FastPIPE

FastPIPE

by FastEST

Who Uses FastPIPE?

Our Mechanical Estimating Software is best for plumbing, HVAC, mechanical and site utilities piping contractors

What Is FastPIPE?

FastPIPE is an advanced mechanical and plumbing estimating software for commercial, industrial and residential plumbing, HVAC, and industrial contractors. FastPIPE piping estimating software features onscreen takeoff of pipe, fittings, valves, and assemblies for mechanical contractors who do fabrication and/or HVAC installation. Our database is complete with products, pricing and labor information. FastEST provides online training, customer support, database updates, and program upgrades.

FastPIPE Details

FastEST

https://fastest-inc.com/

Founded 1994

FastPIPE Pricing Overview

FastPIPE starts at USD 4,995.00/one-time. FastPIPE does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for FastPIPE below.

Starting Price

USD 4,995.00/one-time

Pricing Details

Lease- $225/month Any addtl systems are half-price 60-day money back

Free Version

No

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Installed - Windows

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

FastPIPE Features

Plumbing Estimating Software
Change Orders
Commercial / Industrial
Cost Database
Data Import/Export
Fitting Management
For General Contractor
Overhead Costs Estimating
Prebuilt Assembly
Quotes / Proposals
Takeoff
Billing & Invoicing
Customer Database
Dispatch Management
Inventory Management
Job Management
Mobile App
Quotes/Estimates
Routing
Scheduling
Service History Tracking
Technician Management
Work Order Management

FastPIPE Reviews

Showing 5 of 121 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.9/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.8/5

FastPipe Ease of Use Review

Reviewed on 31/10/2019
Bruce C.
Estimator
Construction, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: My overall experience is pretty good. It has a lot of features and is very easy to use. We have new employees using it and they get up to speed fairly quickly.

Pros: Very intuitive product. Easy to use and set up. The program has a very extensive data base of products to use and there are updates to products and pricing available on a regular basis. I find it to be very accurate for our piping estimating requirements.

Cons: 1. The options for printing out reports could be better. There really needs to be a way to to get the "Section", "Area", "System" and "Remarks" from the take off header on to the Chart report. This would be one of the most helpful things for me. 2. The print function needs some improvement. I find when printing the section or take off's the lines overlap and you can not read them. 3. Really need to update the user manuals and tutorials. They are way out of date.

Vendor Response

by FastEST on 10/01/2020

Bruce, thank you for leaving a review for FastPIPE! We appreciate your feedback.

In our new version coming out in the next month or two, we'll actually have a new label on the Charts page, that references those takeoff headers you mentioned.

We've always worked hard, trying to integrate and adapt to the countless types of printers and printer drivers on the market, but it can still be a challenge. Many times, a good workaround is to export to PDF, and then print from there.

And with our latest versions, we have a nice library of in-program user tutorial videos, that can be accessed from right inside of our programs (via the question mark button at top-right corner of the program bar).

Please reach out to us at 800-828-7108 at any time, Bruce, if we can help you with any questions big or small. Thanks again for your review!

Great program and very customizable

Reviewed on 31/10/2019
Jay H.
Vice President
Construction, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: It does 99% of what we want and need.

Pros: Takeoffs are saved, uses excel as a final output, which allows us to customize a great deal.

Cons: Don't move fitting buttons during software updates! Allow for more customization of fitting button locations. It would be nice to customize the job list(bidding) screen. Be able have maybe a checkbox to confirm a project has plans, or a takeoff has been completed.

Estimating Software Made for the End User

Reviewed on 31/10/2019
Joe A.
Project Estimating
Construction, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Great group of people starting from the reception desk which are friendly and helpful to the tech desk which so far has been helpful & friendly also in every aspect answering questions such software, modifications, building your library, tips to do things easier, IT issues and the willingness to stay with you to get things worked-out when you have a problem or idea.

Pros: It's hard to say what I like best about this estimating software, it was described from FastEst that you can build and modify the software to fit your company and estimating style building you own personable library of Job Items, Assemblies, Specs, PFV coloring, end of job reporting mods and the take-off screen lay-out is very well thought out also. Very friendly to the end user setting up and the easiness of using every day. It is one estimating software I truly enjoy coming to work everyday opening up and using all day long.

Cons: With the progression of on screen take-off it has come a long way from previous other brand of estimating software I have used in the past. I wish I could share something that really stood out about some area of the FastPipe software & reporting but I really can't. This is my 3rd year using this software in our company.

Fast Pipe Review

Reviewed on 31/10/2019
Darrell D.
Estimator
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: Easy to use. simple layout of the spread sheet.

Cons: Not enough different types of piping systems

Best Bang for the Buck

Reviewed on 01/11/2019
Perry W.
Senior Estimator
Construction, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: FastPipe is the most user friendly and flexible estimating program out there. I have used all of the different estimating software systems, over the past 25 years, and FastPipe is always my first choice. Mark and his team never forgot the KISS principal for estimating, keep it simple. I don't want or need the program to do everything for me, but I do need to know everything that is going into my takeoff. The onscreen takeoff and the ease of creating nested assemblies has taken FastPipe to the next level.

Cons: I would like a couple more reporting options, but over the years they have eliminated all the main issues I had with the program.