Custom Calculators

Built-in Calculators provide the estimator with a method and procedure to calculate area, volume and length.  Each calculator is Unit of Measure specific and often provides several ways to enter measurements, based on the way that the measurements were provided.  Additionally, the calculators will accept either or both decimal or fractions so there is no need to convert. Enter measurements as they are provided.  By clicking the relevant (green) Enter command, each calculation will be tabulated in the Calculation Log.  Each set of measurements can be labeled with a description that best defines the respective measurements.  And at any time any of the measurements can be edited to reflect a change.  Additionally,  the estimator can enter measurements into the Calculation Log “on-the-fly” if they want to by-pass the calculator entry procedures.

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The Square Foot calculator will calculate, tabulate and allow for waste.

Once the calculations are complete the estimator can choose any one of  three Total option to send to the Estimate form.  Other convenient features associated with the Calculators include:

  • The ability to print the calculator log.
  • Keep notes regarding anything that has to do with the entries for this specific calculator relative to this specific calculation.
  • Immediate access to the Windows standard calculator
  • A place to store  Conversion Charts, Help, Instructions or any manner of information that can be helpful to the user. (The contents of this feature will appear on all future calculators consistent with the calculator type)

 

Specialty Calculators

 

Costing Method Calculator

This calculator is designed to allow the estimator to arrive at a selling price from the actual (COG) Cost of Goods.  This calculator is designed to work in concert with other software and quotes from vendors that may require additional calculations which are needed to arrive at the actual costs which can  include freight, fuel surcharges and tax burdens.  The calculator is filtered by Brand which establishes the various discounts, and multipliers, and rates which are applied to the List or Net price.  The estimator can enter either a List Price and have the program enter relevant multipliers or discounts and even mark-ups, or they can enter a Net Price.

This calculator accommodates “special” discounts that may be negotiated from time to time with your vendor which are considered to be over and above the standard discounts.

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The Costing Method calculator (filtered by Brand) employs the List Price and will account for multipliers, special discounts, freight, fuel surcharges, tax and your mark-up.

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The Costing Method calculator (filtered by Brand) employs the Net Price. The filters will account for special discounts, freight, fuel surcharges, tax and your mark-up.

Discount Method Calculator

This calculator provides an alternative to calculating your selling price from the (COG) Cost of Goods.  The Discount Method Calculator is designed to allow the user to arrive at their selling price from a List Price by applying a discount or multiplier.  The use of the Discount Method Calculator assumes that the selling price has been arrived at by someone in authority and that the discount or multiplier has considered all of the relevant costs associated with the items being quoted.  The calculator is filtered by Brand which establishes the various discounts, and multipliers, and rates which are applied to the List or Net price.  The estimator can choose from any of three types of discounts which include; the ability to enter a discount or multiplier on the fly, a discount or multiplier which includes  Item and Item accessories only, or a discount or multiplier that includes Items, item accessories and any associated labor charges.

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The Discount Method calculator employing the List Price will allow the estimator to apply a discount (percentage or multiplier) to arrive at the selling price.

Itemizer

The Itemizer is like having an estimate form within an estimate form.  This feature is unique to Estam8 and provides the estimator with the ability to incorporate components that are related to the associated item on the main estimate form .  What makes this feature even more unique is that it can effectively combine data from two distinct product tables.  This feature is intended to be used in conjunction with the Costing Calculator or the Discount Calculator.  The itemizer is ideal for performing a quick quote in which the estimator would prefer not to itemize each item on the main estimate form.  It is also ideal to arrive at the selling price for custom built or fabricated items whose component parts relative to profile, size, color and finish make up the finish product.

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The Itemizer (a feature in the Costing calculators), provides the estimator with the ability to perform an estimate within the main estimate.