ConEst Announces the Release of SureCount Version 5.1 Takeoff Software for Electrical Contractors

The SureCount version 5.1 release improves function and performance by taking advantage of new software technologies and techniques in this exciting field, with a few new features as well.

ConEst today announced an upgrade of their takeoff software SureCount version 5.1, making the best takeoff software even better. The software upgrade includes new features such as “Assign Drawing Dialog” and feature enhancements, “Edit Drawing Dialogs” and “Edit Symbols Group.” New SureCount license purchases will receive the most recent release, SureCount Version 5.1.

“We have spent the better part of the past two years to enhance and stabilize our on-screen takeoff product SureCount and are very pleased to announce the release of version 5.1 to our current and prospective customers. While this release took longer than we had planned, we feel the extra time to get it right was appropriate given our continued focus on our customers and ensuring we provide the best electrical estimation, on screen takeoff and project management software solutions. For our current customers, we are confident you will be happy with the latest release of SureCount. For prospective customers we are convinced that we have the best on screen takeoff product offering on the market today. “, said Jim Beaumont, President, ConEst.

Beaumont continues, “It is our intention to provide future releases of both IntelliBid and SureCount on a three to four-month cycle and focus our features and enhancements on those areas of our software that our customers are asking for. We continue to strive to be the leading technology innovator of on-screen takeoff, estimating and project management solutions for the electrical, low voltage and data/telecom industries.”

SureCount was created to add another level of estimating tools to provide easier takeoffs that are more efficient to manage and to reduce the amount of paper plans and the associated cost. The SureCount version 5.1 release improves function and performance by taking advantage of new software technologies and techniques in this exciting field, with a few new features as well. Additionally, customer preferences and fixes have been addressed in this release.

This upgrade includes:

  • The ability to rename a drawings description has been updated that reduces the time involved.
  • Users now have the ability to resort multiple drawings at once.
  • The ability to re-order the symbol group names to better suit the user’s needs and requirements.
  • Updated Assign Phase dialog that adds the ability to use IntelliBid’s Takeoff settings for Material, Labor Factors and Multipliers for specific drawings and phases. Also, the ability to change or clear phase settings is now quick and easy.
  • New option to Import all drawings into set phase form.

Availability & Additional ConEst Product Upgrades

The software upgrade is available immediately. New licenses that are purchased will include the upgraded version and existing customers can get the software upgrade by logging into the ConEst Customer Portal There have been minor upgrades to IntelliBid version 8.1 and JobTrac version 5 that can also be accessed on the portal.

About ConEst

Founded in 1989, ConEst has become a leading supplier of estimating, takeoff, and project management software to the electrical and datacom industry in the United States and around the world. ConEst is the leading technology innovator in its industry with a reputation for excellent customer support.

ConEst is part of the JDM Technology Group.

About JDM Technology Group

JDM Technology Group is a global software business focused on delivering business software systems for the architecture, engineering and construction industries with over 100,000 users served in 40 countries on 7 continents, employing over 500 staff. The JDM Technology Group’s core business philosophy is long-term commitment to customer service coupled with providing the best possible solutions to customers. JDM Technology Group companies include Computer Guidance Corporation, ConEst Software, Explorer Software, IndustrySmarts, JOBPOWER, MPulse Software, and Vision InfoSoft in North America; CSSP, CostCon, LEVESYS, Nimbus, and Plusfactor in Australasia; and Estimate, Integrity, RedSkyIT, and StreamBIM in Europe and the Middle East.

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