Introducing Xactimate for Remodelers

 — October 17, 2000 — 

After providing computerized estimation software to the insurance repair and remodeling industries for over 14 years, Xactware, Inc., announces the release of an estimating program built exclusively for professional remodelers. Xactimate for Remodelers is a powerful, easy-to-use program built for Windows 95/98/ME and Windows NT/2000 operating systems.

Jim Evans, Xactware's Vice President of Operations, says, "Many remodelers have used Xactimate successfully for years, but now with this customized version of Xactimate, specifically for remodelers, we think we can help even more remodelers be successful in their businesses."

Dave Haskit of Haskit Construction in San Diego, CA, has used the current version of Xactimate for five years. He says, "Prior to '99, we were only using Xactimate to estimate our insurance restoration works." When Haskit realized the estimating potential of Xactimate, he began using it in his remodeling business. "Once we started using Xactimate to complete our remodel estimates, our sales skyrocketed."

The new Xactimate for Remodelers is scheduled to start shipping by the end of the year and contains a customized interface (profile) with new features written specifically for remodelers. Those who also want to do insurance repair work will only need to select a different profile. Other features include a Work Orders Xpert, a Reports Wizard, and an Estimate Interview Xpert. The new Work Orders Xpert helps detail specific portions of an estimate/job for an in-house crew or subcontractor. The Reports Wizard helps users customize estimate and price list reports to match their needs. The Estimate Interview Xpert walks new users through the creation of an estimate one step at a time.

Xactimate users can also choose from customized databases for over 440 markets covering the U.S. and most of Canada. Xactimate pricing databases are considered by many to be the most accurate available because they are updated quarterly with continuous pricing feedback from the field. Each of the several thousand price list items contains a detailed definition of what's included in the item so there is no confusion. A graphic accompanies many of the definitions as well. Users can also add new items or modify existing items easily, either permanently or for an individual estimate.

Xactimate for Remodelers also includes Sketch, the dimensioning tool that helps users simultaneously draw and dimension rooms in their estimates. When they've finished drawing their floor plan, they get a professional diagram each time they print their estimate. Sketch is easy to learn and use and comes with its own Getting Started Guide and electronic tutorial.

Xactimate has saved consumers and businesses a vast amount of money by making what was once an error-prone and labor-intensive process, accurate, fast and far more efficient. When estimating the cost of remodeling or insurance-related repairs of homes and buildings, no software program has made a bigger difference. Haskit says, "My estimators appreciate Xactimate for the time it saves them... We tried other estimating software, and none can compare."

Xactimate for Remodelers is an exclusive product of Xactware, Inc. For more information on Xactware's products and services, contact Xactware at 1-800-424-9228 or visit Xactware.com on the Web.

About Xactware Inc.

Founded in 1986, Xactware, Inc., is a privately held technology services company (www.Xactware.com), specializing in the property insurance, remodeling, and restoration industries. Xactware's technology tools include software estimating programs for PCs and tablet PCs as well as powerful online systems for replacement cost calculations, estimate tracking, and data trending in real time.

For more information about Xactware's products and services, contact Xactware at 1-800-424-9228 or contact us online.