This is a list of the main functions included in LiberRATE Version 3
Security Login only approved user(s). User can only access jobs designated to each user's level i.e. set who can see which jobs as appropriate Set which users can administrate the libraries.
The Job Screen Create a new job and control all of your resource costs, labour hours and profits from a single easy to use screen Duplicate any job and use the duplicate to submit variations on your tender Change the default labour rate to fine tune tasks that use the default labour rate Use other labour rates from a library of other labour rates Get instant feedback on how many man days there are in your job. Adjust the "Hours per day" figure to cope with winter or summer, long distance or other difficult working conditions Backup one or many jobs to enable portability of jobs or just to backup for safekeeping
The Items Screen -Your main Estimating Screen Create new tasks from first principals using "normal language" You are not tied in to Surveyor speak and can produce quotes and schedules in the jargon appropriate to your clientele. Take off pads record your measurements and calculations. No limit to the number of takeoff pads you can use in any task. Take off pads can be set against each material resource Take off pads as above against each plant as well as material resource Add resources to a task even if the resources do not exist in your library Save a built up task to your items library to retrieve again in the future. You'll never have to build up the task again - no matter what the size or quantity
Items Library Select one item at a time from the items library. Select multiple items from multiple categories, review a schedule of what you have selected and bring these all into your B/Q at the same time. Insert Library item at any point on the build up page. Combine multiple library items. Select two or more items and combine them into one item. On each item you will be asked for the individual quantity of that item required to make up the quantity of the new item. You would then be able to store the new item back to the library Import of library item into existing item. This would allow an assistant to type in/scan in/import a list of bill items. The relevant library item would then be retrieved into the current item. Select items from the library by Category, Code, Original Job or Keyword Create new categories from your build up page to save directly into the Items library Separate program for library administration. The library can be updated in a multi-user environment whist the estimator works on the pricing Retrieved items will automatically update with the current library labour rates and resource prices There are two completely separate library sets; Users can set which library they wish to address. e.g.
building works or civil works. You can custom name the libraries as you wish
Resource Libraries You have 4 Resource Libraries; Materials, Labour, Plant, Sub Contractor. Each library activated depending on which resource screen you are on Quick search from hotkey. Type the first few letters of a required resource and the LiberRATE search engine will bring up a list of resources that match. Change prices in libraries will not automatically update your Job - Update only the Jobs you want to update Enter Pack Size in Library for calculation of full packs required by your job. LiberRATE will advise you on allowances to make to full pack size. (Material and Plant)Enter Waste Factor in your resource library Enter Supplier discounts in your resource library Import electronic supplier lists next year’s import will not overwrite discounts so you can update each year electronically Search by supplier, category ,description or code or a combination to find the resource you require Update selected resources by a % Export to an Excel file for updating and re-importing Automatic date against each resource entered in the resource library. This will enable you to see the date when you last updated this resource. The date update will only change if there are changes to the price of the resource
Item Screen Functions Build up the extent of your task - not a single unit. See screenshot for explanation Add as many different resources into each resource type as you wish to fully describe each aspect of the task. The estimate then becomes the site task schedule when the job is won Set header items Exclude items in your bill from the final totals (lets you provide alternatives that don't add in to the final total)Apply individual mark-ups to resources to exclude them from the global mark-ups Set any item or resources as a provisional sum to be summarized separately Include VAT on your bill of quantities reportsCollated reports and pack sizes reports the waste of unused pack sizes or loads or part day hire in Material and plant ordersFind and replace any resource and replace it with a different resource throughout the jobMulti-user functionality Your Jobs and Library database will have multi-user capability. If you are on a network your entire team or organization will be able to use the same library and jobs databases
Bill of Quantities Import Import electronic bills of quantity into the system for pricing in your clients format
Master Jobs A master job will control a number of sub jobs. This will mean that if a job is divided into different sections say earthworks, pavings, walls, water features. Each section will have its own sub totals and reports. There will also be reports for the global job.
Job Folders Jobs stored in a folder system. Folders can be named by yourself e.g. Big Jobs, Small Jobs, Old Jobs, etc. You will be able to have as many folders as you like for storing or organizing your jobs
Frequency Option This is a switch able option mostly designed for maintenance estimating where tasks are repetitive over a period such as facilities management ground care or railway maintenance You are get totals and reports on a per occasion or per annum basis or a combination of both.
Overhead and Profit Add percentages to 2 decimal places for each resource type globally or at individual task level Add an overhead % to your job separately from the profits
Database Check and Repair An internal utility to safeguard your data
Reports A fully functional set of reports for both issue to client and project management Reports may be issued with options of "At cost, With profit or even have prices left out Reports for master jobs and sub jobs using the current set of reports Reports of required revenues/resources for selected jobs or jobs between selected dates Report on all jobs on the system by criteria such as date user or statusProject management reports on expenditure to date and required expenditure. Using master job functions
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