The FULL version of Benchmark is our premier product and is equally applicable to small contractors through to major enterprises.
The FULL version contains functions like Quantity Takeoff Sheets, Variables, Sub Items and Auto Allocate that can dramatically improve your productivity.
The advanced Quoting function in FULL utilises Microsoft Word Templates so you can issue your Quotes in your own customised and professional format to stand out from your competitors.
The integrated Progress Claims function in FULL saves you time, eliminates errors and ensures you get paid promptly.
And with FULL's powerful Marketing Reports, you have the data you need to analyse and drive your business forward.
Variables allow you to establish values for key parameters (like densities), and use these in your calculations. When you update the value of the variable, it will automatically update in every calculation it is used in, right throughout your project. Variables ensure accuracy, save time and the Variable Library will capture more of your knowledge.
Produce your quantity takeoffs and automatically attach them to your estimate in Benchmark. You can even set up standard takeoff sheets in a Library which saves reinventing the wheel, creates consistency of your takeoff processes and shares the knowledge of your senior people.
Word Report Templates
Benchmark allows you to customise the format of your quote/proposal to your client, using templates that are set up in Microsoft Word. This powerful feature helps you to improve your marketing and stand out from your competitors.
When you purchase Benchmark you even receive numerous sample quote templates in Word; you can use these, edit them or create your own.
Issue requests for prices and import your Subcontractor’s quotes into a comparison screen, electronically. Select the Subcontractor you wish to use and Benchmark updates your estimate for you automatically.
The Subcontractor Manager also increases the accuracy of your estimate and gives you the power to change which subcontractor you will use at a moments notice. A huge time saver for those who use Subcontractors.
If you ever have to price a client’s schedule of items (bill of quantities) then Auto Allocate could be the biggest time saving tool your business could own. This smart, powerful feature is unique to Benchmark and will improve your estimate consistency.
Sometimes making a simple phone call to ask about a job is the difference between winning and losing the work.
Benchmark’s Follow Up feature reminds your estimators when to follow up their quotes so you can improve relationships with your clients, improve your reputation in the market and win more jobs.
All resources used in your estimate can be viewed in the one screen, and you can make project specific changes to Resource prices quickly and easily. You can edit the Resource Rate manually or allow for a % discount from a Supplier.
This will save you time and help you produce more accurate and competitive prices to suit each job. This feature is ideal, for example, when you get a cheaper price for some of your materials on a job.
Analyse your market share and other key business performance indicators (e.g won/lost/pending, reason for loss, competitor comparison) quickly and accurately. This will help you analyse your tendering performance, analyse your market and improve and grow your business.
You can also generate a Forward Order report to compare your expected revenue against your monthly budgets.
Generate Progress Claims quickly and accurately directly from your Benchmark estimate. No messy copying and pasting in spreadsheets, or retyping of data, means you will also eliminate errors. Submit your claims by % or quantity complete.
Sub Items are a great time-saving feature which allows you to call up whole crews or material assemblies as a single resource. You can even modify a Sub-Item to suit an individual project, and if the same Sub Item is used in a project in many different items, your changes flow through to all of your items.
Email your quote as a PDF document directly from your Benchmark estimate to save time and impress your clients. You can also fax your quote directly from Benchmark.
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