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Hard Dollar Estimating and Project Cost Management is now InEight Estimating and Project Cost Management. It is a powerful platform that integrates estimating, scheduling, and reporting into a single system, and helps track actual costs for total project confidence in cost estimating, productivity management and earned value.

The InEight Estimating (Hard Dollar) solution is a full service Project Cost Management suite that bridges cost modeling with the project schedule to track overall productivity. Built for efficiency, HD is equipped with practical tools that keep your project organized and profitable—simply, reliably, and accurately.

Benefits of InEight Estimating (Hard Dollar)

Tap into real-time visibility of actual project facts and figures with HD. Front-line employees can now accurately estimate, manage and accumulate critical performance history to deliver successful projects. Organizations use HD to:

Product Overview

Learn more about the key functionality of Hard Dollar's Project Cost Management.

Create and manage estimates faster and with increased accuracy and  confidence with HD’s estimate builder. Features include: centralized estimate management, access to over 250,000 live third party cost items as well as historical estimate work, cost escalation factors over project life cycles, real-time cash flow analysis and earned value, team collaboration, and long-term estimating processes to simplify estimating activities across the company.

Connect project estimates and schedules together for live cost changes, keeping projects on budget and on time. Changes to schedules automatically modify cost estimates in real-time, allowing instant assessment of how time effects costs. Estimates and schedules are in synch throughout the project, saving calculation time, and increasing project accuracy.

Primavera Integration (in Real-Time)

Microsoft Project / EPM integration (in Real-Time).

Resource planning provides powerful cost data libraries, flexible resource categories, wage scales by zone, tax rates, resource management reporting including utilization, cash flow and earned value, as well as centralized resource address book information.

Enable real-time and historic productivity management including key performance indicators on all project cost areas that provide valuable insight to make quick decisions. Centralization of key information provides collaboration across multiple projects and organization information. 

Powerful reporting allows at-a-glance key decision indicators to analyze cash flow, bid success, costs, earned value and summary information about estimated timelines, and potential revenue.

Allows for centralized data management, seamless integration with existing design, accounting and schedule systems, and ODCB-compliant databases.

Industry Solutions

Industrial Manufacturing

Managing changing targets as well as available certified labor, planning outages, visibility into assumptions and detailed craft man hours is simplified with Hard Dollar Industrial estimating software. Eliminate the redundancy and errors of rekeying data from CAD designs to estimates to scheduling systems, reducing labor and turn-around times between process by more than 3 times, while increasing customer responsiveness, ultimately leading to additional projects and revenue. Learn more about Hard Dollar solutions for industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Heavy Highway

Hard Dollar's specialized functionality for infrastructure contractors includes best-in-class tools for estimating and take-off of; trenches, haul, hauler, asphalt, pipe, grading, bridges, curb, excavation, mobilization, structural concrete, box culvert and water take-off.  Hard Dollar Infrastructure software enables productivity based estimating, bidding and tender processing, and integrated cost and resource loaded schedules. Support for DOT and governmental websites also eliminates data entry and ensures faster and accurate bids. Learn more about Hard Dollar solutions for heavy highway construction projects, including roads and transportation, bridges, underground, earth work, and paving.

Construction, Engineering, and Public Sector Projects

The award-winning Hard Dollar Project Cost Management solution creates cost confidence and profits with increased visibility, standardization, automation, and control over project costs through estimate creation, timesheet entry, productivity management and project analysis in real-time, along with real-time resource and cost loaded scheduling integration with Primavera® and Microsoft® Project. Learn more about Hard Dollar solutions for infrastructure construction projects, including civil projects like university, school, government, church, retail and manufacturing construction.  

Energy and Telecommunications

In the face of multiple industry challenges including predictability, mandatory completion dates, maintaining ongoing skilled labor, deregulation, consolidation, increased competition, price pressures, and pursuit of renewable energy sources, Hard Dollar meets the capital planning and project control needs of energy and utility companies. Learn more about Hard Dollar solutions for alternative energy, utility, and telecommunications providers, and oil and gas companies.

Creating Primavera Schedules with Ineight Estimate

Construction Cost Estimating with Hard Dollar