Chances are your construction company still uses a plethora of different applications—many of which are not integrated. However, data integration is key in the construction industry, as it leads to saved time, money, and resources.

Many technology providers offer solutions with data integration capabilities, in order to improve processes for construction companies.

As one recent example, Corecon Technologies, www.corecon.com, Huntington Beach, Calif., developed data integration with Corecon V7 and Xero, www.xero.com, San Francisco, Calif., cloud-based accounting and payroll software.

With more than 400,000 customers in more than 180 countries, Xero provides online accounting software for small businesses and integrates with third-party tools.

The Corecon V7 and Xero total business solution saves time, money, and resources by integrating project management and accounting functions and eliminating duplicate data entry. At the heart of this integration is a new sync wizard, within the CoreconLink, that identifies and syncs all data required to be updated or exported between Corecon V7 and Xero’s cloud-based systems. This includes customer, vendor, and employee information, as well as project financial transactions such as bills and progress invoices.

A preview function in the CoreconLink sync wizard identifies and displays the information that will be synced before the actual data exchange occurs, and sync logs provide a history of modified/added records with the date and name of the person who made the change.

As another recent example, ToolWatch Corp., www.toolwatch.com, Englewood, Colo., has partnered with Viewpoint Construction Software, www.viewpoint.com, Portland, Ore., to offer an integrated software package.

The package allows ToolWatch customers to eliminate duplicate entries and manual data entry discrepancies.

While these are just two recent example, a number of construction technology providers offer integrated functionality. Do yours?

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