"Our section - Project Services - Electrical Engineering utilises and has utilised the pricing information services from Trade Services of Australia for over 20 years and has been using the electronic version of the Contractors Pricing Manual (TRASER ®) for the last 15 years. We find this service invaluable for the pricing of LV copper distribution cables and underground PVC conduits and to a lessor extent switchboard components and internal fixtures. The staff at Trade Service of Australia have always been very helpful in regards to technical support even when the problems are the fault of the end user ie. not downloading the installing the updates within specified time frame. I believe that there will an automatic update option added to TRASER ® in the next few months that will reduce the need for the manual updating process - we are looking forward to this additional feature.
Thanks to the team at Trade Service of Australia."
|Regional Electrical Engineer RPEQ MIEAust, Department of Public Works
In its worldwide search for the best electrical estimating software, Stowe Australia located ConEst Software Systems based in the USA and has been awarded the Australian agency for the software and trades as ConEst Systems Australia Pty Ltd. IntelliBid Lite - Base estimating system for smaller Electrical Contractors suitable for 1 or 2 estimators.
IntelliBid Plus - This estimating package is supplied complete with add on modules for project job control, reporting, cost analysis, unit rate production and breakouts that are required by the majority of Australian Electrical Contractors, including full networking.
IntelliBid Pro - Comprehensive estimating system with all the above features plus even more add on modules for CAD interface, Network Administrator and Databid. Most contractors within Australia will not require this version.
ConEst Systems Australia has been established to support the Australian market with an estimating system which is superior to all other packages on the marketplace today, and that is supported by the industry for the industry. The associated estimate job costing reports that are produced within ConEst are an essential tool for project managers and for the successful financial management of each and every project in today’s demanding market.
As part of the development of the software, ConEst has created an Australian database item library and associated takeoff assemblies. The utilisation of these assemblies drastically reduces the required estimating time and reduces the risk of mistakes, incorrect formulas and the missing of minor items that can eventuate with spreadsheet estimating. Experience has revealed that the initial package cost is quickly recouped through these savings.
The ConEst IntelliBid database is being constantly reviewed to ensure the addition of all the latest products, removal of redundant items that are no longer available, the inclusion of new and improved assemblies plus general modification and improvement of the package.
ConEst Systems Australia offers software packages suitable for the smallest to the largest Electrical Contractors as listed herein:
All versions of the IntelliBid system are sold complete with a fully functioning Australian database and are customisable to the user’s required tender labour units and discount structures. The Australian database has a complete range of standard electrical equipment, materials & assemblies. Package pricing includes installation and one day’s training in your office.
Intellibid is sold with a fully functioning link to TRASER for Windows from Trade Service of Australia. This feature allows automatic trade pricing updates.
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ConEst Australia offers ongoing support and a basic annual maintenance agreement that will provide all package upgrades.
ConEst Australia also offers an Enhanced Annual Maintenance package which includes all package upgrades, plus all ongoing database improvements, thereby eliminating the additional cost to you of your independent maintenance of the database. This Enhanced plus Annual Maintenance package provides access for your input for improvements to the database, and also provides annual on-site installation of the upgrade plus 8 hours of on-site support. Your only remaining maintenance requirement during the course of each year will be to install each TRASER update as it becomes available.
For further information and pricing please visit the ConEst Systems website or contact ConEst Systems Manager Geoff Santos on the contact numbers below.
ConEst Systems Australia Pty Ltd.
10-12 Clyde St
Rydalmere NSW 2116
Mobile: 0418 358 393
Telephone: (03) 9695 2333
Facsimile: (03) 9695 2399