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Spend less time in the office

If you had known how much time you’d spend in your office when you set up your business, you might have chosen another path. As a self-employed craftsman, it takes a lot of time and effort to manage your business and do all the necessary paperwork.

Sigma makes it easy to estimate building costs and send proposals to customers.

With Sigma you avoid tedious duplications and rewrites, which frees you up to spend more time on site – earning you more money doing the work you love.

Get your estimates out the door – easily – with Sigma

Preparing estimates for customers can be time-consuming, and is often left until you’ve finished everything else, like ordering materials, managing your crews, sorting out issues with customers and anything else that has landed on your plate. This usually means that estimates are prepared at the end of the day, when you’re probably exhausted or have other things you’d rather be doing. All too often, estimates are bumped to the following day, or delayed until the very last minute when they need sending to the customer.

So, how can you estimate smarter if you regularly use spreadsheets to calculate your pricing?  Well, for a start, you can often reuse estimates from your existing projects.  The problem with a conventional spreadsheet is you will have to manually copy everything across to your new estimate – and that’s before you think about updating your estimation quantities, material costs, formulas, etc..  This can be a nightmare, especially if you need to use new materials that you don’t have pricing information for.

Prepare your estimates in the same logical way as you would tackle the project

Sigma takes the hard work out of preparing estimates. Instead of writing lots of formulas, you set up a Sigma estimate in the same logical way as you would build the job.

Sigma helps you avoid taking unnecessary risks that costs you money. Each building part is specified separately and summarized on its own line, right down to the material usage level. This makes it easier to keep track of everything and provides an overview which summarizes what you will be earning on each part of the job. If you find room for a price adjustment, you can do this on the Summary sheet and immediately see the difference it makes to your profits.

You also avoid “fat finger” mistakes, because Sigma keeps track of the underlying calculations and helps you find any errors with it’s validation function.

Quote quicker, work smarter, earn more money!

Using Sigma, you can ‘drag’ entire building parts, together with all their pricing and material details, from an existing estimate into a new one, without having to update the underlying formulas.  Sigma automates it all, helping you to estimate quickly!

Enjoy a more structured workflow

Sigma gives you a more structured estimating and proposal writing process, and you will save time by using the same approach for all your bids. This gives you more transparent estimates, presented with a logical flow that is easy for your customers and employees to follow. If you make things easy for your employees, that will make their work more productive and more profitable, getting you all onto your next project quicker and more successfully.

The Summary sheet provides an overview of your estimate. From here it is easy to click down into the details of the underlying calculations, and dig into the bill of materials and prices for each part of the building. This makes it easy to quickly pick up and understand estimates that have been prepared by your own employees or your project partners. In this way, Sigma becomes a natural reference point and focus tool for everyone, all the way from the estimate preparation, through building, to the project completion.

Your estimate is sent with the click of a button

Sigma eliminates time wasted copying numbers from your estimating spreadsheet to your proposal document.  It automatically formats your proposal and prints the job lists and material requirements easily and quickly. Sigma even prints time cards for each job to help you track labor productivity.

So, with the click of a button, Sigma generates a professionally formatted estimate document, gathering all the necessary information and pricing, for you to quickly send to your customers.

Save up to 85% of the time you usually spend on building estimates

Customer research shows the benefits Sigma brings are a more logical workflow, the ability to save time by reusing existing estimates, and automating the process of preparing and sending your bids.  This saves our customers up to 85% of the time they would normally spend on preparing new estimates.

The amount of time you can save varies from project to project, depending on how many existing estimates you are able to reuse, as well as the scope and complexity of the project.  – regardless, you will free up a lot of time you can spend doing profitable customer work on site instead!

Try it now – See how much time you can save with Sigma

Do you want to see how much time Sigma can save you when estimating your construction project?You can try it for free by downloading a free trial.  Simply click the button, enter your email address as promted, and you’ll be saving time on your first estimate in minutes!

You’ll be amazed to see how fast it can be done
and how much time you can save.

Try it now – See how much time you can save with Sigma

Do you want to see how much time Sigma can save you when estimating your construction project?You can try it for free by downloading a free trial.  Simply click the button, enter your email address as promted, and you’ll be saving time on your first estimate in minutes!

You’ll be amazed to see how fast it can be done and how much time you can save.