We definitely have more guys using ISN than not. I wouldn’t say that all mobile users use ISN as some just email their PDFs to their clients, but most do.
Every franchise in the nation except for 2 that I know of use ISN. I can’t think of an inspection company over 4 or 5 guys that doesn’t use ISN. When I attend the marketing conferences like Mike Crow’s where there’s 300+ multi inspector firms, EVERY single one of them uses ISN.
8 or 9 years ago I met the guys at ISN. I had constantly heard that other software that tried to be an office solution and reporting software ended up being average at both. It made more sense for me to focus on becoming the best inspection software and let ISN be the best office. At the time I’m pretty sure ISN had 1 programmer (an owner). At the time HIP had 1 programmer (me).
Today ISN has 4 or 5 full time programmers and an even larger staff. HIP has 4 programmers (3 are full time) and 4 support staff (and looking for several more right now).
Both HIP + ISN Rock. Sounds like I made the right choice.
The HIP cloud is $20 a month. That helps us pay for all the Amazon servers that charge us every time a file is uploaded/downloaded, for every day the files are stored (we’ve been storing some inspectors files for 10 years now, nothing has ever been deleted), and for the servers to convert all the data in the cloud from all the different formats. HIP Mobile updates are free forever and incorporated into this.
Inspectors are going from hours at home to minutes at home. Whether you value yourself at $250/hr or even $10/hr, $20 a month is a tiny, tiny drop in the bucket for guys getting their lives back and helps us with our cost and new development.
I have inspectors coming to me at conferences, posting on our Facebook page and emailing me that they now get to throw a ball around with their kids when they get home. They get to go to dinner with their wives. They go to bed at a normal time and their lives have improved. I’ve been told that using HIP Mobile has helped saved their marriage. I’ve had wives come up to me and hug me.
I’m pretty happy with the choices I’ve made along the way and what HIP has become. I’m proud of the fact that I listed to inspectors like you along the way to help shape HIP into what it’s become. I’ve enjoyed all our late night discussions on what to focus on next!
I’m not sure I understand the advantage of the snap video you’re referring to. Do you have more info on it?