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Construction Estimating

Feels like Excel – Performs like a Peterbilt!

   Fast and easy to use              Validation and insights
   No broken formulas              Improves collaboration
   Drag-and-drop reuse

   Fast and easy to use
   Validation and insights
   No broken formulas
   Improves collaboration
   Drag-and-drop reuse

Build on what you know

Sigma has the familiar look and feel of Excel. Just a lot smarter.

  • Fast, smooth and easy data entry
  • Customizable template
  • Easily share files with co-workers and clients

No errors or broken formulas

– Sigma even alerts you, when you leave a cell empty.

Built for the people that build

Fits all sizes and types of construction project.

  • Used by more than 10.000 professional estimators

Drag and drop your experience!

Sigma makes it easy to move items from your database (or Excel) to your estimate and vice versa, with simple and familiar drag and drop.

Reuse your data from past estimates, price databases or suppliers. Saves typing of data, and reduces risk of errors.

Increase efficiency with custom lists

A few clicks and you have a custom list from any estimate. For example:

  • Bill of material
  • Activities with descriptions and duration
  • Supplier lists
  • Descriptive quantities
  • Any list, any data, incl custom numbering and coding

Better together – integrate

You want to work with the best. Sigma is best-of-breed estimating. Optimize your workflow, increase efficiency and minimize errors, by using our open API to integrate with your favorite programs:

  • MS Office programs
  • 2D Takeoff (for example PlanSwift)
  • 3D Models (for example Revit and BIM360)
  • Planning & Scheduling

Build on what you know

Sigma has the familiar look and feel of Excel. Just a lot smarter.

  • Fast, smooth and easy data entry
  • Customizable template
  • Easily share files with co-workers and clients

No errors or broken formulas

– Sigma even alerts you, when you leave a cell empty.

Built for the people that build

Fits all sizes and types of construction project.

  • Used by more than 10.000 professional estimators

Drag and drop your experience!

Sigma makes it easy to move items from your database (or Excel) to your estimate and vice versa, with simple and familiar drag and drop.

Reuse your data from past estimates, price databases or suppliers. Saves typing of data, and reduces risk of errors.

Increase efficiency with custom lists

A few clicks and you have a custom list from any estimate. For example:

  • Bill of material
  • Activities with descriptions and duration
  • Supplier lists
  • Descriptive quantities
  • Any list, any data, incl custom numbering and coding

Better together – integrate

You want to work with the best. Sigma is best-of-breed estimating. Optimize your workflow, increase efficiency and minimize errors, by using our open API to integrate with your favorite programs:

  • MS Office programs
  • 2D Takeoff (for example PlanSwift)
  • 3D Models (for example Revit and BIM360)
  • Planning & Scheduling

“The flexibility, feature set, and affordability make Sigma a no-brainer for someone looking to move away from Excel into a more structured, secure, and robust environment.”

“We wouldn’t be as profitable if we didn’t have Sigma”

“If you really want an easy software to use, something that doesn’t get too complicated, this is something I’d recommend”

“Just for the record – I love it!”

“I use this daily and cannot estimate my projects without it”

“The flexibility, feature set, and affordability make Sigma a no-brainer for someone looking to move away from Excel into a more structured, secure, and robust environment.”

Derrick Oltmann
Managing Director
Mclenco Construction Services

“We wouldn’t be as profitable if we didn’t have Sigma”

Alesha Rhinier
Estimator and Project Controller
Cedars Woodworking & Renovations

“If you really want an easy software to use, something that doesn’t get too complicated, this is something I’d recommend”

Matthew Morck
Estimator
Oakwood Contractors

“Just for the record – I love it!”

Jack A. Rector, LEED ®APPrincipal – Construction Mgt, Development, & Sustainability
Atlanta Commercial Property Services LLC

“I use this daily and cannot estimate my projects without it”

Chris Sonderby, CPE, GA-C
Vice President
CK Consulting Services

Ready to win more bids?

In just 30 minutes you’ll get a complete walk-through of Sigma, examples of practical usage – and all your questions answered by Bill Carey, our head of support with more than 35 years of practical estimating experience. Learn from peers and understand how you will save time, eliminate errors and win more bids with Sigma. Webinars are free.

Want to look under the hood yourself? Experience drag-and-drop with no broken formulas? Test it with your own cost data and build your own templates? With this free trial, you can all that. Use a fully functional version of Sigma Enterprise with no obligations. If you need assistance during your trial, you have access to free support by phone, chat and email. Trials are free.

Why wait? Those bids won’t win themselves! You need to move on from Excel, and with Sigma you can save time and experience a much better way of working. Right now, you can save 20% (up to $270) if you use our discount code for professional estimators: FASTER2018. Take advantage of our offer, get free support (incl a personal on-boarding session) and eliminate risk with our money-back-guarantee. Low, monthly subscription. Get started today!

Ready to win more bids?

In just 30 minutes you’ll get a complete walk-through of Sigma, examples of practical usage – and all your questions answered by Bill Carey, our head of support with more than 35 years of practical estimating experience. Learn from peers and understand how you will save time, eliminate errors and win more bids with Sigma. Webinars are free.

Want to look under the hood yourself? Experience drag-and-drop with no broken formulas? Test it with your own cost data and build your own templates? With this free trial, you can all that. Use a fully functional version of Sigma Enterprise with no obligations. If you need assistance during your trial, you have access to free support by phone, chat and email. Trials are free.

Why wait? Those bids won’t win themselves! You need to move on from Excel, and with Sigma you can save time and experience a much better way of working. Right now, you can save 20% (up to $270) if you use our discount code for professional estimators: FASTER2018. Take advantage of our offer, get free support (incl a personal on-boarding session) and eliminate risk with our money-back-guarantee. Low, monthly subscription. Get started today!

Not sure yet?

We work with construction companies all over the world, from mom-and-pop operations to some of the largest and most digitally advanced companies. So… if you need to talk to someone that knows about construction estimating – enter your phone number here and we’ll call you shortly to figure out next steps:

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Here’s why estimators love Sigma

Sigma is the fastest growing tool for professional estimating. Is it the ease-of-use? The saved time? Integrations with PlanSwift, Autodesk Revit and Bim 360, RS Means data and much more? The free support and experienced professional services? Well, it really depends on the user – we cater to all professional estimators, from the ground up. Check out what our users love the most:

Feels like Excel, performs like a Peterbilt

If you know Microsoft Office (yes, that’s Excel, Word and Powerpoint), you’ll feel right at home in Sigma. This means you’ll be up and running quickly and ready to work.

  • Quick, smooth and easy data entry
  • Readymade and customizable templates
  • Easy filesharing with colleagues and customers

No errors or broken formulas!

Think about what often happens if you copy a segment of an Excel-based estimate. Yes, we know. It gets people fired. Not with Sigma. You can go ahead and copy or drag-and-drop items or assemblies quickly and easily.Built-in formulas mean you’ll never have to worry about calculation errors again. As in NEVER – even in extremely large and complex estimates. Sigma will even alert you if you leave a cell empty in a line item in your estimate.

Fits projects from the ground up

Sigma handles all projects, no matter the size and type. Sigma looks and feels like Excel, but the similarity ends right there. Object oriented, hierarchical structure means your work breakdown structure is easily accommodated, while you maintain an overview – in assemblies or line by line. Included flexibility to add columns, extra notes, numbering formats, links and images – no wonder it works for professionals.

Reuse your data as simple as drag-and-drop

No more tedious manual reentry of data. No more outdated cost data. Sigma makes it easy to copy items from your database to your estimate – or back. Simply drag and drop. Whether you use items from earlier projects or lists of material from suppliers, you can automatically import to your database or estimate. And since you don’t have to retype anything, you save time – and eliminate errors!

Want to know? Need to report or share insights?  No problem

Sigma’s built-in analysis provides deep insights to oversee and control all project markups and adjustments. This includes gross profit, overhead and allowances for risk and fees. You can also adjust margins by category (e.g. labor, material, rentals and equipment) and automatically redistribute throughout the estimate.

Extract the data and lists you need

Need to collaborate? Order materials? Delegate? With a few, simple clicks you will extract the data you need – from all or segments of your estimate. For example:

  • Material order lists
  • Activity lists, incl descriptions and durations
  • Supplier lists, for example sorted by activity or gross value
  • Job costs and accounting
  • Descriptive quantities
  • Quality assurance and key items
  • Your own custom numbering or coding

Professional reports and printouts

Get reports in PDF format, ready to save, print or share. Design your own standard reports (or build a library of cudtom reports to share ) or simply choose from our standard templates:

  • Proposals and purchase orders
  • Customer quotes
  • Estimates
  • Material lists (BOM)
  • Quality assurance reports
  • Management reporting (analysis and statistics)

Sharing is easy

Share your estimates and databases in the cloud. Collaborate with your team via Onedrive, Dropbox, Sharepoint or Buzzsaw. This makes it easy for multiple estimators to work together without the huge costs normally associated with collaboration on estimating.

Go full BIM – or just integrate

Sigma has an open API and integrates easily with other programs and formats. A long list of standard integrations means Sigma is ready for seamless data transition with programs like Autodesk Revit and BIM 360 as well as PlanSwift and RS Means data, MS Project, and many more.

Use Sigma easily with programs like:

  • Microsoft Office programs
  • 2D Takeoff (for example PlanSwift)
  • 3D models (Revit)
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Accounting & ERP software
  • Document Management
  • Open format software

Your job is evolving – shouldn’t your tools?

Professional estimating is for the heart of the business

Estimating is about so much more than the right price of an item, assembly or project. Getting estimating right is at the core of construction management, because it influences your sourcing, your margins, your ability to plan and lead your workforce – and at the end of day, how satisfied your customer is with your company.

Contractors and sub’s everywhere are realizing how much value is to be gleaned by giving the right tools to their professional estimators. One of these tools is Sigma.

Look at what you would get from using Sigma:

  • Save man hours invested in your estimating (many customers report time savings of over 75% by using Sigma)
  • Less re-work and no surprises when recalculating the project: You will quote with increased confidence
  • Better collaboration and a more efficient construction process: from the seamless integrations, to producing quotes and BOM’s at the click of a button
  • Increase profits with the ability to control and set margins on material, rentals, equipment, labor and whatever else is in your cost base
  • Increased customer satisfaction from the improved flexibility offered – if anything changes in the plan pricing a change order is fast and easy.
  • All-in-all it’s good for a construction business to use the right tools. The industry has known this for years in the field – now it’s time to bring similar benefits into the office. Use the right tool for the job – across all functions of the job.

There is an easier, faster way to obtain accuracy

The burden on the shoulders of modern estimators is daunting. Projects get more and more complex, the scale and scope of estimating increases, market conditions are volatile with prices fluctuating – and each specific project needs to be evaluated in terms of site constraints, the client’s financial position, sub and material availability and location. The professional estimator needs to get all this right – overestimating will mean losing the job, underestimating means the company will lose money and colleagues their jobs. No wonder estimating is a stressful job!

Why, but why?

So why is it, that many estimators don’t have access to the professional tools that would increase their ability to perform and allow them to have a higher level of productivity? Why are so many estimators left struggling with Excel, instead of a professional estimating tool?

From our research we know the two main reasons:

  1. Lack of knowledge about viable, professional alternatives to Excel. The good news is you being on this page indicates that you are on track for a better solution!
  2. The misconception by some estimators, that all the experience they have accumulated in prices and assemblies in Excel, will be lost when using a new tool. Here’s another piece of good news: With Sigma that is simply not true. Just import your data – and you are good to go! You can even copy and paste from Excel!

It is also true, however, that some estimators resist trying something new. Well, the reality is, that the construction industry is evolving regardless. You can move forward with it and embrace the right technology that lets you have control – or be left behind by your competition.

We understand that change can be difficult and demanding. Especially when the subject is estimating with all its complexity. We have taken that into consideration and therefore offer all our customers:

Unlimited support by phone or chat with an advisor that know estimating!

Free set up session where we import your data from Excel and make sure you are comfortable and well on your way, completing your estimates with your new set of tools.

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