Acquisition will bolster construction SaaS provider’s mobile data capture capabilities
Collaborative BIM and construction SaaS provider Thinkproject has acquired London-based Digital Field Solutions, the developer of Formworks
Formworks is used to capture and process data on mobile devices, and is used by customers in construction, financial services, real estate, utilities, training, social care, maintenance and manufacturing.
“We look forward to continuing to enhance and develop Formworks for both existing and new customers with a specific focus on the AECO lifecycle,” said Michael Bischoff, CTO of Thinkproject. “We see significant potential for customers to combine dynamic forms creation and data integration with Thinkprojects application portfolio to drive their digitisation efforts.”
Formworks is used to configure customised mobile and web forms that can be linked to multiple data sources, including SQL environments, CRM, ERP and third-party software solutions.
In the construction and engineering industry, access to complex logic, calculations and validation is a critical factor. In addition, new data needs to be captured and validated in environments where there is often limited or no internet connectivity, or where security measures make it difficult to use technology to capture and collect the data needed.
“We are very proud to be part of Thinkproject’s expansion strategy,” says Tim Howard, co-founder of Digital Field Solutions.
“Formworks is an excellent extension of Thinkproject’s construction intelligence solutions to solve data collection and validation challenges for construction teams across the three phases of design, build and operate. Besides, Formworks uses powerful browser-based technology to digitise dynamic forms and workflows through a simple interface.
“All regularly used business forms can be made available to all stakeholders involved in construction projects across multiple devices and platforms.”