Home renovation and design platform Houzz has acquired ConX and integrated their estimating and tender management tools into a new platform – Houzz Pro Takeoffs.
The combined software offering aims to help contractors do project estimations, or takeoffs, from construction plans and turn them into professional quote estimates up to 10 times faster.
This increase in estimation speed is expected to reduce back-office workload for contractors and help them win more contracts.
Alon Cohen, Houzz co-founder and president, said: “We’re excited to bring the power of ConX’s takeoff tool to contractors using Houzz Pro, and to welcome ConX customers around the world to the Houzz community.
“Creating estimates can be incredibly time intensive for contractors. By providing fully integrated, easy-to-use Houzz Pro Takeoffs, we’re helping pros to efficiently manage and grow their businesses and spend less time on back-office work.”
Houzz Pro Takeoffs can be used by a range of professionals in the construction industry, from carpenters and roofers to electricians, plumbers and concrete contractors. The software will auto-calculate total material costs based on prices added by the user.
The software is available to subscribers in more than 10 countries across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.
Overall, Houzz software is used by more than 2.7m professionals around the world.
Annie Slattery, ConX’s co-founder and CEO, said: “We are thrilled to join forces with Houzz in their mission to create the best software for construction and design.
“It is incredibly exciting to see ConX tools built into the end-to-end Houzz Pro offering, helping contractors around the world run efficient, profitable businesses.”
Image: Houzz Pro Takeoffs (Credit: Houzz)
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