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03/22/2021

Beacon gives pros a digital EDGE

The building products distributor has launched a partnership with Estimating Edge, a provider of construction and labor project software.
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Building products distributor Beacon has launched a new partnership with Estimating Edge, a provider of construction and labor project software.

Beacon said the partnership includes a seamless integration of The EDGE estimating tool and the EDGE On Site mobile production-tracking app in Beacon’s e-commerce platform, Beacon PRO+.

“We’re excited to bring these technology integrations to Beacon’s customers and give them an advantage with a solution that quickly turns bids around with incredible accuracy,” said Adam Oaks, CEO of Estimating Edge.

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According to Oaks, when a job is ready to be built, EDGE On Site can be used to track production, track hourly employees and produce time cards, in real-time with virtually no data entry. 

“The software and app are intuitively designed to help both new and seasoned professionals work smarter, bid sharper and build better,” Oaks said.

The EDGE Estimator is a commercial estimating software that provides an end-to-end automated solution for both takeoff and estimating. EDGE said that the platform is also the only mobile app that tracks production directly from the original estimate, providing an accurate picture of total project costs.

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“We’re constantly looking for new ways to help our customers save time and grow their businesses,” said Jamie Samide, VP of Marketing at Beacon. “The integration of the EDGE solutions with Beacon PRO+ will help contractors prepare estimates and orders with greater accuracy as well as increased efficiency and consistency.”

Beacon, based in Herndon, Va., operates more than 400 branches with a focus on roofing materials and complementary building products.