Ensign Software

Introducing the new and improved Ensign

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We’re pleased to announce the latest release of our Ensign Estimating software is now being rolled out to our users. Version 62.0.00 includes a major upgrade to our user interface, along with a great selection of new and improved features. Our PDF Take-Off and Quantity Surveying programs have also been updated with the new colour…
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Take-off

4 Common Building Drawing Errors

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One of the very first steps during any construction project is the creation of drawings. Drawings are vital to any project, as they are what contractors have to work off throughout the entire job, from planning and ordering required materials to carrying out the work. It is therefore extremely important for designers to take as…
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Take-off

Why it’s time to switch to digital take-off

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The take-off is a key factor when preparing a quote for a project, regardless of which trade you’re in. This stage of the process enables you to identify all the parts and materials you require to effectively complete your project. Traditionally, take-offs are produced using manual paper-based methods. The technology to do this process digitally…
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Estimating

How To Make 2019/20 Your Best Financial Year Ever

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Whether you own, manage or work in a small contracting business, you’re probably very familiar with the increased pressure that tends to come with the end of each financial year. In fact, you’re probably still catching up with the resulting workload from the tail end of 2018. The last thing any small business needs is…
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Estimating

How Smarter Bids Can Win You More Projects

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It’s a harsh reality, but it’s the truth: most of the bids you submit for projects won’t be successful. No matter what specific trade you’re in, competition is tough when it comes to tenders. That creates a lot of pressure, but of course you need to take every quote seriously if you really want the…
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Estimating

6 Estimating Mistakes That Are Killing Your Profits

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As a contractor, one of the most important factors determining whether or not you make a profit on a job will be the accuracy of your initial estimate. If you overprice a project, your chances are instantly reduced, and if you don’t win you’ll never get back that wasted time. On the flip side, if…
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