Simple Estimate’s New Duplicate Feature: A Game Changer for Project Managers

In project management, time is one of your most valuable assets. Simple Estimate is excited to introduce a new feature designed to save considerable time: the Duplicate Feature. As a seasoned SaaS provider, Simple Estimate understands how small tweaks can make a significant difference. This new feature aims to streamline the project estimation process, making it even easier to quickly and accurately create estimates.

What is the Duplicate Feature?

The Duplicate Feature allows users to create a copy of existing line items within an estimate with just a click. Instead of starting from scratch, users can simply duplicate an existing item and make the necessary tweaks. It’s as simple as that. 

Duplicating Line Items

Using the Duplicate Feature is straightforward. Within Simple Estimate, users select the line or section they want to copy, hit the ‘Duplicate’ button, and an identical copy is created, ready for any modifications. This new copy retains all the details of the original, including roles, rates, and notes. This process eliminates repetitive data entry and reduces the risk of missing critical components.

Duplicating Estimates

Simple Estimate also offers a Duplicate Estimate feature. Under “Actions” on the Estimates tab, users can select the “Duplicate” button to make a copy of their estimate. This function is particularly useful for saving time when creating similar estimates for different clients or projects, ensuring consistency and accuracy without the need to start from scratch. It allows users to quickly replicate detailed estimates, modify specific details as needed, and streamline the overall estimating process.

Streamlining Project Estimation

Creating detailed estimates for every new project can be a time-consuming task. This often involves copying and pasting, with the hope that nothing is missed. The Duplicate Feature changes this process by allowing users to quickly copy information from an estimate, focusing more on refining the details rather than starting from scratch every time.

Recurring projects or those with similar structures benefit significantly from this feature. Users can build on previous work, making minor adjustments as needed, thereby saving time and ensuring all necessary components are included.

Manually entering items into an estimate is not only time-consuming but also prone to errors. With the Duplicate Feature, errors such as copying the wrong cost breakdown become a thing of the past. Everything from the original item is copied over, ensuring accuracy and consistency.

Financial and Operational Benefits

Cost Savings

One of the most immediate benefits of the Duplicate Feature is cost savings. By reducing the time spent on creating estimates, more resources can be allocated to other critical tasks, translating into direct cost savings.

Impact on Profitability

Accurate and consistent estimates are crucial for maintaining profitability. By ensuring all estimates are thorough and error-free, the Duplicate Feature helps prevent costly mistakes, essential for staying within budget and meeting client expectations.

Getting Started with the Duplicate Feature

Step-by-Step Guide

Getting started with the Duplicate Feature is easy. Here’s a quick guide:

  1. Select an Estimate or Item: Choose an estimate or item to duplicate from. Users can duplicate individual lines or an entire estimate.  
  2. Click ‘Duplicate’: Hit the ‘Duplicate’ button to create a copy of the item.
  3. Modify as Needed: Adjust the duplicated item(s) to fit the project’s needs.
  4. Save and Share: Save the updated estimate and share it with the team or client.

Tips for Maximizing Its Potential

  • Standardize Templates: Create standardized templates for recurring projects to enhance duplication efficiency.
  • Use Detailed Notes: Include detailed notes in original estimates so duplicated ones have all necessary context.
  • Regularly Update Templates: Keep templates updated with the latest information to ensure accuracy.


The Duplicate Feature in Simple Estimate is a game changer for project managers. By streamlining the estimation process, enhancing efficiency, and ensuring accuracy, it empowers users to focus on delivering successful projects. Whether managing recurring projects, dealing with similar structures, or looking to improve team collaboration and client communication, this feature offers substantial benefits.

Ready to experience the benefits of the Duplicate Feature? Try it out today and see how it can transform your project estimation process. 

For additional resources and support, book a workshop with one of our experts who can guide you through the process step-by-step.

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