McCormick Electrical Estimating Software


 

McCormick Systems electrical estimating program has been recognized a record 13 times by the NECA. In 2011, the estimating solution won another NECA “Showstopper” award. The software offers several different levels of programs for electrical contractors based on the size of the firm, the number of estimators that need access to the network, and the complexity of the estimating tasks.

The software is geared toward commercial, industrial and residential electrical contractors. The software also includes a database for contractors involved in Transmission and Distribution as well as low voltage, fiber optics, surveillance, HVAC controls, fire alarm and other electrical systems trades. The takeoff, estimating, bid management, and service management are all offered as best-of-breed applications, which means they can be purchased by themselves or as a package. The application for project management and Job Tracking can only be purchased as part of a larger system. All of the software also includes capabilities for, On Screen Estimating, CAD, Change Order tracking and functionality for Time and Material billing.

Whether you are a one man shop or a large multi-million dollar contractor, McCormick has a system for you. The company can range in size from a single contractor to a large industrial contracting firm with hundreds of employees. Additionally, the vendor does not limit the number of users that can access the system.

The software has broad integration capabilities and is able to transfer data to Sage Timberline, On Center’s On-Screen Takeoff, QuickBooks, AutoDesk, and Excel as well as several others.

 

McCormick Estimating Software - Jobs
 
  • McCormick Estimating Software - Jobs
    Jobs
  • McCormick Estimating Software - Takeoff
    Takeoff
  • McCormick Estimating Software - On Screen Estimating Pro
    On Screen Estimating Pro
  • McCormick Estimating Software - CAD Estimating
    CAD Estimating
  • McCormick Estimating Software - Change Order
    Change Order
  • McCormick Estimating Software - Bid Summary
    Bid Summary
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

44 Reviews of McCormick Estimating Software

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from Decker Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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This product is very helpful to our company. It has some great features that are quick and easy to use. We have been using it for many years in our company and have had nothing but positive feedback from using this product.

 
 

from Lucky W Electrical LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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I have been very happy with the product and how easy it has been to learn.

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On Screen Estimating has been a great addition to my company. I really like not having all the stacks of plans floating around the office. The take off has been very easy and tracking the labor units has taken a great deal of stress off me.

Cons

While navigating the system (where I own the 1000 level) it keeps teasing me with new tabs that when clicked on denies access duen to not having purchased the more expensive program.

Advice to Others

Watch the videos they are very clear and easy to follow.

 
 

from Birdi & Associates.
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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This a good software for estimation purpose.I have used this for electrical installation estimation.This is very easy to learn by yourself.They have created assemblies for the each work task ,because of that you will not miss anything when you do your estimation.And also in addition to assemblies they mentioned item prices also.Therefore you are able to utilize these based on your requirement. They have already added prices for materials based on current market price ,But you can chance those if you needed.When considering overall ,this may good product.

 
 

from Pete & son plumbing Ltd.
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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This product shows ease of use and a great set up. We'll thought out program.

Pros

The ease of use

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I had nothing that I disliked.

 
 

from Northeast Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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Very good support and ease of use. Easy to pick up.

 
 

from Tri-County Irrigation & Plumbing, Inc
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I have been using an estimating program to help with my Plumbing Estimation since 1990. I had previously used (2) other types of programs before I decided to try the McCormick 4000 Platinum system. I began working for this Plumbing Company in March of this year, and this Company was not using any type of estimating program. Our first order of business was to begin a search for what appears to us to be the best system on the market. We bought the McCormick System in April and I have been using it since the day we received it. Since I have been using estimating take-off systems for around 25 years, the transition to this system was extremely easy and I have not missed a beat. In the 6 + months that I have been using this system I have learned some of the tricks to navigating the system which is very easy.

Pros

Ease of learning how to use this product. They have a very good video tutorials that explain the steps and procedures for how to use this system. Granted, I personally am very familiar with estimating programs, so this transition from the program that I had most recently been using was very easy. I do believe that even if I had not been familiar with estimating programs that the video tutorial, which is very easy to follow, would walk me through how to get set up. McCormick also has a very reliable support system if you have any troubles.

Cons

I have used (3) different systems over the last 25-years and the only issue I have is that there are types of materials that we may may be using occasionally that are not in the system. These are mainly related to some of the systems we get into for the pipefitting side. This applies to all of the systems I have used. I also wish that these systems had more of the site utility materials in their programming. In comparing McCormick to the other systems that I have used, their library of materials is definitely the most complete and the have a fantastic assembly library.

Advice to Others

I definitely recommend McCormick to anyone wanting to either start using a computer estimating system for the first time or as an upgrade from a system that you are presently using. You will be impressed with what this program has to offer. McCormick has several levels that you can consider based on your needs.

 
 

from Poleset
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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So far the program has been easy to learn and has a lot of potential. It appears to be tailored more toward electrician work than powerline construction so the setup is a little more labor intensive than we initially believed.

Pros

Once set up, the program is intuitive and easy to put together a list of material, man hours, and cost.
Interface looks daunting at first but with a little practice from the tutorials, it is easier to use than most other brands.

Cons

Pricey.
Entering the cost of materials and labor rates takes quite a long time, but it would be similar to any other bidding software.

Advice to Others

Make use of the customer support and do the tutorials so you can learn the basics of the software.

 
 

from PoleSet Inc
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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Although we are just starting exploring the software we are experiencing shortfalls as it applies to power line construction and its materials. We will make our own adjustments and the McCormick people seem sportive enough, but we feel the need to attend their seminars to really learn the guts of the product and its abilities. So I guess we aren't dating, but need to be married and live with this software for years.

Pros

Closest application to powerline contractors we could find.

Cons

Always more we need to buy and or attend and learn. Materials package add on not addressing the powerline market.

Advice to Others

Doubt if you will find anything else as advanced in powerline construction software as McCormick. We will adjust and learn and ask McCormick to tweak the software toward the needs of our industry

 
 

from NRG Electric Ltd.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

McCormick or Accubid?

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We went through a detailed review of both McCormick's Win 6000 and Accubid's product. After thorough analysis, we picked McCormick's software. We found that McCormick simply has a greater value. Both products can do the same thing, however with Accubid the additional (yearly, and upgrade fees) add up quite substantially.

Pros

1. Customer Service: Any technical problems/questions are resolved very promptly.

2. All-in One: With McCormick you can easily produce change orders within a project folder. With Accubid, you need to purchase a program just to do change orders and they aren't upfront about it.


Cons

1. A few glitches

2. 32 Bit System - You may get get some glitches on initial set-up (however tech support, resolved them instantly).

Advice to Others

When reviewing both programs, we were told a lot of false information about McCormick's program. Write down those concerns, and relay them to McCormick. They will grateful demonstrate they aren't true.

Evaluate each software, and choose what is right for your company. Sometimes the popular choice, is not the right choice.

 
 

from MD Electric LLC.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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The software is intuitive to a large degree. There are many common electrical assemblies to choose from and modify, and modifying those assemblies is very easy. I am running the win 3000 which has some functionality hold backs from the more expensive win 6000. There are workarounds for all of the things you don't get for the most expensive version of the software. Overall I like it a lot.

Pros

Customer service is unmatched. If you have a question, you can and get an answer. You talk to REAL people. There are no hold times I have experienced and you can bother them as much as you want!

Cons

All electrical estimating software limits functionality if you don't buy the most expensive version. Kinda like buying a bike with no handle grips. You can ride it but it just isn't as comfy.

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No regrets buying this software. I have had it for a month and have landed 2 jobs.

 
 

from bob raeker plumbing co
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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this is first estimating program I have used, it is very user friendly, easy to understand, navagation is easy and tech support has been very good, they are there when you call them and if they are busy they get back with you in a reasonable amount of time. System is reasonably priced compared to the other systems we looked at. I have already referred this program to a few other estimators

 
 

from NRG Electric Ltd.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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After recently aquiring this software for our Company, I couldn't feel more confident with our decision. As with most people, our choice came down to either Accubid or McCormick. Both are great programs but we decided to go with McCormick because it is cheaper and does essentially everything Accubid does. Further we were told that McCormick support is exceptional and so far that has held true. They are extremely fast at helping us, (almost instant) and we have had zero issues that they haven't been able to solve for us in minutes.

Since the setup and learning curve of McCormick and Accubid are initially pretty large, we believe that the help and support we are getting from McCormick at no extra cost is exceptional. They truly care about our needs and help us achieve a smooth transition. PS. We are located in Canada and we have no issues with the McCormick system and their database.

Pros

-Exceptional Customer Service
-Only need one program to run everything. Whereas you need 3 separate licences and programs with Accubid to get the complete experience.
-Cheaper by quite a bit than Accubid if you consider the additional programs you must purchase. (McCormick has built in change order management)
-Easy 5 step Bid process with easy to use On screen take off built in.
-Free upgrades for the first year and significant discounts thereafter.

Cons

-Operates on a 32-bit system which is outdated so may have difficulty installing on 64 bit system if you are not tech savvy. Easily solved with McCormick support though.
-Database is not as extensive as Accubid, but we have to modify assemblies anyway to suit our needs so this wasn't a big concern.
-Lack of refine feature in Auto-count which Accubid has. (This allows for refined search to weed out unwanted fixtures faster.) Therefore Accubid autocount is better than McCormick but if you play around with match % and set it closer to 80% we get no issues.

Advice to Others

In the process of purchasing this software we were told a lot of false statements about McCormick from Accubid staff so please have an open mind when considering. We simply asked McCormick about the concerns and were able to set up demo's to confirm that these accusations were false. This further inlfuenced our descion that Accubid wasn't the right company for us.

 
 

from Integrity Electrical
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Time Saver!

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This product has saved me valuable time and has increased my productivity when it comes to bidding.

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Easy to learn

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After purchasing software classes are not free.

 
 

from Wired Up Electrical Ltd
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

Great Software, very impressed!!

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Ease of use, and simplicity of working through the bidding process.

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Nothing so far, they have been great to deal with and are very persistent to keep up with making sure I'm happy with the product and properly educated on how to use it.

Recommendations

Look for the all in price as many will sell you on piece by piece packaging

 
 

from J. West Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

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The product is not easy to use but with the customer support and online videos, a fairly novice person can figure this out

Likes Least

The only downfall I have found is that most people in my industry have moved to a more universal software

Recommendations

Make sure you are given adequate time to use the software and really see if it is right for you before you buy it

 
 

from Wade
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

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Very easy to use. Counts well and easy to make your runs

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Sometime lags a small bit but not to bad. Not to easy to get ahold of help.

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Just get some experience when you start out. Takes a while to get used to.

 
 

from D&B Electrical
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

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Precise product with great potential. The vendor and customers service are impressive. They were there to help me all time, every day even the week-end.

Likes Least

Lots of options but hard to use. You need help to learn how to use them. The tutorial needs to be more detailed. Courses are being given but only in USA so other countries such Canada, we can rely only on those tutorials

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A little bit expensive so make sure you have enough quotes to put it in good use

 
 

from Nikola
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

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On screen take off software and quick count. Need more knowledge to make his process faster.
Before you do anything, make sure take one class online and be citified.

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Customer service are up to date all the time, and always happy to help anyone.

Recommendations

Spend more time before you do any purchases and learn the system.

 
 

from Evolvelectric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

After 1 hour on-line demonstration

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I know that software is only as good as the vendor's support. So far I have been impressed with McCormick's commitment to helping clients with learning, questions, and tech support.

Likes Least

The price to quality ratio, often expressed as value, seems to just ok. Not bad, but just average, which for this product is the only negative.

Recommendations

Keep in mind how you may have to change some of the ways that you now estimate projects.

 
 

from DeBerry Electric Co., Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata

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Software is easy to use and the staff is very helpful with questions.

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Unless you get the 6000 your audit trail features are limited.

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Love that the software is all in one no linking between estimating program and On screen take off.

 
 
 
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