SEC Solutions’ Electrical Estimating software provides electrical and plumbing contractors with a set of project estimating tools. This system is suitable for businesses of any size and both single user and multi-user network platforms.
Its feature set includes: a split-screen interface and dual monitor configuration, onscreen, 2D and 3D takeoff, Excel integration, “what-if” modeling, conceptual estimates, visual assemblies, historical database, a proposal generator and more.
Users have the ability define labor and material cost centers and mark-up codes. Additionally, this product integrates with SEC Solutions’ price updating service and other modules for other bid management, project management and scheduling, job costing and customer management functionality.
SEC Solutions Electrical Estimating is compatible with Microsoft operating systems and is available for both on-premise and Web-based deployment.
Michael from Interface Contracts Ltd
Its easy to use, well designed.
It can be tailored almost any way to suit the way a user runs their business as all companies have different requirements from what they require from software.
If other modules i.e. job costing, procurement & Invoicing are purchased then it makes an excellent 1 stop shop for job costing analysis and comparing estimated costs against actual job costs.
The vendor SEC are excellent at a quick turn around of any enhancement request that a user feels would benefit them (sometimes there is a cost, which is understandable) sometimes there is no cost for these, which is always appreciated by a user.
If a user finds a glitch in the software as all software sometimes has, then SEC fix it almost immediately, there is no waiting for endless approval from other departments as can sometimes happen. Its as if their software designer is always on hand to fix any issues instantly. Their support line is always helpful and are pro active with every issue no matter how small the query.
It does what it says on the TIN and more besides
No issues with Vendor Excellent all round service
Software posting to other software (I.E. Accounts Package & CIS) Sage for example. Does not always post into it as you require or maybe expect. However there are many accounts packages on the market and every user wants different things from software and as said above, SEC work with you as a user to enhance their software, therefore the posting to other software is constantly being reviewed.
Use the software for at least 12 months before evaluating as I am always finding new things that the software can do when we require some form of report or cost/job breakdown that we have not previously tried to obtain.
Neil from A J Robson
the integration into Sage accounts is very good. Since installing on a terminal server the speed improvement was a god send.
SEC is very good and responsive.
The biggest issue is the modifying and editing of reports, its just fiddly.
We work to many reactive customers who wont issue a po but we cant raise a value without an invoice and so we have to raise an invoice and this creates accounts confusion. One of the features our previous package did allowed a DRAFT invcoice to be created - we moved 5 yrs ago and still wish we had this facility.
Ensure you try all the features as some are great such as the product catalogue search tool.
there are some tools such as product net pricing which I thing is great but in estimating when completing we have to nominate the supplier each entry.
Les from MEB Total Limited
This is a complete Package which deals with the job from enquire right through to final invoicing, We have used this product for 15 years and very rarely have we encountered any problem. The advice line is excellent an you get to speak to a real known person. I have previously used other versions of software from other suppliers and have had some real nightmares.
If I have ever had any problems SEC have always tried to accommodate them where possible in future releases
Give it a real chance, I'm sure you will appreciate the power and easy in which the modules interact