Get started: Subcontrator

Welcome to Sigma

This guide is intended to help you get started using Sigma quickly and successfully. It will explain the core functions of Sigma, describe the layout of Sigma windows and give you the ability to harness the power, precision and ease of use Sigma provides.


1. Creating a New Estimate in Sigma

To work in Sigma, you need to create a new estimate for your project.

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2. Creating Your Work Breakdown Structure

Create your estimates main headings (WBS), and then continue with the detail components of your estimate. For each heading, you’ll add components, sub-components, sub-subcomponents (and so on).

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3. Adding Resources

Your estimate gives you a cost based on the resources included in the estimate, such as labor, material, equipment, etc.

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4. Reusing an Assembly

To save time and provide consistency, Sigma lets you re-use an assembly from a previous estimate or from a library.

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5. Check the Cost Prices

Getting the costs right is what estimating is all about. Sigma makes it easy to check and update costs in your estimate.

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6. Set Automatic Markup

An automatic markup can easily be set in Sigma for each category of resource.

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7. Adjusting the Sales Price

When your estimate is finished, you may want to make changes to the sale price. This is easily done in Sigma.

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8. Print Reports

Sigma is loaded with standard reports that are a simple click away.

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