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Xactimate 27 and Xactimate 27 Professional Comparison

The comparison table below outlines some of the key features that distinguish Xactimate from Xactimate Professional.
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Sketch®
Graphically draw and estimate rooms, stairs, roofs, decks, and more.
The patented technology behind Sketch helps speed the claims process by enabling you to draw and scope a structure at the same time. In Sketch you can draw building interiors, exteriors, roofs, stairs, and more in either plan view or in 3D. Sketch variables improve your accuracy while reducing the need for manual calculations. New and enhanced Sketch features include: Drag and Drop Estimating, 3D Views and Estimating, Sketch Wizards (Fencing, Arced Walls and Curved Staircases, Plumbing, HVAC, Insulation, and Deck), Slide-Out Sketch Controls, and an Annotation Layer.
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Online Sketch Template Gallery
Download, upload, and share Sketch templates.
The Online Sketch Template Gallery helps you save time in scoping and sketching intricate floor plans by allowing you to search for, find, use, rate, and even upload your own Sketch templates. Now you can download and modify a host of existing Sketch templates instead of having to create them from scratch.
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Macros and Templates
Quickly save and retrieve commonly used items in an estimate.
Macros, which are saved lists of line items, allow you to enter commonly used items into an estimate with a single click. In addition, the templates enable you to enter a sketched component of a structure onto a floor plan complete with the commonly used items. Not only are these features completely customizable, but they can help drastically reduce the amount of time that you spend estimating.
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Service Packs
Stay current on the latest Xactimate product enhancements.
Service Packs contain the latest collection of feature enhancements and defect corrections to continue providing the best estimating technology for our customers. Service Packs will be released to generic profiles twice a year.
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Pricing Data
Utilize more than 460 price lists for the US and Canada that are updated monthly.
Xactware publishes pricing data for more than 460 separate economic areas in the US and Canada, including French-speaking Quebec. Each price list is fully researched, validated, and supported by Xactware’s in-house team of construction and restoration professionals. Xactware’s structural price list contains nearly 10,000 line items with full time-and-material information including labor productivity rates for restoration and new construction, labor-and-burden overhead, material costs, and equipment costs.
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Product Support
Get helpful downloads, support documents, and online chat 24/7.
Get the answers you need from Xactware's eService Center, open 24/7. The Answer Center contains more than 1,200 support documents, many of which include multimedia instruction. Our knowledgeable support staff is also available via email and online chat.
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XactAnalysis Previous Loss Data Integration with ISO ClaimSearch
Tap into Sketch information, loss data, and ISO ClaimSearch data.
Access previously uploaded Sketch information and loss data with XactAnalysis Previous Loss data, available within Xactimate estimates. In addition, for customers of ISO ClaimSearch (the only comprehensive all-claims database and system for claims processing and fraud detection) all ISO ClaimSearch data is now available within Xactimate estimates.
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Supported Tablet PCs
Use the latest Laptop, Tablet PC, Convertible, or Netbook computers.
Xactware was the first company in the insurance industry to develop property estimation software for the Tablet PC. Since then, this technology platform has been used by Xactware’s customers to settle over half-a-million property losses.

As a normal course of Xactware's QA and product release testing, several Tablet PC models have been verified to be fully Xactimate version 27 compliant, including the following:
  • Convertible Tablet PCs
    Convertible tablets, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X41, are equipped with keyboards. They resemble conventional laptop PCs but have the ability to rotate the touch-sensitive display and lay it flat over the key-board for a more comfortable, pen-based interface when desired. These devices are very versatile, allowing for fast keyboard entry when possible, but can be somewhat more fragile than other options.
  • Slate Tablet PCs
    Tablets such as the Toshiba R10-S804TD are thin, very lightweight, and are not equipped with keyboards. Some models do come with removable, portable keyboards. Virtually all modules have docking stations available that provide for attachment to a full-size monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
  • Ruggedized Tablet PCs
    These devices are built for environments where hardware may be easily damaged. They are typically equipped with tough casings and shock-absorbing hard drives. These tablets are intended for a workforce in outdoor, dirty, and less than ideal conditions. They are ultradurable but are often more expensive than other comparable models and typically lag behind in overall computing power and features.
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Assignment Workflow
Send, receive, and track assignments in real-time.
The XactAnalysis network integrates with your workflow and allows you to send and receive assignments for valuations and estimates to staff, independent adjusters, or contractors. The network automates the process, reports on progress, and speeds communication and customer service.
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Forms and Reporting
Utilize a host of claims forms and reports.
All of the existing flood forms in Xactimate have been updated to match the latest NFIP reports. New flood forms have also been added including the ICC Adjuster Report, Mobile Home Worksheet, and Preliminary Damage Assessment. Xactimate also offers a host of claims reports ranging from property and replacement cost reports to proof of loss and additional living expense reports.
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Valuations: Residential
Quickly create accurate valuations for residential properties.
Our easy-to-use valuation tool guides you through the process of determining the value of your home by answering a series of questions which help build a virtual model of your home behind the scenes. The result is a component-based calculation that individually outlines rooms in the home and determines what materials and labor are needed to build each room. Instead of applying overall statistical factors, the program matches the current pricing for drywall, lumber, doors, etc., to the amount of material needed for each room-and likewise for labor. Users can "drill-down" to any level of detail they desire to change qualities, adjust component assumptions, or simply add more information.
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Valuations: Commercial, Agricultural, and More
Quickly create accurate valuations for commercial and other properties.
Our easy-to-use valuation tool guides you through the process of determining the value of your home via answering a series of questions which help build a virtual model of your home behind the scenes. The result is a component-based calculation that individually outlines rooms in the home and determines what materials and labor are needed to build each room. Instead of applying overall statistical factors, the program matches the current pricing for drywall, lumber, doors, etc., to the amount of material needed for each room-and likewise for labor. Users can "drill-down" to any level of detail they desire to change qualities, adjust component assumptions, or simply add more information. This program can be used to obtain accurate valuations for a variety of home sizes and styles, such as:
  • Commercial
  • Agricultural
  • Condo
  • Manufactured Homes
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Time & Materials
Estimate labor, materials, and equipment at the component level.
The Time and Materials feature allows you to quickly access item components and create an estimate using a tabbed style interface. It also lets you input data on a daily basis by Labor, Materials, Equipment, Vendor, and Additional Expenses. Plus, you can even customize each entry with unique and repeatable data such as Franchise number or Employee Name. Remediation contractors benefit from using it to write an invoice for the work done, while CAT adjusters can quickly add component items from a tick sheet without having to drill down into line item assemblies.
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Language Packs (French and Spanish)
Estimate in one language and print reports in another.
Xactimate language packs are available for Xactimate-Spanish and French (CA), allowing the user to write their estimate in English while printing reports in Spanish or French, as an example. Even if you can’t speak a policyholder’s language, you can still produce reports in that language.
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Multi-Version License
Support a range of clients requiring different versions of Xactimate.
This functionality makes it easy for you to support a range of clients requiring different versions of Xactimate without having to switch between different computers or having to uninstall one version of Xactimate and reinstall another.
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Project Management and Scheduling
Efficiently schedule, track, and manage projects.
Import your project estimates and assignments directly into this powerful, effective management tool to create a running schedule of work-related activities, as well as view projects, employee schedules, plant lists, and workload allocation information from a single user interface.
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3rd Party Integration
Integrate with additional 3rd party products.
A-Systems JobView Integration
The Xactimate integration with A-Systems JobView allows an Xactimate estimate to be transferred directly into A-Systems JobView to set up a new job or update an existing one.

PSA Export
Proven Solutions Accounting (PSA) integrates with Xactimate and provides job management, inventory costing, and accounting details.

Integration with DISTO and Bluetooth®
Xactimate communicates with Bluetooth devices such as the Leica DISTO laser measuring device and wireless headsets. With a wireless headset and DISTO, estimators can set their laptop nearby and enter dimensions for rooms in a loss without touching a keyboard or a mouse. Laser Measuring Device
  • Leica DISTO Laser Measuring Devices
    Save 15% on DISTO laser measuring devices. Xactware customers can receive a 15% discount by entering "Xactware" in the Coupon Code field at checkout.

    Xactimate 27 supports the DISTO D8 and D3aBT versions.
  • Bluetooth Wireless Headset
    Visit one of our merchant partners to purchase a Bluetooth wireless headset to use in conjunction with your laser measuring device:
    Best Buy
    Dell
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  1. Available starting with Version 27.1
  2. Available starting with Version 27.3