Integrated Browser and Mobile Solution Provides Real-Time Project Collaboration
Sydney (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Viewpoint, a Trimble company (NASDAQ: TRMB) and the established global leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP), project management and mobile solutions for the construction industry, today announced the availability of Viewpoint Team in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Already a popular collaborative project management solution among North American and United Kingdom clients, Viewpoint Team is a cloud-based platform enabling contractors to manage and collaborate on critical project processes with their extended teams of subcontractors, suppliers, architects and owners.
“Viewpoint Team is the solution that project managers across Australia and New Zealand have been asking for — a powerful but easy-to-use toolset for planning, coordinating and achieving the tight project controls, data flows and governance,” said Viewpoint ANZ Vice President Ian Desbrow. “With Viewpoint Team, companies can focus on actually managing their projects and making critical decisions in real time rather than trying to navigate a sea of paperwork, coordinating multiple communication tools and struggling to make sense of stale project data.”
Desbrow noted that almost two-thirds of construction projects (59 per cent) are not built on time and almost one-third of projects come in over budget (32 per cent). Many contractors operate with razor-thin margins and just a handful of project issues or problems can dramatically affect profitability.
“Construction firms must stay on top of projects in real time and that means deploying modern technology tools. Contractors who do not adopt digital construction practices to help manage the workflows between construction stakeholders as well as gain real time access to information will lose money, and are less likely to succeed,” Desbrow said.
Viewpoint Team delivers that technology, providing a simple, yet powerful project control and collaboration solution which integrates the features and functionality currently offered by Viewpoint’s strong portfolio of products, including Vista, the world’s leading construction-specific ERP and Viewpoint Field View, a highly flexible and configurable mobile-first application to manage jobsite processes such as quality and safety.
Viewpoint Team’s dashboards help managers and users prioritise their work while the portal enables quick navigation to Vista, Viewpoint for Projects and Field View. By bringing everyone involved in a construction project together through a comprehensive, easy-to-use and collaborative platform, Viewpoint Team keeps entire project teams up-to-date and accountable at every step of the process. It creates a permanent audit trail of “who did what and when” on key tasks such as RFIs, site instructions, technical queries, daily diaries and action items.
Smart project control and governance tools are built into Viewpoint Team for process transparency across the project ecosystem. Because Viewpoint Team is designed to be clear and simple to use, sub-contractors and individual project participants can use the system quickly and accurately – without extensive training – from any browser, or mobile application accessed via phone or tablet.
“By connecting our clients’ office, team and field operations with software solutions that give real-time answers that enable real-time decisions and true project transparency, we’re doing what no other construction management software company can do right now,” said Viewpoint Chief Product Officer Matt Harris. “We are helping contractors modernise their operations by streamlining processes to realise untapped profit potential, and we’re excited to bring these solutions to our Australia and New Zealand clients.”
Viewpoint, a Trimble company (NASDAQ: TRMB), is the leading global provider of integrated software solutions for the construction industry. We are trusted by nearly 8,000 customers to connect their office, team and field operations, improving project profitability, enhancing productivity, and effectively collaborating across the broad construction ecosystem. Our innovations transform construction by aligning financial and HR systems, project management tools, and mobile field solutions to minimise risk and increase efficiency. With clients in 28 countries, we serve more than 46 per cent of the ENR 400, and more than a third of the ENR 600. For more information, please visit viewpoint.com.
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