Today’s technology solutions allow for even greater enhancement of workflows end-to-end, reduced costs for bandwidth, and well managed blueprint version control and boosted productivity.

As an example, Egnyte, www.egnyte.com, Mountain View, Calif., expanded its footprint in the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) market. Egnyte’s solution powers enterprise file services for construction firms around the globe, and the new solution includes new feature sets and third-party partner integrations to extend the value for project managers and IT decision makers.

Egnyte’s open, hybrid architecture is designed for AEC customers looking to manage all aspects of projects. Benefits can be applied end-to-end, from bidding to completion through secure file sharing directly from integrations with third-party, AEC-focused apps, including those from Bluebeam, www.bluebeam.com, Pasadena, Calif., and PlanGrid, www.plangrid.com, San Francisco, Calif., among others.

By implementing Egnyte’s hybrid solution with these integrations, companies can go paperless and improve cost savings when collaborating with large files, such as blueprints, CAD (computer-aided design) drawings, and images.

The newest features added to Egnyte’s solution for AEC teams include: role-based administration rights, as the project manager can gain some admin rights to delegate projects; add/remove employees and contractors for the duration of the project; advanced folder templating for automated process and sets up folder permissions; and third-party integrations, with optimized workflows with blueprint markups, annotations, image management, and other project-management requirements in the industry.

The hybrid architecture and targeted feature sets have been well received and broadly adopted by customers in the AEC industry, according to Bart Giordano, vice president of partner sales and business development, Egnyte.

The challenge of manage large files is one many construction companies face. Solutions such as this aim to make the process a little bit easier for the industry.

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