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Old 5/6/18, 8:16 PM
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Default Help, I need a commercial (only) inspection reporting software

I'm locked into using our franchise proprietary software for residential inspections. That's fine. But the franchise has nothing for commercial inspections.

I need to use some type of software to make report writing less painful. Anyone know of a commercial-only inspections software product? Barring that, a really nice fillable report for commercial? Any ideas will help. Using this Word template is killing me.

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Old 5/6/18, 9:50 PM
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Default Re: Help, I need a commercial (only) inspection reporting software

Most of the programs allow you to make your own template.
What software are you currently using?



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Old 5/6/18, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: Help, I need a commercial (only) inspection reporting software

There is no software dedicated to Commercial as far as I know. A QUALITY software program like HIP or HG allow you to fully customize your report to suit your needs, but it is all up to YOU and the work you are willing to invest to make it what you want/need.



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Old 5/7/18, 7:33 AM
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Our proprietary franchise software.



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Old 5/7/18, 12:57 PM
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HG has some commercial templates.




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Old 5/7/18, 4:29 PM
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Default Re: Help, I need a commercial (only) inspection reporting software

HIP has nice customizable commercial templates as well. I'm doing my 1st commercial inspection tomorrow. It took me about 10 minutes to dial it in to have the look and feel of my residential reports, but with the categories of a commercial inspection.
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Old 5/7/18, 5:35 PM
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HG has some commercial templates.
Define "commercial"... examples of types of structures HG has templates for?



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Old 5/7/18, 7:46 PM
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Define "commercial"... examples of types of structures HG has templates for?
Jeff you know I own HIP but still use Report Host. I used Report Host for a commercial job 2 weeks ago and it was a good looking report.
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Old 5/7/18, 10:04 PM
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Jeff you know I own HIP but still use Report Host. I used Report Host for a commercial job 2 weeks ago and it was a good looking report.
Yes, I also have multiple softwares, and none of them are dedicated to commercial. In fact, none of them are commercial based at all. All templates are built by the users, to their own unique needs, and types of structures. None of the ones I have seen even come close to my style of reporting and are totally useless for my needs. When I talk "commercial", I'm not talking about 4+ unit apartment bldgs or such, I am referring to commercial retail, food establishments, manufacturing, warehousing, industrial, agricultural, etc.



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Old 5/8/18, 8:05 AM
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I create my commercial sections with HIP on the fly and insert PDF attachments with OM information every week. HIP is the most customizable there is and not a sellout. Not owned by any third party spys.
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Old 5/12/18, 8:58 PM
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These pillartopost companies do commercial work. Call them to see if they will share their template. Also, call your franchise main office, I am sure they know others that offer commercial work.

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