Search for Success through SKYSITE

During our interactions with contractors, a word repeatedly kept coming up in our conversations: Search!

The “Search” function is the “Life Blood” of an information management solution. Most customers mentioned that the lack of powerful search has the potential to delay a project.

Getting the answers you need quickly—on the move, in important meetings, whether in office or on job-site, without having to chase down team members—is an absolute necessity during a construction project. Sorting through thousands of documents to “search” for precise project information delays the project by slowing down the response time of project members. These challenges make the ability to search and access documents quickly and accurately a must-have.

Using these key customer insights, ARC Document Solutions kept “Search” at the center of our solution’s design while developing SKYSITE.

With many years of deep domain experience managing construction documents and information, ARC knows that project members not only need to work from the latest set, but should also be able to access and retrieve documents without wasting time and effort.

Search and Discover

You can rely on SKYSITE’s powerful search to find the information you need quickly and accurately:

  • Search results in seconds: SKYSITE’s advanced technology can generate search results fast, even if the search is through thousands of documents and project mails
  • Filter by attribute: Fine-tune searches by using standard and custom attributes like revision number, review status, and more
  • Content search made easy by leveraging OCR engine. SKYSITE’s Google-like search not only searches folder names, file names, file attributes, but also text within the files
  • Easy content indexing options: lets users generate accurate and relevant document retrieval

This combination of robust search capabilities coupled with a user-friendly one-click sharing is designed to give you the one thing you need to enhance productivity and efficiency: the ability to quickly find your project documents.

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SKYSITE Guarantee: You are always working on the latest set of documents!

Our last post highlighted the need for industry-specific technology solutions. 75% of AEC professionals agree that up to 1/3 of all project cost overruns are due to project document difficulties. This is the single biggest challenge AEC professionals face in project management today.

We work in a global environment: a San Francisco owner with a construction project in Tokyo could be working with a London architect firm and have its project material delivery from Jaipur. Project members are now required to work, share, distribute and collaborate in real-time and in a multi-locational and multi-geographic environment.

Hard copies of drawings, email, or FTP sharing and distribution are unable to cope up with real-time collaboration demands. Generic and consumer grade tools don’t make the cut because they don’t address industry specific workflows.

Documents are the principal mode of communication for the AEC industry, yet our research found that 33% of AEC professionals find it challenging to access the latest set of documents. Effective project management begins with efficient collaboration and information management, and it is imperative for a successful project that all it members are always working from the most current set of documents.

That’s why we created SKYSITE, a document and information collaboration and management for AEC industry.

SKYSITE is an integrated cloud-based construction document management solution with mobile and desktop sync applications. SKYSITE is the only solution designed to specifically address the workflow of the AEC industry.

SKYSITE consists of three major components: desktop/web, tablet and sync applications. SkySite enables project members to:

  • Capture, connect, and share critical design and construction documents, 24×7
  • Easily and securely access, manage, share, collaborate & manage information from anywhere by any device.
  • Powerful sync application allows a user to work locally. It also enables users to keep files locally for offline use, and upload for later publishing on the cloud. While connected, it is perpetually synchronizing documents and information real-time.
  • The SKYSITE app is available for iOS and Android devices.

There are two unique functionalities of SKYSITE that enable users to always work on the latest set of documents, unlike generic or consumer solutions.

One, generic/ consumer products lack the very fundamental feature that allows AEC project users to always work from “Latest Document/Current Set” unlike SKYSITE. Project users working with generic tools have to manually create the “‘latest document”, than copy from a source folder and pass it to user-created and managed “latest Documents.” This manual function is prone to errors.

Another unique SKYSITE feature is that it eliminates document duplication. SKYSITE algorithms identify and save documents by name and revision information. If a user uploads a (revised) document with same name and revision information, the systems won’t allow the user to publish this document. The system is built to guide a user to give a new revision information and/or sheet number for the document to upload and publish, thus avoiding duplication.

SKYSITE project users don’t have to worry about working from wrong revision(s) as they are always (by default) working from the most current document sets. SKYSITE enhances productivity, efficiency, and facilitates project delivery on time by empowering its users to always work from the latest set of documents.

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