I need an estimating program for our construction company that is similar to the one they have been using for the last 20+ years. It works with a database, but I don't know if it can be exported. They would like the program to run almost like it does now, only not in DOS as it is now. The various items needed for a building estimate program along with the prices would need to be able to be adjusted by the user. So access to the database would be needed. They would need it to be able to show a recap of the various aspects of the estimate, such as: rough carpentry, finish carpentry, demolition, painting, etc. The program now used has phases and categories such as plumbing, decorating, electrical and the categories would be labor, subcontractors, overhead, material, etc. I would be happy to explain in detail and provide access to what we now use. The program we use now is based in Wordstar for DOS. If it is possible to have the program compatible with excell, that would be very helpful.
Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done. Complete copyrights to all work purchased.
The operating systems currently in use are Windows 95, 98, ME and XP. So I would like it compatible with Win 95 and above.