Save the Date for the 2016 SmartBidNet User Conference

JBKnowledge, maker of SmartBidNet, is excited to announce that the SmartBidNet User Conference will return to downtown Austin, TX on July 10-12, 2016! Join us at the Four Seasons Hotel to receive the training and education needed to capitalize on your company’s use of the SmartBidNet construction bid management software. Attendees will gain insight from […]

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January 2016 SmartBid Events

Our JBKnowledge team presents and exhibits innovative construction technology at construction and insurance industry events all over the United States, Canada and abroad. We hope you’ll stop by and see us when we’re in your area. Continue reading below to find out where our team will be traveling in January 2016. MCA of New Jersey […]

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ShareFile and SmartBidNet Helps to Save Money in Construction

Constructech “Every construction company has the same ultimate goal—to build quality projects on time and on budget. As such, finding ways to save money using technology becomes key for many construction companies. In order to help construction companies save money using technology, Citrix ShareFile,www.citrix.com, Raleigh, N.C., is aiming to help get specs, drawings, and projects […]

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2016: The Year of Mobile Construction Data

Imagine living in a world where you no longer need your desktop or laptop computer. Hard drives are a thing of the past and all the computing power you need is in your hands, literally at the touch of your fingertips. That world is approaching us quickly. According to ARM, a microprocessor technology company, with […]

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November SmartBidNet Webinar

Tuesday, November 17th 11:00am CDT We’re Thankful For a Chance To Make Your Precon Process Better Presented By: Victor Mundy of SmartBidNet, a product of JBKnowledge, Inc. Description: With Thanksgiving just around the corner, give yourself one more thing to be thankful for by seeing how SmartBidNet is helping general contractors everywhere make their preconstruction process […]

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As a founding member of the Construction Open Standards Alliance, JBKnowledge (makers of SmartBidNet) works with 20+ other construction software providers on developing data exchange standards for the integration of independent software solutions.

By using a software built on COSA standards, you're able to:
- Incorportate all your favorite software into one high-performing, multi-function construction software
- Eliminate errors and omissions associated with faulty integrations.
- Eliminate manual and spreadsheet data transfers between software.

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All SmartBidNet users can utilize the integrated ConsensusDocs 721 form for subcontractor prequalification. Users can further customize those forms with the Prequal Pro add-on module.

SmartBidNet users are able to use ConsensusDocs to:
- Request standard subcontractor prequalification information at the click of a button.
- Keep subcontractors' qualifications up-to-date with easy-to-manage ConsensusDocs forms.
- Keep sensitive information private with ConsensusDocs 721 digital forms.

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The Virtual Planroom Network (VPN) partnership allows users of SmartBidNet to view, select and bid on thousands of public project opportunities from VPN – impacting market coverage and ultimately revenue.

The Virtual Planroom Network (VPN) has been delivering construction data, news and information opportunities at various stages of the construction process for over a century.

With this partnership, SmartBidNet users can benefit by:
- Publishing public bid projects from SmartBidnet to the VPN Online Planroom.
- Pulling projects and documents from the VPN Online Planroom into SmartBidNet for private prequalification and bid management.
- Accessing industry news easily within VPN that our commercial building clients depend on daily.

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Dun & Bradstreet is collaborating with SmartBidNet to improve the quality of data integrated from the SmartInsight contractor network. D&B solutions assist in data cleansing and verification by running SmartInsight subcontractor data through the world’s leading source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 240 million accurate business records.

Through our integration with Dun & Bradstreet, SmartBidNet users are able to take advantage of verified commercial company data integrated from SmartInsight by referencing a D-U-N-S number for each subcontractor. This integration also gives general contractors confidence in the validity of subcontractor data listed within the SmartInsight network.

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ShareFile, our recommended cloud storage service, integrates into SmartBidNet for a seamless connection between both systems - allowing users to keep their project documents up to date within both platforms.

By integrating a ShareFile account into SmartBidNet, general contractors are able to:
- Upload bid project files and documents from ShareFile directly into SmartBidNet and vice versa
- Quickly add and remove project documents with real-time synchronization
- Always keep your plans within reach for any shared subcontractor in SmartBidNet or ShareFile

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Our partnership with SubVerify allows SmartBidNet users to focus on contractor selection while reducing the administrative burdens of verifying the accuracy of subcontractor qualification data.

At a discounted rate for SmartBidNet & SmartInsight users, SubVerify improves the project team selection process through a comprehensive review and verification of a subcontractor’s prequalification data. By employing a team dedicated to verifying their subcontractors’ data, general contractors can feel an added level of confidence in their partner company database.

 

Our partnership with Plans4Less allows SmartBidNet users to get the most affordable pricing for same day printing and shipping for plans from the SmartBidNet online plan room.

With the option of using the integrated Plans4Less feature, SmartBidNet users are able to:
- Give subcontractors access to the reprographic services offered by Plans4Less as they view plans in the SmartBidNet Online Planroom.
- Take advantage of fixed pricing with no minimum orders required.
- Print & ship daily direct to your office or construction job site nationally via UPS.

 

With the STACK Estimating (formerly Cloud Takeoff) integration into SmartBidNet, all SmartBidNet users can easily open plan files and quickly perform basic quantity takeoffs from your SmartBidNet plan room.

By becoming a STACK Estimating customer, SmartBidNet users can:
- Experience real-time, collaborative estimating takeoff with your project team and subcontractors.
- Use detailed reporting to calculate the cost and quantity of materials to pull back into SmartBidNet.
- Take advantage of STACK’s pre-built catalogs to help you quickly calculate costs for specific trades based on your own rates and historical experience.

 

SmartInsight is an online construction network that helps general contractors find, verify and connect with subcontractors and suppliers. The full SmartInsight database of contractors is integrated with SmartBidNet for general contractors to tap into when sending project communications.

By using the SmartInsight construction network, general contractors in SmartBidNet can:
- Access a quality, up-to-date database of subcontractors for additional bid coverage.
- Locate qualified subcontractors that match your project requirements.
- Access a platform focused on streamlined prequalification with subcontractor scoring available from industry leading risk analysts.

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Cloud Storage Integrations


In addition to our preferred cloud integration with ShareFile, our users’ SmartBidNet online plan room can also integrate with these cloud storage solutions:

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ShareFile

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Box

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Google Drive

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OneDrive

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Egnyte

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SharePoint

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OneDrive
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CMIS

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Alfresco

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AWS S3



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