ConEst IntelliBid users can now update their material database 3rd column market prices with NetPricer and import manufacturer catalog items from Smart eCats

MANCHESTER, N.H. –July 25, 2014 –– ConEst and NetPricer, along with ElectricSmarts and IDEA, announced today that ConEst Software Systems has successfully integrated their IntelliBid estimating software with IDEA’s Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), for updating their materials database with market 3rd column prices. ConEst has also successfully integrated their software to import items directly from ElectricSmarts’ online catalog, Smart eCat, into the IntelliBid database.

Both of these new integrations give ConEst customers the ability to take advantage of, and utilize, the new suite of products from ElectricSmarts called NetPak. Subscribers to NetPak will also have access to the entire electrical industry with searchable eCatalogs, certified product data, industry calculators and conversion tables, and distributor pricing (through NetPricer) from their PCs, laptops and mobile devices.

“Winning estimates is all about combining speed with accuracy – NetPak’s new features give IntelliBid users the best of both,” said George Hague, President and CEO of ConEst. “We’re proud to be the first to provide manufacturer-validated certified trade pricing through IDEA, the industry’s leading manufacturer wholesale pricing service. Coupled with IntelliBid’s direct integration with Smart eCats, these new features give estimators the pricing and material they need to generate more winning bids faster than ever.”

Having a wholesale trade price, also known as trade or market 3rd column pricing, certified directly by the manufacturers, is a first for the industry and made possible by NetPricer’s link to IDEA’s IDW. With IntelliBid’s integration to this data, estimators can now simply click an update button to refresh pricing for all recently changed items or across the entire database.

About ConEst Software Systems

ConEst Software Systems is a privately-held corporation founded in 1989 with headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire. The company provides fully integrated construction software solutions for estimating, design build, project management, and field service management for the electrical, data, telecom, and low-voltage industries. ConEst products enable management of the entire workflow process, from pre-construction through construction, to meet the demands of the specialty contractor.

About NetPricer Service

The NetPricer network of distributors allows contractors to connect their estimating software package with their favorite electrical distributor for online material pricing. (Last year NetPricer processed over $8 billion dollars in material price requests). Founded in 2002, NetPricer integrates with the most estimating software companies as well as the largest contractor and electrical distributor connections in the industry.

About ElectricSmarts

ElectricSmarts Network supports all electrical channel partners with electrical content and Brand-able Internet tools including Website Content Packages, Mobile Apps, eNewsletter Builders, the Smart eCat, and Esmarts’ NetPak.

About IDEA

The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) is the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry. IDEA was founded in 1998 through a partnership rooted in the collective leadership of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) members.