Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 versions now available

Benchmark Estimating Software is now compatible with Windows 8 for desktops/laptops and Windows Server 2012 for servers.

We are always ensuring our software works with the latest operating systems from Microsoft and this “… recent development is great news for users investing in new computers or those upgrading their operating system” says Nigel Watts, Marketing & Product Manager at Benchmark Estimating Software.

An important note for all our users and prospective clients is that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 is not compatible with Microsoft Office 2003.  Refer to this support article from Microsoft for more information –  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2777626.  If you have Office 2003 you will need to upgrade to a later edition if you are upgrading to one of these new operating systems.

More about our Technology & integration with Microsoft applications

Award winning, leading edge technology

Benchmark Estimating Software is developed on the award winning Microsoft .NET platform.  Our software can write to multiple database platforms including two of the world’s leading database systems being Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle.  Not only does this give you optimum performance, data stability, security and premium integration benefits, it also offers your IT department/administrator the flexibility to select a database platform that leverages your existing IT infrastructure and skills.  We also offer a “lightweight” SQL database solution for smaller users.

Integration with Microsoft Office

Benchmark Estimating Software has excellent integration with Microsoft applications.  Not only do we have an export to Microsoft Project which creates a gantt chart automatically and saves time, we also have numerous features that export data to Microsoft Office applications which are:

  • “Microsoft Word Quote” templates to allow you to set up your own Quote/Proposal templates in Word to give you the ultimate competitive advantage and flexibility
  • “Exports to Excel” for job costing purposes, and a budget breakdown by Cost Codes for integration with Accounting, to name but a few, and
  • Email integration with Microsoft Outlook; you can email Quotes directly from Benchmark Estimating Software to your client with an attached PDF all at the click of a button, and these emails can be sent via Outlook (or by SMTP method as well).

Read more about all of our features.