The highly anticipated Electronic Price Agreement (EPA) tool for the Drywall ERP estimating software, digital takeoff, construction management software, and mobile solution begins beta testing with panel of drywall contractors.
Plexxis Software is excited to announce the beginning of beta testing for the Electronic Price Agreement (EPA) for the Drywall ERP estimating, digital takeoff, construction management software, and mobile app solution. Back in August 2013, a panel of drywall contractors and suppliers using various electronic material price updating tools was assembled. This panel provided a wish list of features that addressed the shortcomings of existing tools so Plexxis could develop a superior product. As a result, the Plexxis EPA was designed as the most efficient and accurate way to obtain current material pricing for bids.
Jay Fraser, Senior Systems Architect at Plexxis explains; “We paid a lot attention to both the estimator’s and the supplier’s ease of use. We made filtering, sorting, and automatic quantity conversion and material code matching standard on both ends. One feature that is being praised is the EPA Unit Of Measure Intelligence (UOMi), which enables estimators to send a request for material pricing in the their preferred units of measure, ie. lineal feet or number of screws, while enabling suppliers to enter pricing in their own units of measure, ie. sheets or box of screws. The UOMi will make the proper conversions so updating pricing is as easy as possible for both estimators and suppliers.”
Chad Pearson, Business Developer for Plexxis adds; “The panel had amazing recommendations that resulted in cool features such as:
- ‘Bid Protection’ which enables estimators to skew quantities slightly or combine quantities from multiple bids to help prevent outside parties from determining projects that are being bid on.
- ‘Search & Suggest’ which provides suppliers with the same database search features as estimators to allow for quick item searches and the addition of special offers outside of the estimator’s requests.
- ‘Code Match’ which automatically matches the estimator’s material codes with the codes used by the supplier so both can instantly view items as they want to see them.”
EPA beta testing is scheduled for 4 months, after which, all Plexxis customers will be able to enjoy EPA for themselves. Wall and ceiling contractors can contact Plexxis for product demonstrations. Information on Plexxis and the Drywall ERP is available on the Plexxis website.
About Plexxis Software Inc.
Plexxis Software provides an ‘all-in-one’ wall and ceiling solution that unites estimating, digital takeoff, construction management software, drywall construction accounting software, managed IT services and mobile apps. The single database solution is made specifically for every commercial, residential, high rise and industrial scenario.