Esticom Features

Esticom

Cloud-based takeoff & electrical estimating software

4.56/5 (59 reviews)

Esticom Feature Summary

  • Assembly takeoff
  • Electronic plans
  • Peer review and approvals
  • Estimating
  • Onscreen take-off builder
  • Job management
  • Custom proposal generation
  • Custom quote generation
  • Sales pipeline tracking
  • PDF export option
  • Built-in reporting options
  • Export to Word and Excel
  • Drag and drop design tools
  • Material & labor database
  • Project estimating
  • Upload from Google Drive
  • Redundant data elimination
  • Deadline tracking
  • Real-time material pricing
  • Task assignment

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Esticom Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Esticom's features:

Joe Nichols

Very good. But could grow into better

2019-05-11

Responsive tech support. Easy setup

Pros

Accurate. A time saver.

Cons

But a better interface for cost/profit and The ability to export cost reports and part numbers would be fantastic.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris Cicalo

Great Telecom Estimating Software

2019-05-15

Esticom has been great, there is some room for improvement and i would love to help collaborate with them. Having been in the telecom industry for over 20 years, and helped other companies create their own software i would be able to offer valuable insight.

Pros

I like that I can have a material database and organize them in a useful way.

Cons

I do not like the fact that i cannot manually input man hours towards scopes of work, and that there are not customizable admin fields (travel charges, project management hours fields, shipping ect) where i can capture typical back end admin costs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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John Hawkins

Esticom Software pone of the best

2018-09-06

It is flexible enough for me to have all the various assemblies, rates, parts and reports that I can export out to my customers.

Pros

I created assemblies that made the job much faster and accurate.

Cons

I have to go to the Estimating page to create or add parts and assemblies.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Feliciano Perez

Esticom is AWESOME!

2019-05-07

Absolutely great, I would highly recommend this software to all Estimators and Sales reps.

Pros

It is a power program that makes estimating very easy, which gives me spare time to find new projects and study new technologies!

Cons

It would also be nice to be able to export the quotes in various formats.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Erin Lawwill

Our Customer Support person has returned every call and email promptly. He is great!

2018-05-14

Pros

It is very user friendly It makes proficient estimates The value for money is 100% It is easy to change and update your information

Cons

It is sometimes difficult to explain when a customer sees the bid. It would be nice to have one more category

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Anthony Richardson

Thank you

2019-05-17

My overall experience with Esticom has grown since I first used it and it has increase the amount of proposals/bids I can send out in one day.

Pros

In addition to making edits on the drawings and downloading a PDF document with the changes.

Cons

The least favorable thing i feel on the software is not being able to delete all drawings at one time instead of one at a time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 51-200 employees)

Esticom

2019-05-10

I have enjoyed using this estimating program and would recommend it for any Teledata contractor.

Pros

This program is user friendly and cost effective.

Cons

Your can not search by quote number or customer name on a quote

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ron Wilson

Best first impression

2019-05-17

The auto-count feature needs some work, but I can at least use it for clicking off the counts, and getting my cabling distances.

Pros

You don't have to spend a lot of time training to be able to jump right into a take-off.

Cons

If my company were to try and use this tool for estimating, it would require a LOT of data entry.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Ryan

I can finally stop looking.

2019-05-10

After searching for estimating software for almost 5 years, installing trial software, talking with tech support, even hiring a programmer to build our own system, the hunt ended with Esticom.

Pros

Finding software that accomplishes this simple but tedious (if using Excel) task has changed our company's workflow.

Cons

First and foremost this software is for estimating purposes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Frank Bua

Esticom Value and Innovation

2019-05-10

They have taken our ideas and worked hard to accommodate our reporting and functional needs.

Pros

The team and I appreciated the ease of use. It has significant power to perform all the required work of the larger more expensive packages, but still gives you the flexibility to make it a custom fit for you.

Cons

I hope in future releases they will issue a server based stand alone platform for our secure projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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jimmy holloway

Great estimating program

2019-05-10

I have used several estimating programs and this is one of the best I've used.

Pros

Very affordable, easy to use, lot of installed items and assemblies, easy to edit, take off is simple to use

Cons

Importing your own prices and labor values is a little slow.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben Schnase

Brief review of Esticom

2019-05-08

I have had nothing but great experiences with the team at Esticom, every call and email have been answered promptly and most of my questions were easy to implement the solution for.

Pros

Esticom has saved us a tremendous amount of time in our estimating process.

Cons

It took a little bit to dial in the percentages and cost for products in our area but now that that is done I only review costs with my vendors when they tell me their is going to be a change.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 1-10 employees)

Best low voltage software out there!

2018-08-22

I'm actually suprised that we've found a estimating software that does EVERYTHING that we need it to do.

Pros

We have gone from two to three days of putting together a bid to 2 to 3 hours.

Cons

so far so good. No complaints. You can tell that this was developed by a low voltage company.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dawson Phillips

Great product!

2019-05-07

It's been absolutely fantastic and I've really had no big issues with it.

Pros

Its super simple and makes life a whole lot easier to bid these big jobs!

Cons

I couldn't really find much that's to horrible about the product... Had many products already and some stuff just needed to be added which was super simple!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Noel Penningyon

Esticomm Saves You Time and Improves Accuracy!

2019-05-07

I use it to prepare my larger quotes for the reasons I mentioned. I am happy with the current performance and look forward to continued improvements.

Pros

Plus I can work from the office, at the job site or at home, which I prefer not to do, because all my files are on their site.

Cons

There are minor improvements I would make to the functionality of the software but they usually end up doing that automatically.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Billy Smith

Thank you Esticom!

2017-03-16

From an estimating standpoint, this is the best product I have ever used.

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Freddy Tapia

year two

2019-05-14

It's better than any other software I've tried or just using a pencil

Pros

Ease of use and the importing tool for inventory items, and drawings.

Cons

no option to feed updated pricing from vendor, or having to check pricing after quote has been completed.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gilles Poirot

Esticom

2019-05-17

Saving time on estimating

Pros

Globally easy to use.

Cons

Catalog part prices are little off. Too many outdated items and not enough recent ones.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Byron Gauthier

A great Product with continued Enhancements

2019-06-24

A quicker estimating return time to get to client and a smoother estimating process than doing it by hand.

Pros

Ease of use. The navigation is simple, but effective!

Cons

Lacking a bit on the materials, but getting better with updates!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Laderberg

Esticom Cloud Estimating

2019-05-13

I have NO regrets! Their development team is very responsive and open to input. They are constantly making improvements.

Pros

I love that it is in the cloud and accessible from anywhere. It also integrates with Zapier!

Cons

I wish I could change logo sizes or layout of the bid.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 1-10 employees)

Fast layouts, must have strong internet connection

2019-05-11

I use it daily. I also keep a safety net of my old quote system for pricing while I'm still learning the system.

Pros

You can skip most of your blue print printing process for quotes which saves a lot on paper and ink. Nice tracking system

Cons

I would like this better IF I were uploading design CAD drawing instead of PDFs

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anthony Richardson CET

Great Job

2019-05-07

Eliminating hours I use to take preparing my bids.

Pros

The software is easy to use and has a whole stock list of the product we sell in the fire alarm and security industry.

Cons

The only thing I found least about the software, can the tool be able to float of the screen to allow all the items on the page to be seen.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kenneth Dodson

Happy Estimator

2019-05-09

over all I was very impressed with Esticom estimating software.

Pros

I like the fact 5hat the values are included in the present assemblies. The cost for Electrical parts and pieces were not with my suppliers.

Cons

Not being able to email your vendors the bill of materials needed directly from the app.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicholaus Nolfi

Project Help

2019-05-14

We were marking up plans with a pen and a highlighter prior to getting esticom so this made that process much easier

Pros

Esticom has made quoting jobs much easier.

Cons

The scale can be thrown off if the plans were printed via PDF

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Luis Goicochea

Best take off software I've used

2019-05-07

I used to do take off by hand on the wall of my office. Enough said!

Pros

Groups, being able to change specs of wire for instance, also add things in the estimating part of the software.

Cons

none. they keep making upgrades. Keep it coming.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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