4 Different Estimating Methods
As most painters know, performing estimates and writing up the proposals is one of the last things they want to do. With this in mind I tried to create a program that would make this as simple as it can get. Instead of just one way to estimate like all the other programs out there, I tried to add them all. For more information on the methods click the link below.
Written by a Painter
A good portion of this program has been written off of my personal experiences. Which should make it easier for you to relate to. Also being that I'm a painting contractor by day, I don't have to jack the price up on this program to pay bills. Another nice thing is you don't have to fill out any forms to download the program. Just simply try it out and if it works great, if not then no biggie as I know this program is not for everyone.
Create Nice looking Proposals
You can build proposals directly to Microsoft Word or Adobe Pdfs with just one simple click of a button. Also with one simple click you can create your invoices to Excel or directly to Pdfs. Add your own logos, state license number if you have one, display your web address and more...
Easy to set up
A nice thing about this program is it won't take you hours and hours trying to figure things out. Just simply fill out your company information, add your employees, and overhead, select the amount of hours you plan on working this year and the program will figure your hourly rate.
The Paint Estimator now integrates with desktop versions of QuickBooks.
If you have a desktop version of QuickBooks you now can save or retrieve your customers from QuickBooks. This is just the start with version 184.108.40.206.
I plan on adding more features with future updates dealing with Invoices and Employees.
Just a few features for The Paint Estimator
Will be working on an update where this program will incorperate more features on accounting. Things like actual overhead earned vs. projected overhead. Profit and Loss Statements, Be able to auto adjust your projected yearly hours based off real hours being worked. Few more reports and so on...