McCormick Systems

Electrical Estimating Software

4.5 / 5 59 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

McCormick Electrical Estimating software was developed specifically to handle the needs of construction firms that operate in the Electrical, T&D and Low Voltage trades.


Average Ratings

59 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • McCormick Systems
  • www.mccormicksys.com/
  • Founded 1979
  • United States

About Electrical Estimating Software

McCormick's Estimating and Design Estimating Pro (Digital Takeoff) is the perfect contractor's tool. This software has the ability to update pricing from major pricing services such as Trade Service and NetPricer, or update pricing using your own individual supply house. The database also will include bid labor units based on a national average, 2 Change Order labor units, and all 3 NECA levels. From PDF to Proposal, all in one program!


Electrical Estimating Software Features

  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Calculators
  • Change Orders
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Database
  • Customer Management
  • Job Costing
  • Price Data / Price Books
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff

Electrical Estimating Software Reviews Recently Reviewed!

I learned how to use this product in a week.

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I highly recommend this product.

Pros: It has all the features to bid a whole job right at your fingertips. It has educational videos built in to the software which is a great help.

Cons: I was not able to use this to it's full potential. I would have liked to use it for a full electrical job bid.

Better than estimating by hand.

Oct 19, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Saved information makes it easy to go back into any job you are bidding. Nice to have tech support when you need it.

Cons: Takes time to get used to when you first start the program, personally was hard when you┬┐re used to doing it by hand.

Does it all

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Added the auto takeoff feature, so no need to plot drawing off, must have if your on the go

Pros: Ease of use, mainly with the database lookup of particular items. Simple search and click.

Cons: Like all estimation software it takes some time to get use to, also included the takeoff software,it's a real timesaver.

Poor quality, full of bugs.

Sep 08, 2017
1/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The company would not provide any sort of refund. They told us that the 30 days had expired but anybody who has ever tried to launch a new software system and enter custom labor units and assemblies knows that 30 days is not reasonable. I would stay away from this system, there are much better ones out there, we ended up purchasing Accubid and it is great! Customer service is excellent and the system was easy to set up and runs on any platform.

Pros: It was moderately priced. Really there is nothing else to say about this product that is a pro, it is worthless and now resides in the box it came in. The box is a nice box perhaps because it is green and that is an aesthetically pleasing color.

Cons: Difficult to install, Slow to work with new hardware, the system runs an almost obsolete platform so if you have updated hardware and software the system will not run well, customer support was terrible, tech support could not solve the issue at hand and then gave up on it.

Easy to use, and very fast to learn the software!

Jul 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Excited to see what the future holds for my company now and the updates of McCormick's system! Now we have time to concentrate on other aspects of the business. Keep up the good work !!!

Pros: Everything about McCormick's system is very user friendly and I don't have any complaints! Dylan Fisher has been very helpful and patient as I learn the software. Was very nervous, worried If I could learn and use this without major training but after acouple training sessions it started to come together very fast!

Cons: Give me alittle more time. Right now I'm new to the system and haven't found anything that your McCormick's guys can't handle or make right.

Recent upgrades have taken away the ability to substitute different specs.

Jun 28, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Be careful to clarify what your warranty period is and when you have to start to pay the yearly service fee

Pros: Friendly customer service personnel. program is fairly intuitive once you get used to it. They return call promptly

Cons: If you have a simple problem, they will not answer any question if you don't pay the yearly service fee. Even if the problem is a hardware issue with their hardware.

McCormick Estimating Software 1000 w/ OSE

Jun 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I can not say enough about the support that is given. I had a issue with the license key when I first got it. One quick call to tech support they had me up and running in minutes. Then after that I talked with my regional sales manager, he could not have been more friendly or helpful. That has not been intrusive either He has checked in a couple of times to make sure everything was going well. Live on screen demo and training was helpful. He did such a good job with that I haven't had that many questions. On one occasion I called to ask a question on something I couldn't figure and asked for "my" guy, he had gone home for the day so I left a voicemail. It wasn't 10-15 minutes later and he was calling me back, after his work hours, now that customer service. The software is well written, easy to use and intuitive. Changes to accommodate your business is easy to do as well. The fact that the On screen estimating is part of the estimating software, if purchased, is great. It's nice to watch counts go directly to the estimating software, rather than importing it. This has been perfect for our small 5-10 man electrical company.

Pros: The support can't be beat and ease of use. The ability to accept auto updates from trade service, national pricing service and others to keep pricing up to date.

Cons: The license key, on a thumb drive, did not work when it was shipped . Other than that I haven't ant issues or complaints

Outstanding customer support. Software fulfills our needs exactly.

Jun 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I would highly recommend McCormick Systems over any other Take Off software.

Pros: System allows us to give more accurate bids and also allows us to avoid delay in waiting on pricing from supply companies. Also the flexibility in creating your own personal assemblies and overlapping similar plans are key features.

Cons: Multi User function is costly. Like most other systems available, you will need a large monitor to view plans.

McCormick Electrical software

Jun 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: There support system seems really strong.

Pros: It has a lot of take off's and assemblies to speed up the time to write a bid. It is a fairly simple process and helps you through step by step until you get to the end.

Cons: We have to have a key in the computer to use it and the software comes on cd's. Who uses CD's anymore?

We have used other software products and this for the money looked the best for what we needed

May 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use with some help, the support really helpful and great to take to. They will call you back within 15 min if you leave a message or so.

Cons: Going on line to watch some of the training but the training videos where for a 2 system better than the one we have, makes it a little confusing. I wish the tabs for going back and froth was at the top of the page without closing one to get to the other.

Very large and versitile

Apr 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: If we didn't have so much already invested, I'd try a different system. My estimators don't want to go through the learning process to change.

Pros: Large program, not difficult to learn. Having our business in Phoenix and them being in the Phoenix area cuts the cost of training down.

Cons: Setting up initially takes a bit of time. Every time they come out with an updated version it has had lots of bugs and problems. The advised us that we would save a lot of time on estimating going with "On Screen Take-off" and it was the opposite. It cost us a lot of time and was a TOTAL WASTE OF OUR TIME AND MONEY! They didn't care when I called and talked to them about it.

Timesaver!

Feb 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: We were used to spreadsheets and labor unit books. Now when we use the software an 8-10 hour estimate takes 3 hours! Never going back to the old way and we shall be upgrading soon.

Pros: Bank of units and ease of finding them.

Cons: Wish it had a search option for units

Recommendations to other buyers: Make the jump, time is money and we definitely save time with this software.

Great Program

Jan 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Love the program! Easy to use and keeps things organized.

Pros: Onscreen Takeoff. Easy Labor adjustments.

Productive Estimation Software

Jan 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I have been using Mccormick for three months, I took the standard class in December. As you build your preference while performing take off, you will be able to finish them faster. Their tech supports and sales service are wonderful, and always responsible.

excellent estimating software

Jan 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Comes with one on one on-line teaching when you need it. Great customer service. Only product that is just for plumbers I have found.

Pros: A+ customer service

Cons: Takes lots of one on one time with customer service to learn

Recommendations to other buyers: Well worth the money and time. Not all features software comes with will be used by you.

McCormick Rocks!

Dec 05, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Relatively easy to use plumbing package. Customer Support excellent.

Pros: Ease of setup and use

Cons: Beta testing.

Recommendations to other buyers: buy it

McCormick Review

Nov 14, 2016
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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Comments: This product is very helpful to our company. It has some great features that are quick and easy to use. We have been using it for many years in our company and have had nothing but positive feedback from using this product.

President

Nov 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: I have been very happy with the product and how easy it has been to learn.

Pros: On Screen Estimating has been a great addition to my company. I really like not having all the stacks of plans floating around the office. The take off has been very easy and tracking the labor units has taken a great deal of stress off me.

Cons: While navigating the system (where I own the 1000 level) it keeps teasing me with new tabs that when clicked on denies access duen to not having purchased the more expensive program.

Recommendations to other buyers: Watch the videos they are very clear and easy to follow.

Easy to Learn

Nov 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: This a good software for estimation purpose.I have used this for electrical installation estimation.This is very easy to learn by yourself.They have created assemblies for the each work task ,because of that you will not miss anything when you do your estimation.And also in addition to assemblies they mentioned item prices also.Therefore you are able to utilize these based on your requirement. They have already added prices for materials based on current market price ,But you can chance those if you needed.When considering overall ,this may good product.

Pros: This product is vary easy to use. when you try on your first day may understand its function by yourself.They have a very good video lessons that explain the steps and procedures for how to use this software efficiently. When i started this software to my estimation ,i learned it using their video lesson .I think , This all video is very easy to follow.I am sure all videos may help you to easy your work task. McCormick also has a very reliable support system if you have any troubles.

Great product

Nov 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This product shows ease of use and a great set up. We'll thought out program.

Pros: The ease of use

Cons: I had nothing that I disliked.

Mccormick Review

Oct 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Very good support and ease of use. Easy to pick up.

Cons: The price

McCormick Estimating

Oct 18, 2016
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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Comments: I have been using an estimating program to help with my Plumbing Estimation since 1990. I had previously used (2) other types of programs before I decided to try the McCormick 4000 Platinum system. I began working for this Plumbing Company in March of this year, and this Company was not using any type of estimating program. Our first order of business was to begin a search for what appears to us to be the best system on the market. We bought the McCormick System in April and I have been using it since the day we received it. Since I have been using estimating take-off systems for around 25 years, the transition to this system was extremely easy and I have not missed a beat. In the 6 + months that I have been using this system I have learned some of the tricks to navigating the system which is very easy.

Pros: Ease of learning how to use this product. They have a very good video tutorials that explain the steps and procedures for how to use this system. Granted, I personally am very familiar with estimating programs, so this transition from the program that I had most recently been using was very easy. I do believe that even if I had not been familiar with estimating programs that the video tutorial, which is very easy to follow, would walk me through how to get set up. McCormick also has a very reliable support system if you have any troubles.

Cons: I have used (3) different systems over the last 25-years and the only issue I have is that there are types of materials that we may may be using occasionally that are not in the system. These are mainly related to some of the systems we get into for the pipefitting side. This applies to all of the systems I have used. I also wish that these systems had more of the site utility materials in their programming. In comparing McCormick to the other systems that I have used, their library of materials is definitely the most complete and the have a fantastic assembly library.

Recommendations to other buyers: I definitely recommend McCormick to anyone wanting to either start using a computer estimating system for the first time or as an upgrade from a system that you are presently using. You will be impressed with what this program has to offer. McCormick has several levels that you can consider based on your needs.

Powerline Construction Company

Oct 17, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: So far the program has been easy to learn and has a lot of potential. It appears to be tailored more toward electrician work than powerline construction so the setup is a little more labor intensive than we initially believed.

Pros: Once set up, the program is intuitive and easy to put together a list of material, man hours, and cost. Interface looks daunting at first but with a little practice from the tutorials, it is easier to use than most other brands.

Cons: Pricey. Entering the cost of materials and labor rates takes quite a long time, but it would be similar to any other bidding software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make use of the customer support and do the tutorials so you can learn the basics of the software.

First Steps with McCormick Electrical

Oct 12, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Although we are just starting exploring the software we are experiencing shortfalls as it applies to power line construction and its materials. We will make our own adjustments and the McCormick people seem sportive enough, but we feel the need to attend their seminars to really learn the guts of the product and its abilities. So I guess we aren't dating, but need to be married and live with this software for years.

Pros: Closest application to powerline contractors we could find.

Cons: Always more we need to buy and or attend and learn. Materials package add on not addressing the powerline market.

Recommendations to other buyers: Doubt if you will find anything else as advanced in powerline construction software as McCormick. We will adjust and learn and ask McCormick to tweak the software toward the needs of our industry

McCormick or Accubid?

Oct 11, 2016
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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Comments: We went through a detailed review of both McCormick's Win 6000 and Accubid's product. After thorough analysis, we picked McCormick's software. We found that McCormick simply has a greater value. Both products can do the same thing, however with Accubid the additional (yearly, and upgrade fees) add up quite substantially.

Pros: 1. Customer Service: Any technical problems/questions are resolved very promptly. 2. All-in One: With McCormick you can easily produce change orders within a project folder. With Accubid, you need to purchase a program just to do change orders and they aren't upfront about it.

Cons: 1. A few glitches 2. 32 Bit System - You may get get some glitches on initial set-up (however tech support, resolved them instantly).

Recommendations to other buyers: When reviewing both programs, we were told a lot of false information about McCormick's program. Write down those concerns, and relay them to McCormick. They will grateful demonstrate they aren't true. Evaluate each software, and choose what is right for your company. Sometimes the popular choice, is not the right choice.

McCormick Software

Oct 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The software is intuitive to a large degree. There are many common electrical assemblies to choose from and modify, and modifying those assemblies is very easy. I am running the win 3000 which has some functionality hold backs from the more expensive win 6000. There are workarounds for all of the things you don't get for the most expensive version of the software. Overall I like it a lot.

Pros: Customer service is unmatched. If you have a question, you can and get an answer. You talk to REAL people. There are no hold times I have experienced and you can bother them as much as you want!

Cons: All electrical estimating software limits functionality if you don't buy the most expensive version. Kinda like buying a bike with no handle grips. You can ride it but it just isn't as comfy.

Recommendations to other buyers: No regrets buying this software. I have had it for a month and have landed 2 jobs.

mc cormick

Oct 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: this is first estimating program I have used, it is very user friendly, easy to understand, navagation is easy and tech support has been very good, they are there when you call them and if they are busy they get back with you in a reasonable amount of time. System is reasonably priced compared to the other systems we looked at. I have already referred this program to a few other estimators

McCormick Vs. Accubid

Oct 06, 2016
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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Comments: After recently aquiring this software for our Company, I couldn't feel more confident with our decision. As with most people, our choice came down to either Accubid or McCormick. Both are great programs but we decided to go with McCormick because it is cheaper and does essentially everything Accubid does. Further we were told that McCormick support is exceptional and so far that has held true. They are extremely fast at helping us, (almost instant) and we have had zero issues that they haven't been able to solve for us in minutes. Since the setup and learning curve of McCormick and Accubid are initially pretty large, we believe that the help and support we are getting from McCormick at no extra cost is exceptional. They truly care about our needs and help us achieve a smooth transition. PS. We are located in Canada and we have no issues with the McCormick system and their database.

Pros: -Exceptional Customer Service -Only need one program to run everything. Whereas you need 3 separate licences and programs with Accubid to get the complete experience. -Cheaper by quite a bit than Accubid if you consider the additional programs you must purchase. (McCormick has built in change order management) -Easy 5 step Bid process with easy to use On screen take off built in. -Free upgrades for the first year and significant discounts thereafter.

Cons: -Operates on a 32-bit system which is outdated so may have difficulty installing on 64 bit system if you are not tech savvy. Easily solved with McCormick support though. -Database is not as extensive as Accubid, but we have to modify assemblies anyway to suit our needs so this wasn't a big concern. -Lack of refine feature in Auto-count which Accubid has. (This allows for refined search to weed out unwanted fixtures faster.) Therefore Accubid autocount is better than McCormick but if you play around with match % and set it closer to 80% we get no issues.

Recommendations to other buyers: In the process of purchasing this software we were told a lot of false statements about McCormick from Accubid staff so please have an open mind when considering. We simply asked McCormick about the concerns and were able to set up demo's to confirm that these accusations were false. This further inlfuenced our descion that Accubid wasn't the right company for us.

Time Saver!

Oct 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: This product has saved me valuable time and has increased my productivity when it comes to bidding.

Pros: Easy to learn

Cons: After purchasing software classes are not free.

Great Software, very impressed!!

Sep 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, and simplicity of working through the bidding process.

Cons: Nothing so far, they have been great to deal with and are very persistent to keep up with making sure I'm happy with the product and properly educated on how to use it.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look for the all in price as many will sell you on piece by piece packaging

Customer Service Makes All the Difference

Sep 13, 2016
4/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product is not easy to use but with the customer support and online videos, a fairly novice person can figure this out

Cons: The only downfall I have found is that most people in my industry have moved to a more universal software

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you are given adequate time to use the software and really see if it is right for you before you buy it

Commercial and Industrial

Sep 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use. Counts well and easy to make your runs

Cons: Sometime lags a small bit but not to bad. Not to easy to get ahold of help.

Recommendations to other buyers: Just get some experience when you start out. Takes a while to get used to.

Good software

Sep 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Precise product with great potential. The vendor and customers service are impressive. They were there to help me all time, every day even the week-end.

Cons: Lots of options but hard to use. You need help to learn how to use them. The tutorial needs to be more detailed. Courses are being given but only in USA so other countries such Canada, we can rely only on those tutorials

Recommendations to other buyers: A little bit expensive so make sure you have enough quotes to put it in good use

Organized software

Aug 26, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: On screen take off software and quick count. Need more knowledge to make his process faster. Before you do anything, make sure take one class online and be citified.

Cons: Customer service are up to date all the time, and always happy to help anyone.

Recommendations to other buyers: Spend more time before you do any purchases and learn the system.

After 1 hour on-line demonstration

Aug 25, 2016
4/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I know that software is only as good as the vendor's support. So far I have been impressed with McCormick's commitment to helping clients with learning, questions, and tech support.

Cons: The price to quality ratio, often expressed as value, seems to just ok. Not bad, but just average, which for this product is the only negative.

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep in mind how you may have to change some of the ways that you now estimate projects.

I haven't had this product long, but so far I like it.

Aug 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to speed up my takeoff time when doing estimates and bids. Also the fact that all the people for this company work out of one location.

Cons: No complaints so far. Haven't had it long yet. Hopefully none coming.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take your time and listen to what all the different companies that Software Advice recommends have to say.

Just Learning

Jan 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: We just recently purchased the McCormick 3000 software. I have taken the beginners training course and found the software to be very in depth. The support from this company is exceptional, I have been contacted by phone and e-mail since the purchase. I hate to admit, I have been too busy to get back at the software and reply to support, I will have to relearn it already.

Cons: Nothing to dislike so far. I need more time on the software to have a firm grip on the capability

Recommendations to other buyers: When comparing software, compare prices and support. McCormick was the best to deal pre and post purchase.

awesome I love this program so far

Jan 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Very helpful, and fast to respond they are great at explaining things , to help you get through any problems you may have .

Cons: Nothing so far, it sees pretty self explanatory, can't change thing in audit trail ,

Recommendations to other buyers: It looks over complicated at first but it is really easy

So far, so great!

Jan 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: While I am still learning my way around the software, my best impression lies with the service of this company. Before I even purchased the product, I was given an unexpected amount of time and attention to have all my questions answered. Currently, if I am having trouble navigating the system, I have found the tech support to be extremely and appropriately responsive. Even the representative who closed the sale on my system remains in contact and available if needed. That is unheard of in my customer service experience and greatly appreciated.

Cons: I have had to perform frequent updates with the system either as technology has changed on my end or theirs. While this is mildly inconvenient, I do feel like I have a product that is always up to date. These updates or issues have always been dealt with promptly and with little effort on my part so it is really not a complaint but an observation.

Recommendations to other buyers: While I was shopping around for my product, I found that many companies were willing to link me to a video or even send me a sample cd. McCormick spent an unexpected amount of time making sure that I was fairly comfortable with what I was getting before I ever made a decision to purchase. I was given many layers of contact which included several un-rushed phone calls, a guided tutorial and many promptly answered emails. I would recommend anyone given this opportunity should definitely consider the amount of time a company is willing to spend with their company to make them feel comfortable with such an important purchase. Upon purchase I found the training videos to be well done and easy to follow. Within the software itself, the program is extensive and can be a little overwhelming but again, help is easy to get to. Although overwhelming, the more I get into the program, I realize how much detail they have put into this system. My bids have been so much more complete in part because of the items that are already built into the system. Also, the system does a lot for you. Once I got a few bids under me, I realized how seamless and logical it is to move from one step to the next. I can easily change pay scales or add items as an option without losing work that I have already done. The layout of the bid summary and the extensions makes putting my final proposal together very easy with all the important information at a glance.

Great Estimating tool

Dec 23, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's a great check and balance to doing takeoff because of all that's written in to it. It helps prevent missing things while doing takeoff

Cons: I still can't upload a print and push a button and have it give me the perfect winning bid number yet. Really, I have no major complaints.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get familiar with it and then invest the time and money to go to the class. It helps a lot.

DELTA Review

Nov 19, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The speed and flexibility of the product is hands down better than the others in the market.

Cons: Since switching to McCormick, I have not found anything that I do not like.

Recommendations to other buyers: This software is definitely a game changer. Take the time to take the classes they offer to learn all of the ins and outs of the program.

Residential/small commercial company

Nov 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: First and foremost the software is extremely versatile and you can use it for everything from small jobs to multi million dollar projects. Secondly the customer support is second to none, if I have an issue, every time they have been there to help me/clean up my mess.

Cons: I wish they were a little more upfront about features in each level of the product.

Recommendations to other buyers: Plan on a little bit of a learning curve when you get rolling, but its worth putting in the time, because once your comfortable the time savings is more than worth the investment.

McCormick has led to best year yet

Nov 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: McCormick Estimating Software is very user friendly. Once I received the product we were pretty much off and running and if we did have a question McCormick's tech support walked me through my issue step by step. With the addition of OSE Pro take off is a breeze. Since integrating this software into our everyday operations we have been landing job after job.

Cons: If I could change one thing about the software it would be a minor one, it would be better descriptions of the items and assemblies. Sometimes it is hard to figure out what part is closest to the one you would use in the field based on the description.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would set up a webinar with the different companies that you are considering and see what one fits your needs best. Many have different features but I could not be happier with our investment in McCormick Systems.

McCormick Has changed how our company operates for the better

Nov 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Software works great from start to end of a project, helps keep things organized and streamlined. Support staff is great, tech support and phone support. Don't have many issues but if I do they are solved within a very short period.

Cons: training classes are only on the states. I like the travel but it would be more cost effective if it were to take place in Canada.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take the video tutorial, if you think this is a useful product it will be. Once trained on how to use it, it is a great tool for estimating all projects big and small and keeps everything consistent.

Great software that fits are needs now & will allow for future growth

Oct 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The following are the top reasons we selected McCormick Systems software as our in-house takeoff software: 1) Customer service, specifically our Account Rep Dylan 2) Easy of use 3) Capabilities of the software 4) Price/Value of the software We choose McCormick Systems because their platform is exactly what we needed, it is incredibly user friendly, their customer service and support is fantastic, and the price/value was unmatched. The software allows us to save time and money on our takeoffs immediately; not to mention there is room to grow within the platform at no extra cost to us. Working with everyone at McCormick Systems (from our Account Rep, to the IT Dept, to the VP Sales) has been a true pleasure. A lot of companies say the customer comes first ... but don't always follow through on that promise - McCormick Systems takes that promise to heart!

Cons: The installation process and getting the software up and running was difficult. Upon installing the physical software key it created a very large usage drain on our in-house server, resulting in a frustrating lag on all employee terminals and all programs including McCormick Systems software. The good news was that McCormick Systems was great at figuring out a solution, as well as extending our trial period so that we could adequately test out the software prior to purchasing it.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do your homework and actually test out multiple products using real life scenarios (in our case actual takeoffs we were doing at the time). We started out by narrowing our list of potential vendors down to five. From there we vetted it down to three, of which we had all three do a live demo of their product, as well as a Q&A session. After that we narrowed it down to two and then asked for a free trial from each vendor and actually did some real life takeoffs - to see which one was the best fit for our needs. The trials allowed us to clearly see which software fit our needs the best and allowed us to purchase with confidence.

Great Software...Great Support

Jul 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I have used this product in the past at previous employers. In starting a new company, I did extensive research to find my best option for Electrical Estimating Software. The team at McCormick helped me through the process and gave me in depth access to the innovative products I had not been experienced with in the past. I took the next step in becoming more efficient with the On Screen Estimating upgrade, and can't see how I managed without it for so many years. Thanks McCormick!

Cons: There is a cost to quality estimating software, but if you want to get to the next level it is critical.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take a test drive with the Sales and Tech Support team at McCormick. They did a great job in highlighting the features OSE has to offer.

McCormick User since 2008

Jul 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I find McCormick to be very user friendly. The support is second to none and very timely.

Cons: I would not change anything about the software. The yearly cost seems expensive but you get what you pay for.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do not consider any software without evaluating their method of support. Without good tech support estimating software will not advance your company.

Moving forward with McCormick

Jul 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The McCormick estimating software with the On Screen Estimating option definitely simplifies and expedites the estimating process while maintaining accuracy.

Cons: I do not have a problem with this product at the current time.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do your homework and compare but only to re-assure that your are purchasing a great product for a fair price.

McCormick Systems Electrical Estimating Software

Jul 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Product works well and Tech Support is outstanding. You actually get to talk with a person when you have any issues!

Cons: Having used 4 or 5 other softwares there have been good and bad about each software. The reports function of McCormick is a little quirky

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure the software has the features you are looking for

McCormick Estimating System

Jul 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This system has great versatility, your able to breakdown the job into as many pieces as need. Easy set up for a schedule of values. Excellent customer service and support.

Cons: The only issue I have is pricing as we didn't purchase the offered pricing package. We are working with a couple of our vendors to get regular pricing up dates.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take advantage of all the training and practice, practice, practice.

Cannon Companies

Jun 17, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: McCormick product was a good fit for our company and the way we conduct business today, then vendor was great to work with very helpful with the setup of the program.

Cons: The product could be a bit more flexible with the reports.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do your research and make sure you can tweak it to fit what you need.

McCormick Systems Is Awesome

May 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The Product works great and is fully customizable to fit your needs. Tech Support is real friendly and helpful.

Cons: There is nothing I dont like so far with this vendor. Everyone there is real helpful.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is one of the best programs for the cost and easy to learn and use.

Excellent software and Most of all a Time Saver..

May 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Best product for my business, the WIN 1000 software has been nothing but an asset to my business. I have never had so much confidence in bidding on projects until I've used this product. I've won more projects using this software than I did bidding off drawings, most of all I've saved a lot of time in completing a bid and i know exactly what my profit will be.

Cons: Nothing not to like about this product. Everything was and still is just perfect from the beginning.

Recommendations to other buyers: The staff is amazing, always go above and beyond t make sure their clients are nothing but satisfied with the software they've purchased. Tech support is always there either with a click of a button or by phone. They have different products for contractors that fits the size of your business from 1 or 2 man shops to 100+ employee shops. Most of all McCormick System is very competitive.

Time saver

May 07, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Simple and easy to use. The technical support and sales professionals are very helpful and prompt.

Cons: There is a little bit of a learning curve at the beginning.

Recommendations to other buyers: Choose what options you need and don't go overboard and end up spending more than you need to.

Estimator / Project Manager

Dec 01, 2014
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Their support team is friendly and knows their product well.

Cons: There's no training available close to Georgia. Also, PDFs do not transfer easily. I was informed a patch is coming.

Recommendations to other buyers: Pay close attention to the competitors' on-screen takeoff. It's not all it is cracked up to be.

McCormick Electrical Estimating Software

Aug 21, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: The support that this product has is excellent. From my sales support contact, who stepped through the program remotely early on a Saturday morning, to the detailed training videos and tech support, McCormick exceeded my expectations.

Cons: I have no complaints or dislikes. The software, once understood, is easy to use.

Recommendations to other buyers: Compare it to your current software. You will find that McCormick has all the various categories needed for an estimate, along with an extensive cost and assembly/parts library.

Designed for anyone to use

Jun 07, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Customer support is at the top of any I have ever seen. They are behind you 100%. Great people! It's so easy to learn how to use and has everything in its data that you could ever need to bid small to large projects.

Cons: I haven't found anything wrong with it yet. Everything runs so smoothly.

Recommendations to other buyers: Stop looking. I searched through all of them, got their samples, and even worked online with their reps. Nothing compared!

McCormick Estimating Software and OSE

Jun 04, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Very easy to use. I used to use OST and had to match and link all conditions. With OSE, it's integrated with McCormick so it's all done and makes takeoff that much easier.

Cons: The product is still new, and there are a few minor "convenience" glitches that I am told are being worked on. I would still give it 5 stars because the glitches do not affect the performance of the software. McCormick has always been available to me whenever I have needed them. There's nothing really to list about what I like least.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are currently using OST with McCormick, McCormick's OSE is a must have! McCormick's estimating software is the only software I have ever used.

Jul 29, 2012
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used McCormick Systems estimating software for over seven years now. This is the first investment of my company when I started my business. It has also been my best investment. McCormick is very easy to use and adaptable to particular needs. I also use Traser SX and On Screen Take-off and they seamlessly integrate with the estimating software. The Tech Support is spot on and very capable. We are also allowed to give input on what we would like to see in the updates to the software.