Whether you are a head contractor undertaking multi-disciplinary projects or a subcontractor providing specialised services to the mining industry, Benchmark Estimating Software can help you to prepare more detailed and accurate estimates with confidence. Drill and blast, coal processing, civil, structural, ground support – whatever it is you do Benchmark Estimating Software helps you to produce more competitive estimates so you win more mining contracts and make more profits.
The central Libraries in Benchmark Estimating Software give you access to a central, current price list containing rates for all trades and from all of your Suppliers/Subcontractors. You can create estimates from first principles or set up standard Items or Routines to re-use over and over again.
Fine tuning estimates to suit each project is easy and fast through the simple interface. You can also modify user-defined Variables or Production Rates to make adjustments to key project-specific parameters quickly and see the instant affect on your price.
For companies that operate on different mine sites (or in different Regions) where rates for Labour, Materials, Plant and/or Subcontractor vary at each site, our Regionalisation feature will benefit you by dramatically improving your productivity and helping you to maintain all of your pricing data in one central database.
Benchmark Estimating Software also helps you to manage your Projects with powerful Project Management Reports and the ability to create a Resource-based program in Microsoft Project directly from your estimate.
Key features for the Mining industry
Benchmark Estimating Software bases your estimates on the Labour, Materials, Plant and Subcontract costs required to construct the Project. These elements are easily customised to suit any trade or discipline. You can utilise pre-defined sets (or groups) of Resources called Items to save you time and increase consistency, or you can create new Items on a project by project basis.
Routines are ideal for individual activities/tasks in a Project which have numerous parameters, and are also very beneficial for the pricing of preliminary (or concept) estimates where limited information is known about the Project.
Routines are suited to all manner of tasks and give users the control over the input parameters, the calculations used and the format of the estimate output. With Routines, you can take the guesswork out of your estimating as they provide you with a set list of questions, like a checklist, regarding your Project or Task. All you need to do is answer these questions and Benchmark Estimating Software calculates the required Labour, Plant, Material and Subcontract allowances for you.
Benchmark Estimating Software allows you to import quotations directly from your Subcontractors using our Subcontractor Manager. The Subcontractor Manager stores your quotations electronically and allows you to compare quotes on a comparison screen with Benchmark Estimating Software. This feature also automatically updates your estimate with your selected Subcontractor’s price.
Export to Microsoft Project
Resource-based exports to Microsoft Project are easy to do with Benchmark Estimating Software. Our Microsoft Project export automatically creates a gantt chart for your mining project, calculates the duration of each Item (activity) in your Project and exports the Resources and their associated costs as well.
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