Estimating systems need to be installed locally on your computer rather than being online so that you're not held hostage to an internet connection. The problem with other locally installed estimating systems is that after you download their database, you're left on your own to add new items and to create your own new assemblies.
Where TurboCloud comes into play is that as time goes by, we continue to add new items and assemblies to our master database. Through our exclusive TurboCloud technology, you're able to access these new items and assemblies and add them to your local database.
We host our TurboBid master database on a secure Microsoft Azure SQL Server located in the clouds. The TurboCloud control panel, which is located in your copy of TurboBid, communicates with our master database. The left side of the TurboCloud control panel displays the contents of your local database and the right side displays the contents of our master database. You can filter the display to only show the items and assemblies that are in our master database that you don't already have in your local database. You simply drag what you want from our master database to your local database.
We update the Trade and TurboBid prices every week. Trade prices are the manufacturer’s suggested price and the TurboBid price is the national average price that you’ll pay for an item at a supply house.
The items in TurboCloud are world class. Every item includes incredible detail so that both you and your customer know exactly what the item is.
The assemblies in TurboCloud are world class. Every assembly includes incredible details so that you and your customer know exactly what the assembly is.
Do you have confidence that your estimating system’s items and assemblies’ data is current and up to date. If not, you are putting everything you’ve built at risk.
TurboCloud’s administrator maintains TurboBid’s master database on a Microsoft Azure server in the clouds. TurboCloud’s administrator continually adds new items and assemblies, updates obsolete data, and updates material prices every single week.
Whenever data has been revised, you’ll receive a notification in TurboBid that data has been revised and that you need to run a synchronization. When you run a synchronization, TurboBid communicates with our server, downloads the new and/or revised items, assemblies, and updated material pricing.
Supply House Vendor Filter
The supply house vendor filter has several purposes.
The Item Editor's "Pricing Details" tab includes a section that lists your vendors that carry the item.
The vendors that you have selected in the "Manage Vendors” screen will be displayed in the filter.
If a vendor is selected, only items that include the selected vendor will be displayed in the item tree and grid.
This will allow you to view the items that your vendor(s) carry.
If multiple vendors are listed as the pricing source, you can select to use the pricing for a single vendor.
This will make it easy to substitute assembly items with items that your vendor(s) carries.