Unified APIs for Construction give AEC software vendors a solution to providing interoperable, connected end-user experiences in an increasingly fragmented industry.
Berkeley, CA, October 8, 2019 – With Kloudless, software companies serving the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry can add cloud service integrations to their software products without building and maintaining each one individually. Kloudless’ Unified Cloud Storage API now offers connectors for Procore, a leading provider of construction management software and one of the most powerful and heavily-used solutions in the construction software sector.
As the AEC industry becomes increasingly digitized, software fragmentation is a growing challenge. Many construction software companies are attempting to solve this problem, including Procore which provides an open platform for development and integration allowing users to access critical information on a single solution.
“At Procore we provide an open collaboration platform for connecting people, applications, and technology,” said Kris Lengieza, Sr. Director of Business Development. “Kloudless’ unified approach to APIs resonates with our desire to provide the industry with more choice, and could be a key component in tying together the construction software ecosystem.”
Kloudless’ new offering addresses the construction sector’s copious need for document storage, transfer, and retrieval. From initial drawings and submittals to Requests For Information (RFIs) and photos; document creation and transfer are the backbones of the industry. For this reason, Kloudless partnered with construction tech companies such as StructionSite, a 360-degree photo and video documentation platform, and SmartBid, the top construction bidding software for general contractors. By utilizing Kloudless’ Cloud Storage API to embed integrations in their applications, these companies decreased their development workload and increased their speed to market.
In addition to connectivity, Kloudless offers its File Picker, an open-source Interface (UI) library that is embedded into and customized to fit the design of an application, so end users feel at home when selecting files from their cloud storage service of their choice. With this announcement, the Kloudless File Picker now supports construction software services and enables downloading or uploading files.
Through the use of the Kloudless File Picker, end-users can effortlessly access project data from anywhere right within their construction app, in addition to data from Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Egnyte and other cloud storage services.
This centralized accessibility enables construction tech companies like BlueBeam to offer design and construction professionals a single location to seamlessly create and search a digital map of their projects. According to their Lead Engineer James Wagner, “Working on a large commercial construction project is like shopping at a giant grocery store. You may only need a couple of things on any given day, but you need to walk through the whole store to find them.”
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Kloudless abstracts away the differences between hundreds of APIs to offer simple Unified API interfaces for software companies to offer integrations to services like Salesforce, Box, Dropbox, Procore, Slack and more. This way, our customers can focus on building amazing products, leaving the mess of sorting through and maintaining hundreds of APIs to us. Over 21,000 developers from companies of all sizes use Kloudless today.
Kloudless is backed by top tier investors including Aspect Ventures, Alibaba, Vivek Ranadive (Founder of TIBCO), David Sacks (Founder of PayPal, Yammer), and Tim Draper (investor in Box, Tesla, SpaceX).