McCormick Electrical Estimating Software


McCormick Systems offers a comprehensive Windows-based electrical contracting estimating software for commercial, industrial and residential contractors. McCormick offers four levels of estimating programs - WIN 1000, WIN 3000, WIN 4000 and WIN 6000. Each level serves a particular set of contractors, from individual contractors and small service firms to multi-million dollars contracting firms.

McCormick contracting estimating system includes thousands of electrical item details and over 25,000 pre-built assemblies to help contractors build accurate service estimates. McCormick solutions are capable of importing prices of electrical equipment from major pricing services such as NetPricer and Trade Service. The solution also allows contractors to build their own pricing database and charge for items at their own price. The solution also offers capabilities for digital takeoff, design build estimating, CAD, change order tracking, time management, and material billing

McCormick Systems offers seamless integration with a number of business applications including Sage Timberline, On Center’s On-Screen Takeoff, QuickBooks, AutoDesk, and Excel. All programs come with a standard phone and email support for handling customer inquiries. Video tutorials available in the library helps users to learn the usability and the features of the solution.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Francisco from InfraReno

    Specialty: Electrical/teledata

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Awesome

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    The flexibility and easy to work with. the features

    Cons

    Nothing

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  • Greg from Laswell Electric Company

    Specialty: Electrical/teledata

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Quality product year after year

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Product is seamless. The DEP feature is a hidden gem!! They stick with you to get problems solved and training is second to none.

    Cons

    Cost might be too high for the smallest contractors. Although there are limited packages available at lower rates.

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  • Zhiwei from Rivers Contractor

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Good product and good value

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The integration is good after the estimating is done. Linked with project managing software and accounting. The support is good too.

    Cons

    Some compatibility issue with our windows version, but might not be the problem of the software. We corrected it now.

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  • Jhon Jairo from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

    May 2018

    Ideal for the planning of electrical projects

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    It has a wide range of materials and its database is updated to maintain market prices and materials

    Cons

    Learning is limited at the time of purchase of the article, you can not find a free version, scarce information on the network

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  • Verified Reviewer

    May 2018

    This is an good tool to perform budget and to facilitate your work

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    It has a current database with prices of the most of important supplier. This software is user-friendly and it can be used by a beginner engineer to perform project budgets.

    Cons

    I think that it could cost fewer. This software is special to beginner companies and the price is not affordable.

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  • Jerry from E. Vaughan Rivers, Inc.

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Good value estimating software

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    It a complete estimating software with on screen takeoff integration. We really don't need anything else to finish our bids.

    Cons

    The printout layout can be a learning curve, but I guess it is true for any software the first time around.

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  • Chris from CME ELECTRIC LLC

    Specialty: Electrical/teledata

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Horrible

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    I would steer clear of McCormick after using it for a year it has become a burden to use and very encumbering. We went back to pencil and paper until determining what to use.

    Pros

    Not much works without paying for premium package.
    Even though they show you how to use their product using the premium package. They will say this is not available in your version, which makes no sense unless you are using the bait and switch routine.

    Cons

    We got the base package with the least amount of features. It will not work in 64 bit and you will have to down grade your systems in order to run it. Many security features will be disabled in your software by doing this. It is also very, very, very discomforting on clicking on a feature only to be met with "not available in your version, please contact....."
    I cannot tell you how maddening it is to click on a feature and not be able to use it. It also will incorporate other third party programs such as Traser. Which works on occasion and there is always some work around that you have to implement in order to make it function. It is beyond usablity in its lower teirs, it will cost you more in time and energy to call tech support and get assistance.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    April 2018

    It is a perfect program for calculating budgets

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    Pros


    The main benefit is its library of materials that allows you a better calculation according to what the client requires, since you can enter various materials or labor until you obtain a budget that meets the requirements

    Cons


    I do not know if the version I use is very limited but every time I wanted to make a change that was not allowed in this verification or I needed to make some kind of payment ... I still consider that the time I have used it is little

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  • Joel from Advanced Quality Plumbing

    Specialty: Plumbing

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    Awesome software well worth the price

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The amount of time this saves from manual takeoff is astounding. Not to mention the accuracy. Pricing is connected to a national database that is updated often to ensure your estimate will be accurate. Customization is great too. If they do not have a fitting or a type of pipe (which I have yet to run into) you can add it yourself. customer support has been awesome for us as well.

    Cons

    There is a learning curve with this, but the great thing is they give you a good amount of training with the software at the time of purchase. Also, for the price we would like to be able to use it for more users.

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  • Josh from Big Armer Electric

    Specialty: Electrical/teledata

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    Works well. But more should be offered for the money.

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    It does almost everything. I would like to be able to delete from the audit trail in take off with even the basic version.

    Cons

    Seems like everytime i try to do something it tells me that this feature is not offered in my version. I think they are simple adds but it seems like everytime i turn around something is wanting more money for something. I understand its buisness and we all need to make money but the more money your able to help us make the more money we can spend with you on different things.

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  • Levi from RQ Construction

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    April 2018

    This program has helped our company put together large quotes just weeks after buying the software, and saved a LOT of time.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    This is a fantastic program to complete bids, and just doing material take offs for projects. The customer support is outstanding and they help work through any question/issue in a timely manner.

    Pros

    There are so many pre-loaded assemblies, and items to use right away. The DEP allows the user to insert items where ever needed, using the proper symbols. Being able to change the take off material/manpower in the extend tab. Having the system save all projects, and being able to change between them easily.

    Cons

    It does take a lot of updating to maintain speed. There is a lot to know before feeling comfortable about a bid that has been taken off.

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  • Scott from Jolt Electric

    Specialty: Electrical/teledata

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2018

    McCormick Estimating software is easy to learn, and a great way to get bids out quick

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I like the ability to set up assemblies of different products to sail through different bids. I also really enjoy the On Screen Estimating Pro to be able to load bids into their system and just click and insert material.

    Cons

    Initially using extension and bid summary were hard to grasp the concept of, but through a little teaching it is a very handy tool

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  • Kevin from Kansas Electric

    Specialty: Electrical/teledata

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2018

    McCormick estimating software has been a great addition to our company!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money

    Customer support & tech support is great! I would highly recommend taking their training courses to help maximize the potential of the software.

    Pros

    We love the DEP on screen estimating. The ability to do a takeoff directly from the plans and have info entered into the audit trail has been a useful time saving feature.

    Cons

    When we initially installed the software, we had some software errors that required calls to technical support. These are happening much less frequently now.

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  • steven from laswell electric

    Specialty: Electrical/teledata

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2018

    pros and cons

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    the product is very user friendly and I would highly receommmend. makes the job a lot easier than others.

    Cons

    the product is quite pricey, but with the benefiets it provides and the support I see it as a well investment.

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  • Randy from LLR Electric, Inc.

    Specialty: Electrical/teledata

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2018

    The sales process was seamless and the rep. was very helpful and a pleasure to work with.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money

    Good product so far!

    Pros

    The ability to streamline estimating and add efficiency to our processes. Having the program put our bids together instead of manually processing them is a huge help.

    Cons

    It took awhile to download, although that could be our internet! It took about 20 minutes to download.

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  • David from Davison Electric

    Specialty: Electrical/teledata

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    January 2018

    Probably the best all round software in the industry.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money

    The company is family owned, so you get quick, personal responses to any problems you might encounter. They have been in business since the late 1970's, so they are not strangers to the business. It's not like dealing with some huge, corporate, full of red tape company where the employees don't even know each other. Dealing with support or whatever department has always been a good experience.

    Pros

    Software learning curve is the easiest of the three major brands I have used. Takeoff speed is by far the fastest, which equates to being able to bid more work with fewer people. That is a huge money saver. Tech support is outstanding. This software is the best I have seen at running seamlessly on large networks, as well as stand alone computers. Plus, they offer less expensive programs to start out with, and then you can upgrade as you go.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything other than the cost (I'm cheap), but their cost is in line with the rest of the industry.

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  • Jake from Jake Miller Plumbing

    Specialty: Plumbing

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    January 2018

    McCormick is top notch!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I like that they specifically made this product for Plumbing. It’s not a universal estimating software.

    Cons

    It is a little complicated unless you’re tech savvy. It looks like they used Microsoft access. That’s not a super easy program to understand but it is doable.

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  • Mark from Advanced Commercial Electronic Systems

    Specialty: Other specialty contractor

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    December 2017

    Happy to find a software the worked for our company

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    We are a low voltage contractor and had difficult time finding software that worked for us. Sales and technical support we great helping us through the learning initial learning. We are using it every day and are continuing to learn.

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  • Kyle from VSC Fire and Security

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    December 2017

    McCormick is great if you use it for most of the features.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
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    Value for Money

    I would highly suggest getting in contact with them. The software is powerful and the team there was great. If it is a fit, your in great shape. If not a good fit, they are professional and helpful.

    Pros

    McCormick is very powerful reading virtually any drawing, setting up lists of what is each and performing takeoffs. My team was very impressed.

    Cons

    The price is a little up there for what we were anticipating using it. If we did not have a few other programs and looped it all into McCormick, could justify the price. There was a little bit of a learning curve but after some training and time together, was good to go.

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  • David from T F Sullivan Plumbing Inc

    Specialty: Plumbing

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    December 2017

    Great service, people, software takes some time to really get used to and set up.

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    Pros

    Take off with tracing piping and changing colors and symbols for fittings is pretty easy to get used to.

    Cons

    The items/inventory set up for plumbing industry needs alot more attention for the price of the software.

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