The system provides a
comprehensive and efficient way of generating estimates, valuing work undertaken and
maintaining a schedule of rates for use in charging for contract work.
The system generates a schedule of rates which is used in the
development of estimates, cost comparisons and interim valuations.
A full client documentation pack is provided by the system, which can
be tailored by the user to meet their detailed requirements.
Online estimate control
Detailed information can be easily accessed for every estimate,
including plant, materials, labour costs and margins. Until a contract has been agreed the
estimate can be amended and margins changed as required enabling the effect of the changes
to be evaluated.
A complete set of documentation is produced by the system for clients,
subcontractors and internal use. Documents produced include contract agreements, sub
contractors invitations to tender, tradesman's time schedules, suppliers bills of
quantities and works job tickets. All documentation produced can be inter worked with
Microsoft office and controlled using project control facilities.
When integrated with project control, the subsequent level of financial
detail recorded against each estimate, enable tight controls to be kept on costs, with
budget against actual cost comparisons instantly available.
By using a lap top or palm top computer, valuations can be agreed on
site with the client or his architect. These detailed interim valuations are then used by
the project control system in the billing process. Valuation layouts can be customised to
the exact specification of the authority.
The system can automatically link to the stock system to update the
material costs used in the schedule of rates, and generate requisitions, which can be
electronically passed to a stores system for issue of materials. These requisitions can
contain all necessary client, project and accounting codes, contained within the project
header information, which can potentially produce substantial administrative savings.
Detailed information of actual stock requisitions and pricing can be obtained from the
stores system, this information can be utilised for re-pricing within the schedule of
rates, ultimately resulting in greater accuracy when pricing projects.
The schedule of rates maintained by the system is used for invoicing of
minor repair work for housing rapid repairs.
Links to Microsoft Office
All documentation is produced by interworking with the Microsoft office
suite. Wherever office is utilised by the system the user, is presented with a seamless
link, providing automatic filing of relevant documents