Price List Commentary & New Line Items – July 2018

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Price List Update Commentary

NEW LINE ITEM ALERT!!!

July was another solid month for new line item adoptions with 9 new line items.

TILNTP Tile – per specs from independent tile analysis was adopted this month. This tile item is a follow on to these two countertop line items that were added in February 2018:

  • CABNCPCTGM  Granite/Marble countertop – per specs from ind. mat. source
  • CABNCPCTQ     Quartz/Eng. stone countertop-per specs from ind. mat. source

Somebody at Itel is going need to beef up those envelopes – it is still not clear how these samples are getting to Itel and alike. One of our Actionable Insights Analyst actually called Itel earlier this year and the support representative could not describe the process associated with submitting countertops. Thus, we are not really sure how this is going to play out – that said, shipping a 12”x12” tile to Florida is not that complex, it is the countertop component that we are really dubious about. It you have some ideas how to solve that problem, ITel could use a little competition, maybe one of you guys can fire up a competing business that focuses on more obscure building materials that are not easily accommodated by the existing Itel network.

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Things start to get really interesting when you explore the line item modification section… Let’s explore below.

The additional item info was significantly updated for CAB CTGMS Add for undermount sink cutout & polish – single basin (Same concepts apply to the double basin line item). In short, the additional item info now attempts to communicate the following:

  • The user is directed towards PLM SNK (High and Premium grades) for undermount sinks. Oddly enough, there are no line items for the additional labor required to install an undermount sink. Yes, there is the Undermount D&R line item [PLM SNKURS Sink – undermount – detach & reset], but that is difficult to impossible to apply in conjunction with the PLM SNK (High and Premium). grades) line items.  There is an opportunity to introduce undermount specific line items, or update (decrease) the direct yields associated with PLM SNK (High and Premium grades). We will explore the Pricing Department’s thinking in this regard.
  • CAB CTGMS Add for undermount sink cutout & polish – single basin should only be applied in an undermount environment, as the CAB CTGM Countertop – Granite or Marble already includes concessions for the sink cutouts. Ideally, the 1-3 faucet related cutouts should be explicitly called out as part of the CAB CTGM. Perhaps there is an opportunity to adopt CAB CTGMS- Add on for undermount sink cutout & polish – single faucet/soap/RO system penetration… We will look into it.

The additional item info was updated for MBL SNKN Add for sink opening in natural marble (self-rimming sink) as follows:

New Vs Old Countertop Line Item Info

What’s odd is that there is a glaring oversight. The additional item info should incorporate the notion that CAB CTGM Countertop – Granite or Marble includes the sink cut outs associated with a self rimming sink (i.e., top mount sink). This current arrangement is infinitely confusing to the common user. We will explore updating the additional item info as the opportunity presents itself. Below is the additional item info associated with CAB CTGM Countertop – Granite or Marble (July 2018) that is the catalyst for the confusion.

Granite Marble Line Item Info


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Price List Update Summary

July 2018 Price List Changes Summary

New items added for the July 2018 price lists

  1.    CGNBBQ       Clean BBQ/smoker – exterior wipe down
  2.    CGNYE         Clean yard equipment – exterior wipe down
  3.    CGNYE<        Clean yard equipment - small - exterior wipe down
  4.    ELSGENR      Generator – gas/propane – 13kw to 22kw – air cooled
  5.    ELSGENR<    Generator - gas/propane - up to 12kw - air cooled
  6.    ELSGENTS<  Generator - automatic transfer switch - 100 amp
  7.    RFGCSSTR    Synthetic composite roofing (shake or slate style) starter
  8.    RFGFLZ          Metal Z flashing
  9.    TILNTP           Tile – per specs from independent tile analysis

Items modified for the July 2018 price lists

  1.    CABCTGMS    Added text to Note field of (+) definition to clarify item is for the additional cost for cutting/polishing an undermount sink vs. a self-rimming sink.
  2.    CABCTGMSD  Added text to Note field of (+) definition to clarify item is for the additional cost for cutting/polishing an undermount sink vs. a self-rimming sink.
  3.    MBLSNKN*     Modified description and added text to Note field of (+) definition to clarify item is for cutting a new hole for a sink in existing countertop.

Material components added for the July 2018 price lists

  1.    ELSGENR         Generator – gas/propane – 13kw to 22kw – air cooled
  2.    ELSGENR<       Generator - gas/propane - up to 12kw - air cooled
  3.    ELSGENTS<     Generator - automatic transfer switch - 100 amp
  4.    RFGPLASSTR  Synthetic polymer composite starter (shake or slate style)
  5.    TILNTP              Tile – material per specs from individual tile analysis

Material components modified for the July 2018 price lists

  1.    ELSGEN<        Modified description to clarify component could include either propane or gas generators.
  2.    ELSGEN<<      Modified description to clarify component could include either propane or gas generators.
  3.    RFGFL>>W     Modified description to include up to 24" wide flashing.
  4.    RFGFL>>WP   Modified description to include up to 24" wide flashing.

Miscellaneous changes to the July 2018 price lists

⦁    Updated the sales tax jurisdiction for Kentucky to reflect new changes to sales tax rules implemented by the state beginning in July 2018. Certain services, such as repairing and cleaning tangible personal property, landscaping construction (including tree removal), and mitigation cleaning, are now taxable on the total. Some items in Xactware price lists can be used for either cleaning mitigation or structural drying and could be taxed differently depending on the application. As such, we have created two job types for the existing sales tax jurisdiction. If the “Cleaning Remediation” job type is selected, a tax is applied on the total of items for cleaning mitigation items (e.g. air movers, negative air fans, etc.).  If these items are being used for structural drying in an estimate, the “Structural Drying” job type can be selected for these items, which will apply a tax to material only. For more information on the changes, visit the Kentucky Tax Answers website.

Green items added for the July 2018 price lists

  1.    RFGCSSTR      Synthetic composite roofing (shake or slate style) starter
  2.    RFGFLZ            Metal Z flashing

Future changes and additions to look for in upcoming price list publications

  1.    Item for detaching a water heater by a mitigation company (when another company is resetting).
  2.    Item(s) for temporary tarping with sandbags.
  3.    Item(s) for deluxe grade appliances.

* Signifies changes to multiple items with similar selectors.