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UDA Estimating

  • Fully dynamic environment with intelligent reporting features
  • Ability to add, insert, revise or delete estimating worksheets, categories, subcategories and items
  • Ability to move estimating worksheets, categories, subcategories and items up or down,
  • Ability to move estimating items up or down into another subcategory
  • Ability to combine items from multiple subcategories into a single subcategory
  • Ability to make any item its own subcategory with new subordinate items
  • Automatically select lump sum or detailed estimating methods for each subcategory
  • Option to calculate tax on materials or tax on services for each item
  • Separate basis for materials and service taxes
  • Record and save general, bid and field notes for all categories, subcategories and items
  • Save multiple images with individual notations in category, subcategory or item note fields
  • Timestamp and initials or name on notes
  • Select from 10 preconfigured estimating units or add custom unit fields
Estimating - Structure & Synchronization
  • Create an estimate using the new estimate wizard
  • Create a new estimate directly from a project schedule in UDA Scheduling using an identical framework structure
  • Bi-directional synchronization between UDA Estimating and UDA Scheduling
  • Import and reference images and notes from scheduling task notes in UDA Scheduling
  • Import and reference start date, end date and duration from scheduled tasks in UDA Scheduling
  • Enter project durations for categories and subcategories when generating a schedule in UDA Scheduling
Estimating - System Integration
  • Ability to upgrade/update a 2003 UDA Estimate into UDA Estimating
  • Ability to clear all estimated figures in a specific category or sheet
  • Show header and footer information for quick access to printing features
  • Built in zoom features for better viewing options
  • Additional viewing options for hiding or showing actual/variance, tax, unused categories and subcategories
  • Ability to add or remove a preconfigured company overhead and margin sheet
  • Company Overhead and Margin Sheet has additional integrated optional subcategories that calculate using advanced percent margin or percent of costs
Estimating - Navigation & Reports
  • Fully integrated proposal wizard with specific project allowances referenced from the project estimate.
  • Ability to check spelling on document including Category, Subcategory and Item Notes
  • Create a new schedule with an identical framework structure directly from UDA Estimating
  • Option to hide all itemized items when selecting lump sum estimating method
  • Option to apply uniform sales tax type to all items in a subcategory when selecting first Item in subcategory
  • Option to apply uniform estimating item type to all items in a subcategory when selecting first item in subcategory
  • Option to adjust width of estimating name column on both Project Totals & category pages
  • Generate detailed reports on all estimate items with a specific estimate unit type, i.e. allowance, per hour, per lf, per sf, etc...
  • Alphabetize category sheets in navigation toolbars
  • Project Report Wizard
Estimating - Project Database
  • Built-In New Project Wizard with easy-to use interface
  • Access comprehensive project information from the project database
  • Automatically create new project subfolder
  • Automatically direct estimates and generated reports or forms to project subfolder on Save or Save As
Estimating - Application Integration
  • Export category and subcategory lists directly to MS Project (XT versions)
  • Option to insert company or project logo on Project Totals or category pages
  • Custom titles and subtitles
  • Option to insert background image on Project Totals page
  • Print notes report feature
  • Multiple predesigned color schemes
  • Custom color options
  • Save read-only versions of the estimate for Subcontractors, Suppliers, Clients, Bankers, etc..
  • Export read-only project estimates for viewing on PocketPC
  • Advanced QuickBooks Integration
  • Export dynamic QuickBooks Accounts from UDA Estimating
  • Export dynamic QuickBooks Items from UDA Estimating
  • Export cost basis for QuickBooks Items directly from UDA Estimating
  • Automatically add markup to individual QuickBooks Items as they are exported to QuickBooks
  • Option for Percent Margin or Percent of Costs markup in QB items
  • Option to include or exclude Company Overhead & Margin as a separate QuickBooks item
Summary Estimating
  • Improved flexibility and speed
  • Fully dynamic QuickBooks Integration
  • Export dynamic QuickBooks Accounts from UDA Summary Estimating
  • Export dynamic QuickBooks Items from UDA Summary Estimating
  • Expanded Notes Fields for Estimate Items
  • Built-In New Project Wizard with easy-to use interface
  • Access project information from project database
  • Automatically create new project subfolder
  • Automatically direct estimates and generated reports or forms to project subfolder on Save or Save As

Specifications

  • Wizard based specifications book creation tools
  • Automatically generate a table of contents with page numbers
  • Ability to navigate the spec book using automated hyperlinks in the table of contents
  • Ability to refresh the table of contents and page numbers after making changes
  • Ability to refresh the table of contents and page numbers on save, print, etc...
  • Enhanced, updated and new specifications
  • Save read-only versions of the specifications book for subs, suppliers, clients, bankers, etc..
  • Edit, revise or delete individual specifications directly from the specifications wizard

Construction Office Desktop

  • Built-in New Project Wizard with easy-to-use interface
  • Enter, edit and search project info from project database
  • Automatically create new project subfolders
  • Automated file backup manager (UDA ProjectBackup) for single user versions
  • Automated file backup manager (UDA ProjectBackup) for multi-user or network versions
  • Automated file synchronization manager for multi-user versions (with UDA ProjectSync)
  • Automated file synchronization manager for network versions (with UDA ProjectSync)
  • Launch Custom Auto Doc component from the Construction Office Desktop
  • Launch UDA ProjectBackup manager from Construction Office Desktop
  • Launch UDA ProjectSync manager from Construction Office Desktop
  • Solutions for construction management projects
  • Enhanced administration features for modifying master documents
  • Improved speed and general performance
  • Smaller file and application size with direct access to master documents from Construction Office Desktop
  • List and sort all project subfolders for direct access from Construction Office Desktop
  • Custom Documents Folder for Custom Master Templates created with UDA Custom AutoDocs
  • Ability to install Construction Office on hard drive at C, D, E, F, etc... locations

UDA QuickBooks Integration

  • Dynamically create QuickBooks chart of accounts from UDA Estimating
  • Dynamically create QuickBooks items list from UDA Estimating with matching QB account structure
  • Generated QuickBooks items are linked directly to matching QuickBooks accounts from UDA Estimating
  • Dynamically create a budget in Quickbooks that matches the estimate structure from UDA Estimating
  • Choose from multiple QuickBooks account types: expense, cost of goods sold, long term liability, other current liability, fixed asset, other current asset, current asset, income, other income, other expense
  • Choose from multiple QuickBooks item types: service, non-inventory part, other charge
  • Include item costs from UDA Estimating into QuickBooks
  • Includes prorated sales tax in QuickBooks item cost structure
QuickBooks - Markup & Items
  • Automatic mapping/comparison of existing QuickBooks account structure to proposed account structure and names
  • Option to create an estimate in QuickBooks from project totals page or entire workbook
  • Option to include item costs in QuickBooks estimates
  • Option to not import company overhead and margin totals when using item costs in QuickBooks estimates
  • Option to add custom markup when using item costs in QuickBooks estimates
  • Automatically sets custom markup of QuickBooks items equal to original estimate markup
  • Option to calculate custom markup using either percent of costs or percent margin methods
QuickBooks - Invoices & Purchase Orders
  • Detailed customer/project/job information
  • Invoice from QuickBooks
  • Ability to invoice, estimate, create purchase orders using a detailed construction specific items list in QuickBooks created from your items
  • Option to create QuickBooks invoices from UDA Estimating
  • Ability to create QuickBooks invoice with item quantities, costs and prorated taxes from specific estimate category or sheet
  • Option to add custom markup to invoiced items in QuickBooks
  • Option to calculate custom markup using either percent of costs or percent margin methods
  • Ability to create a QuickBooks purchase order with item quantities, costs and prorated taxes from specific estimate category or sheet
  • Ability to reference an existing QuickBooks vendor or create a new vendor for purchase orders

UDA Document Management

  • Built-in New Project Wizard with easy-to use interface
  • Ability to input project information directly from project database
  • Automatically create new project subfolders for separately storing all documents and workbooks for each project
  • Automatically direct documents to project subfolder on Save or Save As
  • Ability to assign tasks via email to Subcontractors, Suppliers, Clients, etc..
  • Automated Document Management wizards featuring direct integration with MS Outlook and UDA project database
  • Option to enable or disable document management
  • Option to enable or disable document wizards
  • Launch specific projects folders from document management wizard
  • Added Client Copy and Office Copy to predefined watermark options
  • Automated transmittal form attached to document preformatted with contact information
  • Automated fax form attached to document preformatted with contact information
  • Automated memo form attached to document preformatted with contact information
  • Automated envelope template attached to document preformatted with contact information
  • Enhanced integration with Microsoft Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager
  • Access to business contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2003
  • Option to disable Outlook integration in contract wizards
  • Option to enter contact information directly using Document Management Wizard
  • Additional fields for integrated document management with Outlook
  • Ability to automatically repair/rebuild/update the project database so that any active document project fields are available through UDA Document Management

UDA Custom AutoDocs

  • Custom AutoDocs Wizard for creating custom templates with full document automation
  • Additional fields for Custom AutoDocs automation with Outlook
  • Custom documents folder accessible from Construction Office interface
  • Custom AutoDocs templates automatically save into Custom Documents folder
  • Custom documents folders are accessible directly from Microsoft Word
  • Automated template builder

UDA ProjectBackup

  • Automated file backup system for My Project folders - Safely backs up all files and folder structures
  • Option to run backup system on demand
  • Option to run backup system on start-up, shut-down or both
  • Scheduled backup - Backups occur automatically at a scheduled time of day or day of week
  • Scheduled interval backup - Backups occur automatically at a scheduled interval of time (i.e. every 2 hours)
  • Extend the power of UDA ProjectBackup by synchronized scheduled backups with UDA ProjectSync (sold separately)
  • Powerful easy-to-use interface
  • Ability to back up files to a network server, storage device, network computer or same computer
  • Built-in status and reporting - Shows source and selected target location and files replicated
  • Ability to back up all open and/or locked files currently in use
  • Option to keep or delete source files/folders after backup to target
  • Option to rename Backedup files as "copy of ..."
  • Ability to archive entire My Project directory with time and date stamp folder information
  • Run backup manager in background or stealth mode - Hide/show transfer dialog and overwrite conformation
  • Optional date stamp or copy of file naming

UDA ProjectSync

  • Automated file synchronization system for My Project folders - Synchronizes all files and folder structures
  • Synchronize multiple source and target folder pairs between separate computers - network server, storage device or any networked comp.
  • Option to synchronize system on demand
  • Option to synchronize system on start-up, shut-down or both
  • Scheduled synchronization - Synchronizations occur automatically at a scheduled time of day or day of week
  • Scheduled interval synchronization - Synchronizations occur automatically at a scheduled interval of time (i.e. every 2 hours)
  • Powerful easy-to-use interface
  • Ability to synchronize files to a network server, storage device, network computer or same computer
  • Standard synchronization mode - Duplicates/ copies any updated or new files/folders from source to target
  • Bi-directional synchronization mode - Duplicates/ copies any updated or new files/folders from source to target and target to source
  • Built-in status and reporting - Shows source and selected target location and files synchronized
  • Ability to synchronize all open and/or locked files currently in use (in-use files)
  • Extend the power of UDA ProjectBackup with synchronized backups

UDA Scheduling

  • Unlimited project length - Project Duration can span multiple years/phases
  • Over 900 percent speed improvements
  • Ability to schedule multiple projects on a single schedule (XT Version)
  • Ability to insert new projects at top, bottom or any selected location of task list (XT Version)
  • Ability to combine separate projects into a single schedule
  • Ability to upgrade/update a 2003 UDA Schedule into UDA Scheduling
Scheduling - View Options
  • Show/hide all project bars, headers and tasks for individual projects
  • Option to insert custom image/ company logo in Title Bar
  • Option to insert background image
  • Custom titles and subtitles
  • Multiple predesigned color schemes
  • Custom color options
Scheduling - Critical Path & Predecessors
  • Ability to set predecessors between subtasks in other projects
  • Ability to set predecessors between headers in other projects
  • Ability to set predecessors between tasks in other projects
  • Option to automatically set predecessors when scheduling a task immediately before or after another task
  • Show/find duplicate task names within single or multiple projects (design efficient predecessor relationships between projects or phases)
  • Show/find a task and predecessor within single or multiple projects (show predecessor relationships between projects or phases)
  • Show/find CPM tasks (tasks with predecessors) above/before a selected task within single or multiple projects (show all predecessor relationships between projects or phases)
  • Show/find All CPM tasks (tasks with predecessors) for a selected task within single or multiple projects (show all predecessor relationships between projects or phases)
  • Automatically warns user when moving a task start date before a predecessor
Scheduling - Navigation
  • View standard/default schedule information columns - typical data columns viewable status
  • Show/find Milestones within single or multiple projects (typically non-monetary events, i.e. inspections, deadlines, etc.)
  • Save and send read-only versions of estimates for Subcontractors, Suppliers, Clients, Bankers, etc..
  • Email as attachment read-only versions of the schedule
  • Shift all projects by number of days forward or backward on Gantt Chart
  • Shift a single project by number of days forward or backward on Gantt Chart
  • Shift project start date to a specific date
  • Navigate project by month - Jump to a specific month
  • Navigate to today on Gantt Chart
  • Active Scroll for automatic scrolling of Gantt chart window pane - Automatically finds task bar for selected tasks
  • Option to show task duration on task bar on Gantt Chart
  • Option to show percentage complete on task bar on Gantt Chart
  • Option to show estimated value of task synchronized from UDA Estimating
  • Option to adjust width of Task Name column
Scheduling - Streamline Data Entry
  • Create tasks directly on the Gantt Chart by selecting a range of dates
  • Move/slide tasks directly on Gantt Chart dynamically updating start and end dates
  • Extend or reduce duration of tasks directly on Gantt Chart
  • Access task information directly from task bar on Gantt Chart
  • Customizable work weeks - Define which days (Monday - Sunday) are calculated as work days
  • Automatically offers to adjust start or end date when trying to schedule a task on a non-working day
  • Customizable holiday schedule
  • Automatically generate project durations modeled by different work weeks
  • Extended the time options prior to the scheduled start for planning and scheduled start reminders
  • Option to automatically insert date on new task
  • Option to automatically insert one day duration on new tasks
  • Options to automatically compress schedule for maximum efficiency when using predecessors and CPM
  • Optional lag time for each predecessor dependent start date - Positive or negative days until start of next task
  • Automatically offers to adjust lag time when trying to move/slide a scheduled task with a predecessor
Scheduling - Reports & Automation
  • Generate report (automated word document) for tasks by week
  • Generate report (automated word document) for all tasks for multiple weeks - date to date
  • Generate report (automated word document) for tasks for month
  • Generate report (automated word document) for tasks from month to month
  • Generate status report (automated word document) to identify tasks that have an end date before today that are not 100 percent complete
  • Generate chart without charting inactive tasks
  • Generate work order (automated word document) for selected tasks - single or multiple tasks
  • Email as attachment work orders for selected tasks - single or multiple tasks
  • Ability to delete inactive tasks and blank rows
  • Deactivate multiple selected and/or non-contiguous tasks
  • Delete multiple selected and/or non-contiguous tasks
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Scheduling - Estimating Integration
  • Create a new schedule directly from a project estimate in UDA Estimating using an identical framework structure
  • Import dynamic estimate from UDA Estimating into matching schedule structure
  • Import multiple dynamic estimates from UDA Estimating into combined schedule structure
  • Bi-directional synchronization between UDA Scheduling and UDA Estimating
  • Import and reference images from estimate notes
  • Timestamp and initials or name on notes
  • Save multiple images with individual notations in task note fields
  • Print notes report feature
Scheduling - Printing Features
  • Ability to check spelling on document including all project notes
  • Option to view schedule with maximum compression for compact viewing
  • Built in zoom features for better viewing options
  • Option to print schedule with maximum compression for compact print size (hides non-workdays, inactive tasks, reduces font sizes and column widths)
  • Option to print schedule from a selected month to a selected month
  • Option to print schedule task names and dates only from a selected month to a selected month
  • Option to print schedule Gantt Chart only from a selected month to a selected month
  • Option to print schedule in standard portrait or landscape format
  • Export read-only project schedules for viewing on PocketPC
  • Enhanced export features for MS Project to include predecessor lag time (XT versions)
Scheduling - System Integration
  • Built-In New Project Wizard with easy-to use interface
  • Access project information from project database
  • Automatically create new project subfolder
  • Automatically direct schedules and generated reports or forms to project subfolder on Save or Save As

This advanced feature list is based on Construction Office Professional NT.
Not all features are included with all versions of Construction Office.

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