SOLUTIONS - Inspection Software
Knights Software Announces New Version 6.0 of InspectMate
Hudson, WI – June 15, 2007 – Knights Software Solutions, Inc. is proud to announce today the next major upgrade to its market-leading home inspection software. InspectMate version 6 for the PC and PocketPC will keep it ahead of the competition in the home inspection market where it has been leading for over ten years.
"We talked to our current client base of over a thousand home inspectors across the US and Canada and asked them what features were on their wish-list and added them to the software to make it the best product in the home inspection software marketplace." says President Jeffrey R. Knight.
"Our data collection software solution has been in the home inspection software market for over 10 years and was the first home inspection software to run on a handheld device. We specialize in writing data collection/inspection software and have the best interface and feature-base in the market, but we knew that a major upgrade was needed since the market is constantly changing and certain features are needed with the changing market, one example of this is being able to include pictures in the Summary report. Five years ago a lot of home inspectors were still shying away from doing a Summary report even and now they are also including pictures and diagrams in them. Another example is the growing trend in the South of being able to do 4-point inspections and wind mitigation forms for insurance purposes because of the past hurricanes and the new sate required inspection form in North Carolina."
Samples of some of the new features added in InspectMate v6:
- Ability to include pictures and diagrams in the Summary Report
- Include multiple pictures for a single item in the main report and they resize automatically
- Option to print reports in reverse order to avoid reshuffling pages for certain printers
- Table of Contents page was added as an option in the report
- Universal default picture scaling feature was added
- Multi-picker for Material checkboxes was added
- Up to 3 different logos can be used now in the report
- New Commercial template has been added
- Preset Picklists are available now when duplicating or renaming Categories on the fly
- Added more Text style and color options as possible default settings
- New ability to create drop-downs inside comments without having to create a whole new Picklist item
- Ability to print an invoice in the field from the PocketPC
- Added a new report for the required new Home Inspection form for North Carolina
- Added a new 4 point inspection form for insurance purposes in the south
Knights Software Solutions Advantage:
For years home inspectors have had to use hand written reports or spend valuable time re-entering all their data onto a computer. Notebook computers haven't helped because they are bulky and only have a few hours of battery life. InspectMate's Handheld PC system is the perfect answer. It is easily customized, recognizes your own handwriting, prints on-site, and lasts all day without charging. With Knights Software you'll have professional looking reports and never have to do double-duty again. We bring over 20 years of experience in delivering technology solutions to businesses all over the data collection market.
Sample quotes from some of our over 1,500 happy clients:
"Since the introduction of the InspectMate System, I have used it on every inspection I have conducted. It has been wonderful. NO COMPLAINTS. IT HAS SAVED ME VALUABLE TIME TO DO OTHER THINGS." - Charles G., Jacksonville, FL
"I just love my InspectMate System. If this thing gets any better I don't know what I'm gonna do. - Mike G., Morton Grove, IL
"I just finished inspecting a 22,000+ square foot home. The main report was 67 pages. I could never have completed this job with any of the other systems we have had in the past. Anyone who is contemplating using a computer for inspections should consider the InspectMate System. My agents have been very impressed with the new report.” - Dale M., Springfield, MO
“I’ve done over 8,000 Home Inspections since 1995 and have used other reporting software. I feel that Knight’s Software Solutions has the best product for the Home Inspector. My inspectors balked at changing from paper to hand held PDA for only about 1 week before they said they would never go back. There is a short learning curve; the “Library Editor” can be easily modified to feel like the report you have been using for years. We print the final Report and Summary on site and save a copy (word.rtf file) on our computer in case we need to e-mail it in the future. We no longer have filing cabinets full of a 3 year back log of reports. Realtor’s are grateful not having to fax an illegible copy to the listing agent. If I want to modify the report, I can do it at night and have it ready to use the next day. Unquestionably the best!" - Donn Anderson, Anderson Inspection Service, Inc. Milwaukee, WI (Education Chair for WAHI since 1996)
"Now I don't have to spend until midnight every night typing reports." - C.F. Weedsport, NY
Established in November of 2006, Knights Software Solutions launched as a separate company from Borealis Communications, LLC to concentrate on the general home inspection market. The home inspection industries most popular software started its beginnings over 10 years ago as one of the first home inspection software solutions to be used on a handheld device. Knights Software Solutions will continue to improve this state-of-the-art software and integrate newer features requested by the home inspection industry as well as introduce new companion products that complement the home inspection/data collection software. Information may be delivered more timely and accurately, while at the same time the requirement to re-key data is eliminated, saving time and money.