ECCE Estimate

The ultimate and original soft furnishing estimating program for use by both retailer and manufacturer.

ECCE Estimate version 3.9999Z

 

Curtains

Pairs and Single. Seventeen fully user definable headings. Random, Pencil, Pinch, 6" Pencil, Goblet, Common, Smocked, Lattice, Slot and Box heading definitions included as standard. Fitting. Tape descriptions. Flame proofing. Pre-defined and Manual Fullness for each heading. Overall and individual extra length for hems and headings. Pricing includes unit price, by per width, by per width relative to drop. Most other metric and imperial pricing options available.

Blinds

Seventeen fully user definable types. Festoon, Austrian, Roman, Roller and Laminated included as standard. Tape descriptions. Flame proofing. Pre-defined and Manual Width and Drop Fullness for each type. Fitting. Overall and individual extra length for hems and headings. Pricing includes unit price, by per width, by per width relative to drop. Most other metric and imperial pricing options available. Pelmets, Valances and Drapes

Eighteen fully user definable types. Straight Stiff Pelmet, Shaped Stiff Pelmet, Straight Valance, Shaped Valance, Arched, Festoon, Pole Drapery, Swags - Joined, Overlapped, Odd or Single, and Tails included as standard. Seventeen user definable Valance headings. Random. Pencil, Pinch, 6" Pencil, Goblet, Common, Smocked, Lattice, Slot and Box valance heading definitions included as standard. Fitting. Tape descriptions. Flame proofing. Pre-defined and Manual Width and Drop Fullness for each type. Overall and individual extra length for hems and headings. Pricing includes unit price, by per width, by per width relative to drop. Most other metric and imperial pricing options available.

Tiebacks

Eighteen fully user definable types. Softslim, Crescent, Straight, Double Ruched, Plaited and Bow included as standard. Fitting. Flame proofing. Overall and individual extra length for making. Pricing includes unit price, by per width. Most other metric and imperial pricing options available. Up to three hundred different tiebacks per estimate.

Tracks, Poles and Rails

Fifty-four fully user definable types. Fitting. Pricing includes unit price, by per width, by per width relative to drop. Most other metric and imperial pricing options available. Up to three hundred different tracks, poles or rails per estimate. (Not currently included in online version. On specification for later implementation)

Bed Coverings

Throwover Bedspread, Fitted Bedspread, Duvet Cover and Bed Valance. Pre-defined and Manual Fullness for each type. Flame proofing. Overall and individual extra length for making. Pricing includes unit price, by per width, by per width relative to drop. Most other metric and imperial pricing options available. Up to three hundred different bed coverings per estimate. (Not currently included in online version)

Special Fabric Items

Allows non-standard fabric items to be included in estimate. Up to three hundred different special fabric items per estimate. (Not currently included in online version. On specification for later implementation)

Other Items

Allows non-standard, non-fabric items to be included in estimate. Up to two thousand other items per estimate. (Not currently included in online version. On specification for later implementation)

Room Descriptions

Allows up to three line room descriptions or item separator descriptions to be automatically added to estimate. Up to one hundred different descriptions per estimate. (Unlimited lines included in online version)

Fabrics

Any width, any repeat, any half- drop in cms or inches. Pricing per Metre, per Yard, inclusive or exclusive of VAT. Automatic conversion of metre/yard prices and inclusive/exclusive VAT prices. Up to one hundred and twenty alpha/numeric character fabric numbers. Automatic creation of look-up fabric tables for each estimate.

Linings and Interlinings

Sateen, Thermal, Blackout and Milium lining and Bleached and Natural Interlining as standard in two widths. Plus twenty-four fully user definable linings and fourteen fully user definable interlinings. Automatic selection of lining width in relation to fabric width. Linings and Interlinings fully available for Curtains, Blinds, Pelmets, Valances, Drapes - Swags and Tails, Tiebacks and Bed Coverings. Pricing by unit price or per metre price. Imperial pricing also available.

Trims

Braid/Fringe, Piping, Frills - Double and Single, Inset Border and Edging as standard. Two user definable trims. Fully definable making lengths such as strip width and piping cut bias. Pricing by unit price, per making metre price, per making width price. Imperial pricing also available.

Customer Entry

Entry of customer name and address. (Not currently included in online version)

Data Entry .

Data is either by menu selection or simple text entry and can mostly be entered in any order. All measurements can be immediately entered as centimetres, metres, feet or inches with automatic conversion to selected display base which can be centimetres, metres, feet or inches. Fabric prices can be entered as per metre or per yard inclusive or exclusive of VAT with automatic conversion to selected display base which can be per metre or per yard inclusive or exclusive of VAT. (Auto tax adjustments not currently included in online version. On specification for short term implementation)

Calculatio n

All estimating is by calculation only and reflects industry wide standards. Up to twelve different price tables are available allowing different pricing structures for different groups of customers. Each table also allows three discount bands on fabrics, stock items and making charges. (Tables and discounts not currently included in online version. Discounts on specification for short term implementation)

Results Display

Full plain english description of current item always displayed at top of screen. Immediate and full display of relevant calculation results such as number of widths, fabric length, fabric cost, lining length, lining cost, interlining length, interlining cost, trim cost and making cost. VAT and Total or Total only. Description and results continuously updated as data is altered. (Vat/Tax not currently included in online version)

Pre-production Editing

All Items in an estimate can be altered or deleted at any time. Item order can re-arranged and extra items can be inserted at any point. Fabric lists can be displayed at anytime and fabrics can be individually or globally changed . (Fabric lists global change not currently included in online version. On specification for short term implementation)

Output

Customer Estimates, Work Sheets and Fabric Lists in text format. Binary estimates. (Work Sheets and Binary save not currently included in online version)

Customer Estimates

Automatically produced and printed estimates which can be given or sent to the customer within minutes of receiving a quotation request. Extensive user defined formatting allowing a range of styles to be produced - from the very verbose to the terse. Automatic insertion of user defined header and footer paragraphs. (Full automatic production not currently included in online version as normal WP software can be used)

Work Sheets

Option of automatically produced standard work sheets at the same time as customer estimates. Menu option to produce work sheets at anytime. (Not currently included in online version)

Fabric Lists

Individual list and combined and totalled list options. Option of automatically produced fabric lists at the same time as customer estimates. Menu option to produce fabric lists at anytime.

Picking Lists.

Lists total meterage of fabrics, linings and interlinings required. Lists number and type of tracks required. Option of automatically produced picking lists at the same time as customer estimates. Menu option to produce picking lists at anytime. (Not currently included in online version)

Acceptance Forms.

User definable acceptance form allowing deposits to be automatically entered. Allows credit card details and customer confirmation to be subsequently entered. Option of automatically produced acceptance forms at the same time as customer estimates. Menu option to produce acceptance forms at anytime. (Not currently included in online version)

Fitting Lists .

List of individual items requiring fitting. Includes customer name and address, fabric details and brief sizes. Option of automatically produced fitting lists at the same time as customer estimates. Menu option to produce fitting lists at anytime. (Not currently included in online version)

Digests

Breakdown of individual fabrics, stock and making values. Total fitting value. Option of automatically produced digests at the same time as customer estimates. Menu option to produce digests at anytime. (Not currently included in online version)

Binary Estimates.

Full estimate data saved to disc in computer readable format. Format details shown in manual allow data to be read and manipulated by other programs. (Not currently included in online version)

Storage

Options for automatic saving of Customer Estimates, Work Sheets and Fabric lists in ASCII text format. Option for automatic saving of binary format estimate. (Not currently included in online version)

Post-Production

Binary estimates allow complete and total editing of any previous estimate including merging. Items can be added, deleted or modified without having to re-enter any unchanged information. New customer estimates, work sheets and fabric lists can then be created immediately. Customer Estimates, Work Sheets, , Acceptance Forms , Digests, Fabric,. Picking and Fitting Lists can all be edited in the simple text editor. Editor functions include search and replace, on screen calculator with VAT settings and special clause insertion capabilities. Up to fifty clauses or pre-defined paragraphs can be menu selected and inserted at any point in the text. (Not currently included in online version)

Configuration

Set-up and price list configuration is via the special CONFIG program included with the package. Other utilities allow on screen colour setting, price list creation and price list editing. Set-up and price list information can be modified from the main program via the system menu option. (Configuartion not currently included in online version. Due Summer 2003)

ECCE Estimate is the original and ultimate curtain, blind, pelmet, valance, drape, swag, tieback, track, pole, rail and bed covering computer estimating program. ECCE Estimate was initially exclusively designed for a major London curtain manufacturer in the early 1980's and has been subsequently developed and enlarged to serve both the contract and retail soft furnishing market. ECCE Estimate is a complete program which needs no further expensive software and is designed to allow the purchaser to add new styles and types without the necessity of buying further updates or add on modules.

Original Cost of ECCE Estimate 1500.00

Client List includes

A. B. Shelley & Sons, Ltd. Bellevue Interiors Laura Ashley Contracts Janet Underhill Interior Designs Bhatt Curtains M & K Interior Designs Impact Decor, Ltd Su Chases Interiors Ericson Blinds, Ltd Curtain Screen UK Textile Corporation, Ltd Pickwick Interiors, Ltd Peter Green, Ltd Interphase Interior Design K's of Mill Hill The Curtain Warehouse, Ltd Lenleys of Canterbury Bolingbroke & Wenley, Ltd. of Chelmsford Chadwick Interiors Sunrite Blinds Limited Charlbury Interiors, Ltd. C. & C. Ltd. of Jersey

Sorry but this software is now no longer available.
1st September 1999

Author Stuart McKears
(c) 1986-2003 ECCE Productions and Stuart McKears. All trade marks acknowledged.