McCormick Plumbing & Mechanical Estimating Software


 

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

78 Reviews of McCormick Estimating Software

 

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Jerry from E. Vaughan Rivers, Inc.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Good value estimating software

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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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Horrible

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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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Joel from Advanced Quality Plumbing
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Awesome software well worth the price

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Functionality

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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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

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

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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 Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

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

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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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

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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 Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

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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 Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

pros and cons

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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 Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

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

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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 Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Probably the best all round software in the industry.

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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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

McCormick is top notch!

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Functionality

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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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Happy to find a software the worked for our company

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Functionality

Product Quality

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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 Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

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

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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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

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

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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

December 2017

December 2017

McCormick Electrical Estimating Software

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Value for Money

Pros

Everything you need for the best estimate, easy to use fast and awesome. Never was so easy to do an estimate

Cons

The price i think it could be a little bit more affordable in special for those companies, like mine that just started

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Jared from Styles Electric ltd
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2017

December 2017

It is very limited

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Be careful. These kinds of software are very expensive. You should ask for a demo before you buy.

Pros

The price is the lowest compared to similar software. It allows you to price out a job and expenses well and even has plugin for Microsoft word.

Cons

It doesn't even let you delete items.

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Noel from California Elevctrical Solutions
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Great product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

The pros are the McCormick team willing to take the time out of there day to help you get through the bumpy spots. The integrated plan take off screen is a great way to get accurate counts and length's.

Cons

The tutorial is like a foreign language but the McCormick support team takes they're time to help you out.

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Dee Dee from Arcadia Electric Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

I learned how to use this product in a week.

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I highly recommend this product.

Pros

It has all the features to bid a whole job right at your fingertips. It has educational videos built in to the software which is a great help.

Cons

I was not able to use this to it's full potential. I would have liked to use it for a full electrical job bid.

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

October 2017

October 2017

Better than estimating by hand.

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Pros

Saved information makes it easy to go back into any job you are bidding. Nice to have tech support when you need it.

Cons

Takes time to get used to when you first start the program, personally was hard when you’re used to doing it by hand.

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

October 2017

October 2017

Does it all

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Value for Money

Added the auto takeoff feature, so no need to plot drawing off, must have if your on the go

Pros

Ease of use, mainly with the database lookup of particular items. Simple search and click.

Cons

Like all estimation software it takes some time to get use to, also included the takeoff software,it's a real timesaver.

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May 2018

May 2018

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

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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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April 2018

April 2018

It is a perfect program for calculating budgets

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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

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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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