The company’s Forefront™ Construction Suite and Quote Software’s QuoteExpress estimating software have been integrated for the plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC markets. Labor and materials estimate information is transferred electronically from QuoteExpress into Forefront, using the latter’s Esti-Link module. This saves time and increases accuracy for the contractor by eliminating manual re-entry of estimate data from QuoteExpress into Forefront. After the estimate information is transferred, the contractor can review and revise any of the estimate details in Esti-Link. Forefront then automatically sets up the job detail in its job cost system and sets up the contract and subcontracts. As the job progresses, the contractor can compare job details against the original estimate.

Dexter + Chaney, 9700 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-2347; 800-875-1400 or 206-364-1400; 206-367-9613 (fax);;

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