Accurence Introduces ScopeAssist, Transforming the Estimation Process for Roofing Contractors Through Scope Automation
Accurence Also Announces Preferred Technology Provider Agreement with 3C Network
Orlando, FL USA (February 22, 2012) – Accurence, Inc., the software solution provider that invented the onsite inspection and automated scoping software category for property insurance claims adjusters, introduced today at the 2012 International Roofing Expo in Orlando, Florida, its software-based solution, ScopeAssist™ for roofing contractors.
Building upon their success of SettleAssist that is revolutionizing wind and hail insurance claim settlement for the property insurance industry, Accurence developed ScopeAssist to drive unprecedented accuracy in estimating for roofing contractors by transforming and standardizing the scope automation process.
At the job site, even the best contractors have difficulty correctly scoping roofs and siding. Contractors are required to identify materials, apply complex aerial CAD reports, and provide professional estimates notating various hazards such as steep, multi-stories, and accessibility. Getting these steps right is challenging and takes time that otherwise could be spent with the homeowner or servicing new leads. Accurate and consistent estimation depends largely upon a contractor’s knowledge, memory, interpretations, decision-making, and hand-written notes.
ScopeAssist™ – Onsite Scope Automation Technology for Roofing Contractors
Built by contractors for contractors, ScopeAssist is an easy to use, two-step solution that transforms the onsite scope automation process so that roofing contractors can focus on the customer.
- Digital inspection tool: The contractor uses a ScopeAssist app on a mobile device – instead of the traditional pen and pad of paper – to gather inspection data onsite.
Decision intelligence engine (cloud-based software): The inspection data is then transmitted wirelessly to the proprietary ScopeAssist decision intelligence engine, which automates the following proactive steps within 90 seconds:
- Validates inspection data
- Builds a model of the situation
- Applies numerous rule sets based on geometry, best practices, guidelines, cost estimating data, building codes and aerial CAD data as available, etc.
- Automates the scope of repair
- Integrates with a third party cost estimating tool to generate an estimate
“Insurance companies partner with Accurence to manage the consistency and quality of their field personnel,” stated Jake Labrie, VP of Business Development for Accurence. “It is a logical evolution for contractors with field personnel conducting similar activities to seek out Accurence’s technology – ScopeAssist. Roofing managers are benefiting from the peace of mind, speed, and scalability ScopeAssist delivers.”
As validation of the demand in the roofing industry for ScopeAssist, Accurence also announced today it has entered into a long-term preferred technology partnership agreement with 3C Network for broad implementation of ScopeAssist nationwide. 3C Network is a national network of response-ready storm damage repair experts and roof-product manufacturers and suppliers. Each of 3C Network’s members now has full access to the ScopeAssist product.
Labrie added, “Year over year, the roofing industry evolves as standardization improves, through pricing systems, aerial measuring technology, and now an unparalleled scope automation solution and a retail and disaster restoration contractor development organization like 3C.”
“Accurence is the partner provider our members use to build trust with consumers and their insurance carriers,” said L.C. Nussbeck, co-founder of 3C Network. “Their ScopeAssist solution reduces friction and assists contractors to accurately produce reliable estimates, while enabling the carrier to determine what's covered.”
“We are excited about our technology partnership with 3C Network,” said Romney Williams, President of Accurence. “3C’s commitment to revolutionize the roofing industry and restore trust between roofing contractors and insurance carriers aligns extremely well with Accurence’s vision to make the wind and hail claims process more accurate, consistent, and efficient – which translates to tremendous benefits for homeowners, carriers, and contractors.”
About Accurence, Inc.
Accurence is a software-as-a-service solution provider that invented the onsite inspection and automated scoping software category for property insurance claims adjusters and roofing contractors in order to drive significant gains in accuracy, efficiency, consistency, and intelligence in property claims settlement. Founded in 2005 by experts in field services, disaster restoration, contracting, quality assurance, and property insurance, Accurence is a privately held company headquartered near the Rocky Mountains in Westminster, CO.
For more information, contact Trent Cross at 303.500.5799 ext. 331 or visit http://www.accurence.com.
About 3C Network
3C Network was formed in 2011 to make selecting a reputable, experienced roofing contractor easier for the American consumer. Its high-performance integrated services, mobile technology, and professional business support gives its members an advantage to survive and thrive in the competitive roofing industry.
For more information, contact Chad Nikkel at 602.828.6766 or visit http://www.3C.com.
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