US: Trimble introduced Accubid Enterprise Estimating Version 5 with support for electrical estimating, making it the only enterprise class solution on the market today designed specifically for electrical and ITS contractors. The robust, specification-driven estimating software represents a leap forward in estimating technology with job-wide, multi-user support leveraging Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft .NET technology.
The Accubid Enterprise Estimating Software will be showcased at the National Electrical Contractors Association’s Annual Convention (NECA). The software is a next generation framework for delivering productivity solutions for specialty contractors. A key strength of the platform is the ability to leverage data across the life of a project, without the need for disparate systems.
Mark Mandarelli, chief product & technology officer for Trimble’s Accubid Division, said, “It marks the availability of electrical estimating on the Accubid Enterprise platform, delivering job-wide, multi-user estimating with a strong technology foundation.”
“Our specification driven method of takeoff, coupled with the robust SQL-based database, streamlines the estimating process for an electrical estimator, speeding up takeoff while ensuring greater accuracy with less data to manage in the database,” said Al Ricci, chief sales & services officer of Trimble’s Accubid Division. “One of the key new features designed into the Enterprise platform facilitates a process by which one assembly, coupled with a specification driven takeoff, can now do the work that once required many, many more assemblies.”