B2W Software adds API capabilities
By Adam FreillConstruction Software
Heavy construction management software provider B2W Software has introduced a new B2W Estimate Application Programming Interface (API) designed to automate data transfer and make estimating easier, faster and more accurate.
The API automates connectivity between B2W Software’s flagship estimating application and data sources used to generate estimates. The API also enables a new Production Rate Actuals feature within B2W Estimate, giving estimators streamlined access to current and historical performance data from the field. The information from B2W Track, an application for field tracking and analysis, can be used to improve accuracy of rates applied within current bids.
APIs connect software and data sources to each other and provide a shared standard for interoperability. B2W Estimate, an enterprise-class application for heavy construction estimating and bidding, features centralized cost data and specialized functionality for creating bids from databases, templates and cost structures.
The API can also automatically update pricing and other information from organizations such as vendors and subcontractors and keep job-cost identification codes up to date and in sync between estimating and accounting systems.
The new B2W Production Rate Actuals feature gives estimators working within B2W Estimate instant access to actual productivity achieved on active and past jobs. The information is compiled from daily field logs completed with B2W Track.