By Cayden Wemple.
“36-year-old software company” might seem like a bit of an oxymoron, but Estimating Edge is maintaining their spot as the top dogs in the roofing software industry, because they are staying up to date with current trends. RoofersCoffeeShop’s, Karen L. Edwards, spoke with Dave Chapman of Estimating Edge at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) to see how they’re doing it.
Part of how Estimating Edge is continuing to be a leader in the industry, is because of how they are keeping up with safety measures. “We have a partner company called SafetyHQ that's really good for helping manage the safety portion of your business,” Dave told Karen. “Nowadays, it's extremely important to keep track of that stuff. If you've ever had an OSHA problem, you'll know the importance of having a software that tracks all your meetings for you.”
Estimating Edge is also becoming involved in cloud-based services and open AI services. Dave shared, “The latest buzzword is the cloud, Open APIs and the Edge is cloud-based, and we have an open API. And in lieu of what happened during the pandemic, the importance of being able to work from anywhere, access your data from anywhere has become more important. So that's been a big focus of ours is focusing on keeping our data in the cloud, sustaining that, and keeping everybody's information safe as well.”
The company has also added some new and exciting features. “We have a new feature out there called “Vendor Quote” where someone could take their pricing, send it out to however many vendors that they want, they can fill it out on their cell phone, it's all done in the cloud.” Dave continued, “And then they can compare vendors pricing side by side and choose which ones they want to accept, and it brings it automatically into the job for them.”
Watch the entire interview here to learn more about how Estimating Edge is progressing the industry.
Cayden is a reporter for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When he isn’t writing about roofs, he’s usually playing guitar or writing songs for his musical endeavors.
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