Construction Software Space Evolves Through Combinations and Partnerships

The construction software space continues to see activity in acquisitions as well as partnerships. One may think such a traditional industry was lag behind in new technology adoption, but it’s actually quite the opposite. Just last year, Autodesk acquired Plangrid for nearly $900 million, bolstering its strategic plan to capitalize on the current adoption momentum. Now, eSUB construction software is the latest to make a major announcement – it is partnering with Applied Software.

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eSUB is the leader of cloud and mobile project management software designed specifically for subcontractors in the construction industry. They provide a platform solution which includes field data collection and labor productivity tools. Meanwhile, Applied Software, is a full-service premier systems integrator for the MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing), AEC (architectural, engineering and construction) and manufacturing industries.

Wendy Rogers, president and CEO of eSUB stated, "Applied Software is a leading system integrator in the industry, and our teams are committed to the same mission of driving collaboration between design and construction to benefit the full building lifecycle in large-scale commercial projects. It's a partnership that just makes sense—there is great synergy between our teams, which is why we have achieved early success with several of the top MEP contractors."

Richard Burroughs, president and CEO of Applied Software provided his thoughts, "Applied Software is grounded in being a trusted resource for solutions to bridge the gap between customer workflows". Also adding, "eSUB's field data collection and labor productivity platform delivers valuable project insights in real-time, filling a critical operational need for many contractors. Through this partnership with eSUB, we can help our customers increase overall efficiency and productivity with the best field data collection and collaboration solution that complements and integrates with Autodesk product and service offerings."

Both companies are well established within the Autodesk ecosystem with eSUB as an Autodesk Forge Fund tightly integrated with the Autodesk BIM 360 construction management platform and Applied Software, an Autodesk Platinum Partner. The companies have complementary products and share the vision of empowering MEP trade contractors with innovative technology and services.