The modern restoration industry requires large teams of people to handle tons of information and turn around fast reaction times in tense situations — and parts of the industry seems designed to make this already difficult task as hard and time-consuming as possible. Whether it’s a stressed-out property owner demanding that their work happen first or an insurance adjuster pointing out a tiny oversight in reporting, there’s always something making smooth restoration operations more difficult than they need to be.
That’s where streamlining technology can help, and in particular cloud-based apps that help keep everyone in communication, all the time. Rocketplan offers several different features that fulfill this need, but it’s not the only software suite that can benefit restoration businesses.
Another is Xactimate, a claims estimation platform that streamlines your path from the first work done to the final fees collected. It’s one of the leading ways for restoration professionals to make sure they get paid on time, without hassle. All you need to get started is loss info, a diagram of the affected area, and costs incurred – all of which RocketPlan can help you manage. Whether estimation requires a timestamp for work done, a note from a technician or property owner, a moisture meter reading, or an on-site photo or IR photo, RocketPlan can make delivery of that information quicker and easier.
Cloud services like RocketPlan and Xactimate also scale better than less advanced options, allowing your business to grow while remaining just as efficient on a per-job basis as it ever was. With high-end cloud storage and communication tools, your business can grow enormously without creating any new problems to offset gains in pure income.
That’s because cloud platforms like RocketPlan and Xactimate really function best together. RocketPlan allows restoration professionals to track and annotate their work with ease, and Xactimate allows them to get paid out quickly. Check out our dedicated explainer on how to quickly download your photos and IR photos from RocketPlan and then upload them to Xactimate with ease.
Because RocketPlan provides an inherently organized structure for your photos, all you have to do is drag and drop your photos, as downloaded – Xactimate can deal with the folder structure, from there. This means that you and your coworkers don’t duplicate effort, specifying which photos relate to which rooms, or to what time of day. This is all so simple to navigate that workers could even complete the process of transmitting RocketPlan information to Xactimate while still in the field, eliminating the need for delays as work progresses.
RocketPlan takes care of the basics of organization and categorization of data, so you can focus on what matters: seeing to the greatest number of clients and leaving them happy with the service they received.
Cloud-based platforms like RocketPlan and Xactimate have a distinct advantage in keeping teams coordinated over both space and time — allowing you to refer to another employee’s work across a city or even a country, or after months have elapsed. Xactimate brings this to its conclusion by making the claims estimation process just as user-friendly, and it lets workers collaborate to pool all the information they need to finally complete a project.
By bringing multiple such services together, restoration businesses can start to streamline every aspect of their business, from documenting the first communications with clients, to collating damages, to tracking work done, to estimating claims, and submitting final documents.
This not only saves companies money, but greatly reduces stress among workers, since it lowers the number of things they’re asked to track on their own.
Just a few years ago, restoration companies had to fight with the tools they had available and come up with their own unique solutions to problems. Now, technology is finally making their lives easier.