Xactware Releases Xactimate Version 27.1

Latest enhancements speed estimating, increase ease of use

OREM, Utah, August 12, 2010The latest version of Xactware’s industry-leading estimating software contains many new and enhanced features that make estimating renovation and repair costs faster, easier, and more effective.

The newest edition of Xactimate® — version 27.1 — gives users a range of new features to streamline their workflows and help them ensure quality service. “As with previous versions of Xactimate, these latest enhancements and features are based on feedback from professionals who use the software every day,” said Jeffrey C. Taylor, Xactware’s assistant vice president of Xactimate. “This ensures we are providing our users with the tools and solutions they need to perform their jobs quickly and effectively.”

Here are a few examples of the many enhancements Xactimate version 27.1 offers:
  • Square Foot Tool — This tool makes it much faster for users to depict the above- and below-grade square footage for traditional, bi-level, and split-level structures.
  • Drag-and-Drop Data Transfer — Users can click and drag folders to the Data Transfer button on the Xactimate Control Center to transfer files to Xactimate instantly.
  • Sketch Regional Defaults — The Sketch floor-plan drawing feature now allows users to set up a unique set of construction defaults for various geographical regions.
  • Inspection Tool — Users can run the inspection tool continuously to receive instant alerts about potential inspection rule violations. It also allows users to resolve those violations immediately.

Xactware has also made many new enhancements to Xactimate Professional, a version of the product that adds some high-value advanced features for power users. In addition to the enhancements contained in Xactimate version 27.1, here are a few of the new features found in the latest Xactimate Professional release:

  • XactScope® — This new feature makes it much easier and faster to estimate on-site. Estimators can use their BlackBerry smart phones to enter a scope of the loss, search line items, record voice notes, take photos of property damage, and more. All that information can then be exported into Xactimate to be included with assignments or to supplement new projects.
  • Estimate Analysis Functionality — A new quality report form and new estimate analysis functionality track and report changes that are made to an assignment.
  • Quality Review Form—This form allows users to reinspect and compare original claims assignments with modified estimates.

Additional information about the new enhancements available in Xactimate version 27.1 can be found at Xactware.com.

About Xactware
Xactware Solutions (Xactware) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Verisk Analytics 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.

Release: Immediate

Contact:
Jens Dana
1-801-764-5900 extension 653
jadana@xactware.com