EstiMate's management functions round out the suite, putting you in control and giving you the tools you need for staying on top of things.
EstiMate's integrated user management lets you set up users for your system as General Users, Managers, or Administrators.
General Users are prevented from performing the following operations:
Managers are allowed to do most of the above, but are still restricted from:
System Administrators are, of course, allowed to do anything.
You can set up multiple salespeople in EstiMate.
This allows you to track who is responsible for quoting a job, and who should follow up with the customer.
It also lets production people the key contact for a project, and gives you an easy way to calculate commissions if appropriate for your shop.
EstiMate's extensive item lists give you deep, sophisticated control over the prices of items in your system, with fast access to everything through the items menu.
Every plugin you add to your system adds additional list items, and every list is thoroughly populated to begin with so you have to spend very little time setting up your EstiMate system.
The vehicle list at left is just one example of how EstiMate's lists are pre-populated. Some more examples would be:
Of course, not everything you use will be in there. However, most will, and if there is an item in a list that you need to add it is ridiculously easy to do so. As a matter of fact, due to the fact that EstiMate has QuickBooks-style lists, you can do so without ever leaving a pricing screen.
This means that you can add your list items on-the-fly, and don't have to sit down to do a huge data entry session before starting to price signs with EstiMate.
You can import all your contacts from any delimited text file, which you can easily export from nearly all contact management programs on the market. This means you don't have to enter any contacts to get started. All your vendors can be imported as well.
Backing up your data files is easy and any user can backup your database (allowing you to delegate this task), but only Administrators can restore your data files.
Data backups are stored in industry standard ZIP files.
The system settings screen (accessible only to Administrators) is the "cockpit" of your pricing system. This is where you can control a lot of how the system works.
Just some of the options available here are:
With EstiMate you get full control over all aspects of the system, as well as your shop, with features such as user and salesperson managmeent, deep, extensive material lists, solid reporting, contact and vendor imports, data backup and system configuration options.