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  1. New Member Introductions
    :smile:Hi, I am not an Electro-mechanical-controls engineer who really went through a software degree and have worked in the Controls field with boots on for the last 30 years. So I am really old and should retire but love to make old things work! and new things newer and innovative! That's...
  2. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I'm looking for estimating software with an accurate cost book. Recently I bought a National Estimating License but the cost book is very inaccurate. I could cope with adjusting the cost-book costs in the software however, when you change the cost of say 100' of 1/2 emt in one assembly, it does...
  3. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey guys, So i am looking to better track materials used on different job sites. We already use job numbers when buying from suppliers and we are looking for a program that will track all materials and possibly labor under one roof. Ideally it would be nice to be able to run a report and see how...
  4. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hi All, Thanks for taking time to read my post. We are looking to expand our field service work to at least one or 2 more trucks and I am reviewing software that might help manage the processes. I know there are many options for this. Does anyone have experience with these? Pros? Cons...
  5. PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    Hy all & Thanks in advance. I am a newbie in the field of PLC, want to start with the basics of PLC hardware and programming. I have already started it from a book by Tony R. Kuphaldt and learning it. But I want some more pdf material to start with it. Please suggest a software (free version...
  6. Tools, Equipment and New Products
    I own a small business, 5 guys out in the field, 1 in the office. I want something affordable that helps cut down on the paperwork. any ideas?
  7. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    First off, please excuse me if this is not appropriate, but I hope it's relevant. I responded with something similar to this in a recent thread that was discussing project management software issues but I wanted to start a new post specifically for this to make sure more people see it, so...
  8. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    We are a small company just me and my two guys. We do new construction, service calls, remodels, sub-contract for HVAC. We work with GC and homeowners. We are a residential only company. I really need to get a better estimating/work-order software to fine tune business and appearance. I'm not...
  9. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    So you may have noticed that this is my first post asking a question thats been beaten to death, and you want to kick me in the nuts. Let me say that I've exhausted the search option on this site. I've read posts from as far back as four years ago on this topic. My problem has been that the...
  10. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Does anyone know of any web-based software (that can plug into MySQL or postgreSQL) which would allow customers to put in a request for bid? I'm in the process of building up my website (blog, photo gallery for job-site photos, main site content, etc.) and would like to integrate something like...
  11. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I've done some research and read a few reviews but I am asking what are you guys using for Project Management and bidding software? Red Rhino, Mpengo, Freshbooks? What other options are out there and why are you using them. I will be doing both residential and commercial work. Just looking for a...
  12. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey guys, long time lurker and now I'm finally posting looking into some good software for custom residential. I know there have been a bunch of these posts but nothing has really been relevant for what I'm looking for. I want to upsell with things like pot lights, led lights, dimmers, stair...
  13. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hi, I'm not sure if this is the place to post this but... I have started developing a Mobile Online Project Management / Invoice Software for my brother in law who is a Electrician he operates just a small electrician company but wanted a system to give estimates on site, keep track of the...
  14. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Those of you who use flat rate software - which one do you use, and what are the pros and cons? Currently we are using ES2. I like the format because its generally easy to use. I feel that the software itself is kind of glitchy (logs out spontaneously, slow response on the computer, takes...
  15. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    My company is a small residential shop with 4 guys (soon to be 6). For years I have tried to find a basic layout program that I could use for lighting/electrical layout as well as scaled printing. Does anyone know of a program (or a couple programs) that can accomplish what I'm looking for...
  16. UK Electrical Forum
    Hi all, I'm a full time Electrical Engineer with a part time hobby developing apps for Android phones. What started as a small project to learn has turned into a full blown cable sizing app for domestic, industrial and commercial circuits. If anyone would like to try it, you can download it at...
  17. UK Electrical Forum
    Any one know a alternative to Simply pats v6 as this it to expensive (this is downloading software for pat testing). THANKS:thumbsup:
  18. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    So I felt this was this most appropriate topic to post this thread in. I am not selling, advertising, nor benefiting from any type of advertising from this. I did read the rules and again, I'm not advertising my business. Heck, it's not even finished so I can't even sell it if I wanted to lol...
  19. Residential Electrical Forum
    I am an electrical contractor in NJ/NY, and I would like to get a hold of some good lighting design software. Can anyone point me in the right direction. I only do residential work so I am looking for something to help me with that type of lighting.;)
  20. Workplace Safety
    Hello I invite you to become beta tester for new Phase to Ground Arc Flash Calculation Software. Feel free to download the PGAC v1.0 program ( beta ) from the page below: http://arcadvisor.blogspot.com/2009/12/phase-to-ground-arc-flash-software-v10.html The program features are: Estimate...
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