Local Government departments often have many responsibilities within their local area from infrastructure planning and specifications to the construction and maintenance of roads, drains and public spaces. They are generally chartered with delivering projects on time and on budget. Critical to this is getting the price and timeline right from the very beginning of a Project.
Benchmark Estimating Software can help Local Government departments to standardise their Project estimating while integrating with other internal business systems to ensure smooth operation of the department. Benchmark Estimating Software stores all of your estimating data, including Resources, Items and Routines for repetitive tasks, in a centralised library based database which increases the productivity of your staff by cutting down on repetitive data entry.
The ability to produce more accurate and consistent budget estimates will help you to be more accountable and solidify your reputation and confidence within the community.
Key features for Local Government Authorities
Benchmark Estimating Software makes it easy to price repetitive tasks with multiple parameters, such as road works, with Routines. Equally suited for day-to-day quotes through to more complicated items in larger estimates, Routines take the guesswork out of your cost estimating. You are provided with a list of questions to answer regarding your Project and then Benchmark Estimating Software does the rest for you.
The Routine screenshot to the right is of a Routine that would be used for an asphalt laying Project
If you often price numerous schedules of items from the same client (like an Engineer or Road Authority) and their standard specification or standard generally remains the same, then Auto Allocate will hold great benefits for you. Benchmark Estimating Software can bid an entire estimate in minutes using the Auto Allocate feature. It does this by automatically pricing the Items in your estimate using the same (or similar) Items from your Item Library.
Export to Microsoft Project
Executing a resource-based export to Microsoft Project is easy using Benchmark Estimating Software. Not only does it automatically create a gantt chart for your project but it also calculates the duration of each activity within your Project and exports the Resources and costs as well.
Benchmark Estimating Software’s Item Library stores the list of standard services you provide. Each Item contains a build up of Resources and can include standard production rates, notes and text. This Library is a key repository for your corporate knowledge and means that if key members of your team move on, they don’t take all of their knowledge with them.
Further Industry Resources
- Download a PDF Brochure
- View our Screenshot Gallery
- View Local Government Case Studies
- View Testimonials
- Overview of Benchmark Estimating Features
- Request a guided demonstration