We are continuously looking for ways our software can evolve and become more and more useful to our general contractors and their subcontractors.
COLLEGE STATION, TX (PRWEB) April 05, 2012
SmartBidNet construction bid software recently announced its latest industry alliance with fellow solutions provider, Barryhund Online Plan Room Services(OPS). Over 45 plan rooms across California, Montana, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington use Barryhund’s OPS platform to distribute details of over 45,000 projects per year to general contractors and subcontractors subscribing to each plan room. The integration between Barryhund and SmartBidNet, launching this summer, will connect project news from Barryhund’s plan rooms across the United States with private bidding in the SmartBidNet system.
“We are continuously looking for ways our software can evolve and become more and more useful to our general contractors and their subcontractors. Plan rooms have been around for a long time, they just look a little different now - online and downloadable files as opposed to shelves of blueprints. They are still the primary place many general contractors and subcontractors go to find projects, but they have limitations when it comes to bidding on jobs. That’s where we hope to prove useful,” stated James Benham, President of JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc., the makers of SmartBidNet.
The integration will involve a two way exchange of information with plan rooms using the Barryhund OPS. SmartBidNet users can not only pull in data from plan rooms to solicit subs on those jobs, but also post their public projects to plan rooms for more visibility.
“The advantages gained by this integration are very compelling. It has always been our goal to simplify the very complex process of bidding projects in an increasingly digital medium. With this partnership general contractor, subcontractors and suppliers will benefit from the streamlining effect of direct connectivity between the OnlinePlanService.com and SmartBidNet.com platforms. Both systems are known for paying special attention to detail when it comes to ease of use. Working together is just one more step in that direction,” added Rex Klein, CEO of Barryhund Administrators, Inc.
SmartBidNet users can choose to post their public projects directly to participating plan rooms at no cost. For SmartBidNet users who are also subscribed to a Barryhund OPS driven plan room, bidding on a job they find in the plan room will become as easy as clicking on ‘Send to SmartBidNet.’ The integration platform will allow for project data to seamlessly migrate between the two systems with one click.
JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc. headquartered in College Station, TX, is an IT solutions provider, specializing in enterprise application and database development, electronic data interchange, strategy consulting, mobile solutions, and web design and development. Founded in 2001, JBKnowledge is the developer of SmartBidNet, the leading commercial construction bid invitation and management software. Since subscribing its first users in 2006, the web-based prequalification, subcontractor management, document distribution, and bid invitation solution has grown to provide seamless preconstruction data integration to thousands of general contractors across North America.
Barryhund Online Plan Services is a web-based plan room solution for public plan rooms and associations provided by Barryhund Administrators, Inc., headquartered in West Sacramento, California. Barryhund OPS allows plan room subscribers to browse/search projects, schedule notifications of new projects, view project activity, and download project documents and company information for bidding. Forty five plan rooms across eight states have used Barryhund OPS to advertise a total of over 550,000 projects.