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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.

Product Details

Easy to use cloud-based onscreen takeoff and estimating application purpose built for subcontractors. 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).

Contact Details

Esticom

https://www.esticom.com

Founded in 2014

Located in United States

Onscreen Takeoff
Project Dashboard
Customer Facing Quote
Estimating Screen

Starting Price

Free Trial

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

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
HVAC Estimating
Historical Database
Plumbing Estimating
Project Management
Reporting/Analytics
Subcontractor Management
Takeoff
What-if Analysis
Billing & Invoicing
Contract Management
Customer Management
For Commercial and/or Industrial Electrical Contractors
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
Billing & Invoicing
Commercial/Industrial
Cost Database
Data Import / Export
Equipment Maintenance
Financing Management
Labor Rates
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

Showing 5 of 59 reviews
Overall
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.6/5
Gail H.
Director of Contracts and Vendor Relationship
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2019

“Esticom Review”

OverallEsticom 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.
ProsI 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.
ConsThere are features that the program lacks and it does not integrate with Autotask (our CRM). Hopefully it will in the near future.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2019
Andrew C.
Owner
Telecommunications, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2019

“A Better Way to Estimate”

OverallOverall 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.
ProsEsticom 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.
ConsThere 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 7, 2019
Michael R.
Owner
Telecommunications, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2019

“I can finally stop looking.”

OverallAfter 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.
ProsThe 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.
ConsFirst 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2019
Erin L.
Owner
Construction, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 17, 2019

“You get "more" than you pay for”

OverallEsticom 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.
ProsThe 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.
ConsIt 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 17, 2019
Frank B.
Estimator
Construction, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2019

“Esticom Value and Innovation”

OverallWe 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.
ProsThe 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.
ConsOnly cloud based at this moment. I hope in future releases they will issue a server based stand alone platform for our secure projects.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2019