ABC Connect Integrates ABC’s Products with Popular Roofing Software

ABC Connect is an online program that integrates ABC’s products and pricing with popular roofing software.

ABC Connect is an online program that integrates ABC’s products and pricing with popular roofing software.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has created ABC Connect, an online program that integrates ABC’s products and pricing with AccuLynx and EagleView Technologies’ software, so ABC Supply customers can build estimates and place orders whenever it is most convenient for them. By integrating customer pricing information and product SKUs with AccuLynx, contractors now have the ease and convenience of running their businesses from the job site or the office, day or night. EagleView’s cloud-based software provides accurate and detailed aerial roof and wall measurement reports, which are then used to calculate bills of materials and product orders using ABC contractor pricing. Learn more about ABC Connect.

QuickSquares Mobile App Now Available for Android Devices

EagleView Technologies Inc. has made its QuickSquares mobile app available for Android devices. The app provides users with one central place to easily order, receive notifications and review QuickSquares Reports. The report is a sales and marketing tool for contractors providing overall square footage and predominant pitch for up to two residential structures in a professional format in about an hour. The easy-to-use upgrade button for the EagleView PremiumReport makes this app critical for overall sales success in the field. Android users can download the app from the Google Play store. iPhone users running iOS 7.x can download the app from the iTunes App Store.

App Provides Roof Slope and Square Footage While In the Field

EagleView Technologies has launched the QuickSquares mobile app for iPhone iOS 7.x.

EagleView Technologies has launched the QuickSquares mobile app for iPhone iOS 7.x.

EagleView Technologies Inc., a technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, has launched the QuickSquares mobile app for iPhone iOS 7.x. The app provides users with one central place to easily order, receive notifications and review QuickSquares. The report is an excellent sales and marketing tool for contractors providing overall square footage and predominant pitch for up to two residential structures in a professional report format in about an hour. The easy-to-use upgrade button for the EagleView PremiumReport makes this app critical for overall sales success in the field.

Contractors are now asking their sales teams to order a QuickSquares Report on every lead. EagleView wanted to provide a very easy app so they could quickly place an order while in the field, either by using their current location or entering an address. When the report is ready, contractors will receive a push notification along with an email letting them know it is ready and delivering the report within the email and within the app. Reviewing reports with customers is always right at their fingertips.

The mobile app and QuickSquares Report provides the ability to deliver a strong estimate quickly. The app allows sales teams to order on the go within the neighborhood as they are working it.

The app is available now for iPhones running iOS 7.x and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

Report Assists with Gutter Systems

EagleView Technologies Inc.'s GutterReport

EagleView Technologies Inc.’s GutterReport

EagleView Technologies Inc. has introduced the GutterReport, an EagleView measurement report designed specifically to help with the sales, marketing and installation of gutter systems. The report is offered for commercial and residential properties and provides eave measurements, downspout and miter corner count, as well as total number of stories by direction. The customized cover page and color photos of the property turn the report into a professional presentation tool that can lead to increased sales closing rates.

Verisk Analytics Expands Its Position in the Aerial Imagery Market through Acquisition of EagleView Technologies

Verisk Analytics Inc., a source of information about risk, has signed an agreement to acquire EagleView Technology (EVT) Corp., the parent company of Pictometry International Corp., and EagleView Technologies Inc. EVT is a provider in the United States of geo-referenced aerial image capture and visual-centric data analytics and solutions to insurers, contractors, government and commercial customers. The acquisition will accelerate Verisk’s position as a provider of data, analytics and decision support solutions based on aerial imagery.

Based in Rochester, N.Y., and Bothell, Wash., EVT was formed in January 2013 as a result of a combination of Pictometry International Corp., and EagleView Technologies Inc. The combined company maintains one of the most comprehensive image libraries, covering more than 85 percent of the U.S. population, more than 1 million square miles, and approximately 90 percent of total U.S. structures. EVT leverages this image library to provide proprietary solutions to property and casualty insurance, government, and a variety of other commercial markets. EVT has developed unique technology for image capture and processing, enabling understanding of physical property characteristics that can be used for valuation and risk management. With more than 24 petabytes of imagery-related data, EVT has established itself at the forefront of the market.

“The acquisition of EVT advances our position in the imagery analytics market, adding new municipal and commercial customers. The transaction supports the aerial imagery solution development that has been under way at our Xactware unit,” says Scott Stephenson, president and CEO of Verisk Analytics. “We believe we can build on the comprehensive coverage of EVT’s library to expand solutions to our customers, including underwriting and, over time, international solutions as well. We look forward to combining the strong business built by the EVT team with Verisk’s analytical capabilities and unparalleled customer relationships in the property/casualty insurance market.”

Jim Loveland, president and CEO of Verisk’s Xactware business, added, “We’re excited to welcome our new colleagues to the Verisk family and look forward to integrating their substantial knowledge and experience in imagery with our own. This acquisition will allow us to enhance our existing claims and underwriting software tools and expand the solutions we can offer to our existing property/casualty customers. We also intend to enhance solutions that EVT is currently providing to the municipal, government, and other commercial markets.”

“This combination is a natural culmination of the businesses we’ve built over the years and a win for our customers and employees,” said Chris Barrow, CEO of EVT. “Our teams stand ready to build on the strength of our existing solutions with the benefit of Verisk’s analytic expertise, customer relationships, and financial resources.”

The purchase price is $650 million to be paid in cash to stockholders of EVT. Verisk expects to receive approximately $25 million in tax benefits as part of the transaction. In addition, Verisk will reduce the cash payment by approximately $13 million to reflect an existing minority equity ownership in EVT. The transaction is expected to close by July 15, 2014, subject to the completion of customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory and shareholder approvals. Verisk expects to use cash on hand and available capacity under its revolving credit facility to fund the purchase. The transaction is expected to be neutral to adjusted EPS in 2014.

Customized Report Provides Estimate of Roof Size in About One Hour

EagleView Technologies' QuickSquares Report

EagleView Technologies’ QuickSquares Report

EagleView Technologies Inc., a provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, has introduced the QuickSquares Report. A sales and marketing tool for roofing sales teams, this report delivers an overall estimate of the roof size within approximately one hour from the time that the order is placed. A customized cover transforms the report into a professional presentation tool that leaves a lasting impression.

The QuickSquares product provides an easy price point for roofing contractors to quickly obtain an overall square count for residential roofs. It works in conjunction with the entire EagleView suite of solutions offering an easy means to upgrade to an EagleView Premium report when more detail is required for ordering materials. After winning the job, contractors can simply upgrade their QuickSquares Report to a Premium Report for industry-leading, precise measurements to be used for material ordering and production planning.

The report is created using EagleView’s patented technology and includes a color aerial image of the property. It is available now and can be ordered online.

Dave Harrison to Speak at 2014 FutureView Conference

EagleView Technologies Inc., a provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, announced that home improvement industry expert Dave Harrison will present at the company’s 2014 FutureView Conference, Feb. 9-12, 2014, in San Antonio, at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel.

The FutureView conference began in 2006 as an event for customers of Pictometry International Corp. to network and learn. It has since evolved into a full user conference offering educational tracks for all industries served by EagleView Technologies, including GIS, Insurance, Construction, Assessment, Infrastructure and Public Safety. Topics include cross-market discussion panels, disaster relief solutions, property valuation trends, analytical tools for businesses and more.

Having spent the past year working as chief marketing officer for a nationally known leader in windows, sunrooms, siding and roofing allowed Harrison to research, validate and gain insight into the latest trends and consumer buying habits. Well known throughout the industry, Harrison has conducted educational events for contractors, consultants and property owners across North America and has published articles in Roofing Contractor and RCI Interface. His “Day with Dave” seminars have helped thousands of contractors grow their business. He is the founder of CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, and responsible for the development and expansion of the most well instituted and established contractor program in the roofing industry: the “GAF Master Elite and Certified Contractor program.”

Now in a new evolution of “Day with Dave” and his sought after consulting, Harrison will share his tremendous insights and strategies for achieving success through diversification, technology and leading marketing and sales strategy at FutureView.

Contractors will benefit from Harrison’s presentation titled Surviving the Future – New Challenges for Sales, Marketing and Production. This intensive, two-hour session is critical for owners, sales leaders and production managers who understand they must change now in order to prosper in the future. Attendees will learn how technology, the web and social media are rapidly impacting lead generation, sales close rates, profit margins and future client referrals.

Harrison’s workshop will provide a new understanding on integrating technology and show contractors how to expand service offerings to survive. During this session each person will develop a personalized checklist for their business that will help them make more money, attract and keep the best employees and deliver superior customer satisfaction. Register to attend the FutureView Conference.

Atlas Signature Select-registered Contractors Can Access Roof Reports from Anywhere

Contractors registered on the Atlas Signature Select site can now access EagleView Technologies’ roof measurement reports from anywhere at any time, using the new Atlas ProAPP. Atlas Roofing and EagleView Technologies offer special pricing on reports ordered through the ProAPP to all contractors registered on the Atlas Signature Select site. The Atlas ProAPP offers a fast, mobile alternative for placing, receiving and storing roof measurement report information from EagleView.

EagleView Technologies Issues Patents, Makes Acquisition

Bothell, Wash.-based EagleView Technologies Inc., a provider of aerial imagery, measurements, analytics and GIS solutions, has announced the U.S. Patent Office recently awarded two patents for inventions surrounding the improved capture of aerial imagery and the use of that imagery for the creation of roof reports. “System for Detecting Image Abnormalities,” which describes a method for automatically detecting image abnormalities caused by excessive sun glare, bears U.S. Patent Number 8,515,198. “System and Process for Roof Measurement Using Aerial Imagery,” which describes a method for the creation of roof reports directly from aerial imagery, bears U.S. Patent Number 8,515,125.

“EagleView is committed to ongoing research and development initiatives in support of its customers and markets,” states EagleView President and CEO Chris Barrow. “We will continue to leverage our vast engineering resources resulting in an ever-broadening intellectual property portfolio.”

In other news, EagleView Technologies has acquired all of the assets of Mobise Inc., a software company focused on bringing desktop workflow to mobile applications. The asset acquisition highlights EagleView’s ongoing mission of providing progressive, technologically innovative solutions.

Mobise, a Redmond, Wash.-based company, is known for Mobise Appraiser, a mobile application that extends the power of desktop appraisal to mobile devices for easy field review and workflow. The app provides the ability for users to consult and modify data while in the field. The added capacity to capture and edit floor plans, photos and notes directly from the field while integrating them into a relational database, such as Pictometry CONNECT, has made Mobise Appraiser of great interest to assessment offices throughout the nation.

“The Mobise acquisition allows us to continue to incorporate mobility technology with our current, web-based solutions and imagery. Not only will this incrementally expand our mobile assessment solutions, but this team will also be key in developing additional mobile applications for the many markets we serve, including insurance and construction,” Barrow notes.