The GemGuide Appraisal Software (GAS) is the fastest jewelry appraisal software available. It is designed for speed in the way all the modules work. For most appraisals you can simply make choices from drop down menus which avoids typing and increases speed and efficiency.
Estimation formulas built inYou will not waste time looking up formulas in books. The calculations are all done for you.
Fully Integrated (GemGuide Digital or Unlimited Subscription Required)with diamond, colored gem, and pearl prices. Selection of grading criteria will generate pricing instantly.
Free support & upgradesOther programs will charge up to several hundred dollars for these features.
On-screen plotting toolsallow you to draw inclusions with your mouse or any tablet software. For those that like to include a grading report with this plot, GAS makes it easy and fast.
Online metals pricingfeature allows you to find current real-time metal prices at the click of a button.
Digital Photographycan easily be brought into the appraisal for that professional look. Any digital camera can be used.
Print Direct from our Softwarefor ultimate speed and auto-formatting, or export to any word processing program for added flexibility.
Online TrainingYou can attend once or multiple times. You can even send new employees at a later date to save you from training on the software.
Network CompatibleOther software products charge additional licensing fees for multiple installations.
Learning Video’sEasy help tools that show you exactly how to use all the functions of the software
Backup and Restore Feature Built into Programfor easy protection from lost data should your computer fail. Option to backup to any media location (recommended) or to alternate location on hard drive.
Is there an additional licensing fee for multiple installations?No. You can install the software on multiple computers which will build separate databases, or on one networked computer which will create one database with multiple users. In either case, there are no additional fees. One low startup fee pays for unlimited installations.
Are there any additional fees after startup?The startup fee covers installation, training, and your first 100 appraisals, referred to as “clicks” in our software (see next FAQ for explanation of clicks). There are no additional fees until you run out of appraisal clicks, at which time you can order more.
What is meant by the per click method of payment for software use?When you purchase the software, you also get 100 “appraisals” in a “bank.” Each item that you appraise for a customer is considered one “click” from this bank. The bank continues to reduce by one until you are running low, at which time, you will get warning notices. Simply order more appraisals from us ($1.00 or less per appraisal depending on quantity) to replenish the bank. If you make mistakes on an appraisal, you can go back and edit the appraisal without additional click charges. Printing is always unlimited. You can print as many copies as you would like with no additional click charges.
Is there a charge for training, support, or upgrades?No. All these are included with your purchase. You can schedule training for yourself and any other staff. Should a new appraiser be hired later, that person can also attend a future training at no cost. Support related to our software is free. We can quote you a reasonable fee to perform other support issues such as installing cameras or setting up a network for you. All future upgrades are free.
How will I know when there is a free upgrade?As long as you are internet connected, the software will alert you to new versions when you open the program. You can upgrade immediately, or at your convenience. Since all upgrades are free, you will want to upgrade whenever one becomes available.
If I decide to stop using the software, will I lose access to the existing customers and appraisals in the system?No. Once you install the software, it is yours to keep on your system. Since we use the “per click” method of payment, when your bank of appraisals has run out, you will no longer be able to add any new items to existing or new customers. However, you will still be able to access old appraisals already completed and edit them a limited number of times. You can continue to print an unlimited number of copies of existing appraisals. The software will not shut down.
Do my unused or “bank” of appraisals expire?No. There is no time limit for using your appraisals. Also, you will continue to get free upgrades and support as long as you continue to use the software and order more appraisals.
How much does it cost for more appraisals in by “bank”?When you replenish your appraisal bank, additional appraisals will never be more than $1.00 and can be as low as $.50, depending on the quantity you order. For example, 100 additional appraisals are just $95.00. For an additional 250 appraisals the cost is only $225.00.
Can I use the GemGuide Appraisal software on a Macintosh computer?GemGuide Appraisal Software is a Windows or PC based software product. But you can use the appraisal software if you have any virtual machine (VM) software installed on your MAC. VM software such as Fusion or Parallels will let anyone run Windows and hundreds of other operating systems on a Mac, without rebooting. A version of Windows is required when installing the VM software on your MAC. Both Fusion and Parallels programs are supported by Apple.
The Boot Camp software provided by Apple also acts as a virtual machine on your MAC computer. It allows the Mac computer to emulate the PC so any PC based program can operate on the Mac. You will need to install a version of Windows within your Boot Camp software. The downside to this option is that you need to start the Mac computer in Boot Camp mode to use the PC mode and then restart or reboot the computer to use the Mac OS system.
Do you sell other appraisal products?Yes, we sell professional appearing covers and sleeves to deliver the appraisals in. The sleeves have a pocket for your business card and the documents are stapled into an attractive card stock tri-fold. A sample of these can be sent to you to view for purchasing. A cover and sleeve combo is only $1.00 each, sold in packages of 100 (plus shipping).
Can I use a foreign currency value instead of the US dollar?Yes, the GemGuide Appraisal Software allows users to enter daily exchange rates for foreign currencies. All appraisals are saved at the exchange rate for the day the appraisal was entered. We allow abbreviations of three letters to print the currency name on the appraisal, example CAN will print for Canadian currency. You can also select how you want the value to be written on the appraisal; $9999.99 Can or Can 9999.99$ are just two of the ways if using Canadian currency.