Amtech have announced the release of their next generation (XG) estimating software.
“We have called our latest version Estimating XG, emphasising how new and different it is and so advanced compared to any other estimating software on the market,” said sales director Nick Harper.
Estimation XG is the first of a range of interoperable software products that Amtech are currently developing. With so many trades overlapping Amtech feel it is important to ensure their software works with other packages to provide seamless integration within projects.
“This new version has been designed from the ground up with two main objectives. It had to be intuitive to use, with a simple clean interface and it also needed to allow the user to create an estimate very quickly and very accurately,” Mr Harper continued.
The software has split screen or dual monitor capabilities allowing products to be selected from the library and simply dragged into the estimate.
Filters allow items to be located and selected much quicker, putting the user more in control. If you have a preferred manufacturer you can filter products so your staff only use items from one supplier.
The unique tree structure speed menu puts frequently used products immediately at hand.
Variables such as discounts, supplier net prices, labour rates etc. are now even easier to maintain, giving you even more control over how you work. For example, labour rates can now be specified for up to 5 years for longer term projects.
One thing that has not changed is the product and pricing data used by Estimating XG. “We will continue to use Luckins Data,” noted Harper. “But with enhanced product selector and other additional functionality when used in conjunction with XG. Luckins is the UK’s largest database of MEP products and prices; it has more items and is more up to date than any other service.”
The new software is automatically updated weekly, direct from Luckins, with the most up-to-date manufacturer-supplied information ensuring your estimates are always using the latest and most accurate prices.
Amtech have listed all the new features on their web site with handy video demonstrations at www.amtech.co.uk/xg