Integrations and Add-Ons

 

We strongly believe in enhancing SmartBid with software integrations and add-on modules that help our users achieve seamless project management.

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With the STACK Estimating and Takeoff integration in SmartBid, all SmartBid users can easily open plan files and quickly perform basic quantity takeoffs from your SmartBid plan room.

By becoming a STACK Estimating customer, SmartBid users can:

  • Experience real-time estimating takeoff with your project team and subcontractors
  • Use detailed reporting to calculate the cost and quantity of materials to pull back into SmartBid
  • Take advantage of STACK’s pre-built catalogs to help you calculate costs for specific trades based on your own rates and historical experience

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The Virtual Planroom Network is a collaboration of builders’ exchanges that have been delivering construction data, news and information opportunities throughout the U.S. for over a century. This partnership allows users of our construction software solutions to view, select and bid on thousands of integrated public project opportunities from builders’ exchanges participating in the Virtual Planroom Network.

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Citrix ShareFile, our recommended cloud storage service, integrates into SmartBid 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 SmartBid, general contractors are able to:

  • Upload bid project files and documents from ShareFile directly into SmartBid and vice versa.
  • Quickly add and remove project documents with real-time synchronization.
  • Always keep your plans within reach for any shared subcontractor in SmartBid or ShareFile.

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SmartInsight is an online construction network that helps contractors find projects, get visibility, and make connections. The full SmartInsight database of contractors is integrated with SmartBid for general contractors to tap into when sending project communications and needing more coverage.

By using the SmartInsight construction network, general contractors in SmartBid 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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The SmartCompliance add-on gives risk managers the tools to track subcontractor compliance according to project or company requirements.

  • Integrate bidding with subcontractor license, W-9 and certificate of insurance collection.
  • Use OCR technology to reduce manual data entry & errors.
  • Track expiring compliance documents and schedule renewal requests.

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We partner with Dun & Bradstreet to make their credit reporting capabilities available within the SmartBid system. This gives our users access to detailed, verified data on their current and potential subcontractors so that they can better understand the risk of partnering with those companies. With the D&B integration, users can:

  • Pull four types of D&B reports from within the system.
  • Receive a routine discount on all reports.
  • Mitigate risk and make better partner selections with this new information.

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We partner with Plans4Less to provide affordable reprographer options to our SmartBid users and their subcontractors. Our Plans4Less integration allows SmartBid users to:

  • Print construction plan files affordably.
  • Send plans quickly anywhere in the U.S.

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We partner with the world’s leading insurance broker, Marsh, to integrate their SubSecure financial benchmarking service to help our users assess the risk of partnering with other companies on projects. This unprecedented integration gives our users access to the industry’s leading risk analysis reports to understand the risks associated with entering into contracts. With the Marsh and SmartBid integration, users can:

  • Order Quick or Comprehensive Rating Reports on subcontractors.
  • Review industry benchmark comparisons and expert risk analysis.
  • Mitigate risk and make better partner selections with this new information.

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We partner with ConsensusDocs to integrate standardized construction qualification forms, such as CD 721, within our SmartBid and SmartInsight products. With the ConsensusDocs integration, you can:

  • Create customized forms.
  • Collect qualification, compliance, safety data.
  • Adhere to industry standards for sub information collection.

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We partner with a leading insurance broker in the southeastern U.S., Bowen, Miclette & Britt, to integrate their COVReports risk analysis service to help our users assess the risk of partnering with other companies on projects. This unprecedented integration, gives our users access to the region’s leading risk analysis reports to understand the risks associated with entering into contracts. With the COVReports and SmartBid integration, users can:

  • Order Rapid or Complete Rating Reports on subcontractors.
  • Review industry benchmark comparisons and expert risk analysis.
  • Mitigate risk and make better partner selections with this new information.

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SmartBid makes the preconstruction process simple and easy, but why stop there? By integrating with Procore, users 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 key features of this integration for SmartBid users who also use Procore Project Management Solutions include:

  • 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.

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JBKnowledge, makers of SmartBid, co-founded the Construction Open Standards Alliance to gather other industry technology providers with the aim of developing open integration standards.

The purpose of the organization is to help complementary yet independent software products integrate data more seamlessly to improve the experience for the end user, our clients.

Cloud Storage

In addition to our preferred cloud integration with ShareFile, our users’ SmartBid online plan room can also integrate with ten other commonly used 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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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
for Business

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CMIS

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Alfresco

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AWS S3



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