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Exactal is a leading construction software company committed to innovation, service delivery and technological advances in estimating. The company was first established in October 2003 to develop software that integrated CAD drawings into the estimating process. More than fifteen years later, Exactal has exceeded 15,000 licence sales in over 90 countries worldwide.

Our flagship product CostX®, developed from our Brisbane office, hit the market in July of 2004. CostX® stood above other software in the field due to support for bi-directional links between the estimate and the sections of the drawing represented. By tying measurements to the elements available in CAD drawings, CostX® provided users with efficiency advantages that they could not find elsewhere.

CostX® is now widely used to improve accuracy and efficiency in quantity surveying, construction, subcontracting and estimating, with businesses large and small making use of the software across a variety of applications.

The CostX® range includes CostX®, CostX® 2D, CostX® Takeoff and CostX® Takeoff 2D. Exactal also provides a range of other practical construction products for users. CostX® Benchmark, our fully web-based solution for benchmarking and conceptual estimating, was released in April 2019. The platform allows users to analyse their previous project data to create accurate conceptual estimates and project benchmarks.

Exactal’s product range also includes dxAPI, which supports seamless integration of CostX® takeoff technology into external products, while our eMeasure platform offers an affordable and streamlined estimating solution that combines 2D takeoff technology with a Microsoft Excel add-in.

Exactal operates from nine worldwide offices as part of our ongoing commitment to providing reliable in-country support to customers. 2018 saw the opening of offices in Sydney and the United Arab Emirates, to go along with our existing offices in Brisbane, London, Auckland, Austin (USA), Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

Our brand operates with a clear mission in mind – to support all worldwide clients by providing the best estimating software on the market. This can only be achieved through a commitment to ongoing product innovation and strong market awareness. Our product range is regularly updated to provide new functionalities in response to client feedback and industry evolution.

We believe in clear and reliable communication at Exactal and offer dedicated in-house support to licence holders under maintenance. Our worldwide staff includes IT and quantity surveying specialists who possess a comprehensive knowledge of how users engage with our products.

Exactal became a 100% subsidiary of RIB Software SE in 2018, representing an exciting period for both organisations. The move has allowed Exactal to build brand awareness globally. Our partnership with RIB has precipitated a period of strong growth, and provides exciting opportunities for future development of our product range. RIB Software currently offer a range of innovative, web-based construction solutions. iTWOcx, which is able to connect to CostX, supports innovative project collaboration and control, while the iTWO and MTWO enterprise platforms help construction managers to take the next step through 5D BIM, big data and other next-generation technologies.

We’re passionate about what we do here at Exactal, and our team are excited to help mould the next generation of estimating software. With 5D BIM growing in popularity and new technologies taking centre stage, we can’t wait to see where the future takes us.

Innovation Timeline

2003 Creation of Exactal
Brisbane Office
2004 CostX® 1.0
2005 CostX® 2.10
2006 CostX® 2.20
CostX® 2.50
CostX® Viewer
2007 UK Office
CostX® 2.70
2008 New Zealand Office
CostX® 2.81
2009 CostX® 3.0
2010 Hong Kong Office
CostX® 3.20
CostX® 2D
CostX® Takeoff 2D
2011 CostX® 3.30
2012 Singapore Office
CostX® 3.50
CostX® Live
2013 CostX® 4.0
2014 CostX® 5.0
2015 USA Office
CostX® 6.0
2016 Malaysia Office
CostX® 6.5
2017 CostX® 6.6
2018 Acquired by RIB
Sydney Office
UAE Office
CostX® 6.7
2019 CostX® 6.8
CostX® Benchmark
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