ProEst

Construction estimating software

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ProEst Overview

What is ProEst?

ProEst is the industry’s leading cloud-based estimating and pre-construction management software, offering contractors new levels of process efficiency, information accuracy, and team collaboration. Our online platform combines CRM, cost estimating, digital takeoffs, bid-day analysis, and reporting in a single powerful solution — all with 24/7 access from any computer or mobile device.

ProEst Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$5 000,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Yearly subscription model includes all features and supports an unlimited number of users.


ProEst Features

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

Media

ProEst dashboard
ProEst estimate center
ProEst estimate details
ProEst digital takeoffs
ProEst reports
ProEst video ProEst screenshot: ProEst dashboard ProEst screenshot: ProEst estimate center ProEst screenshot: ProEst estimate details ProEst screenshot: ProEst digital takeoffs ProEst screenshot: ProEst reports

ProEst Reviews

ProEst Reviews

Overall rating
3,7
/
5
Excellent
11

Very good
16

Average
11

Poor
2

Terrible
2

Value for Money
3,4
Features
3,4
Ease of Use
3,5
Customer Support
3,7
64% recommended this app
Jon S.

Game Changer

We enjoy many features ProEst has to offer. There are many different ways you could use the software, from a pure budgeting stand point, to keeping historical data, to only writing formal proposals. ProEst gives you the freedom to customize how you want to use it.


Israel B.

ProEst Review

My company has recently purchased the Enterprise Version of ProEst. We have only started learning the system but have so far been very impressed with the functionality, ease of use and product value. The ability to do digital takeoff straight from the program, as well as the flexibility to edit / modify just about every piece of information on the system gives it an advantage to other programs i have used.


Nate H.

Great potential, poor execution

Our experience with ProEst started good, and went downhill quickly. The salesman attached to our account was helpful and able to demonstrate the product well, but did not fully address any limitataions of the product he was selling, even after we described our intended use case. The big red flag was, when asked to be able to trial the software for a week (or less!), they were not able to honor that request. After purchase, the support was extremely lacking from the account management positions. Our trainer was showing us basic features that were explained many times in the purchasing process, and we were able to fully configure and understand the software without their help. The reason we will not be customers of this company is due to the absolutely disconnected support and development efforts. The company prides itself on it's future roadmap (including "AI"), but when confronted with low level usability issues (lack of keyboard shortcuts, copying data) they stated "it is not a priority... could be resolved in two weeks to six months". I have never had such a poor customer experience.


Brian S.

iICON Const Procore Revirew

Overall experience - I would rate the product 8 of of 10 for user capabilities. The scheduling program lacks tremendously; the estimating and couple other modules are completely unused, otherwise very capable program for managing vendors and clients. One of the better systems I have used (JE Edwards, Sage, Premivera, ect)


Jon T.

Excellent Software

I was looking for a powerful software that we could use to build a system for our estimating process. ProEst was exactly what I was looking for. We are able to build a custom database that we can use to quickly and easily estimate projects with accuracy and consistency. I am very happy with my choice.


Jon S.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Game Changer

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/10
Review Source: Capterra

We enjoy many features ProEst has to offer. There are many different ways you could use the software, from a pure budgeting stand point, to keeping historical data, to only writing formal proposals. ProEst gives you the freedom to customize how you want to use it.

Pros

ProEst gives you the ability to quickly turnover a budget or estimate by integrating take offs with your historical data and translating it into a report that can be emailed directly to the owner. All while your accounting is kept up to date if a budget or estimate is accepted. The ability to do takeoffs that build your estimate simultaneously has saved countless hours or extra work.

Cons

The software is cloud based, if internet is down or a glitch on their end occurs it could be frustrating. This is very rare however, and shouldn't direct your decision.

Response from ProEst

Thanks, Jon, for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear ProEst has been a good fit for your company.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Israel B.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

ProEst Review

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/11/17
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

My company has recently purchased the Enterprise Version of ProEst. We have only started learning the system but have so far been very impressed with the functionality, ease of use and product value. The ability to do digital takeoff straight from the program, as well as the flexibility to edit / modify just about every piece of information on the system gives it an advantage to other programs i have used.

Pros

This is by far the easiest estimating program i have used thus far. Other pros include - Flexibility to edit almost everything; the large cache of report templates; the large database and pre-built assemblies; the built in digital takeoff; the bid day summary to use for sub-contractor bid tabulation

Cons

The preset costs are very generic (i.e. labor costs) - for large projects with heavy labor, this could throw off the labor estimate. In addition, the digital takeoff module, albeit very handy, is somewhat limited. It would be nice to have more flexibility to manually manipulate takeoffs, even after associating it with a digital takeoff. It would also be nice to be able to switch between different forms of measurement, right now you are only limited to the unit of measure determined by the line item for which you are taking off.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Nate H.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great potential, poor execution

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/05/10
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Our experience with ProEst started good, and went downhill quickly. The salesman attached to our account was helpful and able to demonstrate the product well, but did not fully address any limitataions of the product he was selling, even after we described our intended use case. The big red flag was, when asked to be able to trial the software for a week (or less!), they were not able to honor that request. After purchase, the support was extremely lacking from the account management positions. Our trainer was showing us basic features that were explained many times in the purchasing process, and we were able to fully configure and understand the software without their help. The reason we will not be customers of this company is due to the absolutely disconnected support and development efforts. The company prides itself on it's future roadmap (including "AI"), but when confronted with low level usability issues (lack of keyboard shortcuts, copying data) they stated "it is not a priority... could be resolved in two weeks to six months". I have never had such a poor customer experience.

Pros

Our company is transitioning from self hosted, installed software to cloud SaaS products. This is one of the few estimation softwares that is completely cloud based.

The ability to route estimations through workflows, maintain a shared cost database, and produce good looking reports from the system were all high points. Even the user interface was clean and uncluttered.

Cons

The software lacks KEY features that limit it's usability. Our core issue was the inability to copy takeoff or assembly information from one page of a drawing to another. 100% of multifamily developments have shared elements between levels of the building, and to recreate these from scratch every time instead of copying them from another page wiped out all the time savings of assemblies and workflows. There is NO other estimation/ takeoff tool that lacks this functionality.

Additionally, there are no keyboard shortcuts (... in 2019). This is a significant slowdown when estimating large projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Brian S.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 11-50 Employees

iICON Const Procore Revirew

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience - I would rate the product 8 of of 10 for user capabilities. The scheduling program lacks tremendously; the estimating and couple other modules are completely unused, otherwise very capable program for managing vendors and clients. One of the better systems I have used (JE Edwards, Sage, Premivera, ect)

Pros

Vendor management, budgets, change events, change management, cost integration, document management, submittal processes, RFI processes

Cons

1, excessive separate modules rather than single page options as was 2017 version
2, lacks home page full client contact, lists only project info not people or their contact info
3, excessive message 404 errors and too much downtime on system
4, terrible schedule program; visually unable to have clients and vendors understand it

Response from ProEst

Thank you, Brian, for taking the time to review ProEst! We appreciate your feedback.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jon T.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Excellent Software

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/02/23
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

I was looking for a powerful software that we could use to build a system for our estimating process. ProEst was exactly what I was looking for. We are able to build a custom database that we can use to quickly and easily estimate projects with accuracy and consistency. I am very happy with my choice.

Pros

Ability to create a custom database and can be used to consistently produce quick estimates. I love the onscreen take off.

Cons

It takes a long time to set up the database, but this is to be expected with any software. It is a lot of work up front, but then makes things more efficient on the back end. I would like to see a year off free tech support included to answer question about how to use the product. Most of it is intuitive, but there are somethings I would like to do, but it takes me a while to figure out how to do them. It would have been nice to be able to pick up the phone and quickly get answers for the first year while I learned how to use all of the features.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
7,4/10
Based on 42 user ratings
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ProEst Pricing

ProEst Pricing

Starting from
US$5 000,00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Yearly subscription model includes all features and supports an unlimited number of users.

Yearly subscription model includes all features and supports an unlimited number of users.

Value for Money
3,4/5
Based on 42 user ratings
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ProEst Features

ProEst Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management
Third Party Integration
Features
3,4/5
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Additional information for ProEst

Additional information for ProEst

Key features of ProEst

  • 40 + standard reports
  • Bid day analysis
  • Create estimates
  • Customizable reports
  • Digital takeoffs
  • Estimate cost tracking
  • Industry-specific solutions
  • Integration with construction accounting software
  • Integration with iSqFt Plan Room
  • Item and assembly takeoffs
  • Item level markups
  • Job cost accounting
  • Merge estimates
  • Microsoft Office design interface
  • Multiple scheduling interface
  • Print sales proposals
  • Update costs on multiple items
  • Update multiple estimates

Benefits

  • Use a single SQL database to create estimates, carry out digital takeoffs, store project drawings, record estimate data, and manage the bid day process.

  • See a detailed summary of estimate totals by cost types such as material, labor, subcontract, and other costs.

  • Use a custom layout for your estimates - searching, editing and adding new items to the estimate as you need. Automatically calculates markups like profit & loss.

  • Integrates estimating and takeoffs in a single solution, letting you perform takeoffs on-screen through electronic blueprints. Automatically calculates costs from takeoffs.

  • Specific industry solutions for: general contracting, concrete & masonry, speciality subcontractors, residential, landscape, mechanical & electrical.

  • Over 50 standard reports and the ability to design your own reports.

  • Integration with 3rd party business apps, construction accounting programs and the iSqFt Plan Room.

  • ProEst FAQs

    ProEst FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for ProEst.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does ProEst offer?

    ProEst offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$5 000,00/year

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Yearly subscription model includes all features and supports an unlimited number of users.

    Q. What are the main features of ProEst?

    ProEst offers the following features:

    • 40 + standard reports
    • Bid day analysis
    • Create estimates
    • Customizable reports
    • Digital takeoffs
    • Estimate cost tracking
    • Industry-specific solutions
    • Integration with construction accounting software
    • Integration with iSqFt Plan Room
    • Item and assembly takeoffs
    • Item level markups
    • Job cost accounting
    • Merge estimates
    • Microsoft Office design interface
    • Multiple scheduling interface
    • Print sales proposals
    • Update costs on multiple items
    • Update multiple estimates

    Q. Who are the typical users of ProEst?

    ProEst has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does ProEst support?

    ProEst supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does ProEst offer?

    ProEst has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does ProEst support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices ProEst supports

    Q. What other apps does ProEst integrate with?

    ProEst integrates with the following applications:

    Acumatica Cloud ERP, Buildertrend, CMiC, ComputerEase, FOUNDATION, Procore, Procore, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Spectrum

    Q. What level of support does ProEst offer?

    ProEst offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials