Xactware to Release New Estimation Program for Remodelers

 — October 29, 2002 — 

Xactware is pleased to announce the upcoming release of its latest estimating package for the remodeling market, Xactimate for Remodelers(tm). Xactimate for Remodelers is a computerized estimation program built specifically for today's professional remodeler. As the software of choice in the insurance repair industry, this same popular estimation program has been used for years by contractors doing both insurance repair and remodeling work. Now, remodeling contractors have a customized version of Xactimate built just for them.

"This customized version of Xactimate gives remodelers the speed, accuracy, and professionalism of a full-featured estimating system in an interface that addresses their needs," states James Loveland, Xactware's president and CEO.

Dave Haskit of San Diego based Haskit Construction has used previous versions of Xactimate for over five years. When he recognized the broader potential of Xactimate, he began using it in his remodeling business. "Once we started using Xactimate to complete our remodel estimates," says Haskit, "our sales skyrocketed."

Xactimate for Remodelers includes a number of powerful features that remodelers will find quite useful, such as Automatic Orders Generation, a Report Wizard, and an integrated drawing and dimensioning tool called Sketch. The Work Order Xpert lets users detail specific portions of an estimate/job for an in-house crew or subcontractor. Xactimate's Reports Wizard helps users customize estimate reports to match their specific needs. Sketch lets users draw and dimension rooms at the same time, calculating surface areas (e.g., square feet of walls and ceiling) along the way. When they've finished drawing their floor plan, they get a professional diagram each time they print their estimate.

Xactimate users can also choose from customized databases covering the U.S. and most of Canada. Considered by many to be the most trusted in the industry, Xactimate pricing databases are updated frequently using continuous pricing feedback from the field. Each of the several thousand price list items contains a detailed definition of what is included in the item, including materials, labor, equipment, and productivity. A graphic accompanies many of the definitions as well. Users can easily add new items or customize existing ones, either permanently or for an individual estimate.

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

Jim Evans, Xactware's vice president of operations, adds, "Many remodelers have used Xactimate successfully for years, but now, with this customized version of Xactimate just for them, we think we can help even more remodelers be successful in their businesses."

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.