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Trimble introduced Trimble LiveCount Cloud, a new, faster cloud-based, digital takeoff Software-as-a-Service (Saas) for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors. Takeoff software speeds the estimating process and provides contractors with the ability to seamlessly integrate and mark-up digital image files to streamline the quantification process during takeoffs. Trimble LiveCount Cloud is the latest release in Trimble's expanded cloud-connected solutions that enable contractors to increase efficiencies, improve quality and lower costs throughout every phase of the building construction lifecycle.
Trimble LiveCount Cloud is a software companion to Trimble Accubid Classic, an industry-leading estimating platform specifically designed to meet the needs of MEP contractors throughout the estimating and project lifecycle. Through its easy-to-use interface, powerful features and automated workflows, users are able to quickly calculate length and count of MEP components from 2D building plans. Accessible from any web browser, LiveCount Cloud facilitates a real-time, bi-directional link to Trimble Accubid Classic to ensure estimates are automatically updated with the correct counts for accurate bids.
"Profitability on a project relies on the accuracy of the estimate and project proposal. With the increasing complexity of projects and competitiveness of the bid process, MEP contractors can no longer rely on manual estimating practices," said Pat Bohle, general manager of Trimble's MEP Division. "Trimble LiveCount Cloud can not only improve the estimating process, but also enable customers to eliminate extraneous costs such as extra printing of plans."
LiveCount Cloud provides best-in-class server reliability and performance, allowing contractors to create more bids in less time. A flexible SaaS subscription provides contractors the ability to reduce onsite IT costs and scale services to meet their business requirements.
Trimble LiveCount Cloud is the latest addition to Trimble's expanded cloud-connected solutions that streamline communication and collaboration throughout the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle, from the office to the field. Trimble's interconnected MEP software solutions enable contractors to get the work done efficiently, with less rework and increased quality assurance, whether bidding projects, detailing and coordinating buildings systems, pre-fabricating, estimating and quantifying takeoffs, tool and asset tracking, and managing real-time status of project performance.
Trimble LiveCount Cloud is available now through Trimble's MEP Division. Additional product information is available at: mep.trimble.com.