Restoration companies have a long laundry list of responsibilities to their clients. One of those major responsibilities is estimating repair costs. Many technicians use different manual methods which can result in cost estimate errors. Keeping your business processes uniform will give your clients the right information the first time, every time and leave them with a sense of professionalism. The Xactimate software is a huge step towards increasing the solutions your restoration business can offer. Xactimate is the most commonly used estimating software in the restoration industry and your staff should be well informed on how to best use this tool.
Xactimate Software for on the Spot Estimates
Imagine arriving on a project with a tablet in hand ready to crunch the numbers to provide accurate results on the spot. With Xactimate estimating software, it is a reality. Your restoration staff can save time and money creating detailed and professional estimates. A client’s information can be accessible on multiple devices for a more cohesive approach.
With online capabilities, estimates are automated and streamlined and you have access to the most up-to-date and reliable pricing. Automating the estimating process will greatly reduce errors that will inevitably happen through manual estimating. The Xactimate estimating software allows users to gather loss information, sketch diagrams, select related costs, review and verify estimate accuracy before presenting to the client.
Before using the Xactimate estimating software, specialized training is necessary to fully understand the tool. Without proper Xactimate training, your technicians may do more harm than good. Winners’ Circle Training Center offers a comprehensive course designed for new and intermediate users. Our expert instructors focus on presenting general administration of the Xactimate estimating software and engage the students in group discussions. To reinforce the classroom instructions, students are given time to practice with the software. This training is over a three-day period providing 21 hours of specialized classroom instruction and actual hands-on practice. Students will learn the 5-step process in cost estimating, building diagrams, searching techniques to find the correct line items, the chance to utilize Xactware pricing data, use variables and calculations to efficiently calculate item quantities, and how to increase efficiency using sketch templates, macros and retrieving scope. We’ll cover all of the many reasons you and your team need Xactimate Training.
Having the opportunity to practice what you learn with expert instructors nearby is invaluable. Winners’ Circle Training Center training courses allow students to expand their training through hands-on practice. In this course, students will practice setting up, performing and completing macros for water, fire, mold, time and material estimates.
Questions and concerns can be resolved on the spot before attempting to create estimates with the Xactimate estimating software during an actual restoration project. Getting your technicians and staff the appropriate Xactimate training will bring significant value to your clients. They can rest assured knowing the cost estimates they receive will be as accurate as possible using Xactimate estimating software. To learn more about our training course offered, visit the Xactimate Training Course page.