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Introducing CATO.

“As our strategy evolved, we were searching for an organisation that came along on our journey. As a true partnership with Causeway, we can travel that journey together.”

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Causeway CATO Suite

The Causeway CATO Suite provides a fully integrated cradle-to-grave cost management system for today's cost consultant. 

CATO is widely used by both major cost consultants and smaller companies alike across the globe. From feasibility estimating to cost planning, bill production, BIM take off, life cycle costing, and more, CATO provides the solution to all daily tasks carried out by the cost consultant on one single platform.

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Performance gains for you and your team

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Reduce data duplication

Benefit from an integrating solution that passes data from end-to-end.

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Faster measurement from all sources

Save hours of time by automating the measurement process regardless of if the information is in PDF, CAD, or BIM format.

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Re-use of project data

Use rates that have been rebased from historic projects for future projects. Furthermore, gain competitive advantage with your own rate data.

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Simplified upgrade process

Speed up the licensing proces with centrally controlled licensing.

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Streamline your systems

Benefit from CATO, the one stop system for the cost management team and a single installation with the option of SQL data storage for faster multi-user working.

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CATO in the Cloud

Distributed CATO by thin client, reducing installation time and simplifying the upgrade process.

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Improve intelligence of historic work

Access all of your historic projects and rate data, which is available to surface quickly and efficiently. Provide a first class service to your client with added value information such as the asset’s life cycle costs.

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Win more work

Gain competitive advantage over your competitors who may already be ’BIM Ready’ by becoming BIM compliant with CATO.

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Improve workflow processes

Become more efficient in your processes and omit errors incurred by spreadsheets. With an integrated end-to-end provision, CATO will smarten the working processes of your team.

CATO Bundles

Causeway CATO Bundles provide the flexibility to adapt the end-to-end capabilities of the CATO Suite to your individual requirements.

Essential

For those needing the core CATO Suite for day-to-day cost management tasks

  • BIMMeasure
  • Cost Planning
  • Take Off and Billing
  • QuickEst
  • Document Viewer
  • Rates module
  • CashFlow
  • Document Register
  • Project Controls
  • Whole Life Costing
  • Cost Management
  • Measurement Scheduler
  • NRM 1 & 2 Libraries
  • Analytics
  • Causeway Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Livestax - Organisation Zone

Professional

For those needing the Essential Suite as well as management reporting provided by Analytics
  • BIMMeasure
  • Cost Planning
  • Take Off and Billing
  • QuickEst
  • Document Viewer
  • Rates module
  • CashFlow
  • Document Register
  • Project Controls
  • Whole Life Costing
  • Cost Management
  • Measurement Scheduler
  • NRM 1 & 2 Libraries
  • Analytics
  • Causeway Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Livestax - Organisation Zone

Enterprise
Coming Soon

For those needing the Professional Suite as well as single view software to report across all business systems
  • BIMMeasure
  • Cost Planning
  • Take Off and Billing
  • QuickEst
  • Document Viewer
  • Rates module
  • CashFlow
  • Document Register
  • Project Controls
  • Whole Life Costing
  • Cost Management
  • Measurement Scheduler
  • NRM 1 & 2 Libraries
  • Analytics
  • Causeway Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Livestax - Organisation Zone
Enterprise Bundle coming soon
Training courses

At Causeway, we are committed to providing ongoing support for our products. We have a range of training courses, where you can learn about all the latest techniques and tips that will allow you to use CATO more effectively.

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Get your personalised quote

Gain access to the Causeway CATO Suite by getting in touch with us. One of our team members will be happy to create a personalised quote for you.

Features
BIMMeasure

As an entry level requirement to participate within the BIM arena, BIMMeasure allows for slick scheduling and automated take off from BIM models, seamlessly building the cost model at the same time. BIMMeasure also provides the full 2D measurement provision (from CAD, PDF or image files). This time-saving module ensures your use of time is optimised and BIM projects are not lost to your competitors.

CashFlow

The CashFlow facility allows you to forecast and identify trends based upon current spend, slow or fast start curves, including a provision for lump sum payments whilst also allowing for user-definable calendar shut down days. This module gives your clients visibility to monitor proposed capital expenditure, earning you the trust you deserve.

Whole Life Costing

CATO Whole Life Costing further enhances the understanding of operational expenditure. Forecast the lifecycle cost of the replaceable assets, and with our in-built libraries, further forecast operational and maintenance costs. A whole suite of reports allows for a clear understanding of the lifetime costs.

QuickEst

CATO harnesses the power of your historical cost data with QuickEst, a wizard-driven solution which surfaces your own data to fine tune your early feasibility estimates. Easily upload historic Excel cost data and seamlessly pass cost plan and Bill of Quantities data from CATO back into the database. A direct link to the BCIS also enables third party data to be benchmarked.

Cost Planning

The Cost Planning module allows for full integration to the BIMMeasure platform, optimising accuracy by linking to the NRM1 library and offering a full audit of elemental measurements. Track any changes that occur in the estimate and compare revisions of cost plans side-by-side, such that reports are transparent. Link to external Excel spreadsheets or Primavera P6 at any stage to reduce wasted time re-keying data. Accompanying this powerful module is a fully-resourced rates database.

Take Off & Billing

CATO still offers the traditional facility of BQ production with the Take Off & Billing module. Create an unpriced bill utilising international standard libraries and send via CITE or a ‘locked’ Excel file. The priced document can be uploaded with a single click back into the system to allow comparisons of tenders including the option of using a Pre-Tender Estimate within the adjudication. Priced bills can be converted to Tender Cost Analyses and then pushed back into the QuickEst module for round tripping of data.

Project Controls

Manage post-contract bills created in our Take Off & Billing module – or imported via Excel. Manage change control, site instructions, provisional sums and dayworks. Produce a statement of retention and valuation certificates. Create a tick sheet report for valuations and build the final account.

Cost Management

Cost Management allows packages of work to be managed in the post-contract phase, tracking adjustments that will impact on the budget – from client changes to package transfers and variations. Multiple cost plans can be brought together and re-sorted into packages for overall package cost management, with the ability to view costings at the package level or summarised to a group level. A comprehensive cost reporting system produces reports from executive summaries to detailed activities.

Document Viewer

Documents that you otherwise would not be able to open due to a lack of the appropriate software can be read with Document Viewer. DWG files can be compared side-by-side.

Rates Module

Enable fully-resourced rates to be built in Cost Planning – we will also supply you with the most up to date Franklin & Andrews – Hutchins rates. Your own rates or price book data can be uploaded directly from Excel.

Document Register

Enable all project documentation and drawings to be stored against the project – provides an internal document management system.

Customer efficiency gains and cost savings

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50%
MORE TIME EFFICIENT

Use of onscreen take off over long hand method

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60%
IMPROVED FUNCTIONALITY

Streamlined processes and workflows for cost consultants

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40%
COST SAVINGS

Streamlined and integrated software provision

Partner with us

At Causeway, we pride ourselves on being more than a provider. We pride ourselves on being your partner.

We work closely with customers and listen attentively to their feedback to understand their challenges and identify the solutions that work for them. Watch how we partnered with Slattery to develop a fully integrated solution.

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Proud partners of Causeway CATO

Not sure which Bundle is right for you?

Gain access to Causeway CATO Suite by getting in touch with us.
We would be happy to discuss the best CATO Bundle for you.

Frequently asked questions

    • CATO is offered as a subscription service because is an efficient way to utilise software while minimising cash flow impact and maximising tax benefit.
    • As a customer, you are able to pick the plan that best suits their needs and gain access to many productivity tools at a compelling price point.
    • You need to pay for the annual subscription based on the minimum term that was discussed when you purchased CATO Bundles.
    • No, the prices quoted for the plans are based on an annual invoice.
    • Yes, you can always upgrade. For example, if you pick the Professional Bundle as best meeting your immediate needs, then find yourself needing Livestax, you can move to the Enterprise Bundle at the difference in cost.

RICS Comparative Study of Construction Cost and Commercial Management Services

This report from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) compares the usage of Causeway CATO with competing products. Find out from this independent source how CATO fares in the UK market.

Causeway BIMMeasure is used by over 65% of QS firms using proprietary software.

Causeway CATO is used in “early stages” by nearly 60% of QS firms using proprietary software.

Access the report