Integrate Your Project Data with Procore and SmartBid

SmartBid is the preferred invitation to bid software for commercial general contractors. GC’s are able to use SmartBid for their  prequalification, subcontractor management, invitation to bid, and document collaboration needs within the secure online software. SmartBid also integrates with STACK, SmartInsight, SmartCompliance, and the Virtual Planroom Network to streamline your construction processes. We are excited to announce that SmartBid’s integration capabilities are about to get even better with our newly announced integration with Procore!

 

 

Benefits of the Procore/SmartBid Integration 

Users can now connect SmartBid to Procore from the Procore App Marketplace to seamlessly transition your projects, subs, and documents from the preconstruction phase to the building phase to keep tracking your projects smoothly from bid to completion. The Procore integration will save users time as no longer will files need to be redownloaded to be resent! Additionally, the option to sync any existing documents between Procore and SmartBid will allow users to easily, and safely, transfer their documents between the systems.

 

SmartBid Makes Invitation to Bid Easier

SmartBid streamlines the invitation to bid process for commercial general contractors and now, through out integration with Procore, users can share,download and sync files effortlessly! Join SmartBid today to:

  • Integrate data from the bid process into your project management dashboard.
  • Easily sync project info and docs for awarded companies and contacts.
  • Centralize project docs throughout construction and integrate estimating & takeoff.

Start capitalizing off the SmartBid integrations today to save your company time and frustration that is often associated with the preconstruction process! Do more with your project data and make the most of your time – integrate SmartBid and Procore today!

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My name is Leann Taylor and I am currently a Senior in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M interning for my third semester with JBKnowledge! Throughout the past year with JBKnowledge I have learned more than I ever thought possible about technology and business. Although graduation is near, and my time as a JBKnowledge marketing intern is coming to a close, the skills I have learned while at JBKnowledge will forever be applicable to my future career endeavors!

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  1. Bob Liberato March 22, 2017

    I am not able to find SmartBid in the Procore App store as of yet.

    Can you provide guidance?

    610-721-7541

  2. SmartBid April 5, 2017

    Bob – We’ll have our Customer Service team reach out!

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

The VPRN is a collaboration of builders' exchanges that have been delivering construction data, news and information of 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 VPRN Online Planroom.
- Pulling projects and documents from the VPRN Online Planroom into SmartBidNet for private prequalification and bid management.
- Accessing industry news easily within VPRN 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

 

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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