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Are You Still Taking 2D Photos From Your Smart Phone at Job Sites? See How 3D imagery Has Revolutionized the Insurance Restoration Industry

3D imagery has revolutionized the insurance restoration industry by allowing the ability for immersive walkthroughs and virtual tours that allow any stakeholder in the project to navigate a property by the simple click of a hyperlink. Stakeholders are cognitively more engaged in viewing the property loss with a 3D virtual tour than they are with 2D imagery or photos taken from a smart phone. 3D virtual tours can help you create better user experiences for customers, adjusters, insurance carriers, and help earn more revenue than ever before by selling more jobs and being able to easily prove that the line-items within your estimate are justifiable to get the property back to its pre-loss condition. The two leading 3D imagery cameras and software on the market today are Matterport and DocuSketch, and PSA integrates with both of them!

Matterport: Matterport delivers accurate, transparent, fair documentation, and valuations. Matterport assists to save time, cut costs, and close claims much faster. In addition to 3D imagery, Matterport also offers Matterport TruePlan™ which generates SKX files in both floor plan and 3D views from Matterport models that can be easily imported into Xactimate software. Restoration contractors and insurance adjusters no longer need to manually measure and sketch properties to determine the value of the property loss, and estimate repair and rebuilding costs. Their TruePlan add-on service delivers an accurate Xactimate-compatible file (.SKX) within 48 hours of being ordered from the Matterport platform. For additional information on how this product can assist in the insurance restoration industry, please visit https://matterport.com/industries/insurance-restoration.

DocuSketch: DocuSketch™ is built specifically for restoration professionals and is an all-in-one app that includes 3D documentation, sketching, scoping, and estimating. DocuSketch™ Quick-Capture Technology allows you to create detailed 360° panoramic photo tours in less than 20 seconds per room. DocuSketch not only provides 3D imagery, but it can also do sketches for you! Simply upload your 360-degree images within the DocuSketch application and their technology will create Xactimate ready digital floor plans in the format of an .esx file. For additional information on how this product can assist in the insurance restoration industry please visit https://docusketch.com/.

With both Matterport and DocuSketch capabilities, there is no longer the need to take hundreds of 2D photographs from your smart phone, complete manual measurements, have multiple site visits or repeat hand-drawn sketches. These products offer precise loss documentation to help speed up the life cycle of a claim. PSA integrates with both Matterport and DocuSketch. Within each job in Proven Job Management, you have the ability to view the Matterport Walkthrough or the DocuSketch Tour right there within the job itself without having to navigate to another website to view the virtual 3D imaging. To learn more about this integration and how this product can increase your business efficiency, please email sales@canamsys.com.


Written by Taylor Carmichael, PSA's Technical Content Developer