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About Us

Exactal was established in October 2003 to develop estimating software for the construction industry and, more specifically, to integrate the estimating process with CAD drawing files. Although there were a few suppliers in this field at the time, our approach differed from others by the way we directly tied measurements to the elements in the CAD drawings. This approach allowed us to deliver unique bi-directional links between the estimate and the sections of the drawing represented; the resulting product was called CostX®. The unique combination of these two elements has also been trademarked by Exactal as the Cost Geometry® of the building.

CostX® is now in wide spread use amongst quantity surveying, construction, development, subcontracting and estimating firms, both large and small, around the world. From its first release in July 2004, CostX® sales have grown exponentially and it is now sold and supported in over 80 countries including the UK, Ireland, Australia, USA, UAE, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and across Africa.

The Exactal Europe branch was the second office established worldwide; opened in January 2008 to support the growing worldwide sales of the CostX® product. This was followed in December 2008 by the establishment of Exactal Pacific to provide direct sales and support for the New Zealand market and in September 2010 with the establishment of Exactal in Hong Kong which is now the head office. 2012 signalled the opening of Exactal Singapore in April, and Exactal Corporation in Austin, Texas was then established in June 2015. The opening of this office heralded 24-hour coverage for Exactal offices worldwide. Exactal Malaysia was opened in May 2016 and finally, in 2018 the Exactal Sydney and Dubai branches were opened. Today, there are 9 offices spanning 8 countries – Australia (Brisbane & Sydney), Hong Kong, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), New Zealand (Auckland), Singapore, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United Kingdom (London) and United States (Austin).

Our in-house sales and support teams, as well as a strong communication channel through selected resellers, provides a direct link to our customer base that allows instant feedback in regards to our product strategy. Through our international offices, and staff which include both IT and quantity surveying professionals, Exactal maintains a policy of continuous product development to stay at the forefront of the industry worldwide.

Exactal also provides a range of other exciting construction products for users. The dxAPI range provides products specifically focused on integration of CostX® takeoff technology into external products.ConnectX is focused on Project Management (including Defects Management, Contracts Administration and more), while eMeasure is focused specifically on 2D takeoff for use with Microsoft Excel®. Then, CostX® Benchmark allows users to create preliminary estimates and benchmark their estimate against historical data from similar projects.

Exactal will continue to grow its market share around the world as we build our worldwide operations and continue to invest heavily in the further development of our line of products, delivering innovative software for construction.

Exactal is an RIB Software Company.

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 Sydney Office
UAE Office
CostX® 6.7
2019 CostX® 6.8
CostX® Benchmark
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