Esticom introduces its new cloud-based takeoff and estimating software purpose-built for mid to large-size electrical and low voltage specialty contractors. Tested and proven by electrical and low voltage industry experts, Esticom is an affordable, easy-to-use software solution that streamlines the estimating process and produces thorough and accurate project bids.
“Incumbent electrical and low voltage estimating software solutions are a decade behind in technology,” says Chris Lee, co-founder of Esticom. “We have combined our construction industry and technical knowledge to design Esticom and fill this gap. With Esticom, contractors in the electrical and low voltage space now have a comprehensive takeoff and estimating tool to produce accurate estimates, win more work, and ensure success for all project stakeholders.”
Incorporating modules for takeoff, estimating, and job management, Esticom features a robust, up-to-date database of material and labor costs from industry-leading manufacturers, including national and local averages on pricing and installation. The database also provides expertly-designed takeoff types with prebuilt formulas that eliminate manual calculations, enabling contractors to bid more projects in less time with greater accuracy.
Delivering value beyond the bidding phase, estimators may access data in Esticom during construction for budgeting purposes and for providing updated cost estimates if a project’s timeframe or scope changes. The stored data can also be used as bid history for future analysis and forecasting.
Some additional features in Esticom include:
- On-screen takeoff allowing estimators to upload digital plans, analyze the project scope, and start producing takeoffs in minutes
- Integrated estimating
- Direct transfer of data from takeoff counts into the estimate
- Calculate labor and material costs, difficulty factors and profit margins
- Professional bid and estimate templates
- Sync team calendars and set deadlines
- Track customer communication and changes
- Track job progress from preconstruction through completion
Designed for use on a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone, Esticom’s user interface is fully responsive and functional on any device with a web browser. Because Esticom is cloud-based, subscribers not only have access to real-time cost estimating data, but multiple users within the same organization can easily access critical information in a central location, anytime from anywhere.
Built on the Microsoft® Azure cloud platform, Esticom is infinitely scalable as a cloud-native application, providing a fast, user-friendly experience. To ensure data security, information in Esticom is securely stored and physically segregated using industry-leading privacy protection standards, so that only the subscriber companies and their authorized users can access the information.
Easy to try and easy to buy, Esticom’s monthly subscription-based pricing is transparent and straightforward. Subscribers may sign-up or cancel at any time. Before purchasing a subscription, interested users may register at www.esticom.com for a full-featured, 14-day free trial. Software subscriptions include free online customer support, as well as video tutorials and one-on-one training for larger groups.
Esticom is a cloud-based takeoff and estimating software solution purpose-built for electrical and low voltage contractors who focus on medium to large-scale electrical, structured cabling, security, and AV projects. The company’s mission is to help contractors build a profitable and successful business by providing estimating, project management, and operations management tools, built, tested, and proven by industry experts from the electrical and low voltage industry. ■
For More Information: Serving customers throughout the U.S., Esticom was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.esticom.com.
Modern Contractor Solutions, May 2017
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