Discover the benefits of estimating and tendering software for estimators and the commercial management team
Eque2’s construction estimating software EValuate has been designed to help businesses of all sizes produce accurate and consistent tenders and track budgets and costs effectively against projects for both pre and post contract.
Estimating and tendering software provides benefits throughout the commercial team for estimators, quantity surveyors, commercial management and finance teams by helping to improve productivity which ultimately helps businesses to win more work and deliver projects on time and budget.
We understand that...
An Estimator needs to:
- Price up projects and produce a BoQ (Bills of Quantities) as quickly as possible whilst ensuring accuracy
- Measure and price up jobs from a mixture of sources including 2D/3D drawings and specification documents
- Source subcontractor quotes and quickly compare most competitive price vs. quality and reliability of service
A Commercial Management team needs to:
- Bid competitively and ensure tenders are responded to in a timely manner
- Gain uniformity across estimates
- Be in a position to manage the resources required to deliver a project effectively
- Accurately track budgets and costs against projects
Quickly and easily produce Bills of Quantities manually or populate with content from previous jobs, templates, your own libraries or Laxton’s Priced Libraries.
Perform a fast, accurate On-Screen Takeoff from all file types, with enhanced CAD drawing and BIM model functionality available.
Main contractors can issue enquiries, drawings & revisions to subcontractors, and can collate and analyse responses via an online subcontractor enquiry portal.
Import Bills of Quantities from Excel, price them up, then export back into the original Excel format with your rates populated.
Live Links between the Dim sheet and the Takeoff enable amendments and revisions to automatically update the bill.
Enquiry e-mail is sent to subcontractors from your e-mail address and documents and revisions are uploaded to a pin protected, hosted portal through which subcontractors also submit their response
Multi users and the ability to setup management controls
Integrity of data and of formulae to reduce the risk of error
Integration with operations & finance teams to improve communication between departments
Improve conversion rate for tenders submitted
More tenders completed which results in your business winning more work
Gain uniformity across estimates: Using the same terminology allows for faster review and approval from Commercial team
Revisions to rates, take-off and spec can all update your tender quickly, easily and accurately
Client Bill Integration which makes it easy for the client to choose you
Personalised, Professional Bills & Bill Summaries improve quality of tenders
Accurate reporting helping you to report on the performance of a job and spot risk early on
Post Contract Module which allows you to manage variations and valuations
Integration with our leading contract costing accounts solutions
Explore our range of construction estimating software packages relevant to your business
With EValuate Estimating Software there is a solution available to support businesses of different types and sizes. We understand that functionality may differ across main contractors, subcontractors and freelancers.
Main Contractor Edition
Suitable for main contractors of all sizes with an integrated sub-contractor enquiry portal to help you issue enquiries, drawings & revisions to subcontractors and analyse responses via an online portal.
Sub Contractor Edition
Suitable for sub-contractors of all sizes helping to respond to tenders on time by helping Describe, Measure and Price jobs with as little duplication of effort as possible.
A single user version is available where modules can be added depending on the functionality required.
What our customers say
Established in 1868, Kingerlee Ltd, has been using Eque2’s EValuate construction estimating software since 2010 to effectively manage all elements of the estimating process across the business.
Bushcrafted Ltd specialise in office refurbishment and joinery, working with concept designers to turn their unique ideas into a reality.
Enaflo Interiors (Enaflo) are specialists in interior design and office refurbishment within Kent, London and the surrounding areas.
EValuate provides many benefits over using Excel spreadsheets. For example, you can build up a resource and item library rather than leaving yourself exposed to manually entered numbers or equations in spreadsheets which may not always calculate correctly. And when I want to price an item, rather than copy and pasting from a previous spreadsheet, which can take me a couple of minutes to find, with EValuate, I can just go to my item library and it’s all there
Matt Green, Director at Enaflo Interiors.
We now have a level of consistency within our business that we never had with Excel. We are able to build and revise our tenders faster, resulting in more wins for the business. I went from working 6 ½ days a week to 5 days a week, as tasks that would typically take around 12 hours now only take 10 minutes in EValuate
Paul Clarke, Commercial Manager, HFN Landscapes.
SJE choose EValuate Estimating software
SJE Carpentry and Joinery use EValuate construction estimating software to help them speed up tenders with greater accuracy.
Eque2’s EValuate construction estimating software alongside Construct for Sage Accounts helps SJE manage the entire project lifecycle to ensure their estimates are accurate, contracts are managed, deliveries are recorded, and jobs are delivered on time and on budget.