VARIATIONS SOFTWARE FOR CONSTRUCTION
Never miss a variation again
Capture, price & communicate all variations using one seamless process
See the impact of variations on materials, labour & financial projections
Manage, report & analyse both chargeable and non-recoverable variations
Does this sound familiar?
There isn't a standardised format for applying pricing or margin to a variation. It’s caught us out with our client, as we can be inconsistent.
We run onsite projects in multiple spreadsheets. It’s hard to keep information up to date and visible to the team.
Project pressures often mean we have to do the variation before works are costed. We lose the bargaining power once the works are done.
Chalkstring can help.
How it works
Record the variation request in Chalkstring, for the project team to see. Provide details of the materials and labour required.
Price the variation
Price the variation, using your personalised database of rate build ups and pricing. Export and send the substantiation to your client.
Deliver the works
On instruction, add the quantities and Chalkstring will update the material & labour bills, enabling you to complete the works.
Report & analyse data
Work efficiently & maximise profit
Log variations on the go, sharing information with the project team in real-time
Easily handle add and omit, chargeable and non-recoverable variations
Cost variations retrospectively, when works have already been completed
Price your variation quickly, using your personalised database of rates and pricing
Use contract rates or maximise profit with Chalkstring
Price consistently and provide robust substantiation, resulting in client approval first time
Have the requirements appear in the material and labour bills immediately
See the commercial impact, instantly
Review the impact of the variation on the projected costs, margin and revenue easily
Identify scope that was missed missed during tendering, to improve future estimates
Analyse the different types of variations and establish which are the most & least profitable
With Chalkstring you will:
Use one system to capture, price, communicate and report on variations.
Standardise internal processes and price variations consistently.
Easily see the impact of each variation on project performance.
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What people say
"Using Chalkstring, we price variations consistently in relation to the rest of the project. Many variations are similar so we can tweak previous rate build ups in Chalkstring, to create a price. We export detailed substantiation to justify the variation and this enables us to maintain a trusting relationship with our clients."
Commercial Director | SCS Building Solutions
"The entire team can see the list of variations. We price them quickly & provide substantiation to our client. Once approved, the costs/margins are automatically accounted for in the project commercials. And the materials appear in the bill, ready for the procurement team to purchase."
Quantity Surveyor | Brebur Ltd
Introducing CIM - Cost Information Management
We explore the Cost Information Management (CIM) framework in which project financials are managed, shared and reported on in real-time throughout the project lifecycle.
Variations is just one of Chalkstring's many features
Chalkstring is an all-in-one cloud-based platform for estimating, procurement, cost reporting and more. Developed for specialist subcontractors, it streamlines how your entire team manages project financials across every stage of a construction contract, from tender to final account.