YOU Help me decide: Inspectvue vs. ReportWrite Plus

Originally Posted By: jnethers
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Greetings all! The forum has been very helpful in narrowing down my list of software choices to Inspectvue and Reportwrite plus. My third choice was 3D inspections. I need some objective feedback on these two after researching these items for 4-5 days.

Inspectvue (
-Windows CE Platform/Pocket PC
-True point and click database
-Initial investment $1.345.00 (assumes $350 for handheld)

From reviewing the demo software the interface looks clean, extremely well done. My concerns are can you customized every page with a logo and other information? Is the only output in *.PDF format? Is it worth an extra $700 when compared to Reportwrite Plus.

ReportWrite Plus (
-Palm Platform
-Application that works inside MS Word
-Point and click features similar to Inspectvue
-Intial investment $600.00 (Creative pricing, this is for first 30 reports and assumes $350 for a handheld)

Not as user-friendly as Inspectvue from what I can tell from the demo. But the ability to customize the report is awesome and the final output is a MS Word file. I need flexibility and customization.... I'm concerned a little with the Palm software - is it robust enough? Finally, does it summarize too much? When inspecting bedrooms does it put all findings under bedrooms or bedroom 1, bedroom 2 and bedroom 3? $600.00 initial investment - cash flow is king!

That's it! YOUR thoughts and comments will be much appreciated.

Jack Nethers ![eusa_wall.gif](upload://hILV5Z8gRVLwzVpRIDJEm01uB52.gif)

Originally Posted By: glittle1
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Originally Posted By: phinsperger
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I compared Inspectview and 3D and went with Inspectview. Didn't look at Reportwrite so I don't know it. I also have used the PDA yet.

Inspectvue is highly customizable. Everything from the the narratives of course right down to the footer. As fas I know only direct output is in pdf. There are currently about 600 inspectors using the program and input from the users is well received an actually used ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif) Consequently there are many many updates as the program is always changing to meet the requests of the public.

There is supposed to be a user fourm being up and running this week at Inspectvue so you might want to wait a couple of days and then go there. I don't know if it will be open or closed to just actual users.


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Originally Posted By: dvalley
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I think Palm Tech software is the best out there. Download a free sample. Try it out.

David Valley

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Massachusetts Certified Home Inspections

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