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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 three additional offices for the company; the second Australian office in March 2012, Singapore in April 2012 and the second Exactal Europe office in September 2012. Exactal Corporation in Austin, Texas was then established in June 2015. The opening of this office heralded 24-hour coverage for Exactal offices worldwide. Finally, the most recent office opened was in Malaysia in May 2016. Today, there are 9 offices spanning 7 countries- Australia (Brisbane & Melbourne), Hong Kong, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), New Zealand (Auckland), Singapore, United Kingdom (London & Manchester) 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 not only provides takeoff and estimating solutions directly to customers through its world leading CostX® range, but also provides products specifically focused on integration through its dxAPI range. It also produces the eMeasure range which is focused specifically on 2D takeoff for the wider market.

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.

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 First UK Office
CostX® 2.70
2008 Auckland 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
Melbourne Office
London Office
CostX® 3.50
CostX® Live
2013 CostX® 4.0
2014 CostX® 5.0
2015 Austin Office
CostX® 6.0
2016 Malaysia Office
CostX® 6.5
2017 CostX® 6.6
2018 CostX® 6.7
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