Xactware Introduces Handheld Estimating!

 — June 6, 2001 — 

Xactware, Inc. has recently added a powerful new estimating tool to its long line of innovative software solutions. Introducing XactScope(r)-Xactware's first handheld software application built for Xactimate users who want the latest, most convenient on-site estimation solution available. XactScope is an easy-to-use, estimate-scoping program that runs on several different Pocket PC devices and is designed for use with Xactimate, the industry-leading estimation software.

"XactScope allows Xactimate users to enjoy the freedom of estimating in the field without having to carry pencil and paper or bulky laptops along," says Gary Brunko, manager of TeleNet Sales. "The program even accepts the transfer of price lists from Xactimate, enabling our Xactimate users to access their own price list items."

XactScope dramatically improves the way estimates are created and projects are handled. Before XactScope, many users would have to estimate on-site using a tick sheet and pencil, and then return to the office to have someone else enter the data into the computer. XactScope eliminates the manual mode of scope taking and the errors associated with transcribing this data, making it more convenient than ever to create accurate estimates fast.

XactScope makes gathering the scope of an estimate-specifying the rooms, dimensions, and specific line items-a simple process. After a new user transfers an Xactimate price list from a computer to the handheld device running XactScope, he's ready to start estimating with XactScope. The user enters the scope information on-site with his/her handheld device using XactScope's familiar interface. Returning to the office, the user connects the handheld device to a desktop computer running Xactimate and easily transfers the estimate data into Xactimate. Within seconds of completing the transfer, Xactimate automatically creates a completed estimate using the XactScope data. The entire process is almost effortless, saving the user a great deal of time, duplicated work, and potential errors.

"With this very successful first release of XactScope, we anticipate an exciting future for this product," says Bryan Allman, product manager of Xactimate and XactScope. "It's only been available for a few weeks now, and we've already seen a lot of enthusiasm in the marketplace." XactScope, which uses Xactimate's familiar and easy-to-use interface, can be used with several handheld devices that run the Pocket PC operating system (formerly known as Windows CE®). These devices include Compaq Ipaq H3600, Cassiopeia E-115 and HP Jornada 540. XactScope allows data exchange with all 2001 versions of Xactimate and is now available. To learn more about XactScope, visit the Online Product Tour on Xactware's web site, or call Xactware Sales at 1-800-424-9228.

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.