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.
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
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.
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.
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 SmartBid for general contractors to tap into when sending project communications.
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.
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.
We partner with Dun & Bradstreet to integrate their commercial business database, credit reporting and analytics tools into our SmartInsight construction network database. This gives our users unprecedented access to cleansed, verified data on their current and potential construction project partners. With the D&B and SmartInsight integration, users can:
- Pull four types of D&B reports from within the system.
- Receive a routine discount on all reports pulled within SmartInsight.
- Mitigate risk and make better partner selections with this new information.
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.
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.
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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