For many years, construction companies relied on paper-based and manual method of estimating. However, this outdated approach has now been replaced by technology. Estimating software with digital data has become an essential tool of a successful construction project. If you’re still relying on outdated method, it may significantly affect your business from a financial, reputational, and efficient standpoint. Here are the major ways manual estimating can hurt your construction projects.
Project slowdown and waste of time
Rational use of time helps free up resources for tackling more projects. Unfortunately, manual estimating significantly slows down the project. The limited ability to communicate with the entire team on site, instantly receive important information like price fluctuations, implement changes, etc. stretch out estimating process and influence the entire project timelines.
Poor and limited data access
Manual estimating limits your access to all data. It’s extremely time-consuming to refer to past projects for any analogy and tendency. Such limited information on projects and insights hinders learning from previous mistakes and boosting efficiency.
Errors and inaccuracies
Using paper forms and spreadsheets could greatly increase human errors and inaccuracies. Manual estimating is subject to it and contributes to decrease of project accuracy.
Higher project costs
Dependent on manual estimating contributes to incurring higher project costs. Such manual system requires additional expenses on paperwork and reconciling all documents, as well as limits agility and efficiency.
Modern skilled workers are already aware of the limitations, mentioned above and understand how frustrating and inefficient manual estimating is. This is why any construction company should leverage modern mobile estimating solutions.
Smart mobile solution from Snappii
Snappii is happy to present our ready-made Construction Estimator app. This app is designed for contractors, service companies, salespeople and estimators to quickly create on-site estimates for construction and repair projects. Fill in required details, calculate cost in labor, material, subcontract and the grand totals of the estimates, include taxes, generate PDF forms of the estimates and share them, store all the data locally on the device and more. Watch this video to learn how Construction Estimator app works. Download and try the app in Apple App Store and Google Play. Save time, avoid errors, increase accuracy and win more work with the best estimating software.