XSoft, Inc was formed in January, 2006 with the goal in mind of providing counties with a dynamic alternative to the traditional assessment software solutions available. We recognized the need for a stable, dependable software provider that would be there for its clients, providing affordable and reliable support and maintenance. We are passionate about the success of our clients and feel that the solution is simple; provide a superior product with superior service.
XSoft is made up of individuals with a very strong background in the assessment and technology industries. Although each employee has specialized skills and focus areas, we are all involved in every aspect of the company, including design, development, conversion, training and support.
Although XSoft, Inc has had a relatively short existence, we have a combined 60 years of experience in the business, including the following;
State Board of Tax Commissioner and DLGF employment
CAMA Software Consulting
- Overseeing assessment division
- Overseeing tax review division
- Direct involvement in STB and DLGF rules and regulations
- Training of state and local officials on assessment practices
- System Architect
- CAMA Programming
County Assessor Employment
- Property Valuation
- Neighborhood and Land Rate Development
- Ratio Studies
- Personal Property Valuation
- PTABOA Membership and Technical Advising
- Field Assessor
- Appeals Officer
Brian J. Bucher, President
Brianís prior work experience includes service as the Assistant Director of Assessments for the Indiana State Board of Tax Commissioners, Software Consultant, and Deputy for the Elkhart County Assessors Office.
At the Tax Board, Brian coordinated the promulgation of the Real Property Assessment Manual for the 2002 General Reassessment. He was responsible for the re-design of the Assessors Certification Exam, served Governor OíBannon as a member of the State Enterprise Zone Board, and has conducted numerous training classes for assessors and state personnel on assessment practices. Other projects that Brian has been involved with include being a key contributor of the design, testing, and deployment of an Indiana CAMA product. He has also developed training materials, conducted training and supported Indiana CAMA products since 1999. He currently serves as a member of the Grant County PTABOA. A certified Level 3 Indiana Assessor-Appraiser, Brian earned a B.A. and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Indiana University.
Markus Luedin, Software Engineer
Markusí work experience has primarily been in software design and implementation, including service as a developer in the Mobile department for Siemen Corp, as well as nearly 10 years as a CAMA software engineer. Serving as the lead engineer for XSoft, Markus has been instrumental in the creation of the INcama product. Markus earned his Electrical Engineering degree from HTL Muttenz, Switzerland. In his spare time, Markus enjoys skydiving and karate.
Michael Clough, Senior Consultant
Michael previously served as Sales and Market Analyst in Allen County. Michael was responsible for overseeing various aspects of the assessment process including sales verification, data collection for all three approaches to value, ratio studies, record maintenance and data compliance.
Michael has 8 years of assessing experience. He is a Certified Level II Assessor-Appraiser and has completed IAAO course 101 and 102. Michael also has extensive knowledge of Microsoft Access, Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Server, and geographic information systems.
Michael is married (Sara) and has a son (Eli) and a daughter (Ava).
Vicki L. Voris, Consultant
Vicki's prior work experience includes service as a Tax Data Analyst for the Data Analysis Division of the Department of Local Government Finance, and Supervising Deputy for the Wayne Township Assessor's Office in Marion County. At the DLGF, Vicki reviewed Assessor Real, Personal, Sales and Auditor Tax data for compliance with state requirements. In Wayne Township, she served as Supervisor of the Business/Personal Property Department and then as Supervisor of the Residential Real Estate Department. Vicki represented the Township through the hearing process, managed data collection and data entry, and performed ratio studies. A certified Level 3 Assessor-Appraiser, Vicki earned a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Management and International Business from Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania.
Eric Smith, Consultant
Eric previously served as Market Analyst for the Allen County Assessorís Office. Ericís duties included record maintenance, detailed reporting, data compliance, ratio studies and staff training. Eric is a Level II Assessor-Appraiser and has over 9 years assessing experience. Eric has completed IAAO courses 101, 102, and 151. Eric also has extensive knowledge of Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server and GIS.
Ed Koerner, Sales/Marketing
Ed is a graduate of Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois. He started his career at St. Ambrose School as a 7th and 8th grade math and science teacher in Seymour, Indiana. He also served as the schoolís athletic director from 1976 thru 1980. Ed is not new to the county government environment. He served as Jackson County Auditor (1981-1988) and as a Jackson County Councilman (2001-2008). During this time, he served as AIC Southeast District Vice President (2001 -2003) and District President (2004-2008). During his tenure as County Auditor, he attended the Academy in Public Service in conjunction with Georgetown University. Since serving as County Auditor, he has been associated with companies who provide services and products to county government. While working as a sales representative, Ed received numerous sales awards including: National Salesman of the Year, Indiana Salesman of the Year and numerous other sales recognition awards. Edís knowledge of county government is an asset that has greatly assisted him in his chosen career. Ed has been married to his wife Tammy for 24 years. They have three children, two daughters (Heather and Kara) and a son (Jordan).