Scottsdale, AZ, June 25, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Eos Group, Inc. announced the release of the 2.2 version of Eos Explorer
, the leading estimate management product available for preconstruction professionals.
First released in 2005 as a comprehensive tool to manage the many aspects of the preconstruction estimating process, Eos Explorer addresses the request, creation, management, verification, review, and reporting processes related to cost estimating. Version 2.2 of Eos Explorer helps estimating departments save time and ensures consistency through the use of Project Folders. Setting up a new Project Folder synchronizes all the discipline estimates in the project and keeps the subsequent revisions aligned.
Joel Morton of Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, Birmingham, AL finds, “The change in project folders is a huge benefit. We enter the information one time and allow it to propagate down to the estimates and revisions in a complex project. This keeps our system up to date and accurate for a wider range of targets.”
Eos Explorer allows automatic validation of estimate information to catch errors or point out pricing mistakes in an estimate. Validation scripts can be customized by the user. Version 2.2 provides an audit trail of the validation process by storing the history of each pass.
“We use validation not only to check our estimates for accuracy but also to manipulate WBS codes, add-ons, subcategories, etc. This saves a lot of time and effort getting existing estimates up to date with our current database,” adds Morton.
Eos Group, Inc., focused on enterprise cost estimating, helps Engineering and Construction firms design, develop, and implement estimating solutions. With a combination of deep industry expertise and specialized estimating products, Eos Group enables companies to implement cohesive enterprise wide systems. By leveraging historical cost data and proven best practices, Eos processes produce accurate and defensible estimates. Eos solutions target seasoned estimators and project engineers in all market sectors. For more than a decade, Eos Group has provided guidance to the largest firms in the industry by focusing on highly tailored integration of systems and processes for each organization.