Fully Relational Estimating Data

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What Does It Mean To Be A Relational Database?

How Does 360Differece Utilize Relational Database Structure?

Most estimating programs allow you to build your own database of Direct Job Cost items but the data is more often than not flat. With 360Difference you can produce estimate items with relational depth so that your data can be updated automatically as the component cost changes.

For instance most programs will allow you to create a “custom” to your company Direct Job Cost estimate item by letting you set the Labor Cost for that item, the Material Cost for that item, and sometimes the Labor Hours for that item but what happens then when 4 months after you have created that custom Unit Cost Item if the Material Cost Changes? Or you Labor Cost changes? Or just a component of your Labor Cost changes such as your Workers Comp Rate?

Although you can build a flat Unit Cost Library of non-relational items in 360Difference….

Labor_Cost + Material_Cost = Unit_Cost

…with 360Difference you have the capability to build rich robust relational items that you have the option to update based on new or changed component costs. In other words if your cost for 2 x 4 x 92-5/8″ Douglas Fir Kiln-dried Precut Studs changes from $4.89 to $4.99 360Difference will ask you if you want to change/update all the Unit Costs in your Cost & Price Book that use that are based on that Cost.

Likewise if you Workers Comp Rate for a particular Trade your company performs goes up thereby raising the Labor Cost for that Trade 360Difference will ask you if you want to change/update all the Unit Costs in your Cost & Price Book that use that are based on that Labor Cost.

 

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