Inside Trimble's new Accubid Anywhere estimating solution for MEP and ICT contractors
Manage estimating, takeoff and pricing in the cloud.
This week during the company's MEP Basecamp conference, Trimble unveiled its Accubid Anywhere solution — a new, cloud-hosted software that includes estimating functionality, graphical takeoff and managed pricing services. For mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and information and communications technology (ICT) contractors, Accubid combines all the features and functionality of a modern estimating package with a hassle-free IT solution.
As a subscription-based software, Trimble Accubid Anywhere enables estimators to focus on their core business while Trimble hosts, maintains and optimizes the performance of the software platform.
“Our customers increasingly expect solutions that enable them to focus on their core business — construction — and not the hosting and administration of software," says Chris Peppler, director of marketing for Trimble MEP. "Accubid Anywhere demonstrates Trimble’s commitment to improving our customers’ user experience through new technologies, cloud hosting and intuitive software to get their jobs done.”
Via the cloud, contractors can collaborate on estimates remotely, and Trimble Accubid Anywhere allows MEP contractors to leverage leading estimating technology — "available anytime, anywhere" — with one affordable software subscription.
“With Accubid Anywhere, we have the peace of mind knowing that even if our internal systems are down, we’re still able to estimate,” says Daren Gallagher, estimating manager at Canem Systems. “With Trimble managing the infrastructure and software, anytime we log on, we know we are using the latest version of the software, which in today’s market is a huge advantage.”
Gallagher adds, "We are twice as fast at creating our estimates now. Plus, we pick up efficiencies anytime we make changes; it’s night and day from the past where we would have to redo the whole takeoff if we wanted to make a change."
“Trimble Accubid Anywhere combines estimating and graphical takeoff functionality with our managed pricing services into one comprehensive, cloud-hosted MEP estimating suite,” explains Peppler. “The speed of taking off plans and creating reliable estimates is unmatched.”