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.