Power Routines will save you many, many hours by automating these types of estimates and building the estimate for you in seconds.
The Routine Library is where you can create and maintain your Routines. Routines can be used for many estimating tasks and work by presenting the user with questions about the task/project. Routines too are a key repository for your corporate knowledge and open up the ability to do estimates to a wider section of the business as you don’t need to be an estimator or an engineer to use them.