Esticom is a cloud-based construction takeoff and estimating platform that helps contractors manage construction projects with real-time access to labor, pricing, plans and material database. Primarily catering to trades such as electrical, plumbing, structured cabling, fire safety, security and HVAC, Esticom provides tools to handle operations, purpose-built estimates and projects.
Primary features of Esticom include peer reviews, integrated quotes, project templates, CRM dashboard, sales pipeline tracking, material lists, note sharing and project deadline tracker. The solution offers drag-and-drop functionality with MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) symbol database allowing users to directly draw legends from plans.
Additionally, the platform lets businesses create professional proposals which can be exported to Excel/Microsoft Word and PDF. Esticom is priced on a monthly subscription basis and support is extended via phone, online help desk and documentation.
John H. Branche: Informationstechnologie & -dienste Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
I am a low voltage estimator and have several customers. It is flexible enough for me to have all the various assemblies, rates, parts and reports that I can export out to my customers. In my opinion it is one of the easiest and most flexible low voltage software products on the market today.
The ease of use mainly. After a few quick tutorials I was able to start doing my take-offs on screen. I created assemblies that made the job much faster and accurate.
I have to go to the Estimating page to create or add parts and assemblies. It would be nice if I could enter them from the take-off page. Minor change but would help out with the speed of take-offs.
Gail H. Branche: Elektrische/elektronische Fertigung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Esticom allows us to do more takeoffs in less time. This is great because many programs out there are not geared to Structured Cabling and this is. It made my job and those of my estimators so much easier. Our time to push out takeoffs have been improved by 87% and counting.
I love the ease of use and how easy it is to teach team members to use the system. Anyone can get up and running in under 2 hrs at a moderate level from zero experience. They have done an excellent job with making the program user friendly.
There are features that the program lacks and it does not integrate with Autotask (our CRM). Hopefully it will in the near future.
Jim I. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
It has sped up my estimating process
Customer service was very good , useage was easy to get onto
The estimate submission - breakout of the pst is awkward . I would more flexability with my final price to submit to client .
Reza L. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
I liked it
I used it for the HVAC takeoff estimation. I can almost find everything I want in their libraries. Besides, it needs minimum learning and you can start right after you enter the site. It doesn't need installation and all you need is web access. The navigations between plans and scaling are also easy. I have three other colleagues and we start to try it together and all of us are satisfied with the performance of the software in different trades like plumbing, masonry, and concrete
The price is a little high and dependency to internet access could be a problem sometimes
Luis A. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
This has been a great experience working with esticom, i would definitely recommend it to others.
What I like the most about the software is that it remembers the rates and descriptions we use in each of our estimates. This makes it easier to keep our quotes consistant.
We also like that we can bring in drawings and measure from there, before we had to either print them to scale and get the square footage or we had to upload them to a seperate software.
Also like that there is margin as the percentage. Not mark up. Most other softwares use mark up.
The only con we have with this software is that you cannot put different percentage margin on the labor side per line item. We can only do that on the material side.