“We had a specific document management solution, Viewpoint. We were trying to standardize that,” he began. “We had that, and then we had our field solution, classic BIM 360 Field. What ended up happening was that people were forgetting to upload to one or the other, and stuff was out of date, so the field staff would just stop using it.”
This, of course, was a huge problem. Waddell said they knew immediately that they needed a way to synchronize everything, or else this would continue to happen and dig the company into a bigger and bigger hole.
Batson-Cook is a Georgia-based firm that has been in business for more than a century and began operations in textile and mill village construction. It has come to be recognized as one of the premier construction organizations in the southeastern US with expertise in construction management, general contracting and design-build for education, healthcare, hospitality, retail, office, multi-family residential, religious and industrial building sectors.
“Discovering the problem was pretty obvious from my standpoint,” Waddell said. “Once we engaged [with Applied Software and 360 Sync], it was a simple process working through the development staff, determining what the problem was and how to solve that problem. We had some pretty specific criteria, so we did make it pretty simple on ourselves. As long as the status was set up correctly, it would sync within a couple of minutes.”
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By using 360 Sync to create custom software integrations, Waddell explained that the process of moving data was “pretty easy” and seamless. “It was simple to see how much time it was taking for people to upload to two locations – what our return was on syncing that data… if we had 100 projects, people had 100 updates for projects.”
Although the company did custom software, they decided to use 360 Sync rather than develop a solution inhouse. Waddell related that 360 Sync was seamless for Batson-Cook to integrate into their workflow. He added, “There wasn’t really anything else out there on the market that would pull data specifically from where we wanted to where it needed to go. It just didn’t exist.”
Waddell said he can’t think of anything he dislikes about 360 Sync: “It’s simple and does what you need it to.”
Users report a return on investment of two months or less when they purchase a yearly subscription to 360 Sync™ by Applied Software. One touch of a button using 360 Sync automatically transfers your files from multiple sources. Not only does this minimize the use of critical resources, but it also reduces human error and improves the timely transfer of critical information.