Houston, TX- Merchants Metals today announced the release of their newest web based feature, Fe-Fence Estimator. This announcement comes after the much anticipated debut of the on-line tool during the fence industry’s largest trade show event, FENCETECH; recently held on February 3-6 in Orlando, Florida.
Fe-Fence Estimator is a web-based application (www.MerchantsMetals.com/Fence-estimator) allowing Merchants Metals customers the ability to price and break down fence jobs anytime, day or night. Quotes can be viewed instantly and then sent as orders to the customer’s specific service center for verification and processing. The on-line tool currently offers three modules for quoting and ordering fencing supplies: Qwik Order, Qwik Draw and Qwik Bid. The most enticing feature of this product is the ability to provide customer specific pricing without the need to be tied down to a traditional computer. With the web-based application design, customers are able to utilize the latest tablet technology to navigate the program and generate quotes on the fly. However, the features do not stop there! Companies are able to set up multi-user accounts and administrator access privileges to help ensure the privacy of their company pricing and information.
Based off of the Computer Fencing System software (CFS), North America’s premier fencing software developed by Software Design (www.fencesoftware.com. Fe-Fence Estimator offers three modules to keep fencers moving in their daily tasks. Qwik Order easily and securely creates price quotes for jobs by allowing users to select items either by product number or by using the product search feature. Qwik Draw allows customers to visually draw out a fence line and add gates before having to input specifications for the job. Qwik Bid allows users to quickly calculate a materials list by simply inserting a few basic fence variables. With Fe-Fence Estimator, customers truly can plan, calculate and order with a click. Training and overview videos can be viewed by visiting www.MerchantsMetals.com/Fence-Estimator.
Technology has become a way of life and Merchants Metals is striving to keep the fence industry moving forward. Fe-Fence Estimator is sure to become an industry standard and can only get better as future development of the on-line tool ensues.
Merchants Metals is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fence systems in the nation. The company’s complete line of fence solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications includes steel ornamental in both component and fully welded systems, hot-dipped galvanized and color coated chain link fence systems, wood and PVC systems, welded wire, aluminum ornamental systems, temporary fence, pre-hung security gates, aluminum track gates and access control products.
Merchants Metals products are manufactured and distributed through 4 manufacturing plants and 39 service centers strategically located throughout North America. For additional information about the company and our products, or for a complete set of product drawings and specifications, please visit www.merchantsmetals.com.