When you estimate with HeavyBid, all your calculations should be created using spreadsheet calculations or assemblies inside the estimate. One of the key benefits of using the built-in or custom calculations within the software is that the program takes away the worry that your paper calculations might be lost, or stored improperly in filing cabinets. If you are already using Excel spreadsheets, you can build those directly within the estimate so that you are not having to search through multiple computers to find how you came to your calculations. With HeavyBid, everything is stored inside the estimate, which means you save time, you provide a way for others to look back, and you build a pattern for others to follow.
To that second point, using spreadsheet calculations and assemblies is an easy way for you to help the next estimator and the project manager understand how you built your activity and cost into the bid. The calculation notes get recorded with the activity it is used in, and when you win the bid, the notes can be copied to the job’s cost code when you import the estimate into HeavyJob. This means that the foremen and manager HeavyJob users can use this information to help them understand how the job was designed.
Here is a Webinar hosted by Michael Pham, one of our Support Analysts on Spreadsheet Calculations and Assemblies:
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