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#155677 02/10/05 09:14 PM
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Do you use Power! by Jaffe for residential? If you do are the bids high or right on? I have the demo and it seems to me the bids come in high. What do you think?

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#155678 02/13/05 09:31 PM
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Does the Power! software by Jaffee have assemblies, or are you required to create them yourself?

Dave

#155679 02/14/05 06:59 PM
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I received an e-mail from Jaffee. You have to create the assemblies yourself.

Dave

#155680 02/16/05 09:02 AM
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Has anyone here tried "Double Click" its made by Durand and Associates. You can download a free sample at durandassociates.com , Someone let me know if this is a good program.

#155681 02/16/05 02:56 PM
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jakeseagle / Dave55,

I apologize for the delay work has ben hectic. I'm currently using Power T&M version, which is good for residential / commercial and inlcludes invoicing.

In regards to estimates coming in high. I would say its all relative and really depends on accurate inputs. The material amounts are very accurate and if you do see a difference its very easy to change. I found the estimates for labor to be fairly accurate as well and the program also allows you to adjust based on experience level.

Regarding the comment about assemblies. Creating assemblies is very unique and I wouldn't want to use assemblies created by someone else. The best person to create an assembly is the person doing the work. Electrical installations vary not only by the experience level of the installer but also by region, local and national code requirements. So the lack of custom assemblies is not a bad thing.

Hope this helps...

#155682 03/11/05 08:16 AM
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This note is in addition to my previous thread. The Power Estimating software program will actually create for you millions of assembly combinations based on your specifications in the options windows.

I especially like the invoice and proposal capabilities. After I create my estimates the cost data (excluding unit cost, unless you want to) is transferred directly to invoices and proposals. They can also be emailed directly to customers. I can honestly say I feel very good about selecting this software over the other ones available.

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