StratusVue is on the forefront of the efforts to improve software interoperability in the construction technology market. To show just how much impact these initiatives will have on the industry, StratusVue is partnering with Sage to perform a live demonstration at the upcoming AGC IT Forum in Chicago, IL.
The demonstration will involve the creation and approval of an RFI in StratusVue, and the subsequent transfer of that document to Sage for archiving and/or further processing. It will show that when the industry has established standards and the technology providers abide by them, information can be moved between disparate applications without manual intervention.
The demonstration will be held on August 1st from 10:30 – 11:00AM at the Swissotel Chicago.
StratusVue’s President and COO, John Goecke, will be on-hand to illustrate how StratusVue’s PlansandSpecs handles RFIs, and discuss opportunities with attendees. Find more information about the session, and how to register for the convention. We hope to see you there!
Why is this a big deal? Read on…
Construction companies use different software tools for different activities during the construction process, such as estimating, bidding, project management, accounting, and more. Some use a lot, some fewer, but they all use more than one. This is because no single software package can effectively execute all the tasks required. Therefore data must be exchanged from one software tool to the next.
But until now the only way to do this has been to create custom interfaces. Most companies can’t afford to do this and maintain the interfaces when software changes, so instead the users end up manually re-entering data. All. The. Time.
Manual data re-entry is a major source of frustration and error for users of all types and sizes in construction.
There has been a strong effort by different players to improve this situation that holds the entire industry back. StratusVue is involved in the most significant of these, which is: (click to learn more)
Standards have helped other industries, such as finance, solve similar problems. When technology providers develop their solutions to meet the standards, software can more easily communicate without the need to customize interfaces. Companies can then choose the best-of-breed software they want without having to worry as much about whether it will “talk” to the other programs they’re using.
It may take some time, but for those users frustrated by software that doesn’t work together… help is on the way!
Contact us to learn more about these initiatives, how StratusVue is involved, or how you can get involved as well.
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