A cost estimation software for building contractors.
WinEst is a versatile estimating software designed for building construction clients globally. It offers the ability to manage and integrate detailed project estimates, enhancing productivity and efficiency in the cost-estimating process.
WinEst’s user-friendly interface simplifies tasks like estimating, cost-information gathering, bidding, and buying, thereby minimizing errors and saving time. It features customizable work-breakdown structures, filters, and standardized estimate templates, extending to labor and equipment rates.
WinEst Essentials is designed for estimators involved in various phases of the estimation process, including initial conceptual budgeting, project management, and specialty contracting. This subscription-based service equips professionals with the necessary tools to build profitable estimates and facilitates collaboration throughout pre-construction workflows.
This version is tailored to enhance precision and efficiency in the estimation process, ensuring that users can approach bid day with confidence and a competitive edge. Key features of WinEst Essentials include the integration of historical cost data and best practices for improved accuracy, the capability to share estimate data and collaborate in real time with stakeholders via Trimble Connect, and an easy-to-use interface resembling Excel.
For a user that has used the software for over a decade, I am particular to this software. I am a power user and used almost every tool and ability. I do not have any problems with it, but that also may because I designed a company specific database. I know what is in the database and therefore I understand the tools better.
If you are a Microsoft Excel user, this software is easy to learn and use.
Database creation and installation can be a pain. Does not come with a database. It has to be created and installed.