Hard Dollar for Construction, Engineering, and Public Sector Estimating

Hard Dollar’s award-winning Project Cost Management solution creates cost confidence and profits with increased visibility, standardization, automation, and control over project costs through estimate creation, timesheet entry, productivity management and project analysis in real-time, along with real-time resource and cost loaded scheduling integration with industry leading project management software packages.

Hard Dollar infrastructure software enables:

  • Conceptual to detailed productivity based estimating.
  • Bidding and tender processing.
  • Integrated cost and resource loaded schedules.
  • Automated timesheet collection.
  • Productivity, equipment and material tracking with web-based analytical dashboards.
  • Reporting for anywhere access.
  • Support for DOT and governmental websites eliminates data entry and ensures faster and accurate bids.

Gain an A+B Bidding Edge

A+B bidding continues to gain popularity for public works projects, and is forcing contractors to re-think estimating and bidding methodologies. In A+B bids, the contractor submits both a price (the “A” portion) and a duration (the “B” portion) as part of the bid package. The state or other government agency financing the project establishes a daily cost associated with the job, and multiplies that daily cost by the duration bid by each contractor. The contractor with the best combination of cost and duration - A+B - is awarded the work.

Eliminate Penalties and Liquidated Damages, Gaining Early Complete Bonus Advantage

Because A+B bids typically include significant penalties for completing the project late, as well as bonuses for early completion, contractors must be able to effectively analyze the correlation between a project's cost and its schedule. Even more important, contractors that can easily perform “what if?” analysis across both the estimate and the schedule have a unique advantage when it comes to A+B bids. A+B bids are driving contractors to re-evaluate the importance of scheduling during the estimating process. Hard Dollar's dynamic integration with Microsoft® Project and Primavera® gives customers a highly compelling advantage when it comes to optimizing a project's cost and schedule using different resource and productivity scenarios, crew sizes, shift arrangements, and more. Adding the schedule element gives sophisticated contractors an additional criteria on which to compete for business, so it's not just the low bid gets the job.

Project Interoperability

Hard Dollar Infrastructure software enables standard integration to over 35 ERP systems providing interoperability, and elimination of duplicate data entry while maintaining integrity between operations and financial management.

5D-BIM Server Power

Extensive Building Information Model (BIM) integration streamlines data management and handling from owner designs to ERP systems providing unprecedented labor savings, faster estimating turnarounds and easy to use flexible reporting.

Infrastructure Project Results

Results provide an invaluable intellectual property database of detailed historical quantities, costs, crew, and machine productivity data unique to your company, providing a competitive advantage, accuracy confidence, and a foundation for expansion and growth.

 
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