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Kespry, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based aerial intelligence platform provider, has announced new capabilities as part of its drone-enabled roof inspection solution. New capabilities include the automatic creation of roof dimension data that can be directly processed in Xactware’s (Lehi, Utah) Xactimate estimating software to support more rapid repair estimation. The vendor says that enhancements to the Kespry iPad inspection app now enable users to fully access the Kespry cloud to be utilized onsite within minutes of a drone inspection flight.
“With the need to resolve claims faster and more cost-effectively, our large insurance carrier customers asked Kespry to seamlessly integrate with their entire claims workflow,” George Mathew, CEO, and Chairman, Kespry. “Until now, the estimating step of the workflow has been disconnected and closed to next-gen aerial intelligence. With this release, we’re dramatically reducing the time and cost required to get accurate roof dimensions into Xactimate, while further supporting our clients’ efforts to resolve roof damage claims onsite and in under an hour.”
Kespry’s capabilities aim at the opportunity to reduce costs for insurers, who commonly spend millions of dollars annually on third-party roof reports to enter data into their Xactimate estimating software, sometimes waiting days to receive the correct data. The vendor reports that having worked with several of top-ten residential insurance carriers, Kespry developed the ability to pass its highly-accurate, automated dimensional analysis from a drone inspection into Xactimate. This removes the manual step of inserting dimensions from a potentially out-of-date roof report, enabling an adjustor to resolve a claim faster and at a lower cost.
Enhancements to iPad App
Kespry says it has further enhanced its ability to support residential roof claims resolution in less than an hour by providing the full range of inspection and analysis capabilities in its iPad application that were previously only available in its cloud application. With the enhancements, Kespry says it now offers an even richer set of tools to enable adjustors to resolve claims onsite, in less than an hour. The capabilities provide also carriers the flexibility to support desk-based adjusting or field adjusting models using Kespry with no difference in workflow or capabilities, the vendor notes.