The integration provides contractors, owners, architects, engineers, facilities managers, or anyone else who needs to create a fast and reliable construction cost estimate with a single solution. The integration between Hard Dollar and RSMeans cost data provides access to over 77,000 unit price items and 5,800 assemblies supporting 17 different trade-specific industries directly within the Hard Dollar system. This integration provides fast, flexible and accurate data for creating a conceptual estimate in the early stages of project planning, while maintaining confidence in cost accuracy with every estimate.
Hard Dollar is the only Project Cost Management system available today that provides dynamic “Oneness” integration with either Microsoft Project or Primavera P6. This industry leading capability combined with RSMeans data provides contractors and owners the ability to easily see the impact of time and work and the direct impact on costs.
“Hard Dollar’s ability to model a project from either a task or cost perspective provides our customers with unparallel flexibility and confidence when estimating or planning a capital construction project,” stated Doug Nicholas, CEO of Hard Dollar. “Using RSMeans data along with a user’s historical cost data and production capabilities provides the best possible cost accuracy at the very early stages of a project,” stated Nicholas.
Customers also benefit from this integration with the ability to model multi-year projects, including cost escalation for the entire duration of the project. Escalation features contained in Hard Dollar along with the regional labor, equipment, and material rates and unit costs from RSMeans will be highly beneficial to Contractors and Owners planning projects across the United States and Canada.
Angelo Equizabal, Chief Estimating Officer, Continental Properties stated “having the ability to rapidly conceptualize a new development and respond to customers faster with “what-if” scenarios is a driving factor for us in considering a project cost management system. Having RSMeans cost data integrated with Hard Dollar’s detailed bottom-up and historical cost libraries will provide a significant competitive advantage and substantial ROI to Continental Properties and our clients.”
“Hard Dollar has once again shown their industry leadership and overall commitment to the customer by being the first cost estimating provider to utilize our new licensing model,” stated John Ware, Senior Vice President and General Manager of RSMeans. “Hard Dollar customers will achieve greater benefits and confidence by having access to the entire RSMeans cost database as part of the standard Hard Dollar Work Planning library.”
Hard Dollar is the first estimating and project cost management software to include the entire RSMeans cost library of data, eliminating the need to choose specific data sets and allowing customers to price a broader set of work items. The Hard Dollar Work Planning library includes the entire RSMeans cost database as part of the standard solution. Several benefits of the library and integration are:
Availability and Cost:
Customers can order the RSMeans integration immediately. The first year of licensing for the RSMeans cost database will be included at no additional charge for customers who purchase Hard Dollar’s Commercial Project Cost Management system. Existing Hard Dollar customers can license the entire RSMeans cost database with their Work Planning modules at a special introductory per user price of $199.00.
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