Can I use Estimates to create a Good, Better, Best option?

Creating a Good, Better, Best option in JobNimbus is easy.

Before creating an Estimate with multiple options, you will need to create an Estimate template.

  1. Click on your Profile icon
  2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu
  3. Select Templates from the Settings menu
  4. Click "Add Template" and select Estimates

When creating your template, you will want to make sure you uncheck "Show Overall Estimate Totals".

Estimates - How to create a Good Better Best Estimate - TemplateThis will remove the Totals summing up all of your different options from the end of the Estimate.


To create an Estimate with multiple options:

  1. Navigate to the Contact's file
  2. Open the Financials Tab
  3. Click "Add Estimate"
  4. Choose your Estimate design
  5. Click "Add section"Estimates- How to create Good Better Bestimate
    After creating the section, add a title and description. Use the arrows to reorder the section and line items. 
  6. Choose what you want to do with the line items under the section.
    Estimates - How to create Good better Bestimates - Section Header
    1. Show Line items will show all line items under a particular section header.
    2. Hide Line items will hide all line items under a particular section header.
    3. Hide Line item Totals will hide all line items amounts, but show the line items in the section.
  7. Choose whether you wish to show Sub Totals for the section.
    Estimates - How to create a Good Better Bestimate - Section Sub-Total

If you don't want a line item in any of your sections, move the line item to the top of the Estimate, above your sections.


By following these principles, you can create wonderful Estimates with multiple options for your clients.

Estimates - How to create Good Better Bestimate - Example


After your clients choose which option they wish to use, it's easy to delete sections. Click on the "X" to the left of the section header.

Estimates - How to create Good Better Bestimate - Delete section

Deleting a section deletes all line items under that section.

If you do not wish to delete a line item, be sure to move it out from the section first.

After deleting the other options, be sure to change the template design so the Estimate shows the totals at the end for your Contact.