CEO Secrets to Success in 2017

CEO Secrets to Success in 2017

By Bryce Finnerty

By any measure of success, 2017 was a great year at HingePoint. How was your 2017? In this article, I thought I’d share our experience of what worked… Read More

The Grateful CEO – 2017

The Grateful CEO – 2017

By Bryce Finnerty

2017 was an amazing year at HingePoint, LLC, with record growth and record profits. So, everything is great, right? As CEO I must be satisfied, right? The… Read More


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                    [post_content] => HingePoint founder and CEO, Bryce Finnerty, was a guest speaker on The Next Level Show, a weekly podcast to support and honor the Entrepreneurial Community by acting as a catalyst for personal and professional growth within it.

Finnerty reveals how HingePoint was started, where they're headed, and stories from in-between. The entire episode can be listened to here (or in the 2nd YouTube video below).

Watch the Full Interview:

Tune into iHeartRadio 1190 AM every Monday at 3:00 PM CST for The Next Level Show.

One Big Story Not Covered in the Interview:

Check out a preview below to hear the one big story that was not covered in the interview!
Bryce on The Next Level Show Podcast --

About HingePoint

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [gravityform id="1" title="true" description="true"] [post_title] => HingePoint CEO Featured on Next Level Show [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => hingepoint-ceo-featured-on-next-level-show [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-04-09 13:49:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-04-09 18:49:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=14251 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13902 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2018-02-08 07:51:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-08 13:51:42 [post_content] => I’m calling 2018 the year of cloud, mobile, and analytics for the construction and real estate industry. Why? Because of the great potential, these technologies offer to help our clients grow profitably. Do you agree? Are they a part of your company’s 2018 plans? The good news is these capabilities are widely accessible. But in this construction boom (at least in Texas and Dallas, where we are from), we find that most construction and real estate firms are riding the wave; they have tons of work, are wildly successful, and even flush with cash. When I speak to CEOs, however, they face 3 main problems. Do any of these apply to you?
  1. You're growing so fast you don’t have time to focus on technology. Let me guess: you're growing so fast you don’t have time to focus on technology tools? And you fear your competitors are getting ahead in construction tech?
  2. You're successful, but you know you're inefficient. You're probably aware that if your business automated all the wasteful busywork and you had great cloud, mobile, and analytics, you could scale faster with greater profit? In other words, you're leaving money on the table!
  3. Super Hero employees are saving the day. Your employees are overwhelmed with the fast pace, and it takes heroics to keep your business running. You're vulnerable to employee burn out, them jumping to competitors, or you're having trouble attracting young talent that want (and expect) mobile tools like they use for everything (everything but your company).
If you have not seen all the amazing technology trends in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry, see our free AEC 4.0 Report for a quick summary and easy read. To help, HingePoint accomplishes its Purpose by helping people transform and grow to make life better. How? By offering cloud, mobile, and analytics applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and that employees love. We believe people can transform, grow, and make life better. We believe problems are there to help us grow and find a better way. It's the "HingePoint Way," and 2018 is all about getting our solutions to market to help as many people as possible (helping by offering affordable, easy to adopt tools that employees love). That is our growth strategy! So here is what’s coming… The Pivot We are transforming our solutions into over 45 applications "Apps" that we can rapidly deploy to you so that your employees will be way more productive and happy. Prior to this, we’ve been a custom application development firm. If you have complex issues, sure, we’ll customize it to your business, but there are so many best practice solutions we create over and over again for clients. So, now our clients can jump to the top of the competitive ladder using our apps. What Kind of Construction Apps?
  1. Sales and Estimating – it’s all about top-line revenue, right? We have tools that automate the work and reporting for development pipelines, deal-flow, and construction bidding and estimating.
  2. Project Dashboards – if all work is broken into projects, you'd better know the status of all your projects (it's your life-blood). We have tons of tools to manage construction projects, share documents, manage tasks, and stay in scope, on schedule, and in budget, keeping you profitable!
  3. Financials – it’s all about the money, right? Automate reports of forecast vs. actual budgets, and hold the line on profit by staying on top of all and any issues impacting your bottom line.
New Pricing We are moving to a Software as a Service (SaaS) pricing model that will be so great for our clients. Low monthly payments that are super affordable, with a guaranteed huge 4X ROI. Why are we doing this? 2 reasons:
  1. It puts our money where our mouth is. We actually lose money in the short run! But, we are so confident that you will get results.  We're betting on ourselves that our Partners (our #1 core value - you) will work with us in the long run.
  2. We want to make it very easy and low risk to try out our new solutions.
New Website To execute on this new strategy, we need to redo our website, which accounts for over 60% of our leads and sales. You may have found us online when we first met. Look for an all-new, lightning fast HingePoint.com that's to the point and easy to navigate, so you can find exactly what you're looking for. Partners Procore In 2018, we decided to invest in some of our best partners. So, we are sponsoring the Procore Ground Break 2018 conference in Austin, November 13-15, 2018. Building on our new super-successful Procore SharePoint 2-way Synch App (sold in the Procore marketplace here), we plan new Procore apps for 2018. What would you like to see? Tell us! Great Game of Business (GGOB) We are also sponsoring the Great Game of Business conference in Dallas, TX on September 5-7, 2018. We love GGOB because we play the game with our performance-driven scorecard approach at HingePoint. We also use open-book management (OBM), teaching all HingePointers how to help drive growth and profit in their groups. That, plus our financial dashboard solutions are perfect to help open-book companies generate even more cash and profit by automating the busywork associated with financial reporting. People and Culture As we grow our company as a whole, we also plan to roll out new growth plans for our employees, including bonus plans, that will help every employee have an “owner” mentality, where they benefit from the contributions they make. Know any good candidates that would like our culture? Send them to our careers page here. We are always looking for the next generation HingePointer to help us scale and grow! What Do YOU Think? What else should we do? How should we do it? What feedback do you have? Tell me your thoughts! We are doing all of this for you, so if you need anything at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and I will speak to you directly and listen to your ideas. It would be my privilege. Sincerely, Bryce Finnerty HingePoint, CEO and Founder ---

About HingePoint, LLC

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcore, Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [post_title] => CEO’s Road Map for Profitable Growth in 2018 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => ceo-road-map-for-profitable-growth-2018 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-26 15:05:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 20:05:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13902 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13904 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2018-02-06 07:23:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-06 13:23:52 [post_content] => By any measure of success, 2017 was a great year at HingePoint. How was your 2017? In this article, I thought I’d share our experience of what worked and what didn’t! My hope is that some of these ideas will benefit your company, career, and projects. Our purpose at HingePoint is to guide people through technology transformations so that they can grow and make life better. Hopefully, one of these examples will help make your life better. What Worked?
  1. We implemented the 4 Disciplines of Execution (book). The main idea we adopted is having 1 "Wildly Important Goal" (WIG) per quarter. Prior to that, we had 4 elements of our strategy (or what Gazelles and EO call the 4 decisions every business must make): Strategy, Execution, People, and Cash. Instead, we made only 1 WIG per quarter and the entire company focused on that.
  2. For every WIG, you accomplish it by winning the minimum number of strategic "Battles," or "Rocks." Each employee takes a piece of the Rock, and we make those our personal quarterly goals. These are backed by weekly scorecard reporting to stay focused, accountable, and on track. This is our “performance framework” to help every win at the game of work!
  3. Mentors – I joined Biz Owners Ed, a group of fast-growth entrepreneurs being mentored by serial entrepreneurs, led by Jay Rodgers. These mentors taught me how to create real value for owners, employees, and customers, and how to scale and grow profitably.
  4. Q1 2017 Goal – Define exactly what we are experts in and what we sell. I had received criticism (not a bad thing!) from my mentors that it was confusing what HingePoint does and what exactly we sell. So, we created solutions and packages and rolled it out across the website and marketing collateral.
  5. Q2 2017 Goal – Create HingePoint 2.0! As systems thinkers, a company can scale and grow with strong systems, processes, and automation. So, we moved all our systems to SharePoint and Office365 and created tools, templates, checklists, and dashboards for all our processes from Marketing, Sales, Strategy, Execution, Finance, and HR. Boom! 100% cloud, mobile, and analytics across the enterprise!
  6. Q3 2017 Goal – Alignment. We added a new 5th decision to our strategy: alignment with industry software products and systems thinkers. We added Procore (the world’s largest construction cloud operation system) as an integration partner and created a product for the Procore marketplace that integrates Procore with SharePoint document management. It has been our single largest source of leads and new clients since the launch on September 24th, 2017.
  7. Q4 2017 Goal – HingePoint 3.0! We took our platform to the next level and for productivity, optimization, and scorecard analytics, we took our internal tools up a notch. We built out “sandboxes” for over 20 of our solutions and products, which are the ingredients for our 2018 strategy to scale and grow with software as a service solutions (SaaS). (Read my next article on 2018!) We now have well-defined solutions for construction; from sales and estimating, to project management and collaboration, and financial dashboards. Working at HingePoint, you truly have all the tools you need to excel at work and to strike a good work-life balance (since we are 100% mobile friendly and you can work from anywhere, on any device).
(See our 2016 article on what we tried in 2016) What Didn’t Work in 2017?
  1. We implemented a strength survey tool called "Culture Index." Every job has an ideal strength profile, which we use to get the right people in the right seats on the bus (see Jim Collins' book Good to Great). Basically, you hire by the “dots” or your profile. The problem? Some people didn’t have the right strengths and are no longer with the firm. We thank them for their service and pray they find a career where their strengths can flourish.
  2. Rocks and Battles not always were won in a decisive battle. For example, in Q3, we had a Rock to write a book! After creating a draft of over 20 chapters (many of the ideas we blog about), I never did finish the book! I shelved the project temporarily. I guess writing 100 blog articles, free eBooks, and technical papers a year has me finding it hard to write just 1 book!
  3. Videos – We are honestly struggling to get high quality, affordable video content to help our clients and prospects have a better understanding of how we can help them with what we offer. If you want to help us with this please, step up and email Contactus@hingepoint.com.
I Challenge to You! Are You Still Reading? Are any of these ideas interesting? Want to learn more? Email Contactus@hingepoint.com and ask for Bryce. I’d be glad to share more detail and hear what your plans are for 2018. And if you want to transform your company, team, or career, let us know how we can help (that is what we do and we love doing it)! Our "Why" is our deep passion and belief that people and companies can transform, grow, and make life better. Those problems are how we grow and find a better way. Do you believe what we believe? I’d love to meet with you and interview you for a future blog article on transformative leaders. Email Contactus@hingepoint.com. ---

About HingePoint, LLC

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [post_title] => CEO Secrets to Success in 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => ceo-secrets-to-success-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-14 10:18:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-14 15:18:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13904 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13905 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2018-02-01 00:53:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-01 06:53:05 [post_content] => 2017 was an amazing year at HingePoint, LLC, with record growth and record profits. So, everything is great, right? As CEO I must be satisfied, right? The fact is, I’m not satisfied. And I must confess that I’m not content on many days because our mission is not complete. HingePoint’s mission statement is: "to be the best in Texas at providing cloud and mobile solutions to the construction and commercial real estate industry that employees love." So, I realized, satisfaction isn’t the goal at all! I had it all wrong. It isn’t about the destination, it's about the journey. But then I realized (with a little help from a great sermon I heard on New Year's Eve) that I am grateful, extremely grateful, for all those that have journeyed along with me over the years. I want to publicly thank them and tell you who they are. They're all too humble to take this credit themselves, so I’m going to give them the credit they deserve. Here is my list of who I’m grateful for:
  1. My mentor at CEO Institute, Lane Kramer, who runs a peer mentoring group for Christian CEOs helped me see the truth in life: the real secret to success is to be aware of and grateful for all you have. And I have so much! My #1 goal in 2018 is to be grateful for the tests and trials, for we know that is how we grow. At HingePoint, our Purpose is: "to transform and grow people so that they can reach their full potential and make life better." Thanks to Lane for helping me grow... and he has certainly made my life better.
  2. Family – my wife and 3 daughters. Without them, I’d be a grumpy old man with no life! Thanks for the greatest satisfaction in life being your husband, Lisa, and your father, Tess, Brooke, and Lauren.
  3. Pastor Dennis Tollison is in my small group at church. He is wise and prays for HingePoint and our team all the time. We have gone on over 10 international mission trips together over the years, and they are some of the biggest highlights of my life. Thanks Dennis for helping me find my purpose.
  4. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO Dallas) – for the structure and teaching of powerful business tools that have helped HingePoint grow. Specifically, to Alex Vantarakis of the Vant Group and Tim Danley who have been my EO mentors. Also, to my EO forum group (remaining anonymous, but you know who you are)! Thanks for welcoming me into your lives.
  5. BizOwnerEdJay Rodgers and all the mentors that have helped me, like David Hammer, Fergus Reynolds, and Tom Niesen. They are teaching me how to be a serial entrepreneur and help others by creating jobs!
  6. Boldmore Growth PartnersWade Myers and Gene Blanton for helping grow HingePoint with their wisdom and experience so we can reach our full potential and serve God in the process!
  7. My key leaders at HingePointBrendan Desjardins, Jacob Steele, Dylan Seelie, Brad, Ed, Kevin, Carl and Sadiq – I believe in you! Thanks for all you do for our clients and the sacrifices you make for HingePoint.
  8. Those that influenced us and gave us your knowledge, like Jack Stack and the Great Game of Business (GGOB), Paul Akers of 2 Second Lean, Vern Harnish of the Rockefeller Habits, and Author Jim Collins, whose book Good to Great is our rallying call for leaders that want to win! Also, Mark Winters and his Traction framework we borrow from, Culture Index and the leaders Jason Williford and Mark Bowlin that help us get the right people on the bus! And, Rick Betenbough and Kingdom at Work for authentic leadership that loves people.
  9. Disciple Maker, Dick Casper – Thanks for investing in me all this time and never giving up on me. For modeling leadership, how to build others up (never yourself), and sharing the truth and love of Christ always. My children at a young age couldn’t remember your name, but you know what they called you? “The God man” and “…he’s the one that loves us”. That says it all! Love overflows from you to the world and we are so grateful for you.
Will there be many trials and challenges ahead? Yes, I’m sure there will be many. But no matter what challenges lie ahead, I know they are meant for good and are there to help us all grow. I’m thankful for that. Sincerely, Bryce Finnerty HingePoint, CEO and Founder ---

About HingePoint, LLC

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [post_title] => The Grateful CEO - 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => the-grateful-ceo-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-23 11:21:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-23 17:21:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13905 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13912 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2018-01-23 02:22:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-23 08:22:23 [post_content] => As SharePoint consultants and integrators, we find and are constantly trained on how to best use the SharePoint platform. If you do not know, SharePoint has been sold since 2001. The Microsoft platform was created to manage company documents. These days it is packed with benefits for your business. Our guru project manager has been learning about SharePoint and these are some the practical and simple tips and tricks he has found through training and by heads-down, hard-work with customers.

SharePoint Settings

SharePoint Settings. SharePoint Consultants, SharePoint Developers, HingePointThis symbol is important. When you see the settings icon in the upper right corner of your screen, it gives you access to all of the site contents and all the specific site settings for THAT specific page. “I always thought it brings you to the same set of contents and settings,” HingePoint Project Manager Brendan Desjardins said. “But even though the top nav doesn’t appear to change, clicking on site settings or contents directs you to the appropriate lists based on the page you navigated from.”

Out of the Box Web Parts

SharePoint Consultants, SharePoint tips, SharePoint tricks, HingePoint Site features is a new component for 2013 and 2016 Sharepoint. Navigate to Site Settings under Site Actions: Manage Site Features. You will be presented with a list of the out-of-the-box web parts that you can activate:
  • The Business Intelligence Center is new for 2013 and 2016 which allows you to connect BI Dashboards and BI Data to the Sharepoint User can adjust settings for different functionalities at the Site Level and the Site Collection Level
  • Library Settings holds all of your metadata and provides you with the ability to implement versioning history, approvals, and document templates
  • Best practice: do not create more than 8-12 subsites below the top level.

Other Cool Facts

  • In Sharepoint 2016, you now have the ability to upload files with special characters in the title.
  • Users can go to Recycle Bin to restore any deleted contents.
  • Users can go to Site Settings/ Look and Feel to change how SharePoint looks out of the box. Change formatting, background pictures, and color schemes. It also has many preloaded templates available to make Sharepoint more exciting. You can also upload a picture to the Sharepoint title in the top navigation.

Learn how we can help you with SharePoint

Learn how we can make your SharePoint better or contact us for a quick, free consultation. About HingePoint HingePoint delivers cloud, mobile and analytics solutions for the construction industry. Specializing in the systems that run the construction business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMicrosoft Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field-to-office collaboration. [post_title] => SharePoint Out of Box Tips and Tricks From The SharePoint Experts [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => sharepoint-box-tips-tricks-sharepoint-experts [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-28 06:55:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-28 11:55:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13912 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13896 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2018-01-18 10:29:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-18 16:29:54 [post_content] => Engineering.com logo HingePoint's CEO, Bryce Finnerty, was recently quoted in the article "Unleashing Document Access to Unlimited Users" on Engineering.com. Finnerty gave insight on BIM 360 Docs and how they played a role preventing errors and fostering their client relationships. In this case, Finnerty was meeting with a client at Starbucks. BIM 360 Docs allowed him to access 3D models to share with his client.

"When we do BIM models for our clients, we deliver them here on mobile apps,” said Finnerty. “While at a Starbucks, I was able to drill down [and] use the tool right there to facilitate a meeting with an important client. This is a very easy way to show off your designs and your work and collaborate on your data.”

Finnerty was able to determine that the source of the problem was the metal fabricator, which veered off course during the project.

"The moral of the story is that while everything was connected to the BIM model, everything was going great,” said Finnerty. “The first person to get disconnected from the BIM model made the first big mistake."

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Business Intelligence in the age of artificial intelligence

Business intelligence -- which is the ability to make better decisions on real-time, visual data -- will be the reason for the next renaissance. The last renaissance was after the printing press revolutionized humanity by causing literacy to increase after its invention in the 1440s. But literacy didn't actually skyrocket until the Industrial Revolution made literacy economically valuable. Instruction manuals for machines became important to read during the Industrial Revolution. Books were cheaper and more subjects were available. Kamal Hathi, a general manager at Microsoft, said spreadsheets were the printing press of data literacy. But artificial intelligence will make data literacy skyrocket like the industrial revolution made literacy skyrocket. Artificial intelligence will remove the need to understand statistics and code because it will automatically find interesting trends and outliers for users. Business intelligence and artificial intelligence will democratize data so it will be available to everyone, not just data scientists.
Cool Stuff We Learned about Power BI at Microsoft Ignite Power BI now has the ability to turn on forecasting, see trends, and automatically see clusters with one click. Go to analysis tab and click add forecast and it automatically and immediately adds a forecast. No statistics or coding is required. Now Power BI has the ability to show drive times and demographic data by merging existing information with Geospatial data by Esri. Companies can also publish and share Power BI reports from local servers, instead of using it through the web. That’s good for organizations that don’t want or can’t put certain data in the cloud, but they can still get the Power BI functionality.

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Use the tools large enterprises use, control your data with SharePoint

Managing Data with SharePoint Will Transform Your Business

Are you managing your entire company from a spreadsheet? How are you going to grow with those document management tools? Does your SharePoint work the way you want it to? If you properly implement SharePoint, it will transform your company's productivity. Employees will be more efficient, you'll have better access to your company's data, and you'll be able to better report on key metrics. HingePoint’s custom SharePoint solutions have helped many companies struggling with unorganized data and manual, multi-step processes. Those same customers have transitioned into a more organized, productive organization through automated workflows and easy-to-search information. HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Saleforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Why are Business Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence Important? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => why-is-business-intelligence-so-important [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-09 03:12:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-09 09:12:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13140 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13123 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-09-25 07:26:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-25 12:26:19 [post_content] => CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella said businesses are in the middle of a digital transformation. Microsoft has one of the most diverse crowds of 30,000 people at its annual conference, Microsoft Ignite. The diversity of roles and functions is unlike anything Microsoft has seen. "The most critical thing for us is to bring all of us across functional roles and expertise to support this process of continuous change and renewal." Technology should enhance work and life. It should help humans be more productive while helping embellish human life. Nadella rhetorically asked, How are we going to use technology to empower people? That is precisely Microsoft's mission. Empower every person and organization on the planet to do more. "We do not want to degrade humanity" with technology, he said during his keynote in Orlando, Florida. To enable the digital transformation, Microsoft works in four key areas, empower employees, engage customers, optimize operations and transform products. To do so, Microsoft is working in artificial intelligence. For example, the keynote was being live streamed across the world, and artificial intelligence was translating the keynote in 12 languages simultaneously. They're also making a big push in alternative reality. While virtual reality has been big in companies like Autodesk. Microsoft is honing in on a more encompassing reality, mixed-use reality. Mixed use reality Microsoft is going after mixed-use reality to increase collaboration. It's where virtual reality, augmented reality and holograms are added into an immersive and often physical work environment. Ford is using Microsoft's mixed use reality to design cars. Before car companies would make huge clay models to review their models. Take bumpers. Designers would physically change the bumpers so engineering and designer can approve a new model. Now, Ford designers and engineers can put on a virtual reality headset like Hololens, and see digital models. They can interchange multiple bumper models. The digital models even have safety and regulatory data in them. For example, if a designer changes how a rear view mirror looks, the Hololens will show how the new design changes what the driver sees. The mixed-use reality reduces leaks because it controls who has access to confidential information. You can even verify your identity with your phone and it securely logs you into the team collaboration platform. Someone can even work in two different physical places in the same virtual environment while working on the same physical product and seeing the same digital models. Windows is creating a new mixed reality headsets to help with mixed-use reality. Microsoft has positioned itself as the software platform to conduct business. With the advent of the cloud and it's many offerings, it's going to be hard to find a better solution for business.
Outlook now connects to LinkedIn. You can see LinkedIn profiles in outlook and connect
HingePoint is headed to Microsoft's Ignite conference. It is day one. We will be updating our blog here for updates.

Quit the Spreadsheet

Use the tools large enterprises use, control your data with SharePoint

Managing Data with SharePoint Will Transform Your Business

Are you managing your entire company from a spreadsheet? How are you going to grow with those document management tools? Does your SharePoint work the way you want it to? If you properly implement SharePoint, it will transform your company's productivity. Employees will be more efficient, you'll have better access to your company's data, and you'll be able to better report on key metrics. HingePoint’s custom SharePoint solutions have helped many companies struggling with unorganized data and manual, multi-step processes. Those same customers have transitioned into a more organized, productive organization through automated workflows and easy-to-search information. [post_title] => Microsoft Shows 'Mixed-Use Reality' as Collaborative Tool at Microsoft Ignite [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => microsoft-ignite-day-1 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-12 01:52:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-12 07:52:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13123 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13120 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-09-25 05:13:31 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-25 10:13:31 [post_content] =>

SharePoint Two-Way API Integration Brings Microsoft’s Enterprise-Grade Document Libraries Right into Procore

Procore customers can now automatically update SharePoint and Procore libraries simultaneously with a new SharePoint Two-Way Sync integration and connector, built on Procore Construction OS and is available in the App Marketplace. SharePoint Two-Way Sync shares and mirrors files and documents in both SharePoint and Procore libraries through a new connector created by HingePoint, a Dallas-based company that integrates and architects SharePoint for better data management. The SharePoint Two-Way Sync brings Microsoft’s enterprise-grade document libraries right into Procore, with two-way, real-time sync of folders and documents. When a folder is updated in SharePoint, it updates in Procore. If a file is deleted in Procore, it is deleted in SharePoint. “This is not an embedded form that anyone can access, it's an actual API integration that lets SharePoint and Procore libraries mirror one another while having the security of both systems," HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said. “If you are a user with rights to a Procore project and you’re a SharePoint user with rights to a document library, you can access the synced files." A growing number of construction companies use SharePoint as their system of record to store important data about employees, contracts and project status. This connector eliminates multiple repositories of documents in both Procore and SharePoint and connects the construction unit to the rest of the company. The new integration HingePoint provides for Procore reflects each organization’s commitment to openness and building out the construction technology ecosystem. With the new connector, companies can automatically and securely sync files between Procore and SharePoint or Office 365, which will save time and confusion when managing project documents. It also creates better collaboration with the teams that are not in the construction space. Leveraging SharePoint’s API with Procore’s open system, this integration automates document sync, saving time and effort of updating two systems that tracks and reports documents. This integration allows everyone – from the owner to the general contractor – to have access to relevant documents needed to finish a project. “We’re excited for the SharePoint connector from HingePoint to launch on the App Marketplace as it will have an immediate impact for our users who will be able to take advantage of it,” said Laura Paciano, Senior Manager, Partner Programs, at Procore. “We first began talking with HingePoint about an integration at Groundbreak, which was just over five months ago, so for the connector to now be ready is a testament to their commitment to the construction industry and value of the App Marketplace.” HingePoint integrates software so data can move from one system to another. They specialize in building custom tools that detect and collect data, so a business can project trends about their business. For more information, contact our Solutions Consultant, Dylan Seelie today! 214-301-0000

About HingePoint

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [gravityform id="1" title="true" description="true"] [post_title] => HingePoint Develops SharePoint Connector for Procore for Automatic Document Sync [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => hingepoint-develops-sharepoint-connector-procore-automatic-document-sync [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-28 10:18:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-28 15:18:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13120 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 9 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 14251 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2018-03-27 13:35:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-03-27 18:35:40 [post_content] => HingePoint founder and CEO, Bryce Finnerty, was a guest speaker on The Next Level Show, a weekly podcast to support and honor the Entrepreneurial Community by acting as a catalyst for personal and professional growth within it. Finnerty reveals how HingePoint was started, where they're headed, and stories from in-between. The entire episode can be listened to here (or in the 2nd YouTube video below).

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Bryce on The Next Level Show Podcast --

About HingePoint

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [gravityform id="1" title="true" description="true"] [post_title] => HingePoint CEO Featured on Next Level Show [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => hingepoint-ceo-featured-on-next-level-show [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-04-09 13:49:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-04-09 18:49:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=14251 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 65 [max_num_pages] => 8 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => 1 [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 4d2e842982df8ccbb7b7e57c7edc54ba [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )