June 10, 2013: Derek Singleton of Software Advice informed me last week that their new 2013 estimating software survey was recently published to the web. Check it out at Software Advice’s Estimating Survey 2013. If you’re an estimator, I suggest that you take the survey, as I did the other day. It’s always interesting to see how our own opinions on the state of digital estimating compare with those of our peers. I am looking forward to this year’s results.
We’re also pleased to see that Derek & team acted on our suggestion in the 2013 survey, to tally and compare the popularity among the estimating software brands. Last year’s results affirmed the value of investing in a dedicated estimating software system, according to the majority of those who took the survey. (I agree). Capturing data to describe and publish the digital state of our craft isn’t easy.
Not all the survey’s questions and multiple choice options fit my own view of the best way to go about collecting the info, but I sincerely appreciate the effort and good work by Derek and his colleagues at Software Advice. Whether you use Excel or a proprietary database estimating system, logon to Software Advice’s Estimating Survey 2013, and let your opinion be counted!