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The 4 site monitoring applications that are modernizing the sector

They are called Archisnapper, BulldozAIR, Clovis or Archireport. They are often less than ten years old and yet already have the wind in their sails: site monitoring applications have been installed in the construction and architecture sector to meet a need for simplified management of construction projects. construction. Overview of four key players.

A common observation about the complexity of work monitoring

A construction site, whatever its size, requires extremely controlled management and coordination of all operations. The site manager's objective is to ensure an optimal progress of the work by rigorously following each of the stages that make it up. A key position that allows you to carefully manage the execution of the project and deliver it within the announced deadlines.

Work monitoring requires such coordination that the sector has looked into SaaS solutions to increase efficiency during the many stages that punctuate a construction project. This is how site monitoring software was born: intuitive and innovative tools that durably simplify the lives of their users.

A new building block for the digitization of the sector

In full mutation, the construction market sees its functioning gradually evolve to integrate many digital tools, allowing each player to remain competitive and increase its performance. Rather than making processes more cumbersome, software (ERP, site monitoring applications, etc.) promises to save precious time on high value-added tasks, operational coordination being automated and simplified with the tool.

An acceleration that has been felt in particular for more than a year through the health crisis: access to data in real time and from anywhere has become essential and proves that the digitization of work processes is a real asset, from planning to delivery of the work.

1 – Clovis, the construction Slack

For Charles Guilhem, co-founder and CEO of Clovis lhe observation is simple: We spent a lot of time on the sites, and we realized that there was no simple tool intended to streamline exchanges between the various internal or external stakeholders. “, he explains. Sleeves rolled up, he co-founded Clovis in 2018 with three partners. The promise ? Become a daily facilitator in the field of construction thanks to an intuitive and ergonomic communication application.

A new way of exchanging that the Clovis application embodies by setting up discussion channels directly integrated by project. " It is an on-board construction site in real time and on all devices (smartphones, tablets, computers). There is real traceability of exchanges and data “says Charles Guilhem. Effectiveness is proven across the entire value chain: it is possible to invite project teams as well as customers, the economist and subcontracting companies to deliver or validate quotes and contracts.

It is a real-time on-board site available on all devices (smartphones, tablets, computers).

Charles Guilhem

Co-Founder, Clovis

2- ArchiSnapper or simplicity in your pocket

Same fight for ArchiSnapper, of which Leila Van der Haeghen, in charge of business development, explains the objectives. The application created in 2012 aims to simplify the drafting of site monitoring reports thanks to a fluid process and collaborative and controlled data collection.

Access to real-time data, time saving, optimized exchanges: new technologies meet growing needs within construction projects and at the same time offer new opportunities in the way of working and collaborating. Leila Van der Haeghen has observed a shift towards digital since 2016, with an increasingly strong involvement of construction industry players in this process. " To keep up, you have to take the plunge: it does not happen overnight, but we can see a greater movement in recent years. “, she testifies.

Archisnapper finally puts the need to evolve according to the needs of its users at the heart of its objectives. " It is necessary to listen to them and follow them. This is a key to success: evolving with market trends, while remaining simple and user-friendly. It is essential to offer a smooth user experience “, concludes Leila Van der Haeghen.

To keep up, you have to take the plunge: it does not happen overnight, but we can see a greater movement in recent years.

Leila Van der Haeghen

Business Development, ArchiSnapper

3- BulldozAIR, an all-terrain Salesforce

At the house of BulldozAIR, we assume our ambitions: the start-up having raised 4 million euros set up by Ali El Hariri and Maxence Lérigner in 2013 corresponds to a SaaS tool for collaborative management, already counting large groups among its clients. The particularity of the software? It proposes to adapt specifically to the types of construction sites it faces according to sectors such as health, taking into account the regulatory and health constraints of this industry, or transport with easy access during night construction sites. " Today, everyone has a smartphone on construction sites (…) This therefore facilitates the adoption of a SaaS solution by these companies summarizes Ali El Hariri (source: Les Echos).

4- Archireport, the site facilitator

For coordinate all the operations relating to the work, the software offers architectural firms and construction companies an exhaustive range of functionalities. On Archireport, the emphasis is on collaboration tools: shared task lists, illustrated remarks organized into batches, etc. Project managers can easily format their site reports thanks to drawing functions, location on plan and lists of checkpoints with attribution to stakeholders.

Created in 2011 by experts in web development and engineering and built mainly for architects and project managers, the application also offers a solution, Archireport Cloud, to synchronize all data relating to a construction site. The displayed promise? Save an average of 60 minutes per report.

Applications adapted to each profile of the sector: our selection

An independent architect will be able to improve and structure his reports, while a large firm will rely on this software to standardize and standardize his organization: all profiles in project management, works or team can take advantage of the tools constantly adapting them to their needs.

By covering all stages of a construction project, site monitoring applications ensure that they can meet all requirements by regularly updating their functionalities. A panel of new intelligent and intuitive solutions with which ERPs such as OOTI decide to join forces by creating connections with some of them, always with the aim of bringing considerable time savings to players in the sector on tasks to high added value… the essence of their business!

We asked them:

We spoke with ArchiSnapper and Clovis: here is their 5 values added 

 

Help with visits site: location on plan, sketch, photographs Accessibility and centralization data everywhere and in real time, within a single tool to manage a project from study to delivery
Reports site monitoring: scalable report models depending on the progress of the project Generation and annotation of tasks : on plan 2D / 3D to create interaction, generate automated reports and generate planning.
Tool of collaboration : remarks and observations, tasks assigned and filtered according to the project Instant exchange: chain of discussion Slack type by project (sharing of comments, photos, plans)
Planning Gantt chart : schedule models according to project types Electronic signature : for estimate, BDC, validation of plans
Export and import : easily shareable data, exportable statistics for trend analysis Translation in all languages

 

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