“Causeway Estimating has had a direct bearing on an increase in our turnover and win rate, has enabled me to double my workload and has helped increase margins by up to 5%. The system pretty much paid for itself instantaneously.”
Dave Bennett, Cheesmur Building Contractors
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Causeway Estimating provides powerful, easy-to-use tools covering all aspects of estimating, including BIM take-off, eTender, adjudication, and reporting.
Causeway's Estimating software is used widely by all types of contractors, from main contractors to specialist sub-contractors such as multi-disciplined, civil engineers, highways, house builders, interior fit out, building envelope, reinforced concrete frame contractors, and many more.
Estimating for construction contractors cuts traditional tender enquiry costs by up to 50% while providing enhanced visibility of net cost and value. This advanced tendering software helps contractors to win more profitable work, manage costs, increase effectiveness, and reduce risk.
Performance gains for you and your team
Manage the enquiry process in one platform (via eTender)
A cloud-based system operates as an estimator’s virtual assistant, providing a fully automated enquiry process and service for documents and bill items completed with email notifications.
Improved data accuracy / mitigate risk
Core functionality provides dynamic linked screens with views of summarised data along with its source.
Faster data entry and minimisation of data duplication
Advanced find functionality allows for speedy access of previously used data, without the estimator having to remember where and when the data was entered.
Win more bids
Estimating data structure flexibility enables estimates to be built, fully complying with client requirements.
Faster, more accurate intelligence (via Analytics)
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 Causeway Estimating more effectively.
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Estimating is a fully analytical estimating software system that is flexible and easy to use, providing true-multi-user operation, improved productivity, and enhanced accuracy. Drill-down functionality through all data structures allows the user to see where values are located within the estimate, thereby exposing potential risk items.
Estimating supports all industry standards for electronic import of BoQ data (CITE, Excel, CSV, TXT etc.) with advanced Excel import functions to accelerate the process of importing estimate data from source documents.
An advanced find is built within the Estimating system, allowing the search of previously priced items and resources. These items can then be copied into a new project via drag and drop, providing a rapid way of re-using previously priced “similar” items. As a result, previously priced estimates immediately become a database for use in the future.
Tender Register provides list of estimates priced in the system, and allows the creation of reports by date, estimate type, and status (won, lost, pending etc.). This helps with the regular reporting of tender throughput in the estimating team.
Report Portfolio provides summary of key estimating data into a single excel spreadsheet, each worksheet within the spreadsheet will contain key reporting information such as tender adjudication values, summary of resources used in the estimate, summaries of subcontractor and supplier quotation comparisons, etc.
Spreadlets increases productivity further by allowing providing the ability to link spreadsheets to Causeway Estimating. Any changes made in your spreadsheet are instantly reflected in the estimate, making complex calculations easy and your workflow more flexible. Estimates can have one or many Excel spreadsheets, which can be linked to individual items or any combination of items/spreadsheets.
eTender, which allows businesses to send and receive subcontract and supplier enquiries, automating not only the sending out of the enquiries but auto-notification of changes, reminders and supplier queries. Tender returns are also returned straight into the estimating comparison view. In fact, eTender becomes the estimator’s virtual assistant.
BIMMeasure allows integrated measurement directly from models and drawings in 2D, 3D, and BIM formats. The iTrace function speeds up the process by automatically detecting whole lines or areas. Causeway Estimating provides a drag and function, thereby eliminating the need to re-key items between platforms. BIMMeasure supports dwg, pdf, jpg, tiff, bmp, ifc and many other drawing file formats.
Analytics gives you complete graphical visibility of your live estimating data. Tailored dashboards help your business understand the key performance indicators of the estimating process and pinpointing efficiencies. This tool can be used to create graphical chart style reporting such as tender win rates, value of work won per month over a 12-month rolling period, etc. All of which assist with the running of an engaged and successful estimating team.
Estimating can integrate with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The CRM system can obtain relevant data directly from your estimating teams, Causeway Estimating server. This avoids any duplication of effort entering data into both systems, and also improves efficiency.
Construction industry database libraries
Construction industry database libraries can be supplied, fully resource priced in SMM7, NRM2, CESMM4 and MMHW formats. It’s also very easy to create your own bespoke library content from previously priced estimates in the system, and through import of pricing data from other sources.
Valuations is used by surveyors and commercial managers to import data directly from Estimating with Excel-like functionality, enabling fast production of client, internal and sub-contractor liability valuations. Automatic production of anticipated cost information supports monthly CVRs.
Planning Integrator allows estimating data to be mapped to the project plan structure and placed directly into Primavera P6 (and coming soon to ASTA PowerProject), providng an integrated cost and schedule baseline programme.
As a result of our company evolving in recent years, we needed our existing Causeway licencing plan to evolve with us. We sat down with Causeway and explained our situation. They were flexible and responsive in custom-tailoring a plan to suit our updated business needs, providing us with a wide range of modules with Estimating Bundles, which has been invaluable to our continued growth.PHIL GRIFFITHS, O’BRIEN CONTRACTORS
A lot of time and effort went into researching the right estimating software solution for our estimation department. Apart from the obvious quality and suitability of the product, the key deciding factors for choosing Causeway were the local back-up and the fantastic personnel from Causeway, from the initial meetings with the team to its implementation at our offices we were thoroughly satisfied. I would highly recommend the implementation of Causeway for any business looking to professionalise their business.DAVID CRONIN, SELECT PARTITIONS
We have been utilising Causeway Estimating for more than 10 years in a multi-user environment to price a mixture of our own trade work combining labour, plant, materials and sub-contract. We find the standard reports available to be more than sufficient for our needs, and the ability to analyse tenders in detail using Tender Adjudication to be most useful. This is a reliable product worth consideration by any sized contractor as it is intuitive, flexible, yet still providing highly complex analytical data.BRENDA MUNRO, GEORGE INNES BUILDERS
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Frequently asked questions
Causeway Estimating is offered as a subscription service because it 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 Bundle that best suits your needs. This gives you access to a variety of 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 Causeway Estimating Bundles.
No, the prices quoted for the Bundles 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 CRM integration, you can move to the Enterprise Bundle at the difference in cost.