Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Business is tough and competitive. You need the proper tools to compete and succeed.
At Seljax, we understand your business and your business needs. Seljax Estimating & 3D Design software was built from scratch by an estimator with years of experience in the building materials industry. Our software design and development team all have industry experience. Seljax knows your challenges, so we offer you logical solutions, because we’re built by retailers for retailers.
Our estimating products increase the speed, accuracy, and presentation of your estimates, without making you drastically change the way you currently do estimates. In addition to adding to your estimating capabilities, Seljax 3D Design products give you a marketing tool like no other.
You may have questions as to what Seljax Estimating & 3D Design software is capable of and what it can do for you. We’ve provided you with a list of the most common questions we’ve been asked.
Seljax Estimating & 3D Design makes the job of estimating incredibly fast. You’ll be able to do a stud frame structure, post frame building or deck in less than 5 minutes. Once you’re familiar with Seljax House Estimating, you’ll be able to do a simple bungalow or ranch house in less than 20 minutes and a more complex, multi-level house in under an hour.
When you’re estimating by hand, you tend to sacrifice accuracy for increased speed. With Seljax Estimating & 3D Design software, you don’t sacrifice anything. Complex formulas take hours to calculate by hand, which is why you develop shortcuts and decrease your accuracy. Seljax can do the most complex of formulas in fractions of a second. Seljax doesn’t compromise on accuracy.
We realize you’re busy and don’t necessarily have time to learn a wieldy, complex program. That’s why our goal from the beginning was to make Seljax as easy to use as possible. Our program is extremely intuitive—it makes sense. Because we know estimating, we have our screens follow the same process you would use on paper. Seljax makes sure that each function is easy and right there in front of you. We don’t hide things in complex menus or screens.
Because Seljax knows estimating, we also know that all estimators have their own style of estimating. We’ve ensured you don’t have to change your style. Even though we’ve programmed all of the complex formulas into our software, we’ve made it flexible so you can manipulate those formulas to calculate your way. Put in waste factors for individual products. Adjust the number of extra studs you calculate per corner or opening. Set the number of H-Clips you use for each piece of roof sheathing. Estimate it your way.
Absolutely! Seljax 3D design and estimating software is an extremely effective marketing tool. Walk your clients through a 3D house, deck, stud frame building, or post frame structure. Change sizes, colors, and styles as you go. Provide your customer with a print out of exactly what they’ll be building in minutes. You will increase your sales and increase your bottom line with all of your 3D tools.
Stats show that the first estimator to complete an estimate is the most likely to complete the sale. The average Building Material Dealer relies on estimating to account for more than 75% of annual revenues. With the speed and accuracy of Seljax Estimating & 3D Design software, you will be at the front of the line every time. When you cut your estimating time down to a fraction of what it used to be, it leaves you and your employees with more time for additional estimates you would not have been able to do while still leaving time for all those other jobs that need doing.
Using Seljax Estimating & 3D Design software, you increase your number of estimates, your sales, and your profits.
What our customers are saying about Seljax
Dan Fesler, CEO Lampert Yards Inc. St. Paul, MN
“Seljax is a great program! It’s an excellent counter tool to assist you with bidding and estimating. It speeds up your time, makes you more productive, and helps you to sell more. It tends to be extremely accurate which helps to improve the final side of the bidding process. We are very pleased to have it, and we look forward to expanding and growing with the product as we continue to do more in the housing market and in the pole barn building market.”
Wesley Staruiala, Owner Flin Flon Castle Building Centre Flin Flon, MB
“Seljax has been the greatest asset in my business for making money. It makes things so much easier. I love it.”
Craig Smith, General Manager of Operations Nelson Lumber Co. Ltd. Lloydminster, AB
“We’ve been with Seljax for approximately three years now, and we have seen a lot of changes with our internal programs and with theirs as well. We’ve come a long ways and they have helped us reduce our estimating times and our accuracy of estimating as well. We thank them very much for their continued support. We work together very well and they come to the table whenever we need them. Their support is excellent, and we plan to grow together.”
Jeff Reinhardt, Owner Interstate Agri and Building Supply Cannon Falls, MN
“It’s saved our salesmen a lot of time. Seljax is very good to work with, their staff is very professional, and I just would not be without it. I think it’s a great tool and I think you should all take a good look at trying it.”
Scott Tucker, Manager Pioneer Home Hardware Building Centre High Prairie, AB
“I’m really pleased with the Seljax product. I’ve used other integrated Point of Sale software solutions and I think Seljax is by far superior. All around, a very thorough and well-developed product.”
Fred Peters, Owner Morris Build All Centre Morris, MB
“Seljax has been just great for us. I use it every single working day.”
Clinton Plett Countryside Lumber Fisher Branch, MB
“It takes the guesswork out of our estimating and we really like working with it. They’re a very good support team as well.”
Gord Kotow, Owner Valleyview Lumber Ltd. Valleyview, AB
"Switching to Seljax from manual estimating has helped immensely. Before Seljax it would take me days to do estimates because I did it all by hand. These days I can get the contractors in and out because Seljax does it all for me, and saves me the time. I would say I've seen a 20% increase in sales; with Seljax I'm selling just about every estimate I get...probably close to 75%. I decided to go with Seljax because I hated to turn down the opportunity to do building estimates, and Seljax gave me a slick way to continue doing this. We're very happy with Seljax."
Grady DeVrieze, Owner Fairway Lumber Company Ltd. St. Jacobs, ON
“Once we started estimating and designing with Seljax 3D Decks, price became less of an important issue, because customers are so impressed with the program. The flexibility of design and building codes allows you to make changes quickly. Seljax 3D Design is far superior to anything we have seen from the competitors.”
Brian Bowers, Building Supply Manager Pleasant Building Supplies Yarmouth, NS
“The speed and accuracy of Seljax Estimating is phenomenal! Most importantly, our turn over time to create estimates has increased. Now, our estimates take only a half hour. Our contractors truly appreciate that we can get estimates to them quickly. Seljax Estimating also increases our margin by giving us the ability to manipulate pricing in many different ways. What else can I say? We just love it!”
Murray Hanson, Owner Peace River Home Hardware Peace River, AB
"Seljax Estimating simplifies and organizes the entire estimating process. Everything gets completed faster and our estimates are always consistent. I highly recommend Seljax Estimating."