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.

 

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    Jobs
  • McCormick Estimating Software - Takeoff
    Takeoff
  • McCormick Estimating Software - Design Estimating Pro
    Design Estimating Pro
  • McCormick Estimating Software - CAD Estimating
    CAD Estimating
  • McCormick Estimating Software - Change Order
    Change Order
  • McCormick Estimating Software - Bid Summary
    Bid Summary
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

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James from Aquarian Plumbing Inc.
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

WIN 3000

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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 .

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Scott from SC Spencer Electric, Inc
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Makes bidding easier and faster

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N/A
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.

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ed from Jeffers & Leek Electric Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Great over all product

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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.

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Amelia from Basic Electric Service LLC
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Great product but not for beginners

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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.

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rod from cantek electrical
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

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

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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.

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Russell from RTVAUDIOVISUAL visual consulting
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Awesome/ Flexible

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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!

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Darin from Sodon's Electric Inc
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Productive

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Value for Money

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.

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

August 2018

August 2018

Awesome

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer 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 Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Quality product year after year

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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 Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Good product and good value

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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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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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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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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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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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Functionality

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Customer Support

Value for 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.

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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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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 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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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 Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

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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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 Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Probably the best all round software in the industry.

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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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chris from fleming electric
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Estimating Program

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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.

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Joe from Top Tier Electric LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Estimating Software

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Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
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Functionality
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Quality
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Value
Support
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.

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Jhon Jairo from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

May 2018

May 2018

Ideal for the planning of electrical projects

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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

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

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

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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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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

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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