Why AppliCad Rocks as Estimating Software

Estimating Software

What the Tech with Gabe Savely

AppliCad is awesome estimating software that automates the manual takeoff process for roof and wall panels. The software generates proposals, drawings, and BOM’s based off a measurable 3D model. And for Star builders, there are three main benefits of using AppliCad that just might put a giant smile on your face:

It improves project performance.

  • Uses 3D Models for exact measurements
  • Is flexible with on-the-fly changes
  • Completes large job takeoffs in hours vs. days (faster response time)

It improves accuracy.

  • Has built-in check tools
  • Uses a catalog of over 155 panel choices
  • Standardizes the bid process across Star’s Components Department

It improves profitability.

  • Cuts delivery lead times by leveraging an Automated Process
  • Lowers margins accurately, helping you get sales

And for Star Building Systems as a whole, AppliCad is getting two-big-thumbs-up, because it has increased our job win rate. Speed is the winning ingredient. Being able to turn an order around in hours vs. days is critical to gaining clientele. As the old adage goes—time is money.

“Easy input, wide product availability, and fast turn bill of materials is key to selling these days.  If you can provide something in hours that takes your competitors days, often times you can leverage that to win the project,” says Gabe Savely,
Director of Components at Star.

AppliCad is fantastic for numerous reasons, but its ability to simplify complex jobs is where the software can really help a builder to knock the hard hat off a client. Modern steel buildings aren’t recognizable compared to their older siblings, and with AppliCad, you can really pack some pizzazz into a roof. You can totally get crazy with gables, and some clients love using these available options to spice up a structure.

For roofs, Applicad offers:

  • Dutch Gables
  • Flying Gables
  • Gambrels
  • Split Gables
  • Ship’s Gables

And if those aren’t enough, you can take the roof design one step further by using Applicad to add accessories like:

  • Atriums
  • Dormers
  • Crickets
  • Clerestories
  • Bay Windows
  • Verandas
  • Overhangs
  • Zones

Pretty cool, huh? And it’s all just a button-touch away, so if you want to make your life easier and improve your estimating process, check out Applicad. You won’t regret it, and neither will your client.

To hear more about my thoughts on Applicad, visit Applicad’s blog.

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Founded in 1927, Star Building Systems has seen and done it all, from supplying tool sheds for oil derrick drilling sites in the early oil boom days to hangar buildings during World War II. We set the industry standard for innovation and technology. Most importantly, we have the best builders in the business.

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