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Takeoff and Estimating for Casework and Millwork Shops

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WWW.ONCENTER.COM O N - SCR EEN TA K EO FF A N D Q UICK BID IN MILLWO R K S H O PS 5 Page Bet ter ways to manage costs Q uick Bid allows you to ge ne rate re por ts that help you ma nage labor a nd mate r ial c osts. T he re a re re por ts to develop cut lists, pla n mate r ial inve ntor ie s, purcha se s, a nd p re -pla n ma n -hour s a nd c osts for a va r iet y of job c ate gor ie s a nd ta sks. D e pe nding on the re por ting c apabilitie s, labor is b roke n down into subc ate gor ie s for site labor, installation labor, a nd se pa rate value s for shop labor which c a n include ta sks like ha ndling, a s se mbly cut ting, machining, a nd f inishing. Fur the r more, mate r ial re quire me nts a re re por te d by what is ne e de d a nd whe n to facilitate just-in -time purcha sing. A b et te r w a y to c o n d u c t b u s i n e s s Ca sewor k a nd Millwor k busine s s owne r s who have alre ady adopte d O n - Scre e n Take of f a nd Q uick Bid c a nnot imagine doing busine s s without the se tools. T he se p rogra ms help the owne r s: • Save Time and Money: Re duc e the c ost of shipping a nd p r inting pla ns. Spe nd fa r le s s time doing take of f s a nd e stimating c osts for e ach bid. Submit more bids to win more p roje c ts. • Reduce Costly Mistakes: Eliminate ma nual e ntr y e r ror s a nd se e visually on the scre e n that eve r y thing is ac c ounte d for, which de cre a se s the likelihood of having to pe r for m "value e ngine e r ing" to re c oup lost reve nue a nd c ost from a n e r ror-f ille d bid. • Improve Collaboration: G et eve r yone in the shop on the s a me page for how to bid a nd wor k a job. • Dif ferentiate from Competition: Submit bids, re spond to cha nge re que sts a nd of fe r alte r native s quick ly a nd with c onf ide nc e. Conclusion A c a sewor k or millwor k shop's suc c e s s be gins with a r tis a n tale nt, ha rd wor k, a nd c ontinue s with the abilit y to take of f, e stimate, a nd bid p roje c ts in a timely a nd ac curate ma nne r. Tak ing too long to ge ne rate a bid or bidding too high due to inac curate input c osts will c ause shops to lose jobs. Conve r sely, if a shop bids too low due to inac curate infor mation, the c ompa ny will lose money on its wor k . T he obje c tive is to get it r ight the f ir st time, eve r y time. O n - Scre e n Take of f a nd Q uick Bid make the dif fe re nc e bet we e n ke e ping a shop busy a nd p rof itable a nd just ke e ping the door s ope n. On Center Software has been a trusted provider of construction automation management solutions for nearly three decades. On Center was the first in the industry to offer the best-in-class digital solutions for takeoff and estimating: On-Screen Takeoff® and Quick Bid®. Our award-winning software is recognized by the industry, our customers, and partners in 60 countries around the world and is part of construction management curriculum at more than 300 universities and institutions.

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