It’s that time of year—construction-software providers continue to come to market with new upgrades and enhancements aimed at improving efficiency and job performance. The question remains: Has your software provider made updates recently?
As one example, Viewpoint Construction Software, www.viewpointcs.com, Portland, Ore., announced last week a new release of Vista by Viewpoint, with increased production integration and enhancements to the construction, operations, and service management areas of Vista, as well as dashboard reports within the Business Intelligence module.
More specifically, the product now has tighter integration with Viewpoint For Project Collaboration and Viewpoint For Content Management. The company says a new HTML5 application now provides the capability to search, retrieve, and view documents via an Android or iOS tablet, allowing access to the right data when and where needed.
Also announced last week, FieldConnect, www.fieldconnect.com, Irvine, Calif., launched FieldGateway for field service organizations running Microsoft Dynamics SL, as well as Vista by Viewpoint.
The product gives field service managers a single, modular portal for Web-enabled dispatching, planning, and scheduling, as well as instant access to status for any and all jobs. This also includes a built-in reporting module that tracks revenue generation per field technician in a Web-based interface.
While these are two recent examples of how technology companies are updating software, this is just a sampling. Providers of technology for BIM (building information modeling) have also been coming to market with updated solutions lately.
For example, earlier this month, Nemetschek Vectorworks, www.vectorworks.net, Columbia, Md., announced the new Vectorworks 2015, which includes Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, fundamentals, and Renderworks. The company says the software has more than 100 updates and new features for BIM, urban planning, and architecture, which provides better performance and allows users to handle larger projects.
As another example, Autodesk, www.autodesk.com, San Rafael, Calif., announced Autodesk Revit 2015 R2 earlier this month, which includes more than 30 user-requested features to improve productivity for architects, MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing), and structural engineers.
While these are just a handful of examples of how software providers continue to keep technology up-to-date, there are a number of vendors offering similar updates. Is your provider one?