In December of 2022, IRONPROS made three technology predictions, including the continuing trend of real progress in construction software and technology interoperability.
Here, Trimble Vice President and Category GM Construction Integrations Tom Stemm relates how 2023 was indeed a banner year for interoperability across Trimble's broad spectrum of technologies for construction and logistics. The below is over and above an interoperability agreement with Autodesk announced at Autodesk University ...
"2023 was a major year for interoperability at Trimble as we started the year off with the acquisition of the company formerly known as Ryvit, a leading integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) provider that built connections between commonly used applications and data sources.
"The acquisition accelerated Trimble’s ability to bring our vision of an open data ecosystem to life. We firmly believe this will benefit not only our own customers, but the larger construction industry, as integrated data can improve efficiency, streamline workflows and enhance project visibility. Since the acquisition, Trimble has established a new construction integrations team whose purpose is to connect workflows across Trimble’s own point solutions and across point solutions from different vendors – all through Trimble Construction One."
"Our most recent integration is between ProjectSight and Viewpoint Vista, which follows on the heels of the Viewpoint Spectrum to ProjectSight integration, allowing contractors to easily connect their ERPs to their project management systems, which is one of the most common requests. This helps project managers stay out of the ERP and enables accounting staff to not have to do double entry in ProjectSight.
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"Trimble also recently acquired Traqspera, a Kamloops, BC-based company that’s known for their construction-specific mobile field time capture app. Traqspera Field has been integrated with Spectrum and is now available on the Data Xchange marketplace, which is a one-stop shop for browsing, researching and purchasing new integrations available to Trimble Construction One customers. Anyone can get a clear picture of what solutions are available to connect with, both within and outside of the Trimble ecosystem.
"Going forward, customers will see an accelerated effort to weave together even more applications, workflows, and data sources. In fact, one of our most visited and fastest-growing tools is a virtual tour of everything that Trimble Construction One has to offer. It delivers a fantastic look at how our construction customers are leveraging this all-in-one construction management platform to deliver their projects on-time, under-budget, and with exceptional data capture for long-term project sustainability.
"The work being done by the Construction Progress Coalition is continuing to help lead the charge when it comes to building a truly collaborative spirit between technology and contractors. We’re very proud to have been a part of the CPC in 2023 and gladly look forward to another productive year with the organization in 2024. We strongly encourage anyone looking to build new technology for the construction industry to get involved with the CPC, as they’re extremely focused on making sure that technology development is accountable to real customer needs.”