Red Rhino Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Red Rhino

Electrical estimating for contractors

4.57/5 (7 reviews)

Red Rhino overview

What is Red Rhino?

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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Pricing

Starting from
$75/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
Red Rhino screenshot: Generate bills and invoices in the field and send to customers with the click of a buttonHome PageRed Rhino screenshot: Generate estimates based on materials and labor requiredRed 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: Manage projects within Red Rhino with tools for tracking finances and budgetsRed Rhino screenshot: Create purchase orders for replenishing materials

Red Rhino reviews

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6

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1

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DJ Allen

Great support, easy to use

Reviewed 2014-07-17
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
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.

Cons
I can't find anything negative about the program. I can use it on any computer.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ken Beicke

Red Rhino Estimating on the go.

Reviewed 2014-10-15
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
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.

Cons
My only complaint about the program is the limited product library. We use a lot of Wire-Mold doing school remodels, and the existing selection is very limited. You can add items and build your own library, but that takes time, which as a newer company is something that is in very limited supply.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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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.

Pros
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.

Cons
This is only specific to the one trade - electrical. All other trades are lacking in detail and specifics.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Meagan Carpenter

Great Product

Reviewed 2016-09-08
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
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.

Cons
There are little videos that pop-up automatically on every page that are supposed to try and help you with whatever screen you happen to be on. They get annoying fast but can be turned off. No big deal really...

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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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.

Cons
Navigating threw the products was hard. Trying to find panel description when going off material take off wasn't easy.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Red Rhino pricing

Starting from
$75/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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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

Customer Database
Document Storage
Invoice Management

API (180 other apps)
Accounting Integration (102 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (175 other apps)
Activity Tracking (102 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (128 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (150 other apps)
Calendar Management (109 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (123 other apps)
Data Import/Export (124 other apps)
Document Management (109 other apps)
Electronic Payments (120 other apps)
Inventory Management (139 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (108 other apps)
Reminders (107 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (207 other apps)
Search Functionality (115 other apps)
Third Party Integration (142 other apps)

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Additional information for Red Rhino

Key features of Red Rhino

  • Quotes / estimates
  • Takeoff
  • Bills of material
  • Change order management
  • Communication management
  • Customer database
  • Customer history
  • Document storage
  • Estimating
  • Invoice management
  • Product catalog
  • Progress tracking
  • Project planning
  • Proposal generation
  • Purchase order management
  • Quote management
  • Purchasing management
  • Project budgeting
  • Time & expense tracking
  • Cost tracking
  • Automated billing
  • Cost estimating
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Benefits

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.