Accurate Estimates rely on your historical cost data

Your biggest asset is the work you’ve done before. Use your databases of historical cost data by simply importing it into Sigma Estimates from Excel. Sigma also allows you to reuse unique line items and assemblies you might make within an estimate. With fully customizable and searchable Sigma Cost Libraries all your historical cost data is at your fingertips.

With a conventional spreadsheet, every change means lots of additional work

If you reconfigure building sections to adjust the overall cost of your estimate, or if you need to make other changes to match a competitor’s price, this can take forever in a conventional spreadsheet.  You must track your calculations all the way back through your spreadsheet, and even if you have time for this, it is dangerous to make these sorts of changes manually and difficult to do with any degree of confidence.

This is the most likely place for errors to slip in, and because you are not confident that you have reliable pricing information, or you do not have time to look it up, you can find yourself relying on an educated guess.

The Sigma Difference

Sigma has built a system that is different. We built a system that was developed by and for estimators. To ensure accuracy, that means we’ve developed a system that can automatically update information throughout your estimate whenever you change your pricing, or when you import prices from existing construction projects into your new one. And because Sigma integrates into either your own pricing databases or widely used construction industry pricing databases like RSMeans data by Gordian, you will always have the latest specifications and prices in your estimate.  With Sigma, one click of a button is all it takes to update it with the most recent pricing.

Get an overview of your estimate and adjust your price directly on the summary sheet

Once your estimate is finalized, it is easy to drill down into the cost of each building part, as well as view the total cost of the entire construction project on a summary sheet.

Sigma automatically provides this functionality.  As soon as a change is made in the summary sheet, the calculations will automatically flow back through all the building sections and related calculations.  This makes it easy to check what difference a small adjustment in the total price will have on the project’s profitability, all the way down to the individual building parts.

So, instead of “guesstimating” and hoping your estimate is accurate, you can adjust the prices of building part or the entire project based on the latest industry information with the confidence that your proposal estimates are watertight and ensure that you will make money if you win the bid.

Try Sigma and see it yourself

To see how easy it is to set up calculations and adjust prices in Sigma, download a free trial now. You will have Sigma installed and can get started with your first construction project within minutes.

You’ll be amazed how easily you can get the right price – every time!

Try Sigma and see it yourself

To see how easy it is to set up calculations and adjust prices in Sigma, download a free trial now. You will have Sigma installed and can get started with your first construction project within minutes.

You’ll be amazed how easily you can get the right price – every time!

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