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In this age of computer viruses, usually hidden in subversive macros, major disruptions to LAN and disk performance are minimized.  Although, not using macros makes the design process more difficult (you cannot sort by one formula) and somewhat larger in disk space requirements. It does, however, provide a clean, no worry concept to getting accurate project results that will keep your business in the financial black, or as in BidPro/TrakPro lingo, in the green.

BidPro, TrakPro and LaborPro were designed for any product/service related project. CablePro and ConduitPro are for designed for cabling/electrical contractors, universities and end-users who want to "scope" a project.

BidPro was designed to provide solutions to contractors & end-user with the following similar questions:

1. What are our costs and how will they affect sell price?
2. How do we competitively bid a project?
3. We are under a time constraint, how long will this project take to complete?
4. We have overtime and premium time estimated for this job, how do we address this in the bid sell price?
5. The customer wants a complete material list of the project. Do we need to retype all our product information without showing the pricing?
6. Our warehouse person needs a material list for the project. Can he have a list without cost and sell prices on it?
7. What do we forecast to management about our project?
8. The customer wants additional work done, what labor sell rate do we quote?
9. We donít want to markup all the material at the same percentage, can we markup each material items individually?
10. The customer has given us a desired price they want to pay for our product/service; can we afford to sell it at that price?
11. We work 4 days per week and 10 hours per day, not the usual 5 day/8hour. How will this affect the calculated project duration? 
12. Our company wants to sell our product/service for a specific gross margin, is the associated sell price in the ballpark of other competitors?
13. How do we track contract versus actual variances for material, labor and other costs?
14. Did the estimator define all project costs properly?
15. We want to buy a tool; can we afford it on this project and still make our numbers?
16. How much profit did we make on this project?
17. We know a similar project will take 5 days to complete; can we set the labor pool to finish this project in 5 days?
18. The customer wants digital pictures for a project, which we will need to buy. How do I charge the customer for just the camera cost and not markup the item? 


TrakPro was designed to provide solutions to contractors & end-user with the following similar questions:

1. What are our costs by category and how will they affect our profit?
2. We have contract revisions, how will this affect our bottom-line?
3. Our burden and premium rates have gone up since the bid process, how do we address this in the actual cost to bid comparison?
4. Can we see one sheet to easily ascertain project status?
5. How will our Estimate-to-complete (EMT) affect the current actual and final costs?
6. We needed to use an employee (one time) who wasn't bid on the project, do we need to add him to our database of workers?
7. What do we forecast to management about our project?
8. How do we distinguish between regular hour worked, overtime, doubletime and premium time?
9. Do you breakdown all workhours (regular, overtime, doubletime and premium) by category?
10. How do we track contract versus actual variances for material, labor and other costs?
11. Did the estimator define all project costs properly?
12. We want to buy a tool; can we afford it on this project and still make our numbers?
13. How much profit did we make on this project?
14. How accurately did we forecast costs, profit and labor rates?
15. Management wants to know what it will take to finish the job. How do we forecast this and provide an accurate profit margin?
16. Considering costs-to-date and final costs, how much should we have billed the customer?
17. What is our current cash position?
18. The customer wants a T & M rate for similar projects, what should we quote?
19. The customer has paid a specific material dollar amount before with a competitor, how do we structure our sell price and gross margins to remain competitive?
20. We quoted the customer a specific labor rate per hour that is different than our actual, how do we maintain our profit margin?

You can use either package independently of the other. However, most of the intended efficiencies are gained from the combination of bidding a project at a specific labor rate, hours, and material cost and then tracking that contract cost to actual.

LaborPro can track up to 50 workers by your fiscal calendar. Each worker is identified by name and all hours worked are tracked to the customer desired workweek. Customer-set attendance excuses (ill, bereavement, family, tardy, holiday etc.) are tracked by individual and for overall evaluation.

1. How well did a worker perform to the desired workweek this year? What were his attendance excuses?
2. What were the average hours per week of each individual and overall?
3. Who are my top 5 performers and my worst performer?
4. Is there one easy chart to ascertain how each worker performed to my requirements? Yes
5. Can we include figures on workhours and attendance reasons from prior years? Yes

CablePro was designed for the cabling/electrical contractor. It can also be used by financial overseers to ascertain project liabilities and estimator accuracy. End users can plug in their requirements to get a cost and anticipated contract costs prior to Bid Requests.

1. We have 50 duplex faceplates (V/D), 34 quads (3V,1D), 28 sixplex (2V,2D,2F) and 10 duplex fiber (10F). What will this costs us to install by a typical contractor?
2. Our basic designs needs to have a 20% growth factor at the patch panels and blocks, can we easily do this? Yes
3. We have some split voice locations, does CablePro know how to handle this in the count and costs? Yes
4. We need a total count of all our faceplates and the hole (slots) counts as well as the number of available extra slots for future installations, can CablePro do this? Yes
5. What if all the cables go to patch panels and not blocks, how to we handle the panel counts?
6. I need the exact price of each group of faceplates and the overall cost of an average faceplate, help?
7. Do you list the total product count and associated cost/sell price? Yes
8. Can we add intrinsic items to the list that you do not have listed on CablePro? Yes
9. CablePro lists the amount of time to pull six copper cables (4pair - 152') as 93 minutes, we estimate it takes us 2 hours. Can we change your baselines? Yes, you can change all baselines

ConduitPro was designed for the cabling/electrical contractor and calculates the conduit size required to fit a certain number of cables (by cable outside diameter and number of cables). Bend radius and trough cable fill can also be evaluated.

1. How many cables of a known outside diameter will fit into a standard EMT conduit?
2. How many cables of a known outside diameter will fit into a known ID conduit?
3. How many cables will fit into a conduit that has existing cables?
4. What is the minimum bend radius of a conduit?
5. How many cable will fit into a known trough size (length & width) and still be to code?
6. What are the maximum cables that will fit in a known trough?
7. What is the maximum pull strength a cable or multiple cables (i.e., 50-pair Cat3)
8. What is the maximum density packing of known cables in a known conduit assuming no bends? NASA packaging
9. What is the OD of AWG cable sizes 3/0 to 47? 0.4096" and 0.001397"

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