Bill of Materials at Your Finger Tips

6/30/2014 - 5:43 p.m.
determine your profit and the materials and time required to complete any job. Access this information automatically as you complete an estimate.

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Full Featured: Using Control for Estimating

6/19/2013 - 10 a.m.

This week's feature:



Ideas worth considering and trying in your business:

- Your customer needs a quote now. Typically the first one back with an estimate can win the bid. 

- Don't take a job just for the sake of taking it. Make sure it's not only profitable, but that it's profitable enough.

- Make sure you are charging for extras like finishing, add-ons and waste.  


How can Control help?

Estimate fast.  Accurately estimate the price and cost of a job in seconds.  Make sure there’s enough estimated margin before sending the quote.  See the ...

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Joe Knows: Estimating

11/27/2012 - 6:18 p.m.
Our own Joe Chanes talks to people in the sign & graphics industry everyday. In this new series, "Joe Knows", he will share his insight and suggestions for removing many of the frustrations in your business.

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Dean Sharp hosts pricing webinar for SGIA next week

3/22/2012 - 7:30 p.m.

Sales Manager for Cyrious Software, Dean Sharp, will lead "Pricing for Graphics Producers"


Date:   Wednesday, March 28th

Time:  2 PM EST.

Who should attend: Owners, Production Managers, Sales Managers

Cost: Free!

Register here:


Here's the webinar focus:

Making a profit in today’s graphics and sign industry, which is facing fierce competition and thin margins, requires reliable company data and strong control of production costs. Pricing accuracy is critical to the future of your business. Learn strategies and techniques to help you capture your costs, manage ...

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Cyrious Software Helps User Increase Conversion Rate by 60%

8/15/2006 - 4:15 p.m.

Cyrious' Provides Easy Way to Accelerate Estimating Time & Increase Orders.

Cyrious Software, a leading provider of quoting and business management systems for the sign, graphics, and printing industries, today announced that Sign Master, Inc., a Cyrious Software user, increased its conversion of estimate by 60% using Cyrious Software.

Greg Owen, Sign Master owner said "Before using an automated system like Cyrious we only converted 50% of our estimates to orders. Using follow-up reports from Cyrious, our estimate to order ratio has increased and we typically convert 80%." When asked what other time savings aspects he has experienced since using ...

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