Construction estimating software that saves 80% of your time.

⠀⠀Create winning bids in less than half the time
⠀⠀Excellent 1:1 training and support
⠀⠀Designed to make estimating easy for tradies

“Our quotation rate has increased from 50 to over 200 quotations per month.”

Our clients tell us that RapidBid typically enables them to cut the time they spend creating quotes by up to 80%. This is a significant improvement for any business that relies on spending their time wisely in order to make a profit.

Building estimating software – free download

With a free demo of RapidBid, you’ll get the opportunity to see for yourself what a difference our software could make for your business. The simple interface is easy to understand, so you should be able to pick it up in no time, even if you’re no computer expert.

Essentially, RapidBid takes you all the way from the initial enquiry stage of a potential new project to completing a full quote that’s ready to send to your customer. That’s traditionally a long process, involving a lot of hard work staring at drawings and making calculations on paper, but with our software that task becomes much more seamless and efficient.

It’s a revolutionary way of working, and once you get started you’ll never look back. Use the time you’ll save to focus on working on site, submit more quotes to help grow your business faster, or simply take a well-earned break every so often. The choice is yours.

Book and online demo to use our free construction estimating software, or read on to learn more about how it works for professionals in this particular trade.

How our takeoff and estimating software works for construction

There’s a lot to think about when you’re in the construction industry, since every project tends to be completely unique in its own way. You’ll already be juggling your workforce, your customers and your ongoing projects, and that’s before you even have a moment to consider potential work you might take on top of that.

It’s important to know what’s coming up in your pipeline, and how much money you can expect to make on a job, so estimates are obviously vital. This means you need to carefully ensure they’re as accurate as possible to minimise your risks. However, does that necessarily mean you need to spend hours and hours on every single quote?

The simple answer is no, thanks to RapidBid. The software may be easy to use, but once you’ve been fully trained on how to use it, you’ll have a wide range of powerful tools at your disposal. Every part of the software has been designed to make your life easier.

For example, construction specialists can use RapidBid to:

  • Preview technical drawings to quickly identify which files are relevant
  • Scale, measure and mark up drawings with a powerful selection of on-screen tools
  • Count every instance of an object with just one click
  • Instantly calculate quantities and for all the materials required
  • Pull through all the figures from your takeoff into an estimate

All of these options are serious time savers, which can all add up to produce better profits for your business. You’ll be able to focus on other areas with that time, whether that means putting more research into potential growth opportunities or making sure your team are able to deliver the results your clients need on-site.

Why time-saving software is vital when estimating for construction projects

Time really is the biggest factor when it comes to construction estimating software, because there are so many elements that a computer can simply do much faster than a human. It’s just a matter of making the interface as easy and user-friendly as possible, which we think we’ve managed to achieve. Our existing customers certainly think so.

In business, having too many factors outside your control can be a disaster. In the construction industry, there are already plenty of external issues that might affect your future profits, from property markets to difficult weather conditions. That’s why taking back your time is so important, because that’s one thing you can control.

However, there are other benefits to using RapidBid. Some of the key factors (besides saving valuable time) include the following:

1. Accurate results
As we mentioned, computers are simply faster than human minds when it comes to things like mathematical calculations, and they don’t make mistakes. With the amount of modern technology available at our fingertips today, it’s crazy to do these manually with a pen and paper when you run a much higher risk of making errors.

2. Powerful tools:
You’ll have instant access to a toolkit full of useful features when you use RapidBid, and everything has been designed with contractors in mind. This makes the process much more intuitive than, for example, using basic spreadsheets to create estimates.

3. Professional approach:
Changing your process from manual estimating to using software like RapidBid is a great way to upgrade to a more professional way of working. The estimating work is easier to plan and delegate, plus the quotes you produce will look smart and consistent.

4. Competitive advantage:
The combined effect of having quotes ready faster, with more accurate numbers and a more professional finish is that you’ll have more of an edge over your competition. You’re more likely to impress your potential clients and win more work this way, compared to submitting a bid that was clearly rushed at the last minute before the deadline.

5. Helpful support:
If you ever need more help using the software, we’re just an email or a phone call away. We do offer detailed training when you first start using the software, plus you’ll have access to more assistance in the program itself, so there’s no need to worry about getting stuck.

Tried and tested by construction experts

We can explain how the software works, but you don’t have to rely on what we tell you. The real experts – people like yourself who work in the construction industry every day – were also asked for their views when we arranged for an independent study.

When the researchers we asked to carry out the research contacted real business owners and asked for their feedback, they immediately found that almost everyone in the focus group reported being unhappy with their current process for estimating. 94% said their productivity was adversely affected by wasting time on quotes.

That’s clearly a major issue, so the respondents were keen to try out RapidBid and see what the software could offer as an alternative. The responses were extremely positive, with the average time taken for the focus group to produce a quote falling from five hours to around one hour.

It’s a dramatic difference. Think about what you could achieve if you were able to save 80% of the time you currently spend estimating. Whatever your goals are, you’ll stand a better chance of conquering the competition with all that free time thanks to RapidBid.

Free construction estimating software trial download

If you’re an expert when it comes to construction, don’t let your business be limited by your capacity to produce quotes quickly. Unlock your potential and take control of your time today by downloading RapidBid for free!

The trial version of the software allows you to make a start and try producing quotes based on your own real enquiries. You’ll quickly see how fast the process is compared to the old-fashioned method, and we suspect you won’t want to go back.

Click the button to download and install the free trial, and we’ll be waiting to hear from you when you’re ready to go ahead with the full version.