Automating HVAC Production Requests
Modern industry hates waste. At ZEN Industries, Inc. after virtually
eliminating waste in material production, we looked for ways to increase
efficiency even after achieving perfection on the shop floor.
Our next challenge involved the bidding process itself. In the
ductwork industry, between the efforts of the General Contractor, HVAC
Contractor, and HVAC Fabricator to win any given job, the estimating
process often ends up being duplicated at least once, adding thousands
of dollars in costs on up the line.
Your experienced staff could be quoting more jobs if
the time-intensive task of doing take-offs were handled in a reliable
and timely fashion as a specialty service of a USA based HVAC fabrication
company. ZEN Industries wants to be your partner in that success.
Stop Duplication in the Estimating Process
What if the estimating process were streamlined? Instead of
take offs being done by the mechanical contractor and the HVAC
fabricator, with complicated variables on a variety of ductwork pieces
going through multiple data entries, all with the potential to introduce
error, wouldn’t one clear step be better?
Today, ZEN has the ability to partner with mechanical contractors in
a way that helps them bid on more jobs, in less time, and with greater
accuracy. By eliminating the extra estimating that used to be
necessary, costs are lowered and more bids are won.
Through the use of an automated process, ZEN allows select
contractors to integrate ZEN’s HVAC fabrication pricing with their own
computer estimating software. Now, in one step, the mechanical
contractor can generate a reliable quote as well as data able to be fed
seamlessly into production, direct to ZEN’s coil lines and plasma
Using Quote Express™ and QuickPen's AutoBid® to Save Time and Money
By providing license keys for select contractors to enter data
directly into the Quote Express™ software used by ZEN Industries, time
and stress on both ends is reduced, with additional improvements in
accuracy of production and turnaround time.
QuoteExpress™ is only the start. Our expertise in the use of QuickPen's
AutoBid systems allow for fast and accurate production of
HVAC and sheet metal estimates. Contractors are able to export Vulcan data
directly to ZEN, where it is imported into the AutoBid system and an accurate
price is generated quickly.
With AutoBid, we
can modify and value engineer bids to meet the most demanding project schedule,
including almost immediate response for last-minute
For smaller contractors, ZEN still offers in house estimating and
contract estimating services as needed.
To learn more, including how your company can develop a working
partnership with ZEN Industries that takes advantage of our new
streamlined automated bidding process, please contact ZEN’s VP of Sales
& Estimating, Drew McCaffrey, at 877-600-0274, or via email to
To learn more about working with ZEN Industries
Call us today at 1-877-600-0274 and we'll be glad to answer any of
your questions about how ZEN can make your HVAC project more time and
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