TL:DR – The Bridgit Bench and BIM 360 integration allows contractors to automate the transfer of project and project opportunity data from BIM 360 into Bridgit Bench. Our BIM 360 integration helps to centralize project pipeline tracking and better track project demand. Other benefits of this integration include:
- Custom cadences let you decide how frequently the platforms sync
- Cross-functional collaboration for a more robust workforce strategy
- Project opportunity tracking for proactive people planning
Creating a strategic workforce plan into the coming months and years can be a tall order when operations teams start factoring in project opportunities that may or may not be awarded. Workforce plans and strategies are kept in a spreadsheet or point solution, and project opportunities are tracked in another. The applications don’t communicate with each other and increase the likelihood of having different data from one system to the next. This can result in contractors not fully understanding the impact their project opportunities will have on the larger workforce strategy.
Well-integrated systems, on the other hand, help to sync critical data across multiple software solutions. Bridgit has built a number of integrations with the leading solutions being leveraged by construction professionals today. For more information about our integration options, check out this page.
BIM 360 is one of the leading applications currently being leveraged by the construction industry. It helps contractors improve project delivery by supporting informed decision-making throughout a project’s lifecycle. Bridgit Bench has built a low-code/no-code integration with BIM 360 to automate the flow of key project data based on the current stage of the project opportunity.
The benefits of integrating your resource planning with BIM 360
A strategic, forward-looking workforce strategy can help contractors create distance from their competitors. By integrating BIM 360 with Bridgit Bench, contractors are able to automate the flow of key project data to forecast workforce demands and manage project allocations.
Forecasting the demand for project pursuits helps keep the planning process proactive instead of reactive. By importing projects that are still in pursuit, contractors can pencil in the perfect team and better understand the impact pursuits will have on the larger workforce strategy.
The Bridgit Bench and BIM 360 integration also helps make better decisions faster by improving the transparency of information through automatic updates on project information. Some other key benefits of integrating Bridgit Bench with BIM 360 include:
1. CUSTOM CADENCES
The Bridgit bench and BIM 360 integration allows contractors to customize the frequency that data is synced between systems. Whether it’s 5 minutes or 5 hours, information is synced based on your own best practices.
2. CROSS-FUNCTIONAL COLLABORATION
Integrating BIM 360 with Bridgit Bench helps to align stakeholders across the organization to create a more robust workforce strategy. Add in the custom permission groups available in Bridgit Bench and you’ve got controlled transparency for your workforce data and strategy.
3. TRACK PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES
Create a forward-looking workforce plan by importing active project pursuits and pencilling in the perfect team before the project is even awarded. This allows you to see how one pursuit can alter your workforce strategy and helps to inform which are pursued more aggressively.
A look at the Bridgit Bench and BIM 360 integration
BIM 360 helps accurately track upcoming project opportunities and bids. By integrating BIM 360 with Bridgit Bench, contractors can automate the transfer of key project information into their workforce management system. Bridgit Bench also allows you to manage project allocations, build custom reports, and forecast project demand from within BIM 360 using the BIM 360 Partner Card.
Bridgit Bench customers can create custom integrations with BIM 360. This helps to pull project data only once an opportunity has been won, or has met a specific condition. For example, you may only want to start allocating resources once an opportunity is likely to be won. Contractors can then immediately understand the impact project pursuits will have on their team’s capacity and can adjust the workforce strategy accordingly.
Bridgit is the leader in workforce intelligence. Our flagship software solution, Bridgit Bench, provides actionable insights and forecasting to ensure contractors get the most out of their team.
Bridgit Bench is also a driver of efficiency and effective decision-making across the organization. Bridgit Bench is updated in real-time and also has a mobile app. For more useful tips and information, visit our blog.