“As a Schneider System Integrator that also offer Trend & Tridium Solutions, System Controls have been successfully delivering well engineered solutions to the BMS market for many years now.
That also meant our estimating package which was bespoke was many years old also, getting very inflexible & in danger of crashing every time we used it, basically at end of life.
I was tasked with finding & implementing a new estimating software for the company to help us become more productive & add more current features.
I thought this would be easy as there are so many different estimating tools on the market today.
I searched & enquired with various platforms, but quickly found that off the shelf products didn’t suit what we required.
I thought I had found one specific to BMS, but it didn’t deliver what we were looking for in an estimating package either.
I then searched for a BEMS estimator & found Blackbuck Ltd offered an off the shelf product that had been in use within the industry for years.
It offered everything we were looking for, easy to use, modern interface, flexible in how you want your items to be displayed, auto generation of points lists & a proposal quote to send to the customer & more importantly, no special software or hardware requirements.
Not only that, the information that our projects department required when sales turned a quote into an order & handed over to projects was already available in the software & made this a more closely aligned procedure.
As if that wasn’t enough of a reason to be extremely happy with the software, now having used it & fine tuned it to how we want it to look, we have realised that the amount of time we spend on estimating for projects has been reduced by almost two thirds making us much productive as a company.
We now have so much more flexibility in our estimating package & working with Steve at Blackbuck Ltd was the icing on the cake.
He is such an easy, professional person to deal with, very good in how he trains you on the software & we have had quite a few training sessions.
Steve makes the transition to the new software so easy & his knowledge from within the BMS industry really shows when you begin to use the software.
He is a pleasure to deal with.
I would thoroughly recommend Blackbuck Estimating software.”
BeMS Estimating is a complex and time-consuming exercise, often done under increasingly shorter deadlines. Our aim is to provide a BeMS Project Estimating Tool that improves speed, accuracy and provides a clear concise project offer to the client.
In addition to this the Project DASHBOARD creates high visibility of project costs in tabulated and graphical formats, these include labour for Engineering, Project Management, Gross Margin, Electrical Installation and Control Panel Manufacturing clarity for an informed bid review by the system provider.