Sigma Estimates software


Sigma Estimate is a cloud-based construction estimating and 5D Building Information Modeling solution. It caters to contractors, architects and engineers. Primary features include estimating engine, takeoff, estimating, budgeting, pricelists, validations, analysis, data exchange, activity, rate and resource listing.

Other features include spell check, supplier comparison, markups and PDF reporting. The estimation module allows users to manage projects, take notes, format numbers and links and drag and drop historical data. It also provides analysis of project markups and estimation including gross profits, overheads and risk allowances. It offers integration with Microsoft Dynamics, Sharepoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Autodesk BIM 360, PlanSwift, Autodesk Revit, Molio and others.

It offered in a subscription pricing option. It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. Support is offered via email and over the phone. Other help options include FAQs, videos, getting started catalog and libraries

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , HP-UX , AIX , Solaris , Unix , IBM OS/400 , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Bert from Commercial Contracting & Maintenance

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Using the basic package for commercial projects and happy with the product.

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    Pros

    I like the ability to assemble my own library of services and costs. We perform a wide variety of commercial service work which requires a firm grasp of costs and history.

    Cons

    Would like to be able to access from various devices. Web based application or mobile app to access and edit completed files.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mark from Revealed Solutions, LLC

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Natural move from Excel and very easy to learn.

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    Accurate and complete estimates i could rely on.

    Pros

    It's simplicity and quick implementation. Easy to transition from Excel to Sigma. Love the outline format and ability to copy from other estimates. Runs very stable and very easy to install.

    Cons

    Does not have a perimetric takeoff solution. The report writer is very complicated. Wish they offered other databases than RSMeans. No real integration to a 2D takeoff tool.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Sigma Estimates, Sigma Estimates, LLC

    May 2018

    Thank you for your feedback and thoughts on improvements. We came out with a live integration to PlanSwift for 2D takeoff. The integration is free and can be downloaded from our shop - https://sigmashop.sigmaestimates.com/. We're happy to set up some time to show you how it works as well. Let us know and we will be in touch.

  • Baitao from UBC

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    May 2018

    Very complete databank with easy to use functionality.

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    Pros

    Sigma Estimates has a very competitive database with accurate estimates. The software is also easily integrated with other software such as Revit and Navisworks, to use for BIM and project management.

    Cons

    Sigma Estimates is not as developed in stand-alone modelling, as compared to other competitors like RS Means.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Chris from CK Consulting Services

    May 2018

    Great estimating software

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    I use this daily and cannot estimate my projects without it.

    Pros

    I love the scripting and the ability to "nest" assemblies within the system. This ability is so powerful and blows the doors off of anything else out there. The ability to import price lists and update libraries is critical to keeping your estimates up to date.

    Cons

    Documentation is being improved. More details on the scripting is always helpful. The online help is good but examples and templates using all of the commands is helpful for someone who is not a programmer or wants to see what each command does.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Les from New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    April 2018

    Excellent, low cost software that integrates Revit models with Means data for accurate estimates.

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    Easy to use software for accurate estimates from Revit models. Integrates easily with RS Means data.

    Pros

    Extremely easy to use and save tremendous time using Revit model data for estimates. We are able to easily export our Revit models to link with data from RS Means and create very accurate estimates. Workflow is very intuitive. Software cost is very reasonable.

    Cons

    There really are no negatives. We have been using Sigma for years and have had excellent results. It is extremely user friendly and when we run into issues, the company has been extremely supportive in giving assistance. Great product and great company.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    April 2018

    Simple easy to use software.

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    Pros

    What I like most about Sigma is that I was able to pick up on it very quickly. I had no problem turning the software into my own, and making templates so my estimating went smoothly.

    Cons

    Its hard to say what I like least because I have not run into any problems where it has changed my thoughts about the software.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Shane from Island precision tile and stone

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2017

    Fast effective and efficient

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    Is really good tool for budgeting, the program has these good and simple function, but at the same time you can get complicated functions and make the budgeting really detailed

    Cons

    A little cofusing at times but once you get used it its a great tool to help run your business. Could be streamlined a bit better

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sven from kea

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2017

    A really good tool for budgeting

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    Is really good tool for budgeting, the program has these good and simple function, but at the same time you can get complicated functions and make the budgeting really detaild.

    Pros

    The program is really good for complicated and detailed budgeting

    Cons

    can be somtimes a bit complicated,

    Review Source: Capterra
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