PlanGrid announced the availability of PlanGrid Connect, an expansion of the PlanGrid API and new direct pre-built integrations.
The latest capabilities enable teams to easily and quickly customize integrations between PlanGrid and other software solutions without IT resources. Integrations will automatically sync critical information between applications, preventing time-consuming and error-prone double entry and ensuring everyone on a project is working from the same plans and data.
As software proliferates in the construction industry, teams are using multiple solutions to manage project planning and day-to-day work. Many of these applications do not easily interface with one another, requiring workers to toggle between applications or manually enter data into multiple systems. Often this results in disorganization on a jobsite and teams working from outdated plans. A recent survey from PlanGrid and FMI found the inability to seamlessly share information across applications is a primary cause of miscommunication and rework. Historically, integrating applications required intensive manual work and necessitated both time and an expensive IT investment.
Building on an existing set of direct integrations between PlanGrid and other popular solutions like Autodesk Revit, Kahua and EarthCam, PlanGrid Connect enables construction companies to easily integrate with more than 100 other applications. Powered by Azuqua, PlanGrid Connect gives customers out-of-the-box connections to systems such as Box, Egnyte, Smartsheet and DocuSign. With a simple drag-and-drop interface that eliminates the need for expensive custom software development, customers can build PlanGrid integrations tailored to fit the specific needs of their business in just a matter of minutes.
New PlanGrid API endpoints allow information entered into Field Reports and Tasks to be exchanged between and viewed in other technology applications. The API endpoints enable customizable integrations with dashboards, trackers, project management tools, data analytics services, cloud storage platforms and more.
PlanGrid is also growing its direct integration ecosystem, and over the last several months has added six new partners. Construction teams using PlanGrid can now leverage integrations from Mirai Networks, OpenSpace.ai, OxBlue, Safety Reports, SBN Consultants and ZVerse, to access real-time project information such as HD imagery, safety records, RFI updates and 3D files all from within PlanGrid. For instance, Mirai Networks has developed an integration allowing users to gather field data as RFIs and Field Reports, and then manage complex workflows with the data in Oracle's Primavera Unifier.
PlanGrid will host a webinar overview of these new capabilities for the North American market on Jan. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. EST. To register, click here.