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All in all this is a great estimating software for HVAC.
We've had no real problems. If anything, the manuals could be improved.
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On screen Duct take off made simple for Sheet Metal Estimators.
Kommentare: On-screen take off for HVAC Estimating.
The most valuable features of this software are the capabilities to do on-screen take off without the need to print or have physical blueprints. Once the database is populated with your shop standards and prices, estimating is made simple and extremely quick in comparison to older methods. Multiple pressure classes may be created to draw the most relevant data for whatever standard you are required to build to. Set permissions on users so weaker users don't get into the data file and make costly changes. All in all this is a great estimating software for HVAC.
With the amount of features this software boasts, it does have a tendency to crash. Further to this some of the more simple glitches that you think they would fix and focus on seem to be pushed aside for more marketable feature upgrades.
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vor 5 Jahren
Thanks for the great review Jonathan! We are releasing a new version, QuoteSoft Duct 4.0 at the end of they year to address the issue you have seen recently! The QuoteSoft Team...
Decent Software, Poor Customer Service
Kommentare: I like the software overall. It's overall use is fairly easy.
This Software is fairly easy to use. The labor pricing that they have come up with seems to be competitive.
My biggest gripe is the customer service. You pay a yearly customer service charge for poor service. I got a new computer, and it was a nightmare to get the software transfer scheduled. for the most part I get the feeling your no longer important once you've signed up. they also have a customer number posted that is completely useless.
Started out great and then went south quick
Kommentare: Customer support for a quick questions and help with the program was good. But from there updates have screwed me up and they will not correct it. Still not fixed and this is how I quote jobs to make my living.
At first the takeoff was fine.....everything else has been a challenge.
Customer support when it comes to bugs and the download updates
Kommentare: I have used several other estimating programs throughout the years, QuoteExpress was by the far the easiest to learn, implement and be productive with. Back in 2006, I was presented the opportunity to change from a very popular Windows based piping/plumbing program to QuoteExpress. After evaluating QuoteExpress for several weeks, I was sold. One of the biggest advantages of QuoteExpress was the ease of use and the ability to use the software without much training. I believe if you are an experienced estimator with a solid understanding of basic computer skills such as Windows and Office, you can be productive with QuoteExpress within less than a week. I knew at the time I was evaluating the software, the company I was with, would be adding staff for estimating. I knew with QuoteExpress, we could add an experienced estimator or a person with knowledge of the trade and computer skills, and that the individual we chose would not have to spend a week out of the office at training and then still be unsure of the software. I knew that within a couple of hours of demonstration in the office and a online training session or two, they would be ready to be productive estimators with Quote Express. I also love that almost all of the data from QXP is delivered to Excel, allowing customization of final estimate reports and sorting data in many different ways. As for customer support and the rest of the staff, they are by far the best in the industry. They are always polite, helpful and knowledgeable. QuoteExpress has the staff with the ability to provide routine daily support for issues that pop up during an estimate to providing major program database customizations. QuoteExpress's Advanced User Conference is a great place to learn from other users and for users to communicate with QXP on wish list features that would make the program better and more productive. They also do an excellent job of listening to the customers and implementing the ideas that are presented.
Kommentare: Great product!
Easy to learn. Allows you to provide fast and accurate bids. Technical support is also very helpful and quick to respond to any questions or issues you may have.
It takes some time to get set up with the software. Key access only allows you to use the software with the physical key in hand. I wish it were a server version with a certain amount of seats available so that when you are working from a different computer you don't have to take that key with you.
The program is very easy to learn and has many ways to sort out reports for estimating. You can really break out a job to its nuts and bolts. The service is next to none. Anytime you need help with a situation the quotesoft team is there to help you understand what you need to do. I have worked on quote soft duct previously and now I had to learn the piping program. The piping program is a little different but once you understand the steps necessary to set the job up it is not that bad. Remember you always have help a phone call away!
My only problem is the time difference. I am in Pennsylvania and there is a three hour window. But I have called earlier and was accommodated by one of the representatives on the east coast.
Our Go To Software for Mechanical Estimating
Everything about this software is great. We have used it since day one of opening our Commercial Department
The only con I would think of would be it takes quite a while to setup the software with all your pricing and part categories but once it's done you're good to go.
Kommentare: We switched from an older Estimation system. The QuoteSoft system makes it much easier to start a new job and customize reports.
Once the standards are set up for exactly how you install a system, starting a take-off, stripping off drawings, and getting to a report are very simple.
It takes some time up front to get the standards customized to your particular standards. The "canned" standards are a good starting point, but it works much better is they are customized. There are almost too many options for customization.
We are a commercial plumbing contractor in Orlando FL, and have been in business for 37 years. Projects include hospitality, Disney, Sea World, schools K-12, multi story office, medical and more. During my 5 years in estimating we have gone from scale rules and markers, to what I believe to be the best onscreen takeoff available today with Quote Express Piping.
The ability to customize the program to fit our needs along with the time saving on screen takeoff, we have been able to cut estimating time by 30% or more.
The tech support offered is second to none, and we always get a call back within a very short amount of time (if we even need support, which is not often as the program works great) I would tell anyone still using blueprints and scale rulers to try this program, it is so user friendly and easy for even the most computer challenged person to learn (believe me, I have had to train people who can barely turn a computer on)
All in all the best product out there in my opinion, and the yearly user conference shows they do care what the customer wants and listen to our suggestions.
Takeoff is so much simpler
What an amazing product! Going from doing takeoff by hand to this is like night and day. I make way less errors because I can color code everything and get a count on exactly how many of each type of fixture I need as well as how many feet of pipe, how many of each fitting, and the current cost of them. I can submit an order to my supplier with confidence knowing I didn't miss anything.
It is expensive, so if you do not use it on a regular basis you may not consider it, but it you use it weekly, the time it will save you will pay for itself.
Quoutsoft for Plumbing is a useful tool.
Quotesoft for plumbing is how our company bids on jobs, It works really well and offers a lot of features.
There are a lot of updates for this product which is understandable but annoying. The tech support is very friendly and helpful.
Quote soft User for Five years
Quote Soft is a very user friendly system and the tech support is great, truly believe it is one of the best on the market
Quote Soft has gone to On-Screen only for all of their products leaving some us who like the Digitizer boards behind
amazing estimate applications.
Kommentare: Easy estimate maker
QuoteSoft very Simple estimate applications, easy user-friendly for our staff. Good one for all type companies.
Give estimate is clearly because we will give goods or service followed by given estimate. But QuoteSoft very Easy UI & quick estimate appliapplications.
Kommentare: Streimer Sheet Metal is a Union Sheet metal contractor in Portland, Oregon. It is one of the largest and longest running sheet metal shops in the state. Our company uses both the Sheet metal program and the Fab Shop program. We were one of the first companies to start using the QuoteExpress product back when it was first created. I have used many different estimating programs in the past and not been satisfied. Since I started using the QuoteExpress onscreen take off software I have seen a huge increase in accuracy and I am able to bid twice as much work due to the user friendly on screen system and the speed at which I can take off drawings. I've also found the program very useful in conceptual design build budgets as I am able to load the floor plans into the system, then physically draw, estimating and designing a complete HVAC system all at once. Saving myself many valuable hours that I can now spend building relationships and networking much better with my contractors. Thank you QuoteExpress; you guys are great and your tech support and training are second to none.
Expensive, but worth it in the long run
Easy to learn, easy to use. I really like how you can tailor the software specific to your company, such as labor rates/hours. The biggest pro would have to be the Customer support and training.
While this software is going to save you time when bidding projects, it takes a great deal of time to learn all aspects and features the software has to offer. We have had the software for about 6 months now, but I'd say to get our moneys worth it will take us a year to fine-tune the system in order to make the estimating seamless for our estimator.
Kommentare: We are a medium sized sheet metal company working in a range of industries from heavy duty industrial ventilation to high pressure commercial ventilation. Our client’s request prices from us often with very little preparation time, so being able to quickly manipulate our numbers is crucial. Prior to using QuoteExpress Sheet Metal we did all our estimates by hand, which left much to be desired in terms of accuracy and time management. We purchased QuoteExpress Sheet Metal when it was still in the Gold revision many years ago, and have followed through with the software package all the way up to today. Quote Software has continually improved their software in terms of making it easier to use and more capable. Whenever I have required support be it in the form of a quick reminder or in a drawn out explanation and demonstration of one of the software's functions I have always found the Quote Software support staff to be of the highest caliber in terms of knowledge and communication.
Kommentare: I have been using QuoteExpress, for piping estimating, for over three years. The program is very easy to learn to use, almost intuitive. There are many powerful features and options that can be mastered with limited experience. The design of the program is simple to the point of being elegant. The end user has been considered in the software development and the program continues to evolve with many of the changes being suggestions from estimators actually using the QuoteExpress program. The On Screen piping take off system is a great method of accurate reviewable piping takeoff. The training and customer support is excellent with live WebEx and real time shared computer control for teaching and troubleshooting. In this age of smaller ice cream cartons and the shrinking candy bar, it is refreshing to see a product go above and beyond what one would expect for quantity and quality.
Wasting time and money with QuotSoft
Kommentare: I am actually tired of working with the program and even more with customer support. You need to wait for two days to receive a call from them. They put the number, but it never answers. The trainers are always busy, and if they even call, they will be away in about 15 min. Today 03,23.21, the system doesn't connect to the database, so it doesn't work completely. I requested help yesterday morning. Sent emails to all trainers I know. No answers. No calls back, no help.
This is a good product but always crushes up.
I never could see worse customer support.
Kommentare: QuoteExpress took our estimating department into the 21st century. In the last 4 years our speed/accuracy has increased tremendously (sure beats the blueprints and colored pencils). With the implementation of the onscreen takeoff and our own group of assemblies, we are able to simplify the takeoff process and guarantee that all jobs are taken off the same, no-matter who the estimator. The way they listen to the customer’s feedback and ideas sets them far above the "big" companies and the customer support is outstanding. The WebEx feature allows us to show the problems in real time and come to a quicker fix. QuoteExpress has changed the way Tharp Plumbing Systems estimates and will continue to in the future.
The training we have received has set us up to be most productive when using the software. We like the adaptability of the program to suit our needs. The reports have been very useful when evaluating a tender.
So far, it's been great. We've had no real problems. If anything, the manuals could be improved.
Kommentare: The system is perfect for our business and very user friendly. It is easy to teach to others, who use it part time for project managing. We have had it for 5 years and use it for piping, and it is doing everything that I expected and wanted it to do, when we purchased it. We switched to QuoteExpress because we were looking for a program that more people could use and understand, without having to spend a fortune on training, and still get the detailed information that we required. The technical support is great, especially Brian Saylor. We have used his help for training at our office for the new full time estimators.
Kommentare: We use QuoteExpress Piping and Sheetmetal software on everything from small bathroom replacements to powerhouse installations. The software adapts easily to our various needs in different markets. QuoteExpress is hands down the most intuitive estimating software on the market. It is quick and easy to train new users on and the customer service is top notch. Database maintenance and updates are quick and easy. The onscreen takeoff options speed up takeoff and allow peer reviews to be more in depth. Having used multiple estimating products I can say with confidence that QuoteExpress is my first choice in software.
Kommentare: I have been using QuoteExpress for 4 years and have attended the User Conference and the advanced training held last October in Las Vegas. I have found the software easy to learn and I continue to learn more all the time. The tech support and the office support have been excellent since we bought the software. I always get a call back quickly, even if it is Kerry himself to help me with any issue I might have. I don't get to talk to the guys in tech support very much because of the great job they have done in the past with training me, but I know that when I need them they will be there to help.
Kommentare: I'm all about ease of use and keeping things comprehensive but simple. QuoteExpress is the easiest estimating system to use and to teach. I've had interns figuring change orders in less than an hour of being introduced to the product. QuoteExpress allows me to no longer hire or fire based on who can operate software. In addition, I've found customer service to be outstanding. I've had issues in the past and brought them to the programmer’s attention on Friday and Monday morning they call and download the solution. Nobody does that. You will find no better mechanical estimating product period.
Great product overall
Kommentare: The setup is long but it works well once it's done!