Every day, you make business decisions that affect your
company's efficiency, productivity and, ultimately, profitability.
Among those important decisions, there is one that is especially
challenging—purchasing software. At some point, you probably
have thought, "Should I buy an estimating software program?" And if
you decide to purchase a program, a more challenging decision has
to be made—which one.
NRCA receives numerous inquiries asking which estimating
software is the best. NRCA's response to this question is similar
to its answer for another commonly asked question, "What is the
best roof system?" Simply put, there isn't one product that is
best-suited for every company's needs. There is an assortment from
which to choose with a wide range of prices and multitude of
For many, purchasing an estimating software program is a
significant investment, so it is important to select the right one
for the right price. Software companies vary on how they determine
prices. Some companies offer one-time fees, and others have annual
or monthly charges. Prices also vary depending on how many
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