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.



91 Reviews of McCormick Estimating Software

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 91 reviews

December 2018

James from Aquarian Plumbing Inc.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

WIN 3000

The McCormick System was fairly easy to adapt to and begin estimations right out of the box. Their support was responsive and helpful. Trade based tutorials were not specific enough. There was no training manual available, only online tutorials and help videos. I have been awarded several contracts since the implementation of the McCormick System and applaud their efforts to continue to improve the software.

Pros

The software was very beneficial to my estimations.Support was always there. With the proper equipment in place, an estimator can perform a digital takeoff from the online drawings and create a proposal for the project

Cons

No manual available. Price intergration with Traser X is not accurate. Some items in database are irrelevant .

September 2018

Scott from SC Spencer Electric, Inc

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Makes bidding easier and faster

Pros

I think the software is easy to use and makes bidding a lot easier and faster saving time in the office bidding projects which allows more time for other tasks.

Cons

Very difficult to print out a detailed price for change orders. I can't delete items on a take off tab and need to enter them aa a negative. Whish there was a free site that linked up for keeping item costs.

September 2018

ed from Jeffers & Leek Electric Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Great over all product

Pros

Tec support
There is plenty of estimating software company's that can get the job done. We tried a few of them and they all glitch with new updates. The biggest difference is in the tec support! When windows updates and you are under the gun to get a proposal out, you will be in good hands knowing that the issue will be fixed in a timely manner.

Cons

Other then the upfront cost it is great. We started out with the 3000 and as we grew we increased to the 6000.

September 2018

chris from fleming electric

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Estimating Program

very satisfied with the company as a whole. wouldn't consider changing estimating products anytime soon.

Pros

We use McCormick for all our bids and the support is the best in the business.

Cons

way to many new releases. constantly having to update the product.

August 2018

Amelia from Basic Electric Service LLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Great product but not for beginners

I would suggest setting aside at least a day or two for strictly learning this program if you have the time.

Pros

The program has a lot of functions and can decrease time to estimate a job or project. You can connect to your supply vendors for pricing.

Cons

Takes a little while to learn the program. Hard to train on the program when you are a small business and doing all of the work yourself. No time to really learn the program.

August 2018

rod from cantek electrical

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

August 2018

Great for new companies in the commercial sector. can get really expensive if wanted all features

Pros

Lots of features included and integrated if you get the whole package. Estimating on soft copy is a breeze with design pro integration.

Cons

Basic package is sufficient and feature packed compared to other software, but way more expensive.
rather start with something cost efficient then buy the software when you grow.

August 2018

Russell from RTVAUDIOVISUAL visual consulting

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Awesome/ Flexible

The support is pat excellent, key that demo and sales rep are knowledgeable imdustry professionals who understand the “real world”. So they are great to work with!

Pros

Well laid out, 5 steps not a lot of redundant tasks and highly confogurable. I am able to group assemblies and redundant tasks, duplicate a common package and save different versions. The plan counting is super clean and easy to use. Saves tons of time.

Cons

Invest in this software wisely. Don’t over spend on seats if you are new to estimating. No cons, but be advised that you should look into a cloud system for deployment over thin client or Mac. Otherwise great software!

August 2018

Darin from Sodon's Electric Inc

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Productive

McCormick has allowed us to bid more projects since it takes less time to take off a project with DEP.

Pros

Since we have started using DEP to take off projects it has cut the time down on how long we take off a bid.
This also allows us to hand the project off to our Project managers so they can see how bid was taken off.
My Salesman and the entire support team.

Cons

I don't have to many issues with McCormick.
The only issue would be the search feature.
Adding notes to the drawings and not being able to point to what the note represents.

August 2018

Joe from Top Tier Electric LLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Estimating Software

Pros

Support team with McCormick Systems did an awesome job explaining the software and did a online demonstration that showcased the product before I purchased which made the decision easy. The product flows really well from screen to screen. The support during all hours of the night is outstanding.

Cons

A little expensive but worth it. There is a little bit to be learned but the customer support helps cure this problem.

August 2018

Francisco from InfraReno

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Awesome

Pros

The flexibility and easy to work with. the features

Cons

Nothing

July 2018

Greg from Laswell Electric Company

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Quality product year after year

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.

July 2018

Zhiwei from Rivers Contractor

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Good product and good value

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.

May 2018

Jhon Jairo from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Ideal for the planning of electrical projects

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

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

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

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.

May 2018

Jerry from E. Vaughan Rivers, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Good value estimating software

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.

May 2018

Chris from CME ELECTRIC LLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

May 2018

Horrible

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.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

April 2018

It is a perfect program for calculating budgets

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

April 2018

Joel from Advanced Quality Plumbing

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Awesome software well worth the price

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.

April 2018

Josh from Big Armer Electric

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

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

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.

April 2018

Levi from RQ Construction

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

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

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.