Red Rhino Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Red Rhino

Electrical estimating for contractors

4.57/5 (7 reviews)

Red Rhino overview

Red Rhino is a cloud-based electrical estimating tool for contractors, which aims to provide users with the tools to create accurate estimates whether in the field or in the office. The fully integrated system offers modules for estimating, biling, project management, and purchasing. Electrical contracting businesses can utilize Red Rhino to automate time consuming tasks with data from estimates synchronized across purchase orders and customer bills.

With Red Rhino, businesses only need to enter data such as customer information, project details, labor rates, and material specifications once for each job, when creating an estimate, and the data is then stored within the system for future use. Data can be transferred and accessed by estimators, field workers, project managers, purchasing agents, and any other personnel involved in the project, and as Red Rhino is a cloud-based system it can be accessed from anywhere via a web browser. Estimates can be created within Red Rhino using wizards and assemblies. Wizards are pre-configured estimates for installing a range of items including conduits, alarms, generators, and more, whilst assemblies can be used to input all the material needed for certain projects. Assemblies can be saved and re-used for common projects so that estimates can be created without the need to re-enter items individually.

Red Rhino also offers modules for purchasing, billing, and project management, and features including proposal generation, purchase orders, change orders, contract billing, time and materials billing, and project tracking. Project progress can be monitored using Red Rhino and the real-time financial data can be used to ensure projects remain within pre-defined budgets. Throughout each project time and materials can be tracked, allowing users to generate bills for customers in just one click once the project is complete, and invoices can be automatically generated and sent to clients to request payment.


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Red Rhino screenshot: Generate estimates based on materials and labor requiredHome PageRed Rhino screenshot: Manage projects within Red Rhino with tools for tracking finances and budgetsRed Rhino screenshot: Create purchase orders for replenishing materialsRed Rhino screenshot: View estimate recaps to confirm items, pricing, profit, tax, and moreRed Rhino screenshot: Create proposals with price quotes and project descriptions for clientsRed Rhino screenshot: Generate bills and invoices in the field and send to customers with the click of a button

Red Rhino reviews


Very good

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Ken Beicke

Red Rhino Estimating on the go.

Reviewed 2014-10-15
Review Source: Software Advice

The key item that drew us to Red Rhino was the cost. The fact that we could pay for it monthly with no subscription was a key selling point for us a start up contractor. What has kept us using it is two fold, first and most important, we have been winning projects and making money on them. Second is the fact that as a cloud-based program, I can get access anywhere any time from any computer, which has come in very handy when I needed to give a client a quick estimate.

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Meagan Carpenter

Great Product

Reviewed 2016-09-08
Review Source: Software Advice

The product is easy to learn and use. It's not a huge company so there's only a handful of people that you talk to. They really take the time to get to know you and your company and are there to help with any questions. It is also the most affordable option that we found and it seems to be pretty accurate once you get the hang of everything.

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Dan Ee

A good all round estimating software for electrical contracts

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-20
Review Source: Software Advice

Great for small electrical contractor.Has all the features and usability for general projects. Easy to use, with many additional features such as purchase orders, invoicing, change orders and project tracking.

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DJ Allen

Great support, easy to use

Reviewed 2014-07-17
Review Source: Software Advice

I have tried some of the other electrical estimating software systems, and this by far is the easiest and quickest way to go. They go out of their way to make sure you are successful with their program. It is web-based so you can use it anywhere.

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Seth Guilbeau

It's good

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-03
Review Source: Software Advice

I like the overall of the software. I just had hard time taking off job with Material.

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Red Rhino pricing

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1 License: $75/month + $149 setup fee

2 Licenses: $150/month + $149 setup fee

3 Licenses: $225/month + $149 setup fee

4 Licenses: $300/month + $249 setup fee

Contact Red Rhino for multiple license discounts on more than 4 licenses.

Red Rhino features

Document Storage
Invoice Management

API (114 other apps)
Accounting Integration (63 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (99 other apps)
Activity Tracking (62 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (84 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (72 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (76 other apps)
Calendar Management (79 other apps)
Client Portal (60 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (74 other apps)
Data Import/Export (61 other apps)
Electronic Payments (65 other apps)
Inventory Management (80 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (66 other apps)
Real Time Data (61 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (118 other apps)
Search Functionality (69 other apps)
Third Party Integration (87 other apps)

Additional information for Red Rhino

Key features of Red Rhino

  • Quotes / estimates
  • Takeoff
  • Estimating
  • Cost estimating
  • Project budgeting
  • Bills of material
  • Purchase order management
  • Automated billing
  • Product catalog
  • Cost tracking
  • Project planning
  • Proposal generation
  • Purchasing management
  • Change order management
  • Time & expense tracking
  • Invoice management
  • Progress tracking
  • Document storage
  • Communication management
  • Quote management
  • Customer database
  • Customer history
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Generate estimates within Red Rhino with an in-built catalog of materials and labor costs, including pricing for thousands of items, so that users don’t have to search for item prices themselves.

Generate bills by contract specifications or by time and materials, and generate invoices automatically whilst in the field in order to speed up payments.

Track time and materials using the Red Rhino system by getting field contractors to input data whilst on the job, and generate bills and invoices based on this data.

Manage projects and track the progress of projects within Red Rhino. Benefit from project management tools such as change order generation, work authorizations, and financial tracking and reporting.

Use wizards and assemblies to create estimates, with pre-configured wizards for a variety of different items, and assemblies of materials for common job types. Estimate residential electrical, commercial electrical, industrial electrical, fire alarm, and structured cabling.