I guess in a way im just venting but has anyone made the switch from Xactimate to Simsol?
I learned on Xactimate and from the beginning was always impressed by how the program works. This has made me want to learn more over the years and I have now become pretty good at using it. I know MANY codes for line items and can whip estimates out in a hurry. Complex roofs? I can sketch and estimate them no problem.
I recently got on with a company that uses Simsol............. I have only been using it for several months but compared to Xactimate, this program seems like a joke.
Hunting and pecking for line items, having to switch to a different screen to see the "whole" estimate. No formulas for determining area? I dont want to try to multiply feet and inches in my head. Just the way things are listed is odd I guess.
Dimensioning rooms, doorways, offsets etc. is a slow pain in the ass. Dont even get me started on the "sketch" function which does noting except make a pretty picture.
Even the section for up loading and labeling photos is horrible. If you dont take all photos in order you are at the mercy of switching to a different screen to "organize" your photos then clicking one by one back to where you were.......only to delete a photo and go all the way back to the top.
Also is it just me or is pricing LOW. I live in a major city and I have a feeling im going to be getting plenty of angry phone calls from insured's.
Am I over reacting or is this program really as bad as it seems to me?? I feel like I can be so precise and accurate with Xactimate and Simsol is like a blind stab in the dark. Its so simple it actually takes longer to use if that makes sense :(