Every software offers different features and abilities and varied ongoing costs. What do you REALLY need? Consider which items are crucial to you, and whether your dream software with all the  bells and whistles will keep on making you pay dearly for that dream.  You'll likely find that you could be paying needlessly for extra options that are largely just flash in the pan, and may even take extra steps to use.  There's always a cost to running a business, but sometimes the basics are really all you need, leaving more $ in your own pocket.  Consider how important these foundational types of features are to your needs:

  • Universal "Ratings" to highlight inspection items.  Simple but very visual check boxes, circles, or icon columns on final inspections aid client comprehension.
  • Alternate print categories, allowing you to inspect by room, but print your report by system. For instance, collect data room-by-room, but your final report categorizes Electrical items together, Plumbing items together, etc. for your client's benefit or their repair list.
  • Easily scroll through report items without switching window to window or keep closing popups just to collect and enter data.
  • Easily customizable report and document templates; edit and customize them as you prefer, or create your own.
  • Edit report form comments "on the fly" while collecting field data if needed. Add new stock narrative comments for future use or replicate inspection items or sections, all while writing your report!
  • Create and choose between report layouts or forms for a job at hand. You may need  to produce different types of inspections.
  • Insert and combine multiple images per report item, while minimizing blank spaces where you don't insert images.
  • Only items you use print. If you don't fill it in, the section should automatically omits itself from your final report without extra space, and without require you manually remove the section or enter N/A for it.
  • Multiple ways to provide the report to your client: Printed reports, PDF for emailing, or web delivery FREE OF CHARGE for your client to download. Others may charge extra to upload your report to their website portal, or require add-on service levels, or harvest data from YOUR client information.
  • Automatic easy font and color style choices for consistency throughout your report.
  • Auto-merge your logo and company information, and job information where you want it.
  • Attach documents like report summaries easily, and edit further if desired.
  • Create time saving single-click action shortcuts for common functions or to visit common pages.

3D software includes these features, and additional 3D options include:

  • Integrate with QuickBooks Pro accounting software (Premier version only)
  • Produce sales reports by client or agent
  • Integrate with certain third-party online scheduling services.
  • Email reports and invoices directly from 3D using your SMTP settings.
  • Create or include sketches or schematics to point out areas of concern.

Beyond features, consider how much your ongoing cost will be.  Most software pricing seems comparable for initial purchase, but many find they are paying the same large amount year after year for continued use.   Find out what your 2, 3, or 5 year cost will be, and what if you expand your company to include additional inspectors.

Also, don't forget that 3D has a 60-day money-back guarantee, making it risk free to set up and try. If at anytime within 60 days of a full purchase you are dissatisfied, just return the software for a full refund.

If the most important features are important to you, AND you want to save money next year, then 3D Inspection System may be the right software for you. Please contact our Sales department for clarification and details on any of these features: 800-745-6126