How Savvy Contractors Boost Their Estimating Productivity

Contractors who use software from McCormick Systems to estimate and manage electrical and automated building systems projects will gather April 18-21 in Phoenix, AZ for the company's annual User's Conference.

This year's renewal will be the 25th annual. The event includes two full days of meetings plus access to an on-site computer "lab." Users can use the lab to try out ideas they hear during the conference, with or without help from McCormick staff.

"Our customers tell us they want to be able to do more estimates, faster, and more accurately, with the same resources, in terms of people and equipment," says Todd McCormick, the company president. "Our agenda this year primarily focuses on those concerns."

An additional agenda item is a popular annual segment, "What You Have On Your Computer That You Aren't Using." Many elements included as "standard" items in the estimating software can be overlooked by contractors, including:

* Options for keeping pricing current
* Project Documentation
* Accessing your estimating system remotely
* And, of course, an abundance of information on Estimating


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