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Cost-Plus Bid Center

Cost-Plus Bid Center

Regular price $1,299.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,299.00 USD
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The Cost-Plus Bid Center is a collection of seeded rate tables designed to be used as soon as the package is installed on your Cabinet Vision system.

Just as Cabinet Vision models the "real world" in 3 dimensions, room by room, the Bid Center extends all of your work into the world of bidding and estimating.  The Cost-Plus Bid Center takes all the guesswork out of setting up your Bid Center so you can "hit the ground running" with cabinet pricing that includes every aspect, every material, every department of every cabinet job from design, engineering, milling, assembly, finishing, shipping and installation. 

We take advantage of Cabinet Vision's Bid Center features with the implementation of a "cost-plus" approach to using the Bid Center for commercial jobs, residential jobs, framed, frameless and closets too!

For a limited time, we are including 2 hours of personalized online instruction included in the price of the Cost-Plus Bid Center.


Included in the zip file are:
1) a package containing rate tables populated with select Bid Methods and values.
2) Rate Tables Explained - pdf document
3) Bid Methods help file - pdf document
4) Rate Tables Groups - pdf document
5) a package containing Services and Fees catalog

For a limited time, we're also offering 2 hours of online instruction included in the purchase price of the Cost-Plus Bid Center.

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Q: Can I start using the Cost-Plus Bid Center right 'out of the box'?
A: Yes, it is possible to start using it today. However, your estimates are only as accurate and complete as the data in your database.

Q: What types of cabinet construction does the Cost-Plus Bid Center work with?
A: The Cost-Plus Bid Center works with frameless, face frame, flush inset, residential, commercial and it also works with closets.

Q: What happens if a client requests changes to a job such as a change of species or a door selection change....or whatever?
A: This is where the Cost-Plus Bid Center shines. Changes to any job, on any level are immediately reflected in your Bid. This makes an excellent sales too to test "what if" scenarios.

Q: Can I use the Cost-Plus Bid Center for making a "Quick Bid". In other words, do I have to draw the whole job before I can get an estimate?
A: You don't have to lay out any cabinets at all to get a Quick Bid. Craftsman Engineering can help you learn more about Quick Bids.