Estimator 2.0 is an advanced project management bundle that can be a worthwhile solution for business owners and contractors. It is generally used to produce cost estimates and to obtain accurate billing information. The interface is quite streamlined and the designers claim that users can cut their project costs by as much as 30 per cent. It is free to download.
Main Features and Functions
Estimator 2.0 is equipped with several useful tools which can be accessed immediately. Some of the most prominent include purchase orders, labour bills, accurate price estimates and the ability to create bills of quantities (for use in tendering). There are various settings which allow users to customise individual reports and the ability to record all material estimates will provide a much more accurate overview of the costs associated with a particular project. These and other functions are presented in a familiar windows layout, so there should be few issues regarding a learning curve.
Estimator 2.0 provides a wealth of other actions to choose from. Some of these include a built-in measurement book, the inclusion of VAT and other taxation concerns, graphical representations of all costs and printable invoices. As opposed to in the past, there are now no charges associated with an installation.