Asphalt Contractors deal with a wide range of construction and maintenance projects. In such a diverse and competitive industry, producing accurate, professional and consistent quotes quickly is a critical part of your operations.
Benchmark Estimating Software provides Asphalt Contractors with a “one-stop-shop” for all of your estimating, quoting and market share analysis needs. Our estimating software is easy to use, easily tailored to your operations and speeds up your quoting process for a competitive advantage.
Benchmark Estimating Software is also very flexible, offering you a standardised estimating solution for all Projects you undertake:
- For repetitive day-to-day quotes you can run a “Routine”.
- For larger projects you can add Items from your “Item Library”.
- And for your larger maintenance tenders you can use “Power Routines”.
When you have priced your Project, you can email your Quote directly from Benchmark Estimating Software as a PDF, and record your market share at the click of a button. You can Quote on the same job to different clients with ease and select from a Library of Standard and Special Conditions to appear on your Quotes, to save re-typing and eliminate unforeseen costs.
We have worked with many of the largest Asphalt companies in Australasia over the past 15 years. Our long relationship with the asphalt industry has resulted in an estimating software system that solves many of the common day-to-day challenges that Asphalt companies face.
Key features for the Asphalt and Spray Seal (Surface Dressing) industry
Pricing repetitive Asphalt Projects with many parameters is made easy with Benchmark Estimating Software’s Routines function. Equally suited for day-to-day quotes through to more complicated items in larger estimates, Routines take the guesswork out of Asphalt and Spray Seal estimating. They provide you with a list of questions (like a checklist) to answer, then the Routine calculates your Labour, Plant, Materials and Subcontract quantities and costs, and builds your estimate automatically.
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If you price large Asphalt or Spray Seal (Surface Dressing) Maintenance tenders, where you have many roads to price and where there is a similar operation at each road, Power Routines can save you hours of work. Designed specifically for the Asphalt industry, Power Routines streamline the consistent preparation of these types of estimates, giving you more time to review and fine tune your pricing.
If your company operate across a wide geographical area where pricing varies then Regionalisation is a must have feature.
Regionalisation allows you to have a different price for the same Resource (Labour, Material, Plant, Subcontract) in your Resource Library depending on the geographical area in which it is used. It also allows you to ‘regionalise’ the many other Libraries in Benchmark Estimating Software (e.g. Clients, Suppliers) so your users only see the data that is relevant to the Region they are pricing in.
Exclusive to the Corporate Edition of Benchmark Estimating Software, Regionalisation helps you to achieve a single estimating database from which to generate your market share reporting. This helps you to achieve greater cost control, more efficient data administration, greater consistency, and a competitive advantage.
The Item Library & Auto Allocate
Auto Allocate is perfect for Asphalt companies who price Schedules of Items from Road Authorities where the standard schedule rarely changes. Auto Allocate, can automatically price the Items in your estimate using the same (or similar) Items from your Item Library. Items can be matched on Item Description or Item Code for maximum accuracy.
Benchmark Estimating Software’s cartage calculator automatically calculates the cost of cartage based on the cartage distance for your Project. This feature can take into account a flag fall and distance included for each cartage-based Resource and helps to standardise your estimating process.
Benchmark Estimating Software generates professional Quote reports which you can email directly to your client as a PDF document. All Quotes can be customised with your company logo and you can include your own Standard and Project Specific Conditions.
Quote reports include Quotations with or without tax, Rate Only, Schedule of Rates submission and a Tender Letter. You can also use the popular Quote with Options feature to prepare a professional quote in the format and with the data you and your client require.
Sales and Marketing Reports
Our estimating software’s Marketing feature allows you to generate detailed marketing reports and graphs. You can analyse jobs by won/lost/pending as well as reason for loss and competitor comparisons.
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User Permissions and Authorisation
Our Authorisation feature ensures that Quotes are issued within your target margins for maximum profits. If a user generates a quote outside of their Authorisation limits, Benchmark Estimating Software notifies their manager by email asking them to approve the Quote. This also ensures greater accountability and control of your quoting processes.
Further Industry Resources
- Download a PDF Brochure
- View our Screenshot Gallery
- View Asphalt Industry Case Studies
- View Testimonials
- Overview of Benchmark Estimating Software Features
- Request a guided demonstration