Quick Bid

Quick Bid

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Quick Bid can be used by estimators to produce profitable bids with material and labor costs with integrated tools to help manage your estimates and projects.

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Quick Bid review by <span>Ryan S.</span>
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Seamless Integration with OST, the BEST Full Estimating Suite on the Market - For Now

What do you like best?

Helpful from the first look at the drawings to the end of the project, great for the smallest jobs all the way to multi-million dollar endeavors.

What do you dislike?

QB has quirks like any other software in this category, but the fewest process-breaking of the group.

Initial setup can be cumbersome for anyone not familiar with the software, but OnCenter is very helpful in this process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend you take a good hard look at On Center's new product OASIS before committing to the OST/QB combo. Oasis exports to QuickBid, but the software is not interactive yet. Development is fast on Oasis, so I would expect to see a full blown pricing module in Oasis in the near future.

For the time being, I will continue to use the OST/QB combo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All pricing for all projects in one place, in an easy to sort and manage platform.

No more making separate excel spreadsheets for each area or breakout - you can do all of this on the fly with QuickBid.

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Quick Bid review by <span>Earl W.</span>
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Qbid is simple and a great product!

What do you like best?

How simple is it is to connect with OST and price our entire project.

What do you dislike?

The only real dislike I have is that after the latest update there are many things that lag. Changing the mark ups after all conditions are priced lags every time. Also, sometimes editing conditions that are still connected to OST take quite a while to process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Quick bid is very easy and simple to use. A lot of our material suppliers have databases that you can download directly to quickbid and will have all of their materials in it. Also, it is very simple to create and price you own materials if you want. Over the years we have added extra scopes of work in to our company and it has been very simple to add to our database. Also, we met with the OnCenter team at an AWCI event and they were great people to hang out and speak with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to price every aspect of our projects with the software.

What Construction Estimating solution do you use?

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Quick Bid review by <span>Christopher M.</span>
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Amazing Features

What do you like best?

Quickbid takes all the thinking out of bidding. Developing conditions to meet the needs of the project is a huge time saver which allows estimators to accurately give pricing to customers in a timely manner. Simple adjustments on the productions makes it easy for the user to understand the the time it takes for a Job to be completed. Having quick reports for stocking materials, getting vendor quotes with the eQuotes feature shaves time on ordering and able to get up to date pricing quickly.

What do you dislike?

The only complaint that I could have with the software would be not being able to have additional template features for the proposals.. Adding code to the template that could call out specific conditions could help save some time on giving breakouts of certain conditions/alternates. I have not found a way to add in code to give the description of the Alternates in the proposal. Bouncing back and forth between the notes and the conditions cost time to go in and out of the windows to fully give the scope of work needed for the project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are unsure about the product, Get with the OnCenter team to do a 2 week free trial. Dedicate about 8 hours of time to get a feel of the product. Use the material database to your advantage on creating new items. Create Assembly's to help breeze right through the conditions. All in all, this has saved hours of time. A little trick to bidding that I have found to cut some cost is change the heights on the materials. Example would be a 16' tall wall. Instead of putting drywall all the way up to 16' at one production rate, go to 12' and a faster production speed (ie. 110 sqft/hr) then the remaining 4' to a slower production rate (ie. 80sqft/hr). This will help you accurately fine tune the bid.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

High cost on projects. Being able to shave cost in the markup's, material waste, and being allowed to enter in numbers to the 1/10th or 1/100th position on the productions allow us to shave cost for certain conditions.

Quick Bid review by <span>James S.</span>
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Exactly as Promised

What do you like best?

Intuitive user interface. Much like the other On-Center products, after a couple hours of how-to videos, my team was off to the races. Labor, material, and equipment database is easily maintained. Excellent product.

What do you dislike?

Quick Bid is mostly geared toward self-performance. I would love to see a true subcontractor category in the unit cost data base, rather than breaking all assemblies into labor, material, and equipment. Though, if mainly self-perform, this is the product for you.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for a platform that is cost effective and not overloaded with unusable modules, or a platform that does not need to be tied to your accounting software, Quick Bid is the way to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Unified platform. Quick Bid has allowed me to provide a unified platform and cost data base for all my estimators across the company and in regional offices.

Quick Bid review by <span>Steve C.</span>
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Business Manager- Sales and Estimating

What do you like best?

Intuitive and simple to use. Lots of redundancy for user preference. Customization is easy. Great training videos. Tech help is very good. Project express updates have been very good. Cut/Paste/Duplicate operations save huge amounts of time.

What do you dislike?

New Releases and Updates are sometimes "buggy". Too many "bells and Whistles"- a little less is more. Account Representative turn over seems high. Not fully compatible with all industry accounting software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A great, very logically designed software package. This product is truly designed for the way that an estimator thinks. Also provides valuable information for the filed and internal support staff.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

reduces many human errors. provides multiple methods for cross-checking work. Provides lots of information for reports. Easy and logical- very well thought out for the estimating mind. Easy to modify materials, assemblies, payroll, per diem, etc.

Quick Bid review by <span>Richard N.</span>
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Simply the best

What do you like best?

Quick bid allows me to concentrate on finding the complex items within a bid, by allowing me to set up standard assemblies for the items that occur most of the time in a bid. It is configurable to quickly allow for the differences that are in every market I am pricing in.

What do you dislike?

There is really nothing about the software I dislike, however the most common complaint I hear from others is the cost.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get it and learn how to use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The first thing Quick Bid does is allow me to create detailed and accurate estimates. It also me to store a complete record of the costs and assumptions I made to arrive at my final bid. This is helpful when a project is shelved for a year or two and then restarted. Instead of starting over material and labor rates can be quickly adjusted to match the current market.

But by far the most important thing Quick Bid does for me is to provide the reports required for successful project management. When a superintendent has a labor budget to beat and a complete material list of long lead items, it helps a project start and remain on the right track.

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