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Within its suite of estimating products, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate offers the following applications.

Bid Management - Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s Bid Management—offered in Standard and Extended versions—provides the tools you need to save substantial time through every phase of the invitation-to-bid process. A password-protected, central online solution allows anyone in your organization to easily create invitation-to-bid packages (ITB) in minutes, and then efficiently distribute them to selected subcontractors via e-mail, by fax, or online. Bid Management assures that you’ll generate the bid response needed for timely, accurate and competitive estimates.

CAD Integrator - Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s CAD Integrator speeds the estimating process by utilizing a standardized language to define CAD objects and their associated objects. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate draws on the common information format of Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs), used to standardize CAD objects such as doors, windows, walls or HVAC ductwork. Because the objects are universal, an IFC door is always recognized as a door, regardless of which CAD software you’re using.

Cut & Fill - In minutes, Cut & Fill determines quantities at an accuracy level difficult to match using manual takeoff methods. And a more accurate earthwork estimate means less money wasted on costly mistakes. This is the application to quickly calculate cut, fill and strip quantities by simply digitizing the boundary of work, contours, layers, and elevations for the existing and proposed surfaces. The software then determines the cut and fill quantities and graphically displays the results.

Database Editor - Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s Database Editor provides a set of Windows®-based tools for streamlined setup and easy maintenance of the estimating databases you use with Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate estimating software. Quickly add records and update fields in multiple records all at once. Global changes are immediately visible in a spreadsheet-style view. And database Editor ensures referential integrity of records throughout your database.

Digitizer - Digitizer lets you quickly and accurately generate linear, area, and counted takeoff in seconds. It’s the application to automate your entire digitizing process and reduce all your manual spreadsheet and paper calculations. Much of the timesaving benefits of Digitizer reside in its estimator-friendly dimension list. Rather than having to jot down digitized dimensions on a separate piece of paper or run manual calculations with an outside spreadsheet program, you can use Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate to automatically set up a customized dimension list. The dimension list stores all your regularly used dimensions that you can call on to complete an existing estimate or save for use with future estimates on similar jobs. You build your dimension list only once, not every time you start a new estimate.

ePlan Takeoff - Connecting Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s estimating software with On Center’s On-Screen Takeoff™ application, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate ePlan Takeoff lets you generate counts and quantity takeoffs directly from electronic drawings for instant use in your estimates. ePlan Takeoff gives you the ability to quickly transfer project dimensions including lengths, areas, and volumes. It streamlines takeoff, provides a takeoff audit trail, and lets you create accurate estimates without ever needing to pore over bulky blueprints.

Estimating - Whatever your estimating demands, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate provides complete software that works the way you want it to. For a fast, accurate estimating system that’s easy to use, choose between Estimating Standard and Estimating Extended. Estimating Standard combines key estimating efficiencies with all the ease and intuitive point-and-click, drag-and-drop technology available. The software also serves as the foundation of our more advanced Estimating Extended. Estimating Extended offers you our most comprehensive package of advanced estimating tools. The software starts with the power of Estimating Standard and adds even greater takeoff, analysis and productivity capabilities.

Estimating Databases - Aside from Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s core Estimating application, which include sample databases with standard items and customizable estimating factors, you can also add industry-specific estimating databases. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s estimating databases contain thousands of items and many assemblies you can use right away—with the added capability of incorporating your company’s estimating procedures and policies as they relate to unique items, formulas, assemblies, and productivity and conversion factors.

Estimating Explorer - Our Estimating Explorer software gives you the tools to organize, manage and analyze hundreds of estimates with ease. No more tracking down bids through bid journals or estimate archive logs. Instead, you can sort Explorer’s comprehensive master list of estimates by name, status, estimator or other criteria to find any estimate within seconds. Even manage your bid schedules using the software’s built-in calendar to log important events, such as bid dates, pre-bid meetings, and site inspections. Estimating Explorer not only organizes your estimates, but gives you the tools to stand back and analyze your work. Need to know what your estimating volume is in certain markets? Or how your unit costs vary by project type? Use Estimating Explorer’s management reports and graphs to quickly find the answers. Or link estimate information directly to Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access for further analysis.

Estimating Report Manager - Estimating Report Manager simplifies the task of reporting on estimates that you produce with your Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate estimating software. For extensive analysis and reporting, you can easily export estimate data into a reportable file to use with Crystal Reports® or Microsoft® Access. Select any estimate for reporting, combine estimate items, round item quantities, allocate add-ons, and more. The software provides sample Crystal Report designs, including proposal templates and cross-tab reports, for professional-looking presentations of estimate information. It’s a simple way to organize and manage all estimating reports in one central location.

Estimating TRA-SER Integrator - This software automates item pricing, giving you the ability to import and update your Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate database with item pricing from the i2 Technologies solution. With Estimating TRA-SER Integrator, you have direct access to i2 TRA-SER Pro software—pricing service software for electrical, plumbing and HVACR components. You choose the i2 databases you want to use, which prices to import, and whether to adjust pricing by a multiplier or import it “as is.” Once you’ve set up the integration, maintaining item pricing is as simple as a few mouse clicks.

Estimating Viewer - Estimating Viewer makes it possible for anyone connected to your network to view and print Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate estimates. In addition, users have access to all the advanced sorting and reporting capabilities previously only available to estimators using Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s estimating software. So, at any time, someone can quickly see where costs and quantities have varied between two similar projects. Or zero in on where unit costs have changed between conceptual, interim, and final estimates. With Estimating Viewer, you have a safe way to share your estimate information, without having to be concerned with edits that could compromise your takeoff, database, or spreadsheets. Your data always remains intact, no matter how many people are reviewing it. And the ability to grant instant, electronic access means you no longer need to spend valuable time circulating estimates from one person to the next.

Mobile Estimating - Mobile Estimating offers a practical way to take estimating technology to the field. Designed for hand-held devices such as Palm Computing organizers, this application enables estimators to perform detailed takeoffs remotely and then transfer them into a Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate estimate for a detailed bid or change order. This is the tool to give you access to the same Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate estimating data you use back in the office. Cover page information, item numbers and descriptions, assembly numbers and descriptions, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) codes, a wide range of other variables can all be stored on a hand-held device. From wherever you need to be, you can gather all the project details necessary for an accurate, complete bid.

Model Estimating - Model Estimating lets you create detailed conceptual estimates by answering a series of basic questions about a project. You simply respond to an on-screen survey and let Model Estimating tap into the Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s first-of-a-kind Construction Knowledgebase to produce fast, precise estimates. Backed by exhaustive detail, everything you need to support your bid, concept, or estimate is there in black and white—costs, quantities, crews, hours, and waste factors.

Scheduling Integrator - Project success rides on your team’s ability to plan ahead. So the more time you have to troubleshoot a job, the better. With Scheduling Integrator, you have the tools to start the ball rolling long before construction begins. Quick, realistic project schedules are an estimate away when using the Integrator to connect Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate’s Estimating to industry-standard scheduling software such as Primavera or Microsoft Project for Windows. Why build a schedule from scratch? Scheduling Integrator gives you instant access to labor and equipment details, material items, productivity factors, and estimator notes. The task plan for building a schedule is practically done for you. Simply open the project file in your scheduling software and you’re well on your way. A great tool to jump-start and simplify the scheduling process, and give your team more time to plan for success.

Other Applications

The following applications are designed to work hand-in-hand with Estimating:

"Estimating" is part of the Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office) line of products, developed by Sage.