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Job costing and estimating software

Estimating for trade contractors made easy

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Know your real costs
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Generate accurate estimates fast
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Provide clear and detailed quote breakdowns

Reduce your estimating time and get more quotes out

Whether you’re job costing for a time and material residential job or estimating for a multi-phase commercial project contract, simPRO keeps you in control.

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Control labour type cost rates, sell rates and markup prices

See a complete overview of all of your labour types and costs as you’ve defined them in your system.

Choose the cost rate, sell rate and markup price for any labour type and use this as a default for any new customer. This makes it quick and easy to add labour costs to your estimate or a quote for a particular customer.

Easily adjust your labour costs at any time. Changes can automatically apply to all customers you use that labour rate for.

Labor Rates System Setup

Work with up-to-date catalogue pricing

Import any supplier catalogue or materials list into your simPRO system to easily review the materials ordered from your suppliers.

Compare supplier prices and add items directly from supplier catalogues onto your estimate. Improve your estimates’ accuracy by using your true material costs.

If you’re working on a project, you can maintain a catalogue of items with prices reflecting your unique project price.

Catalogue Items Overview

Update your estimates as you go

Estimate not as profitable or competitive as you would like? No problem.

In simPRO Enterprise, you can lock your current estimate, make changes, and see a succinct report that compares your old estimate to your revised one.

Understand where you’ve spread your costs with a visual representation of your nett profit and your material and resource costs.

Reduce your estimating time

There’s no need to start your estimate from scratch every time. Save and reuse combinations of materials and labour, just materials, or just labour to speed up your next estimate.

If you’re working from plans, you can import drawings and, with the use of third-party take-off software such as Groundplan, transfer the materials from your plans into your estimate or quote.

Setup Estimate Templates

Job costing for each phase of a project

Cost each phase of a multi-stage project separately or as a group. You can even include an optional parts/labour section to your final quotation for upselling opportunities.

Whether you’re providing customers with an estimate or quote, make sure it looks professional.

Use design templates to ensure your quote or estimate includes the details you and your customers require.

Building and Finalising Estimates

“Quotes that took me an hour and a half in the past I can now do in 3 or 4 minutes.”

Ian Lucas from Kaluca Plumbing, Heating & Electrical

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simPRO integrates with
Quickbooks
sage50
Xero
Outlook