Construction Takeoff software - Goldenseal Basic
Goldenseal offers a powerful software package along with a large database for quick estimate. Goldenseal is intended primarily for small to medium sized construction companies or subcontractors with an emphasis on small construction jobs. The software is also useful for builder, general contractor, subcontractor, architect or property manager.
Retailers, service businesses, professionals or small–scale manufacturers will benefit from Goldenseal’s integrated package of estimating software and project management software designed for both Macintosh and Windows computers. Goldenseal’s complete version has extra money management features such as job costs, general accounting, payroll, project billing, customer billing and inventory tracking.
Goldenseal provides excellent features for construction cost estimating, schedules, contract writing, project management and business management. The program prepares detailed estimates, manages projects, properties and customers.
Goldenseal’s estimating program has a feature called Smart Dimensions, which makes easy work of setting up building cost estimates. You can figure “whole project” estimates for new construction or do additions and room–by–room estimates for remodeling. You may also set up unit costs and assemblies.
One can also track competitive bids from subcontractors and your subcontractor insurance expiration dates. Goldenseal offers an option to halt all pay to subcontractors with expired insurance. You may also opt to pay or partially pay subcontractors with expired insurance.
With Goldenseal’s construction management software you can handle allowances, change orders, project logs, punch lists and transmittals. The project management software allows you to create change orders, make material takeoffs, write contracts, punch lists and schedules.
Goldenseal allows complete customization to match nearly any estimating style. Because of the multi–task nature of Goldenseal, you’ll need to enter lots of information to get set up. Attention to detail while setting up assembly formulas and organizing your cost codes will reward you with long–term smooth sailing; plan on spending some time with this task.
Goldenseal allows you to input and track multiple items concerning clients, vendors, subcontractors, employees, financial accounts and institutions, so once this data is in place you’ll simply need periodic maintenance of the cost book and contacts. This is where you will see the real power and ease of Goldenseal—when you can crank out personalized estimates and reports for your clients and yourself.
Goldenseal costs $395 for the basic estimating software, which includes estimating, schedules, contract writing, project management and general business management.
The full version of Goldenseal accounting software includes all the features listed above, plus general accounting, job costs, billing, check writing and payroll. It costs $695 for one user, $995 for the two-user version, $1295 for five users, $1795 for ten users, and $2495 for twenty users.
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