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Electrical Estimating Resources

Watch one of our many electrical estimating videos to see the latest tips & tricks and best practices for electrical estimators.

Electrical Estimating Recorded Webinars

How to speed up the most time-consuming part of a takeoff (and improve accuracy!)

Estimating software helps you keep your mojo

Stop spending 80% of your takeoff time on 10% (or less) of the job! This webinar we will cover how to quickly (and accurately) estimate Branch Home Runs, Shortcuts for Branch Takeoff and Home Runs and Branch circuit takeoff for devices and lighting.

PRODUCT: Electrical Bid Manager


Unit Pricing: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Estimating software helps you keep your mojo

This webinar we will cover the good, bad and ugly of Unit Pricing for electrical estimating.  We will explain the scenarios where Unit Pricing is preferred or required, as well as the benefits, drawbacks, and limitations.

PRODUCT: Electrical Bid Manager


Making Money with Change Orders

Electrical estimating and takeoff

This webinar covers the principles of making money with change orders. Change order best practices can differ depending on your region, type of job, and general contractor and we are here to offer guidance.

We will also show you how our Electrical Bid Manager (EBM) estimating software helps you justify higher material prices and labor costs even without showing more than minimal markups.

PRODUCT: Electrical Bid Manager


Value Engineering with Electrical Estimating Software

Estimating software helps you keep your mojo

Learning to proficiently use Value Engineering in your bidding processes will help you:

1. Improve your chances of winning a bid.
2. Save money and make more profit.

This webinar will go over different Value Engineering tactics and show you how electrical estimating software makes it easier.

PRODUCT: Electrical Bid Manager

Electronic Plans Will Make Your Job Easier

Electrical Takeoff Software vs PDF Viewer

Digitized electrical plans have changed the way electrical estimators takeoff. We cover many of the benefits of this change by giving you an overview of our latest electrical plan software tools. This includes counting, measuring, change-orders, custom items and assemblies.

PRODUCT: Electrical Bid Manager, On-Screen Takeoff

Soooo… do you trust your current pricing?

Electrical pricing service - Do you trust your electrical material pricing?

This webinar provides a roundup of the many approaches to material price updating. The better you understand your options, the easier it will be to choose the best approach.


Electrical Estimating and Bidding Do's and Don'ts

Electrical estimating tips and tricks

It’s always good to review tried and true best electrical estimating practices.

This recorded webinar was hosted by Brian Hoffelder, an estimating consultant with over 30 years of experience. The webinar runs about one hour and steps you through two dozen estimating tips and best practices.

PRODUCT: Electrical Bid Manager , EPIC Pricing

Accuracy and Productivity in Electrical Takeoff

Electrical estimating and takeoff

Angelo M. Castelli, Vice President of Operations for On Center Software, interviews an electrical estimator and current Vision customer, Ricky Boudoin.

Ricky shares how he lowered costs, improved accuracy, reduced risk and saved time while saving thousands of dollars.

Brian Hoffelder, Vision InfoSoft’s Professional Trainer, shows you how On-Screen Takeoff closely integrates with Electrical Bid Manager

PRODUCT: On-Screen Takeoff , Electrical Bid Manager

Managing Your Estimating Database and Pricing with EPIC

Electrical estimating software and pricing service

This recorded webinar will show you many of the benefits of using EPIC to update your pricing and manage your estimating database.

Brian Hoffelder hosts this webinar and brings his 30+ years of estimating training and software development experience.

PRODUCT: Electrical Bid Manager , EPIC Pricing

Misconceptions and Best Practices for Material Pricing

Best practices for electrical estimating

In this recorded webinar, learn about common electrical material pricing misconceptions and mistakes as we share actual Vision customer stories. We also cover several best practices that successful electrical contractors currently employ in their estimating workflows.



Keeping Your Bidding Mojo with Estimating Software

Estimating software helps you keep your mojo

“Losing my bidding mojo” is one of the most common fears that keep electrical contractors from upgrading their bidding process from Excel-based and manual estimating. This webinar, is for estimators considering making the investment in estimating software and will explain the process of successfully evaluating, selecting and implementing electrical estimating software.


PRODUCT: Electrical Bid Manager