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Are you using or have you recently purchased a Jewelry Appraisal Software?
Yes - I recently purchased an appraisal software 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
Thinking about it - I am considering it 43%  43%  [ 3 ]
No - I prefer preparing/writing my appraisals manually 43%  43%  [ 3 ]
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 Post subject: Looking for Gemologists – Appraisal Software Early-Access
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:35 pm 
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We are excited to introduce our new Jewelery Appraisal Software! (Coming in the second half of 2015)

We are currently looking for Gemologists to try out our new web-based, multi-platform jewelry appraisal software. Our goal is to optimize the overall jewelry appraisal process by minimizing the amount of typing and calculations required. Simply enter the basic element parameters and let us do the rest – our software automatically generates the content of your appraisal!

Features:

    Create your Jewelry Appraisals in minutes!
    Compatible with all Operating Systems (Mac & PC/Windows)
    Compatible with Tablets and Smartphones!
    Accessible Worldwide, 24/7 from any device!
    No installation required
    No updates required
    No Database Maintenance required
    Affordable Monthly Subscription Fee
    Easily Manage your Client Accounts
    Easily Manage your Appraisals
    PDF Format and Printable Appraisals
    Email Appraisals to Clients in one click!
    Real-Time Precious Metal Market Prices
    Easy-to-Use User Interface with minimal typing required
    Much more…

Looking for Gemologists – 1-YEAR FREE Membership!

We are currently looking for Gemologists of all experience level to try out and test our early-access software! 3 Gemologists will be selected from the list of applicants and will gain early access to our BETA Release. The selected applicants will also benefit from a FREE 1-year membership to our Jewellery Appraisal Software!

Early-Access Registrations – Register or Refer a Gemologist

You can register at http://www.jewelleryappraisalsoftware.com

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We want to hear from you! For questions, feedback and/or suggestions.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:54 pm 
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Actually, I insist that any questions, concerns or comments on this software be posted publicly.

What is the premise of the software? Is it USPAP compliant?
What market(s) are defined?
How would the software handle antique and vintage goods? Would they be valued in a secondary market? If so, what secondary market?

How would the software handle branded items? Tiffany, Judith Ripka, Cartier, Graff?

A custom designed piece with an unusual, collectible gem?

Mass manufactured birthstone ring from Walmart?

Jewelry purchased through online venues, like Blue Nile or Whiteflash?

Now, for probate, estate liquidation, fair market? Is the software capable of handling that?


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Hi Barbra,

Thank you for your response and for voicing your concerns/suggestions. I agree! Let's keep the Q&A on the forum thread to make sure that all questions are answered and all concerned are addressed.

The primary goal of our software is to speed up the "paperwork" aspect of the appraisal process. The software's user interface is build around minimal keyboard use and replaced by the use of a mouse (on desktop/laptop computers) or fingers (on tablets and smartphones). The software also greatly speeds up the appraisal delivery be giving you the tools to easily email your generated appraisals in PDF format. It is also possible to print your appraisals locally, on any printer using a quality paper/stock of your choice. We are also adding a customer management feature to help users organize their appraisal archives. We are working on other features and those will be announced later on - stay tuned!

- Compliance: We do not foresee "compliance" as being an issue. We will base our appraisal format(s) to follow the guidelines of different governing bodies/authorities.

- Markets: Our platform will be available online as a SaaS (Software as a Service) and are hoping to appeal to the worldwide jewelry market.

- Branded Items: Our software will be able to handle the most complex items, from standard, generic/branded items to exotic, fully custom designs (including timepieces).

We are still at an early stage of development and more details will be released as development moves along. We will be adding new content to the website along with screenshots of our application for more visual cues.

On that note, we would like to thank you for your interest and would like to encourage the community to speak up and provide input on this topic, including questions, suggestions and concerns.

Thank you
The Jewellery Appraisal Software Team
www.jewelleryappraisalsoftware.com


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I wish I could find a software program that would make my appraisal work easy.
I have been a professional appraiser for some decades....and it is not easy.
Every client brings a unique situation.
I never approach a replacement appraisal on a cost plus basis.
Every geographic location has its own market.
New York is not the same as London, Tokyo, San Francisco, Dubai or Toledo, Ohio.
Is an item valued for replacement in a primary market or secondary market?
Is the item stamped with maker's marks? Quite a different approach: Stuller vs. Daniel K vs. Simon G. vs. Tiffany vs. goldberry.

I could go on for days.....LaShawn?


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You bring up very good points Barbra, this is the reason we are trying to keep an open mind and make sure we get as much feedback as possible from the international community.

Thank you once again for your feedback.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:03 am 
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well this is very interesting topic, i did predicted that cloud and SaaS platform will be the next era of programmers in every category, (example Microsoft® Office 365...).

Regarding Appraisal software integration to SaaS, our appraisal reports can be very unique for each clients or very common, i am sure most professional appraisers understand what i am talking about.
i have an appraisal software and still i export the report to Word/Corel/Acrobat software to do my own designs and changes, its different for each client. sometimes i even add background to the report or if i want to print it i use blank background. anyways i think your software would be great & covers most general items to get appraised.

I strongly suggest that you get consulting from LaShawn, and Barbra, they are the two most professional appraisers in this forum,

LaShawn can write a book on this topic

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Thank you for your feedback Farshid, we are trying to incorporate a lot of design flexibility to make sure that reports can be personalized with each Gemologist's own brand. We also understand that different type of document may require different layouts and designs - we are working on it!

Quesiton: This is unrelated to the current topic, but does anyone know the rules regarding private messages on the Forum? I have received PMs and am unable to read/respond to them. The software says I do not have permission to use that feature - any idea how this could be resolved?


Thank you.


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One gets full privileges, including PMs after 10 approved posts.
Again, we do not promote PMs.
Share information publicly. That is the purpose of this format.


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Thank you for the information Barbra.

With that said, we also encourage posting questions and suggestions publicly on the forums.

For those who have sent PMs, please accept our apology for the delay. We will respond as soon as we obtain proper permission and post all information to the forums while preserving privacy.


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Hi,

I would love to register as I am for years already an appraiser, but when I click on the link, I get an error message????? :(

Charles


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Hi charlessand,

I apologize for that - the site is now back up and running!

Please let me know if you are experiencing any additional difficulties.

The link: http://www.jewelleryappraisalsoftware.com

Thank you!
The Jewellery Appraisal Software Team
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