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Old 06-01-2005, 06:14 PM
David Bodtcher David Bodtcher is offline
 
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Got a couple of questions about wintotal:

If purchased, can it be installed & used on multiple computers by 1 person?

Can I do a report on wintotal & have a supervisory appraiser with ACI sign the report?
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:15 PM
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I donít think you can transfer to a different software provider. That is why most trainees use the same software as their mentor.
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Old 06-01-2005, 08:36 PM
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well, I guess I'm stuck with ACI then.
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Old 07-02-2005, 12:49 AM
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If purchased, can it be installed & used on multiple computers by 1 person?
Yes.

[/b][/quote]Can I do a report on wintotal & have a supervisory appraiser with ACI sign the report?[quote][b]

Yeah you would be best either finding a trainer who uses wintotal or sticking with aci.

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I donít think you can transfer to a different software provider. That is why most trainees use the same software as their mentor.
Actually, I think wintotal can convert just about every other software except for aci (and don't ask me why it won't work with aci). I converted some bradford files quite some time back without much trouble, but I can't see doing it regularly to accomodate a trainer/trainee relationship being much fun.
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Old 07-08-2005, 10:19 PM
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Don't buy total.
It is going the way of ACI when they got bought out years back
They don't listen to their appraiser base.
It's Henry Ford all over again.
"People can buy any color car they like, as long as its black!
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:20 PM
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Wintotal will convert competitors to Wintotal, but you cannot convert Wintotal to a competitor.

You can add it to more than one computer under one license if they are being used by one person, like a desktop and a laptop. Any additional loads require additional licenses.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:44 PM
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I convert total to aci all the time...

aci is like a cartoon compared to total...

/I'm just sayin'...
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:30 AM
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Originally posted by David Bodtcher@Jun 1 2005, 06:36 PM
well, I guess I'm stuck with ACI then.
That or get your supervisor to change... :rofl:


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Old 07-09-2005, 03:00 AM
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Just get WCA and be done with it..... Fast ... inexpensive ... the best customer service I have ever experienced, with any product, appraisal related or not .... seemless integration ... great databases ... easy flow forms... Just something to think about ...
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Old 07-09-2005, 05:58 AM
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I don't do much FNMA appraising but I had Wintotal. It expired in February and I was not going to pay $300 per year when I could replace it all for that amount. Last week my hard-drive busted. Here is the dirty little secret about Wintotal and probably other programs like it. When you lose Wintotal in a crash you lose all of the integrated programs that come with it. I lost Adobe writer and Apex plus Wintotal. I posted asking if anyone new if Apex or adobe would allow me to reinstall some way. I got a call from the Apex tech people and they offered to help. I called their help line and they said if I could show a receipt of purchase they would get me back in business. Problem is there was and is no receipt when you purchase a package program. I told him I paid a la mode for the program in the package and the procedure was that the first time you use the program you just register it on line. They wouldn't buy it. Had to show them a receipt with Apex's name on it. A Catch 22. You show us a receipt that we know does not exist and we will cheerfully refund your money. They did offer me a reduced price on Apex IV which was pretty fair.
There is a much better technology available now. Get a Document mate 510 Zeros scanner and a copy of Homputer. Do all of your reports and scan them into pdf files. The software is amazing. Far exceeds anything Wintotal or any other program can match and for a fraction of the cost.
If you buy Wintotal and have a hard-drive crash, you are out of business for weeks. You can load Homputer on two computers and it is less than $200. Sweet and simple.
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