- Employees will be more efficient
- You’ll have better access to your company’s data
- You’ll be able to better report on key metrics.
Managing Data with SharePoint Will Transform the Way You Do Business
“As I talk with organizations around the world, it is clear they are not coping with the explosion of digital data – and that manifests itself as employees struggle to find and act on the information they need,” Microsft CEO Satya Nadella recently said.
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SharePoint Two-Way API Integration Brings Microsoft’s Enterprise-Grade Document Libraries Right into ProcoreProcore 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 HingePointHingePoint 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 SharePoint, Salesforce, Procore, MS 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] => 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] => 2018-10-22 00:56:14 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-10-22 05:56:14 [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 )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12913 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-06-16 11:49:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-16 16:49:58 [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 SettingsThis 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 PartsSite 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.
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Learn how we can make your SharePoint better or contact us for a quick, free consultation.About HingePoint 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 Salesforce 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. 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HingePoint attended to get certified on the new ARGUS Enterprise platform, which is the industry standard for many of our clients in real estate. And in construction and development, those projects are part of the bigger real estate pro forma and plan created by ARGUS. Critical to any real estate or construction business is maximizing the data and analytics from ARGUS and the suite of ARGUS and Altus Analytics products. If you missed the conference, here are the highlights and best elements this year. 1. CEO Bob Courteau – This was not your standard keynote by the CEO. Courteau laid out the plan of how ARGUS suite of tools will provide the data and analytics to help real estate business compete now and into the future. Staying on top of all the technology trends sweeping the business world, Courteau is no “old school” developer. Argus will keep you on top of the best tools to grow and run a profitable real estate business intelligently with data. 2. Peter Hinssen –As a keynote, Hinssen makes a compelling argument that you must not focus on today, or tomorrow, but the day after tomorrow, to know what technology trends will rock the real estate industry in the near future. Will drones, autonomous vehicles, mobile, analytics, robotics, data, and smart buildings affect the way you do business or the types of facilities the world needs in the future? He speaks of many technologies from our AEC 4.0 Industry Report. I’m going to read his book , which will be published June 22, 2017. 3. Sean Gourly –As a keynote, Gourly proposed that humans plus computers are better. Computers are better than humans at some things, but humans are better at others; better than a computer by itself or a human by itself is a team of computers plus humans. For example, weather prediction accuracy over time shows people plus computers are 16% more accurate than just computers, at every level of computing power. Gourly’s book recommendations on data analysis: Nate Silver – The Signal and the Noise; Pedro Domingos – The Master Algorithm, Leonard Mlodinow – The Drunkard’s Walk. 4. Waypoint – Waypoint had the best new product at Argus Connect. Waypoint offers a breakthrough collaborative tool that enables asset and property managers to more easily identify opportunities for NOI improvement. Designed exclusively for the Commercial Real Estate industry – the unique Waypoint application drives operating expense reductions that improve building performance, increase property values, and enhance investor returns. So many people guess at the industry averages for their pro forma planning. But with WayPoint, you get real data! For more details, watch this video: Waypoint Overview. 5. NOI Strategies, Tama Huang – Huang had some amazing comments on the panel discussion. What ever they are teaching is right! Tune in to NOI Strategies. NOI Strategies is a global consulting firm that is committed to helping real estate organizations achieve operational excellence. 6. ARGUS Enterprise Certification – while most software training is like pulling teeth, this training was incredible. The best training our team has been through. Amazing instructors, great training materials, hands-on computer based exercises and case studies. First class! Can’t want to have our team certified on 11.6. Next year is back to Florida, so stay tuned! On the beach, you can’t beat the atmosphere and location of this conference. You could consider attending just for the location alone.
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CAD & BIM Integration to SharePoint, Salesforce, Autodesk, and beyondWhether you're working with SharePoint, Salesforce or Autodesk, integration is more critical than ever. As companies start using new collaborative tools and going into the cloud, integration is still a struggle. CIO wrote that about 90 percent of businesses are using the cloud. But initial integration is creating challenges. “Integration challenges remain long after organizations first make the jump to the cloud, it’s clear that the technology is here to stay. Businesses who ride out the current storm and find the right balance of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions will gain a unique advantage over the competitors,” according to CIO. Making your software and solutions talk to one another is critical. “When applications don’t ‘speak’ to one another or share information, companies are forced to continuously update different systems of record,” HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said. “They are prisoners to the technology they use.” Here are three quick HingePoint examples of companies that needed an integration solution. CAD to BIM: A client used CAD files to build rental storage units across Texas. Everything was done with paper: the planning, the design, determining the rentable space in the building, and submitting construction documents. For each building this developer built, new CAD files were created. HingePoint took all the developer’s CAD drawings, put them in Revit and made a full 3D model the developer can view on their smartphone. Hotel franchise: A large hotel franchise had 12 old software platforms powering the en- tire company. The hotel franchise envisioned automating the design and construction process that operated perhaps the largest system of hotel rooms on the planet. The goal was to move everything to the cloud... and access all the information on a mobile screen. You can learn more from our Integrated Solutions eBook. Commercial Real Estate Developer: A real estate firm tracked the finances for more than 50 projects manually. All 50 project managers would collect key financial data from each project. They would put it into a PDF and send it to the CFO. The CFO team would then print the PDFs and put all the data into an Excel spreadsheet. Then they would make graphs and tables to see how the projects were doing. They would do this once a month. To solve this problem, HingePoint made one simple interface where the CFO can get the data instantly. Project managers just upload information to the digital financial dashboard now and the information is found immediately. A Simple 5 Step Systems Integration Process
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- Go Digital – To truly harness technology, you need to stop relying so much on paper. If you still have paperwork in your workflow, you’re missing huge opportunities to be more efficient. HingePoint has worked with head architects at well-respected real estate firms who are overworked because they still deal with paperwork. If you are manually creating Bill of Material reports, or relying on paper copies to share information, the time is now to move to digital. Check out our Bill of Materials app.
- Organize Your Data –The solution to go digital is extremely easy. But if you’re looking at many scans of many different types of documents, then simply making your documents digital will not help. We call this unstructured data or dirty data. Those who have tried digital and did not think it made things easier probably missed an important step of labeling, or they put the data in multiple servers. You need to structure and organize your data so it is easily findable. If you’re spending time looking for the right document or fact, then you’re wasting time when you could be working on what matters.
- Cloud and Mobile -- Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, where you can access shared resources, data and information on-demand. This information is stored on a computer or server that you can access through the Internet. Accessing the cloud with a mobile device gives you access to your entire business on the go. You can communicate and share virtually any document with anyone anywhere. Most companies are doing this… but the problem is the final attribute.
- Integrate your software – The final attribute is the most difficult. You need to make sure all the software you have that stores the data talks to each other and shares information. Otherwise, you will be stuck doing busy work and redundant tasks.