Who Uses This Software?

Subcontractors, General Contractors, Architects, Engineers


Average Ratings

14 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $33.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    No long-term obligations or commitments No-hassle download
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Sigma Estimates
  • sigmaestimates.com/
  • Founded 2003
  • Denmark

About Sigma

Sigma is the most advanced, yet easy-to-use tool for construction estimating, from takeoff to bidding and into 5D BIM. Use Sigma alone or with PlanSwift, Revit and BIM 360, RS Means and ready-to-go integrations to other leading partners. Save time by building easy templates. Build your own cost libraries from experience or use industry benchmarks. Use your own production rates or import automatically. The list goes on...


Sigma Features

  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Customizable Templates
  • Historical Database
  • Project Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • What-if Analysis

Sigma Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Using Sigma Pro

Oct 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Powerful and adaptable. LOVE the fact that you can attach quote documents, images, etc to the scope lines. I like to use the child fields to insert the various quotes from subcontractors. Then I can just turn them on or off as needed to work my quote. Customer support is AWESOME! I can call them any time and 85% of the time they'll answer right away. If he doesn't answer I know he'll be calling me back shortly. He'll work me through most issues while we are on the phone! If he can't do that, he'll find a fix for the issue and get it right back to me. Like I said, AWESOME!!

Cons: Steep learning Curve... Lol! But.... See above regarding customer support!

Overall: Love that Sigma lets me work multiple quotes at one time and because it's so powerful and well designed, I can get quotes done in half the time it would take otherwise.

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Most versatile estimating software out there

Oct 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Extremely flexible to your needs. Unlike other estimating software, Sigma allows you to build your own system through a very familiar excel interface. The modular structure of Sigma also allows you to quickly and seamlessly modify/add/delete anything in your quotations and even reference part or all of it for future estimates.

Cons: The report system is not very user-friendly, still a lot of improvements can be done in this area in terms of customization of reports.

Overall: Hands down, best money ever spent on estimating software. The potential of Sigma is huge, and integrating it with other digital takeoff software like Planswift creates a match made in heaven.

Excellent, low cost software that integrates Revit models with Means data for accurate estimates.

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Extremely easy to use and save tremendous time using Revit model data for estimates. We are able to easily export our Revit models to link with data from RS Means and create very accurate estimates. Workflow is very intuitive. Software cost is very reasonable.

Cons: There really are no negatives. We have been using Sigma for years and have had excellent results. It is extremely user friendly and when we run into issues, the company has been extremely supportive in giving assistance. Great product and great company.

Overall: Easy to use software for accurate estimates from Revit models. Integrates easily with RS Means data.

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Great estimating software

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the scripting and the ability to "nest" assemblies within the system. This ability is so powerful and blows the doors off of anything else out there. The ability to import price lists and update libraries is critical to keeping your estimates up to date.

Cons: Documentation is being improved. More details on the scripting is always helpful. The online help is good but examples and templates using all of the commands is helpful for someone who is not a programmer or wants to see what each command does.

Overall: I use this daily and cannot estimate my projects without it.

Simple easy to use software.

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about Sigma is that I was able to pick up on it very quickly. I had no problem turning the software into my own, and making templates so my estimating went smoothly.

Cons: Its hard to say what I like least because I have not run into any problems where it has changed my thoughts about the software.

Fast effective and efficient

Jun 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Is really good tool for budgeting, the program has these good and simple function, but at the same time you can get complicated functions and make the budgeting really detailed

Cons: A little cofusing at times but once you get used it its a great tool to help run your business. Could be streamlined a bit better

Natural move from Excel and very easy to learn.

May 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's simplicity and quick implementation. Easy to transition from Excel to Sigma. Love the outline format and ability to copy from other estimates. Runs very stable and very easy to install.

Cons: Does not have a perimetric takeoff solution. The report writer is very complicated. Wish they offered other databases than RSMeans. No real integration to a 2D takeoff tool.

Overall: Accurate and complete estimates i could rely on.

Vendor Response

by Sigma Estimates on May 28, 2018

Thank you for your feedback and thoughts on improvements. We came out with a live integration to PlanSwift for 2D takeoff. The integration is free and can be downloaded from our shop - https://sigmashop.sigmaestimates.com/. We're happy to set up some time to show you how it works as well. Let us know and we will be in touch.

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Poor User Interface, Complicated Features, Poor Userbility

Oct 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I liked the cost catalog with CSI code coding format. Planswift integration is a plus.

Cons: The reporting and export features are not user friendly.

Overall: Decent program if you have the time for set up.

Very complete databank with easy to use functionality.

May 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Sigma Estimates has a very competitive database with accurate estimates. The software is also easily integrated with other software such as Revit and Navisworks, to use for BIM and project management.

Cons: Sigma Estimates is not as developed in stand-alone modelling, as compared to other competitors like RS Means.

A really good tool for budgeting

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The program is really good for complicated and detailed budgeting

Cons: can be somtimes a bit complicated,

Overall: Is really good tool for budgeting, the program has these good and simple function, but at the same time you can get complicated functions and make the budgeting really detaild.

Recommendations to other buyers: When used to the fullest.. it is a really good tool

Using the basic package for commercial projects and happy with the product.

May 29, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ability to assemble my own library of services and costs. We perform a wide variety of commercial service work which requires a firm grasp of costs and history.

Cons: Would like to be able to access from various devices. Web based application or mobile app to access and edit completed files.

A little complex and rigid

Oct 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Direct linking of RSMeans data is a huge benefit. Ability to customize output is pretty good, but having ability to link specific fields to others is desired, as well as ability to create templates of how data is sorted.

Cons: Software contained some bugs when tested. It is overly complex for our firm's needs and there is a steep learning curve to figuring out how it works.

Sigma Review

Oct 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to use the software. Interface is user friendly.

Cons: Nothing so far, but been using it for only a few weeks.

Sigma & BIM

Oct 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Interopairability with Autodesk Revit for direct BOQ and possibility to build up project tree.

Cons: Complexity in data exchange and mapping settings between 3D models as native as IFC.

Overall: As far as Sigma is used with custom made libraries and manually structured BOQ the software is great, once you want to go further and establish a sufficient BIM workflow - there it begins to get complicated.