McCormick Plumbing & Mechanical Estimating Software


 

McCormick Systems was founded by a contractor during the late 1970’s and after thirty-three years in the industry has grown their product to reach over 8,000 contractors around the world - from the United States to Australia. McCormick System’s has won numerous awards for their estimating software from multiple trade organizations and publications.

McCormick Plumbing & Mechanical Estimating software was developed specifically to handle the needs of construction firms that operate in the plumbing and mechanical piping trades. The software’s strength lies in the estimating, takeoff, and bid management applications which are offered as best-of-breed solutions. For contractors that also get involved in a bit of service work, McCormick offers a best-of-breed service management application.

The takeoff application offers modules that allow for CAD file imports, automatic scaling, 2D takeoff, and digital plan takeoff. McCormick also offers a count and length probe that integrates with the software to allow manually marked drawing measurements to be entered into a digital format.

This package can handle jobs of nearly any size. We find ourselves recommending it primarily to companies that generate up to $100 million in revenue. There is no limitation on the number of employees or number of users to operate this system.

For contractors that need takeoff capabilities digitally, McCormick offers Design Estimating Pro to perform takeoffs from PDF, TIF, JPG files and many more.

 

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

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Hal from Powermaster
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Recent upgrades have taken away the ability to substitute different specs.

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Value for Money

Be careful to clarify what your warranty period is and when you have to start to pay the yearly service fee

Pros

Friendly customer service personnel. program is fairly intuitive once you get used to it. They return call promptly

Cons

If you have a simple problem, they will not answer any question if you don't pay the yearly service fee. Even if the problem is a hardware issue with their hardware.

 
 

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

June 2017

June 2017

McCormick Estimating Software 1000 w/ OSE

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Value for Money

I can not say enough about the support that is given. I had a issue with the license key when I first got it. One quick call to tech support they had me up and running in minutes. Then after that I talked with my regional sales manager, he could not have been more friendly or helpful. That has not been intrusive either He has checked in a couple of times to make sure everything was going well. Live on screen demo and training was helpful. He did such a good job with that I haven't had that many questions. On one occasion I called to ask a question on something I couldn't figure and asked for "my" guy, he had gone home for the day so I left a voicemail. It wasn't 10-15 minutes later and he was calling me back, after his work hours, now that customer service. The software is well written, easy to use and intuitive. Changes to accommodate your business is easy to do as well. The fact that the On screen estimating is part of the estimating software, if purchased, is great. It's nice to watch counts go directly to the estimating software, rather than importing it. This has been perfect for our small 5-10 man electrical company.

Pros

The support can't be beat and ease of use. The ability to accept auto updates from trade service, national pricing service and others to keep pricing up to date.

Cons

The license key, on a thumb drive, did not work when it was shipped . Other than that I haven't ant issues or complaints

 
 

Vincenzo from Current One Electrical
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Outstanding customer support. Software fulfills our needs exactly.

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I would highly recommend McCormick Systems over any other Take Off software.

Pros

System allows us to give more accurate bids and also allows us to avoid delay in waiting on pricing from supply companies. Also the flexibility in creating your own personal assemblies and overlapping similar plans are key features.

Cons

Multi User function is costly. Like most other systems available, you will need a large monitor to view plans.

 
 

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

June 2017

June 2017

McCormick Electrical software

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

There support system seems really strong.

Pros

It has a lot of take off's and assemblies to speed up the time to write a bid. It is a fairly simple process and helps you through step by step until you get to the end.

Cons

We have to have a key in the computer to use it and the software comes on cd's. Who uses CD's anymore?

 
 

Bert from Korthase and Sons
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

We have used other software products and this for the money looked the best for what we needed

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Easy to use with some help, the support really helpful and great to take to. They will call you back within 15 min if you leave a message or so.

Cons

Going on line to watch some of the training but the training videos where for a 2 system better than the one we have, makes it a little confusing. I wish the tabs for going back and froth was at the top of the page without closing one to get to the other.

 
 

Robert from RDS Electric, Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Very large and versitile

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

If we didn't have so much already invested, I'd try a different system. My estimators don't want to go through the learning process to change.

Pros

Large program, not difficult to learn. Having our business in Phoenix and them being in the Phoenix area cuts the cost of training down.

Cons

Setting up initially takes a bit of time.
Every time they come out with an updated version it has had lots of bugs and problems.
The advised us that we would save a lot of time on estimating going with "On Screen Take-off" and it was the opposite. It cost us a lot of time and was a TOTAL WASTE OF OUR TIME AND MONEY! They didn't care when I called and talked to them about it.

 
 

Buel from Combs Electric 4, LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Timesaver!

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

We were used to spreadsheets and labor unit books. Now when we use the software an 8-10 hour estimate takes 3 hours! Never going back to the old way and we shall be upgrading soon.

Pros

Bank of units and ease of finding them.

Cons

Wish it had a search option for units

Advice to Others

Make the jump, time is money and we definitely save time with this software.

 
 

Jaron from DeBerry Electric Co., Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great Program

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Love the program! Easy to use and keeps things organized.

Pros

Onscreen Takeoff.
Easy Labor adjustments.

 
 

Wei from Align Electrical Construction
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Productive Estimation Software

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I have been using Mccormick for three months, I took the standard class in December. As you build your preference while performing take off, you will be able to finish them faster. Their tech supports and sales service are wonderful, and always responsible.

 
 

john from unique plumbing
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

excellent estimating software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Comes with one on one on-line teaching when you need it. Great customer service. Only product that is just for plumbers I have found.

Pros

A+ customer service

Cons

Takes lots of one on one time with customer service to learn

Advice to Others

Well worth the money and time. Not all features software comes with will be used by you.

 
 

Rich from Quest Mechanical Services
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

McCormick Rocks!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Relatively easy to use plumbing package.
Customer Support excellent.

Pros

Ease of setup and use

Cons

Beta testing.




Advice to Others

buy it

 
 

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

November 2016

November 2016

McCormick Review

Ease-of-use

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Value for Money

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.

 
 

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

November 2016

November 2016

President

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Value for Money

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

Pros

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.

 
 

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

November 2016

November 2016

Easy to Learn

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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.

Pros

This product is vary easy to use. when you try on your first day may understand its function by yourself.They have a very good video lessons that explain the steps and procedures for how to use this software efficiently. When i started this software to my estimation ,i learned it using their video lesson .I think , This all video is very easy to follow.I am sure all videos may help you to easy your work task. McCormick also has a very reliable support system if you have any troubles.

 
 

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

November 2016

November 2016

Great product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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

Pros

The ease of use

Cons

I had nothing that I disliked.

 
 

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

October 2016

October 2016

Mccormick Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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

Cons

The price

 
 

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

October 2016

October 2016

McCormick Estimating

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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.

 
 

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

October 2016

October 2016

Powerline Construction Company

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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.

 
 

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

October 2016

October 2016

First Steps with McCormick Electrical

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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

 
 

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

October 2016

October 2016

McCormick or Accubid?

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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.

 
 
 
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