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Old 12-03-2015, 02:18 PM   #61
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Homewyse looks great, but it doesn't let you print out an estimate and it's full of ads. Did I miss a step where I could print out an estimate? It could be useful to work side-by-side with another program just to get some figures based on zip code.
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Does anyone have suggestions on Estimating software for Structural Steel applications? I would be painting mostly beams, angles, steel plate, etc..... surface area is a lot harder to figure out... newbie here
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I find "Joist" to be pretty good for what we have going on. Simple, I can build it whatever way I want. Works great on my phone or laptop. And it's free.
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So I'm assuming most people are using quikbooks in some form or fashion? Posts here are a bit old now.
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I use pep and it serves most needs once its setup
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I'm trying to find the best software to estimate and bid propasols?
I use leveler.com. The look of the proposals are great.
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I use National's "Extreme"
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Quickbooks Online can be used for estimates as a few have mentioned on this thread. The cool thing about QBO is that you can access on a mobile device and the estimate will integrate with your bookkeeping software. Plus, you can customize QBO's "product/services" line to fit how your estimate and markup your bids.
I have made a couple of videos on how to setup a painting business in QBO (
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It seems like there are a lot of opinions here and the estimate software is VERY different than it was just a few years ago.

I'm going to compile a list and do a comparison with reviews. Would you mind completing a quick 4-question survey? https://goo.gl/forms/jKpVJoZwSp2b49L03

I can be anonymous or feel free to leave your name/email if you'd like me to follow up afterwards.
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