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Estimating for Glass and Glazing

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WWW.ONCENTER.COM O N - SCR EEN TA K EO FF A N D Q UICK BID FO R G L AS S A N D G L A ZIN G 5 Page Manage costs bet ter 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. A b et te r w a y to c o n d u c t b u s i n e s s G la s s a nd gla zing c ontrac tor s that have 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 mis se d sc ope cre e ps 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 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 quick ly of fe r alte r nate s with c onf ide nc e. A gla s s a nd gla zing c onstr uc tion c ompa ny's suc c e s s be gins with expe r tise, at te ntion to detail, a nd ha rd wor k . T he se at tr ibute s a re cr ucial to ac curately take of f, e stimate, a nd bid p roje c ts in a p rofe s sional ma nne r. Tak ing too long to ge ne rate a bid or bidding too high be c ause of inac curate input c osts will c ause c ompa nie s to lose a nd mis s out on bid day. Conve r sely, if a c ompa ny bids too low due to inc or re c t data , they may win the bid, but lose money on the wor k . T he obje c tive is to get it r ight the f ir st time, eve r y time. Q uick Bid a nd O n - Scre e n Take of f make the dif fe re nc e bet we e n ke e ping a c ompa ny busy a nd prof itable with a back log of p roje c ts. Cost ma nage me nt is cr ucial to the p rof itabilit y of eve r y job. Q uick Bid ge ne rate s re por ts that help you c alculate ac tual labor a nd mate r ial c osts. T he re a re re por ts to develop cut lists, ma nage mate r ial inve ntor ie s a nd purcha se s, a nd to c alculate ma n -hour s a nd c osts for a va r iet y of labor 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 a nd 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, to na me a few. 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, in orde r to facilitate just-in -time purcha sing. T he se progra ms also expor t the c ost e stimate s to ac c ounting syste ms—yet a nothe r way to s ave time a nd re duc e input e r ror s. C o n c l u s i o n

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