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GOING FROM B2W ESTIMATE PRO TO ENTERPRISE

5 Reasons it might be time to upgrade to the more powerful edition

Each of the three versions of B2W Estimate provides unparalleled performance and reliability. So why would you take the leap from the Professional edition to the Enterprise edition? If any of these situations apply to you, it might be time to upgrade. Business Growth – Your company is growing and you need a scalable solution. Adding to your workforce also  Read More

Greg Norris

Estimating Industry Trends

7 Habits of Highly Effective Construction Cost Estimators

Estimating Heavy Civil Construction Projects Can be Complicated–Here’s How to Get It Right

Cost estimation is a make-or-break phase for construction projects. The right estimates will help your business win more jobs and help your clients better understand what’s in store for them. Here, we’ll discuss 7 of the most important traits shared by highly effective construction cost estimators. Capturing a Repeatable Cost Structure Skilled estimators understand that they don’t have to spend  Read More

Greg Norris

Estimating

How Much Does Estimating Software Really Cost?

Actually, it pays for itself many times over

When heavy construction contractors that rely on spreadsheets to manage estimating begin to look at an enterprise-class solution like B2W Estimate, one obvious question comes up early in the conversation. “How much does the software cost?” I sometimes answer, jokingly, that it’s free. Before they get their hopes up too much, I feel compelled to clarify. What I mean is,  Read More

Jeff Russell

Estimating

Take the Guesswork out of Hiring a Great Estimator

Estimators are the cornerstone of any successful heavy civil construction company. Without a talented estimator, the possibility of creating and maintaining a feasible project budget goes out the window. Good estimators are self-starters who are capable of making important decisions surrounding budget costs with limited information. They need to work well individually as well as on a team, and communicate  Read More

Jen Caesar

Estimating Software Optimization

B2W Estimate Case Study – EPC Services

“You could try to compete with pens and paper or Excel, but for how long?”

Glen Smith has a lot of experience with just about every solution for heavy construction estimating – from pencils, to spreadsheets to several specialized software applications. The general manager at EPC Services says four vital capabilities put B2W Estimate at the top of the list: Completing bids faster Minimizing mistakes and risk Collaboration among multiple estimators Ease of use and  Read More

Greg Norris

Construction Operations Estimating

B2W Case Study: Kitsaki Projects

Improving Estimating, Field Performance Tracking and the Link Between the two

Improving estimating, field performance tracking and the link between the two “B2W Estimate and Track have had a profound impact on our company,” says Benson Thoudsanikone, general manager of Kitsaki Projects. The company has close to 200 employees and focuses primarily on utility-based construction projects in Saskatchewan. Kitsaki implemented the B2W Estimate and Track solutions in tandem, with the goals  Read More

Greg Norris

Estimating Software Optimization

Did You Know? – B2W Construction Estimating Software Tips and Tricks

B2W Estimate Error-check Wizard Catches Potential Mistakes During the Bidding Process with the Ease of a Spell-Check

For heavy civil construction cost estimators juggling multiple bids on a tight deadline, every second counts and – if they aren’t careful – so can every error. That’s one reason why the B2W Estimate software application includes a unique and powerful tool: the Estimate Error-check Wizard. The wizard not only checks for red flags in a final draft, but guides  Read More

Anthony Salvatore

Construction Operations Estimating Mobile Technology

Field-centric cost management at M.A. Mortenson Company

B2W Client Video

An accounting or ERP system is the go-to tool for managing project costs at many heavy construction companies, but those systems are specifically designed for recording and reporting after costs occur. The limitation is that they are not very effective at helping contractors stay on top of project costs where and when those costs actually occur – in the field  Read More

Jeff Russell

Field-centric cost management at M.A. Mortenson Company – B2W client video

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