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"Our section - Project Services - Electrical Engineering utilises and has utilised the pricing information services from Trade Services of Australia for over 20 years and has been using the electronic version of the Contractors Pricing Manual (TRASER ®) for the last 15 years. We find this service invaluable for the pricing of LV copper distribution cables and underground PVC conduits and to a lessor extent switchboard components and internal fixtures. The staff at Trade Service of Australia have always been very helpful in regards to technical support even when the problems are the fault of the end user ie. not downloading the installing the updates within specified time frame. I believe that there will an automatic update option added to TRASER ® in the next few months that will reduce the need for the manual updating process - we are looking forward to this additional feature.

Thanks to the team at Trade Service of Australia."

Gregg Zonneveld
Regional Electrical Engineer RPEQ MIEAust, Department of Public Works

TRASER ® for Estimating



Application Layout
Basic Search
Applying Filters
Extended Search
Applying Discounts in 'All Items' List
Applying Discounts in Custom List
Integration List
Selecting Items
Reporting Legends
Renaming a List
Item Details
Column Context-menu
Search by Commodity Codes
Contextual Menus
Copy Vs Copy Special
Export Formats

TRASER ® is a widely used software program, which features the Industries most current and complete database of electrical material items. It covers over 240,000 items from approximately 200 suppliers. The TRASER ® database provides the wide coverage needed to obtain current trade prices when preparing estimates.

Benefits of using TRASER ® when Estimating

  • Saves time and hassle - No need to wait on the supplier to provide pricing information or scrambling to find the suppliers catalogue for product information. No need to spend time keying updated prices, new products, deleting obsolete products in your application's material database. The database is updated automatically.
  • Improves accuracy - Material pricing and product availability is kept correct and up-to-date within TRASER ® and your estimating program
  • Eases Decision making - Ability to cross-reference and compare products when you are developing estimates
  • Risk Reduction - Consistency of Data from Estimating, through Purchasing, to Supplier reduces the risk of purchasing errors
  • Peace of mind - Knowledge that pricing is sourced direct from the manufacturer and delivered by a long standing, trustworthy and Independent Provider

Advantages of working with TSA's Data Service



UPDATING MANUALLY
  • Data from many sources
  • Data in different formats
  • Need to chase suppliers
  • Data not checked
  • Data needs to be keyed in

UPDATING WITH TSA
  • Data from one source
  • Data in consistent format
  • Data arrives regularly
  • Data checked and verified
  • Loaded onto your system

Features of TRASER ®

  • Seamless integration with estimating software such as Espro, ConEst, Estimating Solutions, Proest and Sharpen
  • The ability to maintain and easily update material items in your estimating program's database
  • Powerful search capabilities with ability to look-up on item Description, Catalogue Number, Australian Product Number (Barcode) or User defined Codes
  • Easy manipulation of data and export to Excel
  • Twice-monthly pricing updates
  • Correct pricing and Product Information direct from Manufacturers
  • Commodity coded for similar items search
  • Capacity to apply pricing discounts for more accurate estimating
  • Ability to ‘cut and paste’ product item rows from TRA-SER ® and ‘drop’ them into Estimates
  • Item list creation and reporting
  • Capability to add items and track products that aren’t listed in the TRASER ® database
  • Extensive context sensitive Help
  • Comprehensive Support

Comparative Guide - Pricing Data Sources

Click here to view what differentiates TRASER ® form Wholesaler Price Files and Supplier Websites