Division 5 Software

Software by Steel fabricators for Steel fabricators


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Division 5 Software

Division 5 Software is a product line designed specifically for the steel fabrication industry.  It is a completely integrated, 32-bit, modular, network-ready, steel estimating, project management and production management software package written for the Windows 9x/2000/NT/XP/Vista/Windows 7 operating systems. It addresses the two basic administrative problems present in the steel fabrication industry today; the lack of experienced estimators and managers, and the paperwork that is required to stay on top of a fast track construction world.

It combines over thirty years of first hand steel fabrication, estimating, detailing and project management experience in a software system designed from the ground up specifically for the commercial, industrial, and red iron miscellaneous steel fabricator. It is a complete "estimate to final invoice" system.

Our programs are not Excel templates nor do they require you to navigate large databases. In fact, our interface is so intuitive, you will not need months, weeks or days of training to use it. This website shows you a few of the program windows with brief descriptions.



Our Philosophy

We believe the key to being a successful fabricator is the same as it is in most other businesses; your employees, particularly your key personnel. Yes, you also need good shop personnel and equipment. But, if you don't sell your work for the right price or you can't get it out on time, the best shop personnel and equipment won't do more than slow down the loss. 

  1. Estimators must be able to quickly and accurately estimate your true material, labor, erection, subcontract, and buyout costs over a wide range of projects. 
  2. Sales must be confident with the estimated costs to apply markups based on shop schedules and market conditions. 
  3. Project Managers must be able to plan, document and track each scope item from release through submittals, purchasing, fabrication, installation and invoicing. 

In order to maximize your employees potential, you must provide them with the right tools.

Let us show you how we can put over thirty years of estimating and management skills to work for you.


What we can do for you:


1.  Increase the quality, quantity and consistency of your estimates.

bulletOur streamlined steel estimating takeoff module will dramatically decrease your takeoff time
bulletYour material pricing will be nailed down to the true cost including drops (warehouse and mill)
bulletYour fabrication labor will be based on time proven values (it's like having a seasoned, 30 year-in-the-business, estimator)
bulletAll of your estimates will be priced consistently, regardless of who estimates them

2.  Put you on a level playing field on bid day, regardless of your company's size.

bulletWhen you know your true costs, you can be more aggressive with your bid strategy
bulletKnowing the correct fabrication hours allows you to quote your turn around time with confidence
bulletQuickly breakout and analyze alternates and value engineering options
bulletCheck different coating scenarios
bulletApply different overhead and profit structures to parts or all of your estimate


Project Management:

1.  Decrease management time and stress.

bulletContract document log tracks all specifications, drawings and revisions
bulletTransmittals, memos, RFI's, change order requests make documenting it simple
bulletProject warnings keep you ahead of the task
bulletProject payables and receivables verifies vendor invoicing and customer payments
bulletJob costing can track each aspect of the project expense
bulletAutomated AIA invoicing make invoicing a snap and also maximize your billings


Production Management:

1.  Tighten control.

bulletShop drawing log tracks all status changes and revisions
bulletShop bills group and weigh by piece mark, regardless of how material is entered and can fill in duplicate minor mark material sizes and lengths
bulletSorting and multing minimizes waste and can export to purchase orders
bulletPurchase orders track all material purchases and the receipt of material
bulletTruck loading reports by shop drawing and sequence keep the loading process efficient
bulletShipping tickets verify what has been sent and to whom and are fully searchable



Contact Information


          717 626-5400


         717 627-5030

Postal address

        232 Mayberry Drive Lititz, PA 17543

Electronic mail

General Information: Info@Division5software.com
Sales: Sales@Division5software.com
Customer Support: Support@Division5software.com



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Last modified: October 08, 2010