Capturing data with mobile devices is becoming increasingly important in the digitalisation of the construction industry:
Munich / London, April 6, 2021 – Thinkproject, Europe’s leading SaaS provider for construction and engineering projects, today announced the acquisition of Digital Field Solutions Ltd. Founded in 2005 and based in London, UK, Digital Field Solutions’ award-winning Formworks product is a key extension of Thinkproject’s Construction Intelligence platform for digitising the construction industry.
Formworks enables field based capture and processing of mission-critical data on mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets.
With the acquisition of Digital Field Solutions Thinkproject continues its rapid pace of expansion, and further expands its presence and customer base in the UK and Europe.
Thinkproject acquires Digital Field Solutions to complement its construction intelligence platform with mobile solutions.
- Thinkproject continues to accelerate growth with its second acquisition in 2021
- Digital Field Solutions’ Formworks enables the creation of dynamic forms for mobile and web platforms
- Through the acquisition, Thinkproject will offer its customers new tools for the digitisation of the construction business processes
Mobile access to critical data even in offline mode
Formworks is a self-service application builder and workflow solution that enables rapid process automation. It can be used to configure customized 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.
“Since its launch, Formworks has won numerous awards and is used by clients in construction, financial services, real estate, utilities, training, social care, maintenance and manufacturing,” says Michael Bischoff, CTO of Thinkproject. “We are delighted to welcome the Digital Field Solutions team to Thinkproject and look forward to continuing to enhance and develop Formworks for both existing and new customers with a specific focus on the AECO lifecycle. We see significant potential for customers to combine dynamic forms creation and data integration to Thinkprojects application portfolio to drive their digitisation efforts”.
Formworks is able to quickly solve data collection challenges by providing users with a low-code environment in which they can build their own custom applications to capture, validate and share complex field data.
“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.” In addition, Tim adds; “Becoming part of a large, successful software group will enable us to accelerate the development of Formworks to meet the rapidly evolving needs of all our clients and provide us with the platform to extend our reach into new territories and sectors across Europe.”
About Digital Field Solutions
For over a decade, from our London base, our team has been successfully delivering mission critical mobile data capture and data processing systems to large and small businesses. After introducing digital pen technology more widely into the business community from 2005 we went on to develop Formworks in 2010 to enable organisations to take advantage of emerging lightweight tablet devices like the iPad.
Since its launch, Formworks has won numerous awards and is used by enterprises and organizations in construction, financial services, property, utilities, training, social care, maintenance and manufacturing. We have the experience and expertise to deliver bespoke data capture solutions, and work in partnership with our clients to help them define and prioritize their requirements. Our solutions encompass the complete data journey – from point of capture in the field, to processing in the back office to storage.
More info: www.digitalfieldsolutions.com
Based in Munich, Germany, Thinkproject is a global leader in construction intelligence, unlocking the potential of people and information through digital technologies to enable better industry results. It is the leading Europe-based construction and engineering SaaS provider with 2,750 customers, more than 250,000 users in over 60 countries, and nearly 500 employees.
More info: www.thinkproject.com
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