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Old 07-07-2017, 10:11 PM   #121
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Excel is a great program and non of the purpose made estimating programs come close for flexibility or price. I use planswift for take off and quickbooks for accounts, excel is the link between the 2 to organise and track the data. Ive wasted thousands on different all in one solutions and non of them worked for me, maybe they would if you had a rigid way of working but im a subcontractor so have to be flexible to the main contractors format. If you struggle putting a sheet together or want something very complicated to set up try people per hour. Ive had a couple written with vba code and it only cost me £80-£100 each but make sure you know exactly what you want first or you will be paying for re writes when you realise after a few weeks its not how you wanted it.

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