Founded in 1996, Diversakore is a construction-industry supply company that has built a solid reputation for providing expertise in structural framing systems that enhance building performance. The company's patented VERSA:T Composite Framing System combines the speed of building with steel with the strength of concrete to help builders reduce the cost and time associated with their commercial construction — typically by 10% to 15%.
But as demand for their technology increased, so did the number of estimates Diversakore had to prepare for contractors seeking structural framing bids. It's a complex task that involves a lot of data related to project plans and specifications, plus complicated formulas to calculate steel and concrete material and labor costs.
The company was using spreadsheets to manage estimates, but was unable to compare estimates against historical data because of the limited nature of spreadsheets.