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Last updated: March 1, 2015

Top 10 Most Reviewed Plumbing Estimating Software Systems

 
Viewpoint MEP Estimating (formerly Maxwell Estimation) Viewpoint MEP Estimating (formerly Maxwell Systems Estimation) is a comprehensive estimating, takeoff, and bid management system developed to meet the unique needs of HVAC, plumbing, and electical contactors.
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Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder) Formerly known as Master Builder, Sage 100 Contractor is an on-premise solution designed to fit the needs of small businesses in the plumbing industry - particularly those who have outgrown generic accounting software.
        45 Reviews
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ProContractor™ by Viewpoint (formerly Maxwell Systems ProContractorMX) Combining robust features for accounting, project managment, and estimating, ProContractor™ by Viewpoint (formerly Maxwell Systems ProContractorMX) is designed specifically for small and growing contractors.
         39 Reviews
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Jonas Premier Jonas Premier is a web-based estimating solution that is ideal for construction professionals across all industries, from roofing to plumbing. This system offers project management, job costing and accounting functionality.
        26 Reviews
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PlanSwift PlanSwift offers unique features to support the plumbing trade. For example, plumbers can use it to count fittings, determine length of CPVC pipes and measure other material quantities. A popular tool used by 12,000 professionals.
        24 Reviews
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QuoteExpress Piping & SheetMetal QuoteExpress Piping is designed specifically for plumbing and mechanical contractors. For example, it offers a labor database that uses MCCA/PHCC labor information. It's a popular plumbing estimation system with 1,200 customers.
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FastPIPE & FastDUCT FastPIPE is a specialized system designed to automate much of the plumbing estimating process. FastPIPE includes built-in pipe assemblies, a plumbing item database, and parts pricing to help create estimates more efficiently.
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WenDuct and WenPipe WenPipe by Wendes has been a long-time leader in plumbing estimating software. It is typically used by commercial contractors doing over $5 million in construction volume. Offers updated, localized pricing for materials and labor.
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Vista™ by Viewpoint (formerly Viewpoint V6) Viewpoint is a construction management suite for general contractors, heavy contractors and specialty contractors. It combines bid management, scheduling, project management, and accounting in a single suite.
         7 Reviews
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COBRA Contractor's Business Software Designed for specialty contractors, Cobra estimating software is a good fit for professionals in industries such as plumbing and HVAC. This system offers an updated cost database and is available for on-premise deployment.
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Buyer's Guide

General estimating systems are designed for contractors that develop high-level estimates across multiple divisions. However, when a more detailed drill-down of the plumbing work is required, a system that is designed specifically for plumbers will be a better fit.

While evaluating applications in this market, you should consider deployment model, as pricing can vary based on the type. The two primary categories include cloud-based software, also called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The second type is on-premise deployment, which usually requires purchasing a perpetual license upfront.

There are about a dozen top-rated vendors that serve this market. In this guide, we will have break down the high-level "key requirements" for applications in this market. Also, we identified related plumbing applications that this software typically integrates with. 

Common Features of Plumbing Estimating Software

Plumbing item database Plumbers need fast access to every pipe, fitting, valve, flange, mount and more. A plumbing estimating program will have a vast database that includes the approximately 150,000 items a plumber would need to access.
Plumbing assemblies Each bathroom you install uses most of the same items. The same with each shower, each sink etc. “Assemblies” are the groupings of items you’ll need for each job. Naturally these can be customized as standard or for each individual job, but by standardizing this information, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every single time you put in a bid.
Plumbing-specific Pricing Integration It’s important to submit a professional-looking bid. A good plumbing estimating system will export your bid information to a customizable template that includes your company information and logo, helping you reinforce your company’s brand through your bid.

Related Plumbing Software Features

Leading vendors will integrate their estimating software with additional features to make for a full plumbing suite. Applications commonly associated with the top plumbing software include:

Time and materials billing Plumbers bill based on the time spent on the job, as well as the materials used, so keeping accurate accounts of both is critical for effective estimating and billing. Therefore, consider this feature carefully when selecting your plumbing solution.
Project management If your company has more than a few subcontractors, you’ll want to manage project schedules and track job documents. For this, project management capabilities can save a considerable amount of time and energy, ensuring efficient scheduling and maximizing your use of labor resources.


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