Who Uses This Software?

Electrical, mechanical, plumbing and low voltage contractors looking to improve the speed and accuracy by digitizing the process with onscreen takeoff and estimating application for subcontractors.


Average Ratings

56 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $99.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Esticom
  • www.esticom.com
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About Esticom

Easy to use cloud-based onscreen takeoff and estimating application purpose built for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and low voltage contractors. Our simple to use product is affordable and includes onscreen takeoff, auto-count, estimating and creates quotes all in a single integrated package. No hardware or software to install and there's a free 14-day evaluation (no credit card required).


Esticom Features

  • 3D View
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Cross Section Creation
  • Electronic Plans
  • Elevation Checking
  • Error Checking
  • Site Balancing
  • Slope Routines
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Accounting Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Customizable Templates
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • What-if Analysis
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Commercial / Industrial
  • Contract Management
  • Customer Database
  • Electronic Signature
  • Mobile Access
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Scheduling
  • Time Tracking
  • Work Order Management
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Change Orders
  • Cost Database
  • Customer Management
  • Project Management
  • Quotes / Proposals
  • Scheduling
  • Takeoff
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial / Industrial
  • Cost Database
  • Data Import / Export
  • Fitting Management
  • For General Contractor
  • Overhead Costs Estimating
  • Prebuilt Assembly
  • Quotes / Proposals
  • Takeoff

Esticom Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A Better Way to Estimate

May 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Esticom is very straightforward and intuitive. For a structured cabling business like ours, it couldn't be easier to place cable runs, supports, and mark our drops.

Cons: There are a few functions missing that would make it easier for us to use. One is the lack of a linear with drop only at the ends of the run. Instead it adds drops at every turn. Second is not being able to add temporary items on the estimating page. We have many items that we use but do not want in our catalog. Having to return to takeoff mode to add them is time consuming, especially if there are a lot of individual items we need for a project.

Lastly, I have had one issue where my drawing rotated under my takeoff. When I tried to rotate the drawing back, I was told I could not because it was being used in a takeoff. Since I was not too deep in the process I just started over. Can't imagine how bummed I'd be if this happened after spending hours or more on a takeoff.

Overall: Overall the experience has been good. We are still in the process of dialing in all our labor costs and work times, but think the system will really shine once we get everything tested and adjusted.

It would be nice to be able to estimate using more than one labor rate as well. Many times we will have 3-4 different pay rates for employees on a job and it's not always simple to average. Having those pay rates/labor costs by task might work well in those situations.

I can finally stop looking.

May 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to simply enter lines of product and adjust all elements across the board: unit costs, markup, labor hours and difficulty factors are the stand out elements! Finding software that accomplishes this simple but tedious (if using Excel) task has changed our company's workflow.

Cons: First and foremost this software is for estimating purposes. It dabbles in the process of automatically creating a quote to send to customers but lacks the customizability to make it your own. (In contrast to the many variables you can manipulate on the estimating side.) For now my team continues to use Word to provide our scopes of work with our personalized touch.

Overall: After searching for estimating software for almost 5 years, installing trial software, talking with tech support, even hiring a programmer to build our own system, the hunt ended with Esticom. Getting the system up and running was a breeze and my company now has a uniform database to build estimates from.

You get "more" than you pay for

May 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is simple. It is a great set-up for a small business. The customer service is very hands on. You get a real person every time and they do a good job of helping explain things. There is not a charge for training. If there is something you are struggling with they seem genuinely concerned on making the software the best it can be for you.

Cons: It would be nice if we could customize some of the costs and if there were a couple more options with the quote set-up when it goes to the customer. It is time consuming for us (we are electrical contractors) to try to find "specific costs" for wire and other things. They have a lot of templates, but a lot of them are based on nationwide pricing.

Overall: Esticom has offered us a great option to push out more quotes. It is very cost effective for us. We did not need one of the big box sells that had ongoing costs, we needed something that would allow us to figure out "what" we needed without being locked into something. Not only did Esticom offer that, but I think it did meet our needs, and at this point in time, I am not interested in looking at any other products. I am very happy with Esticom.

Esticom Value and Innovation

May 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The team and I appreciated the ease of use. It has significant power to perform all the required work of the larger more expensive packages, but still gives you the flexibility to make it a custom fit for you.

Cons: Only cloud based at this moment. I hope in future releases they will issue a server based stand alone platform for our secure projects.

Overall: We have worked with several staff members, all our professional. They have taken our ideas and worked hard to accommodate our reporting and functional needs. You will not see that form of out of the box thinking from many other developers.

EstiCom for Telecom Estimating

May 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is affordable and cloud-based, so my team can access it from anywhere they have an internet connection. It's user-friendly, comprehensive and professional. The stock catalogs are also very helpful.

Cons: While the cloud-based software offers many benefits, it can also be a drawback if you need to be able to access your quotes while you're offline (such as in-flight or in a remote area). You're also at the mercy of the development team when you see functions/formats that could use an update, and when the software is updated (since updates are not optional).

Overall: EstiCom has been a great add to our business. The catalog feature keeps our quotes consistent, and the efficiencies it brings to the table have allowed us to increase the number of quotes each Estimator can send in a given time frame!

Brief review of Esticom

May 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Esticom has saved us a tremendous amount of time in our estimating process. With having auto-count and linear average I can get most plans done in minutes instead of hours now.

Cons: It took a little bit to dial in the percentages and cost for products in our area but now that that is done I only review costs with my vendors when they tell me their is going to be a change.

Overall: I have had nothing but great experiences with the team at Esticom, every call and email have been answered promptly and most of my questions were easy to implement the solution for.

Esticomm Saves You Time and Improves Accuracy!

May 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It saves me money from not having to print tons of project plans and then storing them. Esticomm saves me time by insuring I get accurate counts and distances the first time! Plus I can work from the office, at the job site or at home, which I prefer not to do, because all my files are on their site.

Cons: Esticomm does a good job of constantly upgrading the software and making improvements. There are minor improvements I would make to the functionality of the software but they usually end up doing that automatically.

Overall: I use it to prepare my larger quotes for the reasons I mentioned. I am happy with the current performance and look forward to continued improvements.

Esticom

May 10, 2019
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: This program is user friendly and cost effective. Your customer data base can be uploaded into the system. Your existing parts data base can also be upload into the system. The engineers at Esticom are responsive and timely in considering your input and incorporating changes to the program.

Cons: Your can not search by quote number or customer name on a quote

Overall: I have enjoyed using this estimating program and would recommend it for any Teledata contractor.

Excellent Software tool for project design and estimation

May 13, 2019
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: It is very nice to be able to scale a map with ease either utilizing the common scale option or drawing a line as a measurement. Additionally, Esticom's team is fantastic about working directly with you to make the software suitable for your project type. It makes estimation and design easy when you have one centralized platform to work with.

Cons: I have no current complaints to speak of.

Overall: Esticom did a great job of working with us to solve a very complex problem of engineers utilizing different platforms to design our systems. This makes our work seamless, shareable, and gives us the ability to create redundancy with our system designs.

Capterra loader

Esticom Software pone of the best

Sep 06, 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: The ease of use mainly. After a few quick tutorials I was able to start doing my take-offs on screen. I created assemblies that made the job much faster and accurate.

Cons: I have to go to the Estimating page to create or add parts and assemblies. It would be nice if I could enter them from the take-off page. Minor change but would help out with the speed of take-offs.

Overall: I am a low voltage estimator and have several customers. It is flexible enough for me to have all the various assemblies, rates, parts and reports that I can export out to my customers. In my opinion it is one of the easiest and most flexible low voltage software products on the market today.

Definitely makes my job easier

May 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being able to quickly and fairly accurately count, label, measure and itemize a project without having to print the plans, wait on the plotter or waste the paper. GUI is intuitive, streamlined and quick to use.

Cons: My only wish is to be able to save a template and apply it after I've started a project. I haven't gotten around to asking if that's an option but so far as I can tell, you have to copy a previous job or template and apply it before you create the project or upload plans.

Overall: Great, 9/10 would recommend. Executive was very responsive and the price is super reasonable.

Personal review of Esticom

May 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the fact that it has on screen takeoff and auto count.

It is easy to creat the assemblies that I use most.

It has a very complete parts list.

Cons: You can't delete a single item after an auto count.

When using the estimating section, the excel sheet will only show so many digits. Often this isn't enough for wire.

Overall: My experience has been very positive. The speed and accuracy of the program is impressive.

Esticom Review

May 14, 2019
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: Ease of use-the software is very user friendly

Cons: I would like to be able to add shipping as extra at the bottom similar to sales tax-we order a lot of fixtures that require shipping and customer likes t see it broken out

Overall: Very good

Awesome Product for Predictive DAS Designs

May 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's very similar to other DAS design software programs I've used, where it scales and measures a link budget as a design is being worked on. Very simple to use and makes going from Microsoft Visio a very easy decision.

Cons: It would be great if our products were incorporated into the software, similar to .vex files in iBwave, so that a proper Bill Of Materials could then be created based on the design. Otherwise, a great product.

Overall: Great and easy-to-use software, which allows my Sales Engineers to more-easily get their perspective projects done much quicker than before. Takes the guesswork out of the equation and definitely helps our customers understand precise needs for their installations. We enjoy working with the staff at Esticom and appreciate the support they lend to us, also.

Project Help

May 14, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Esticom has made quoting jobs much easier. The tool loads quickly and if you take the time to setup your assemblies it makes quoting jobs very easy.

Cons: The scale can be thrown off if the plans were printed via PDF

Overall: We were marking up plans with a pen and a highlighter prior to getting esticom so this made that process much easier

Great product!

May 07, 2019
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: Its super simple and makes life a whole lot easier to bid these big jobs!

Cons: I couldn't really find much that's to horrible about the product... Had many products already and some stuff just needed to be added which was super simple!

Overall: It's been absolutely fantastic and I've really had no big issues with it.

Esticom Cloud Estimating

May 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that it is in the cloud and accessible from anywhere. It also integrates with Zapier!

Cons: Is lacking some customization options. I wish I could change logo sizes or layout of the bid.

Overall: I have NO regrets! Their development team is very responsive and open to input. They are constantly making improvements.

Very good. But could grow into better

May 11, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Takeoff is fairly easy. Accurate. A time saver.

Cons: Has some cumbersome aspects. Grouping could be easier. The estimates are fine. But a better interface for cost/profit and The ability to export cost reports and part numbers would be fantastic.

Overall: Responsive tech support. Easy setup

Esticom Review

May 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the ease of use and how easy it is to teach team members to use the system. Anyone can get up and running in under 2 hrs at a moderate level from zero experience. They have done an excellent job with making the program user friendly.

Cons: There are features that the program lacks and it does not integrate with Autotask (our CRM). Hopefully it will in the near future.

Overall: Esticom allows us to do more takeoffs in less time. This is great because many programs out there are not geared to Structured Cabling and this is. It made my job and those of my estimators so much easier. Our time to push out takeoffs have been improved by 87% and counting.

Good bang for the buck

May 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The compiling of counts and bill of material creation. Along with scaling and doing linear runs.

Cons: The lack of being able to input deduct alternates.

Overall: It has given us a way to keep everything digital and increase our accuracy on counts.

Makes it so simple

May 07, 2019
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: This was our first go at doing digital takeoffs and man, it really could not of been more simple. The workflow flows in line with our old paper ways of doing things so it was a natural transition. We can also blaze through a takeoff!

Cons: Going digital and learning a new software was scary. But the team and support was there along the way. They never let us down and make sure we were using the software efficiently.

Overall: Saves us a tremendous amount of time doing takeoffs. It also allowed us to finally move towards a built in labor rate for materials. So everything is calculated as we go. So nice!

Great Telecom Estimating Software

May 15, 2019
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 like that I can have a material database and organize them in a useful way.

Cons: I do not like the fact that i cannot manually input man hours towards scopes of work, and that there are not customizable admin fields (travel charges, project management hours fields, shipping ect) where i can capture typical back end admin costs. It only allows percentages.

Overall: Esticom has been great, there is some room for improvement and i would love to help collaborate with them. Having been in the telecom industry for over 20 years, and helped other companies create their own software i would be able to offer valuable insight.

Best first impression

May 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is user friendly. You don't have to spend a lot of time training to be able to jump right into a take-off.

Cons: Beyond doing take-offs, it appears there would be a substantial amount of customization. If my company were to try and use this tool for estimating, it would require a LOT of data entry.

Overall: Overall, I decided to go with Esticom over other products simply because it is tailored toward our specialty. The auto-count feature needs some work, but I can at least use it for clicking off the counts, and getting my cabling distances. I will have to figure out the rest, but so far it has been helpful.

Best low voltage software out there!

Aug 22, 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: It's easy to use. We have gone from two to three days of putting together a bid to 2 to 3 hours. It's simple, clean interface, and the support is great. We've tested out 5 different softwares and this is #1 by far.

Oh and it's web based so feel free to access it from anywhere.

Cons: so far so good. No complaints. You can tell that this was developed by a low voltage company.

Overall: I'm actually suprised that we've found a estimating software that does EVERYTHING that we need it to do.

Review of Esticom

May 13, 2019
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 have enjoyed how this software is so versatile. Also, this software has been extremely straightforward, scales floor plans, and has all of the icons that are needed for my job.

Cons: The only complaint that I have had so far, is regarding not being able to duplicate (copy and paste) items to another page.

Overall: The Esticom cloud-based software has been a great addition to my team! Personally, it has made me more efficient when providing passive DAS proposals for my customers.

Thank you

May 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like most about the software, that i was catered to my specialties which is fire alarm and security. In addition to making edits on the drawings and downloading a PDF document with the changes.

Cons: The least favorable thing i feel on the software is not being able to delete all drawings at one time instead of one at a time.

Overall: My overall experience with Esticom has grown since I first used it and it has increase the amount of proposals/bids I can send out in one day.

Fast layouts, must have strong internet connection

May 11, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Esticom allows for faster layouts. You can skip most of your blue print printing process for quotes which saves a lot on paper and ink. Nice tracking system

Cons: Very hard to use over wifi. You must have a strong internet connection. I would like this better IF I were uploading design CAD drawing instead of PDFs

Overall: I use it daily. I also keep a safety net of my old quote system for pricing while I'm still learning the system.

year two

May 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use and the importing tool for inventory items, and drawings.

Cons: no option to feed updated pricing from vendor, or having to check pricing after quote has been completed.

Overall: It's better than any other software I've tried or just using a pencil

Best take off software I've used

May 07, 2019
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: Groups, being able to change specs of wire for instance, also add things in the estimating part of the software.

Cons: none. they keep making upgrades. Keep it coming.

Overall: I used to do take off by hand on the wall of my office. Enough said!

US to Canadian

May 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Some of the options are not easily converted from the US to Canadian.

Measurements. Material costs, tax etc.

Cons: We have to be careful before we send an estimate out to insure all the calculations are correct. Measurements are in metric. Pricing etc.

Overall: With Esticom we are able to do an estimate in a fraction of the time. We are still working through some of the issues with pricing and description from US to Canadian but overall very productive.

Great estimating software

May 07, 2019
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: This software is awesome. It was easy to learn and easy to use. It offers all the features I need and keeps on adding tools that I want. I would recommend it to any Electrical estimator

Cons: The only functions missing that I would like to have is a highlighter and the ability to take a snapshot.

Overall: My overall experience is great. All the functions work seamlessly

Esticom is AWESOME!

May 07, 2019
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 honestly like everything about the software, especially the customer support I received from rep. It is a power program that makes estimating very easy, which gives me spare time to find new projects and study new technologies!

Cons: The only thing I do not like is when changes are made to the software and its a bit of a surprise. I would like an email in advance explaining the changes. It would also be nice to be able to export the quotes in various formats.

Overall: Absolutely great, I would highly recommend this software to all Estimators and Sales reps.

Great Job

May 07, 2019
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: The software is easy to use and has a whole stock list of the product we sell in the fire alarm and security industry.

Cons: The only thing I found least about the software, can the tool be able to float of the screen to allow all the items on the page to be seen.

Overall: I am able to send out quotes with one process. Eliminating hours I use to take preparing my bids.

Esticom

Aug 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the amount of parts and assemblies. I also like the way the estimate is presented at the end. There is a learning curve but it is pretty easy once you are used to it. I do like not going to get prints.

Cons: No problems. Some parts are not what I call them, but names vary.

Overall: I enjoy the program. I am finding it helpful and easy to use.

Esticom - Cabling Quote Software

May 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of the calculating the quantities for materials and labor.

Cons: Input of all our materials and adding each designated labor amount. Getting used to the format of Additional Notes section - with copying and paste from other quotes.

Overall: The quoting time is cut in half. Less computer time and more Customer time.

User friendly software

May 14, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly, I like how you can upload drawings too.

Cons: Sometimes I don't have drawings, and then I skip to estimating, but then I have to create my assembly's or parts, instead of picking them.

Overall: I have enjoyed using this soft ware, it's quick and easy for me, I use it everyday.

Esticom

May 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use software was able to learn the basics with little instructions

Cons: don't like that you cant edit parts from the assembly screen

Overall: The support is a bit substandard, today you would expect that you would have a link direct to support team. that said my issues were resolved

Game Changer!

Mar 16, 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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Pros: time savings, ease of use

Cons: none so far!

Overall: I have been estimating for many years and with different companies and methods. This software drastically reduces my time spent doing take offs, and has also has increased our accuracy! I would highly recommend this to any business needing an estimating solution.

Recommendations to other buyers: It took me a short while to get used to how easy it was and trust it. partially because I have been estimating so long with old antiquated software and methods. Now when I have an emergency customer coming to me needing pricing right away, I don't even flinch!

Estimating software

May 17, 2019
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: Ease of use. I like the auto-count feature. Its great to be able to upload a ton of blueprints for different jobs and do the take-off

Cons: The parts list could use some revising. I know its an ongoing feature though.

Esticom

May 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Globally easy to use. Only the part of the catalog is a little more complicated

Cons: Catalog part prices are little off. Too many outdated items and not enough recent ones.

Overall: Saving time on estimating

Good software to use

Aug 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to Navigate and use

inbuilt parts and accesories

Cons: Need to be more user friendly by taking inputs from users

Overall: Overall its good to have it

Owner

Aug 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cloud based and ease of use while having all feature

Cons: missing features . Esticom is good about adding upon suggestion

Super friendly estimating software

Aug 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, intuitive and easy to navigate

Cons: It would be nice, if it can auto pull pricing from suppliers

Our Customer Support person has returned every call and email promptly. He is great!

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is very user friendly

It makes proficient estimates

The value for money is 100%

It is easy to change and update your information

Cons: I wish there was one more "spot" to put costs. You can break out labor and material, but if we need to estimate drawings, permits or something "office related" we have to put it in labor OR material. It is sometimes difficult to explain when a customer sees the bid. It would be nice to have one more category

Great estimating program

May 10, 2019
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: Very affordable, easy to use, lot of installed items and assemblies, easy to edit, take off is simple to use

Cons: Importing your own prices and labor values is a little slow.

Overall: I have used several estimating programs and this is one of the best I've used. Easy to learn and it has lots of features. I would recommend to anyone wanting a quality estimating program.

Good Choice for Fire Protection estimates

May 14, 2019
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: 1- Easy to handle

2- Support from Esticom is very accurate

3- Useful for estimators

Cons: 1- Add more tools for measurament (area)

Overall: Thank this program we can do our estimamtes for materials in differents biddings and we just use an any computer or laptop. Now we do not print all plans that we receveid and is a save in paper and money.

Esticom Review

May 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Quickly builds a quote from take-offs and provides as-built drawings for clients with minimal effort

Cons: Needs to have additional design symbols (or even custom drag/drop clients own). Symbols for information should not necessarily count within the bill of material sheet(s).

Thank you Esticom!

Mar 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I highly recommend this software! From an estimating standpoint, this is the best product I have ever used. Our team is winning more projects and knocking out estimates faster.

Not perfect, but better than anything else.

May 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use. Intuitive. User friendly, and great (fast!) technical support.

Cons: I seem to be to only one installing conduit systems, especially in rigid conduit. I have to custom make almost every line item on my projects.

Great but there is room for improvement

May 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's easy to use and fair pricing. It works well with pdf floor plans

Cons: Lacks features for drywall contractors. Please add the option to multiply wall square footage in cases walls require more than one board