As the AEC industry evolves, so does the technology it uses. The ever-growing list of platforms available to architects, engineers, and construction workers can be daunting, and if you’re in the position of deciding which to utilize, it is more than reasonable to have a few questions.

Which platform is now the industry standard? How much time will it take for the entire team to learn how to use this platform? How much will the platform cost and will there truly be a return on investment?

Enter ProjectReady — where platform comes second to process.

We understand that your projects are complex, so we want to make the process of completing them a little simpler. You’ve already mastered various platforms. In fact, some of the ones in your arsenal are likely the best that the industry has to offer for your unique discipline (SharePoint, Autodesk BIM 360, Box, etc.).

Instead of replacing them, with ProjectReady, you can connect them.

In just a few steps, ProjectReady can enable you to recuperate costs that are otherwise wasted, eliminate double-entry and content chaos, and sync data across a number of systems, ultimately allowing you to streamline your workflows and make informed decisions — quickly and easily — based on a single source of truth.

And how might you do this?

The first step is to build your project.

We simplify this process with our project setup wizard, wherein you will establish the details relating to your project, such as company name, project name, budget, anticipated duration, and more. You can pull these details in automatically by connecting to an external line of business system, such as an accounting system or CRM, or enter the details yourself. Either way, once you’ve incorporated the necessary information, your project will receive a unique ID that will be used across all your project content and the platforms that you choose to connect to — SharePoint, Autodesk BIM 360, Box, and/or Microsoft Teams — along with a baseline set of deliverables (based on project type) and simple and concise dashboards that unify both your project tasks and financials.

Once you’ve identified which systems your team will need access to, securely automate that access to allow for a seamless integration of data without the need for third-party licensing fees or the intervention of administrative or IT personnel. With content from the best-of-breed repositories now at your fingertips, you have the freedom to adjust and control data as needed and create essential document control packages for review & approval, while ensuring that your team members have the most up-to-date project content at all times.

As for those team members, you will have the opportunity to select and invite those you want and need to collaborate with by utilizing the directory. Inform your choices by reviewing relevant skills and availability so that the right people can be married to the right jobs for optimal resource utilization. Then, adjust security settings and permissions so that they correspond to each team member’s roles as assigned. Later, you’ll be able to collaborate with your colleagues anytime, anywhere, and on any device from one central location, eliminating disconnect and elevating coordination and transparency in the process.

So, now that you’ve built your project and connected your content, you can begin to utilize all the tools that ProjectReady has to offer to drive efficiency and project success, which we’ll discuss in greater depth in our next