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4 Best Construction Estimator Apps

4 Best Construction Estimator App

Estimating in the construction industry is one of the most important steps in any construction project.

When starting a project, you have to create accurate estimates so that you don’t run out of money halfway through. It also gives your client an idea of roughly how much they should be spending.

As the estimation is such an important part, it’s vital that you get it right. That’s why so many construction companies use estimator software to get a precise estimate of how much any given project will cost. Using software goes a long way to eliminating typical human errors.

But what is the best construction estimator app available for your construction company? Here’s a list of our top 4 best construction estimator apps.

Here’s What We’ll Cover:

FreshBooks

Connecteam

Quilder

ProEst

Key Takeaways

1. FreshBooks

FreshBooks services are perfectly tailored for small business owners. It is smart, manageable software that is easy to use.

FreshBooks is software that provides accounting solutions for any type of small business owner.

With invoices, payments, credits, and other financial information in one place, it’s easy to keep track of your employees and your clients.

FreshBooks allows you to set clear expectations with your estimates and proposals. It helps you to take the guesswork out of your planning and get you and your client on the same page.

FreshBooks offers a free trial. This means you can try it out to see if it fits your business before putting any money down.

Once your trial is up, FreshBooks’ basic plan offers its ‘lite’ services for just $7.50 per month.

2. Connecteam

Connecteam is an easy-to-use construction management software. It helps you create estimates, invoices and work orders from a user-friendly mobile app.

Once you’ve created your estimate, you can download it as a PDF and share it with your client, your managers or your accountants.

Connecteam’s mobile app means that you can provide estimates on the go. So you or your construction team can remotely manage the entire process from start to finish, quote to invoice.

The app also has integrated time tracking and you can adjust your costs as you go.

Connecteam offers a free 14-day trial with no credit card needed. They then offer a free plan for up to 50 users.

Their basic plan starts at $39 per month for the first 50 users, then an additional $0.5 per month for each additional user.

3. Quilder

Quilder is a free estimate software tailored specifically towards tradesmen.

You can build cost estimates, quotes and invoices on the go with their free app for iOS and Android. There is also a shopping list so you can keep track of what tools and supplies you’ll need to purchase for the job.

You can send professional quotations and invoices to your client directly from your mobile device by text or email. Their shopping list also integrates with their invoice system so you can add all of your expenses straight onto your invoice.

Quilder is currently a “work in progress” so they only offer a free service. Depending on their success they may introduce a pricing plan in the future.

4. ProEst

ProEst is an all-in-one construction estimating software.

It allows you to create project estimates and invoices whilst also integrating their built-in CRM function. This means you can keep your client information organized and up to date, whilst keeping it all in one place.

ProEst’s additional features include takeoffs, reporting and integrations. So essentially everything a construction company would need.

The software comes with unlimited support and access to training videos so that you can get the most out of their services.

ProEst offers a free demo so you can try out their services. The one downside of ProEst is that it’s perhaps the most expensive estimating software available. Their prices start at $5,000 per year, which perhaps only makes it appealing to large or specialty contractors.

Key Takeaways

When approaching clients, it is vital that you offer accurate and detailed estimates.

By using estimator software, you can go one step further towards guaranteeing a fair and accurate cost estimate.

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