Red Rhino

Electrical estimating for contractors

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Red Rhino Overview

What is Red Rhino?

Red Rhino is a cloud-based electrical estimating tool for contractors, which aims to provide users with the tools to create accurate estimates whether in the field or in the office. The fully integrated system offers modules for estimating, biling, project management, and purchasing. Electrical contracting businesses can utilize Red Rhino to automate time consuming tasks with data from estimates synchronized across purchase orders and customer bills.

With Red Rhino, businesses only need to enter data such as customer information, project details, labor rates, and material specifications once for each job, when creating an estimate, and the data is then stored within the system for future use. Data can be transferred and accessed by estimators, field workers, project managers, purchasing agents, and any other personnel involved in the project, and as Red Rhino is a cloud-based system it can be accessed from anywhere via a web browser. Estimates can be created within Red Rhino using wizards and assemblies. Wizards are pre-configured estimates for installing a range of items including conduits, alarms, generators, and more, whilst assemblies can be used to input all the material needed for certain projects. Assemblies can be saved and re-used for common projects so that estimates can be created without the need to re-enter items individually.

Red Rhino also offers modules for purchasing, billing, and project management, and features including proposal generation, purchase orders, change orders, contract billing, time and materials billing, and project tracking. Project progress can be monitored using Red Rhino and the real-time financial data can be used to ensure projects remain within pre-defined budgets. Throughout each project time and materials can be tracked, allowing users to generate bills for customers in just one click once the project is complete, and invoices can be automatically generated and sent to clients to request payment.

Red Rhino Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$75,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

1 License: $75/month + $149 setup fee

2 Licenses: $150/month + $149 setup fee

3 Licenses: $225/month + $149 setup fee

4 Licenses: $300/month + $249 setup fee

Contact Red Rhino for multiple license discounts on more than 4 licenses.


Red Rhino Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Generate estimates based on materials and labor required
Manage projects within Red Rhino with tools for tracking finances and budgets
Create purchase orders for replenishing materials
View estimate recaps to confirm items, pricing, profit, tax, and more
Create proposals with price quotes and project descriptions for clients
Generate bills and invoices in the field and send to customers with the click of a button
Red Rhino video Red Rhino screenshot: Generate estimates based on materials and labor required Red Rhino screenshot: Manage projects within Red Rhino with tools for tracking finances and budgets Red Rhino screenshot: Create purchase orders for replenishing materials Red Rhino screenshot: View estimate recaps to confirm items, pricing, profit, tax, and more Red Rhino screenshot: Create proposals with price quotes and project descriptions for clients Red Rhino screenshot: Generate bills and invoices in the field and send to customers with the click of a button

Red Rhino Reviews

Red Rhino Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
6

Very good
1

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,7
100% recommended this app
Dj A.

Great support, easy to use


Ken B.

Red Rhino Estimating on the go.


Dan E.

A good all round estimating software for electrical contracts

Great for small electrical contractor.


Meagan C.

Great Product


Seth G.

It's good

I like the overall of the software. I just had hard time taking off job with Material.


Dj A.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Great support, easy to use

Reviewed on 2014/07/17
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

I have tried some of the other electrical estimating software systems, and this by far is the easiest and quickest way to go. They go out of their way to make sure you are successful with their program. It is web-based so you can use it anywhere.

Cons

I can't find anything negative about the program. I can use it on any computer.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ken B.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Red Rhino Estimating on the go.

Reviewed on 2014/10/15
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

The key item that drew us to Red Rhino was the cost. The fact that we could pay for it monthly with no subscription was a key selling point for us a start up contractor. What has kept us using it is two fold, first and most important, we have been winning projects and making money on them. Second is the fact that as a cloud-based program, I can get access anywhere any time from any computer, which has come in very handy when I needed to give a client a quick estimate.

Cons

My only complaint about the program is the limited product library. We use a lot of Wire-Mold doing school remodels, and the existing selection is very limited. You can add items and build your own library, but that takes time, which as a newer company is something that is in very limited supply.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Dan E.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

A good all round estimating software for electrical contracts

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/20
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Great for small electrical contractor.

Pros

Has all the features and usability for general projects. Easy to use, with many additional features such as purchase orders, invoicing, change orders and project tracking.

Cons

This is only specific to the one trade - electrical. All other trades are lacking in detail and specifics.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Meagan C.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Great Product

Reviewed on 2016/09/08
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

The product is easy to learn and use. It's not a huge company so there's only a handful of people that you talk to. They really take the time to get to know you and your company and are there to help with any questions. It is also the most affordable option that we found and it seems to be pretty accurate once you get the hang of everything.

Cons

There are little videos that pop-up automatically on every page that are supposed to try and help you with whatever screen you happen to be on. They get annoying fast but can be turned off. No big deal really...

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Seth G.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

It's good

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/11/03
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

I like the overall of the software. I just had hard time taking off job with Material.

Cons

Navigating threw the products was hard. Trying to find panel description when going off material take off wasn't easy.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9,2/10
Based on 7 user ratings
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Red Rhino Pricing

Red Rhino Pricing

Starting from
US$75,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

1 License: $75/month + $149 setup fee

2 Licenses: $150/month + $149 setup fee

3 Licenses: $225/month + $149 setup fee

4 Licenses: $300/month + $249 setup fee

Contact Red Rhino for multiple license discounts on more than 4 licenses.

1 License: $75/month + $149 setup fee

2 Licenses: $150/month + $149 setup fee

3 Licenses: $225/month + $149 setup fee

4 Licenses: $300/month + $249 setup fee

Contact Red Rhino for multiple license discounts on more than 4 licenses.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 7 user ratings
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Red Rhino Features

Red Rhino Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
4,1/5
Based on 7 user ratings
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Additional information for Red Rhino

Additional information for Red Rhino

Key features of Red Rhino

  • Automated billing
  • Bills of material
  • Change order management
  • Communication management
  • Cost estimating
  • Cost tracking
  • Customer database
  • Customer history
  • Document storage
  • Estimating
  • Invoice management
  • Product catalog
  • Progress tracking
  • Project budgeting
  • Project planning
  • Proposal generation
  • Purchase order management
  • Purchasing management
  • Quote management
  • Quotes / estimates
  • Takeoff
  • Time & expense tracking

Benefits

  • Generate estimates within Red Rhino with an in-built catalog of materials and labor costs, including pricing for thousands of items, so that users don’t have to search for item prices themselves.

  • Generate bills by contract specifications or by time and materials, and generate invoices automatically whilst in the field in order to speed up payments.

  • Track time and materials using the Red Rhino system by getting field contractors to input data whilst on the job, and generate bills and invoices based on this data.

  • Manage projects and track the progress of projects within Red Rhino. Benefit from project management tools such as change order generation, work authorizations, and financial tracking and reporting.

  • Use wizards and assemblies to create estimates, with pre-configured wizards for a variety of different items, and assemblies of materials for common job types. Estimate residential electrical, commercial electrical, industrial electrical, fire alarm, and structured cabling.

  • Red Rhino FAQs

    Red Rhino FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Red Rhino.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Red Rhino offer?

    Red Rhino offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$75,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    1 License: $75/month + $149 setup fee 2 Licenses: $150/month + $149 setup fee 3 Licenses: $225/month + $149 setup fee 4 Licenses: $300/month + $249 setup fee Contact Red Rhino for multiple license discounts on more than 4 licenses.

    Q. What are the main features of Red Rhino?

    Red Rhino offers the following features:

    • Automated billing
    • Bills of material
    • Change order management
    • Communication management
    • Cost estimating
    • Cost tracking
    • Customer database
    • Customer history
    • Document storage
    • Estimating
    • Invoice management
    • Product catalog
    • Progress tracking
    • Project budgeting
    • Project planning
    • Proposal generation
    • Purchase order management
    • Purchasing management
    • Quote management
    • Quotes / estimates
    • Takeoff
    • Time & expense tracking

    Q. Who are the typical users of Red Rhino?

    Red Rhino has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Red Rhino support?

    Red Rhino supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Red Rhino offer?

    Red Rhino has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Red Rhino support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Red Rhino supports

    Q. What other apps does Red Rhino integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations Red Rhino has

    Q. What level of support does Red Rhino offer?

    Red Rhino offers the following support options:

    Video Tutorials, Online Support, Phone Support