BuildingConnected is the only bid management solution that allows you to seamlessly manage bids that you're receiving and soliciting in one place. We’re launching new capabilities that help builders realize the benefits of having one centralized place to do both.
With a new integration to connect Bid Board Pro and BuildingConnected Pro, you’ll be able to easily switch from bidding on work to soliciting work. You won’t have to import data from one platform to another, or download and re-upload project files. Files, as well as important information like name, client, due date, and project info, are pushed from Bid Board Pro to BuildingConnected Pro, cutting down on manual entry and data loss. And, having one centralized place to keep track of all bid invites that come in and are sent out as well as bidding history will help estimators work together more closely. Estimators can trust that they’re always looking at accurate, up-to-date data.
Both BuildingConnected Pro and Bid Board Pro offer robust analytics tools that help you make more informed decisions when it comes to managing your bids and improving the business. With data coming from both bids solicited and bids won, estimators will always have the right information to make the right decisions on bids.
Benson Industries is a subcontractor that specializes in curtain wall and bespoke facades. They started off using Bid Board Pro to manage bid invites after they realized their old process of using email and spreadsheets was too time consuming for the volume of work they had. Later, they also purchased BuildingConnected Pro to easily reach the suppliers they needed to consistently produce the high-quality work they were known for.
Bran Herman, Director of Preconstruction & Estimating at Benson Industries says, “Before BuildingConnected, we would just hit the highlights of our scope buyouts—the big-ticket items we knew we immediately needed to price. Now, we’re able to reach and qualify more suppliers, giving us much better coverage across the board. This, along with the Bid Leveling features, allows us to compare and contrast suppliers much more quickly. We are now able to get comprehensive and qualified scope coverage 30-40% faster than our previous processes.
This updated process gives us the ability to focus on the technical and logistical aspects of the project instead of filling out spreadsheets. It enables us to focus more on presenting the real value that Benson brings to our industry and clients."
Teams that employ both Bid Board Pro and BuildingConnected Pro are already seeing the benefits of a centralized bidding experience. With our new integration, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of time it takes to bid, minimize manual entry, and more.