At Fieldwire, we’re laser-focused on helping to improve the productivity of field workers. But we also recognize that a field management solution is just one layer of an optimal construction technology stack.
Many contractors also rely on software for design planning, bidding and estimating, and workforce management, among other tasks. While there are many advantages in choosing the best vendor for each specialized function, this can increase complexity and restrict data portability.
The construction industry deserves a better solution, one that combines the power of specialized software with the ease and compatibility of all-in-one solutions.
Today we’re taking the first steps towards working with other complementary construction technology providers to help make that vision a reality. By teaming up with Sydney, Australia-based Assignar, we’re not only helping Fieldwire reach another part of the world, we’re also introducing our customers to a class-leading software solution that is highly complementary to our own.
Over the next few months you can expect to see educational resources explaining how the two platforms can be used in tandem as part of your technology stack. We also plan to offer package discounts for contractors interested in using both platforms together.
Further down the road, our two teams will be working together to find ways to drive deeper integrations offering a seamless solution to customers of both platforms.
We’re also putting out a call for other construction technology providers interested in fostering an open and collaborative ecosystem of platforms rather than a traditional monolithic model. Users want free choice and the ability to fill each function with a different vendor. In other industries, open ecosystems offering the greatest choice and flexibility have nearly always won out over proprietary data formats and “all-in-one” suites trying to do everything. Construction is likely to follow a similar path.
Construction technology providers interested in joining the alliance for a collaborative ecosystem of platforms should reach out to Niek Dekker, niek(at)assignar(dot)com, or Raphael Varieras, partnerships(at)fieldwire(dot)com.