ORBIS Construction HUB: data hub for construction objects in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 cloud
With the Construction Hub in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Cloud, ORBIS AG offers an innovative platform for construction suppliers. As a central data hub, it uniformly manages all information regarding a selection of construction objects and it enables digital control of the objects and trade processes. Information regarding the different construction projects can be compared quickly and easily. Also, potential construction projects can be identified at a very early stage, which opens a wide range of marketing and sales opportunities This gives the construction supplier a competitive advantage.
The Construction Hub is an integrated component of the CRM industry solution ORBIS CONSTRUCTION ONE, which is based on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and automatically gathers information regarding potential construction projects. The data regarding a building object is made available via software services that communicate directly with one another across system boundaries – as opposed to outdated solutions that entail cumbersome interfaces and import procedures.
Since the market-leading data suppliers and search algorithms Building Radar and ibau are linked to the Construction Hub, the user can transfer object data from Building Radar and ibau with the click of a mouse – without any technical know-how. Other data sources, such as tender platforms, can also easily be integrated into the Construction Hub, thanks to the high degree of standardisation.
The transferred object information is qualified in the Construction Hub, enriched, updated as required and automatically checked for duplicates using the ORBIS DataQualityONE solution to ensure high data quality. In addition, artificial intelligence (AI) analysis determines which participants (architect, planner, client) have the greatest potential of winning the contract for a building project – referred to as the "winning team".
This provides construction suppliers with a sound basis for deciding which projects are relevant to them. They can then create them as construction projects in ORBIS CONSTRUCTION ONE and process them in a structured manner, ideally until the order is completed. Since the Dynamic 365 solution is also linked to the commerce-as-a-service platform of the ORBIS partner Intershop, the construction supplier can quickly set up a web shop for selling its products, solutions and systems to B2B partners such as craftsmen.
The individual solutions of the Construction Hub are networked via integration services from Microsoft Dynamics 365 Cloud, which enables their smooth interaction. In this way, the data of the building object can also be managed redundancy-free in a single environment or “single source of truth”, so that business users have direct access to current information in the form of “live data”.
"With the Construction Hub and the seamless integration of partners such as ibau, Building Radar, and Intershop, we efficiently support construction suppliers in digitising their business processes for identifying, qualifying, and processing construction projects. This is an important prerequisite for remaining one step ahead of the competition in future. Since the wheel does not have to be reinvented in relation to building projects, the processing effort is significantly reduced,"
— Andreas Schulz, Managing Director of ORBIS Hamburg.
About Building Radar and ibau
Building Radar recognizes and verifies construction projects all over the world thanks to state-of-the-art AI technology and a satellite-based search algorithm. It also identifies indications of future construction projects, for example in newspaper articles. ibau relies on the intelligent combination of technology and experienced researchers to provide construction suppliers with relevant, clearly presented information regarding current public and commercial tenders and contracts.
ORBIS supports medium-sized companies as well as international corporations in the digitisation of their business processes: from the joint development of the customer-specific big picture to the practical implementation in the project. The digitisation and automation of business processes across the entire value chain ensure the competitiveness of our customers.
We are a competent partner due to the deep process know-how and the innovative strength of our 440 employees, combined with the expertise of more than 30 years of successful, international project work in various industries. We rely on the solutions and technologies of our partners SAP and Microsoft, whose portfolios are rounded off by ORBIS solutions. Our focus is on SAP S/4HANA, Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement and the implementation of the Smart Factory. Based on Smart Cloud technologies such as Machine Learning, Cognitive Services and IoT, we promote the innovative power of our customers in the development of forward-looking products, services and business models.
Our expertise results from more than 2000 customer projects with more than 500 customers in the following industries: Automotive Supply, Construction Supply, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical and Plant Engineering, Logistics, Metal, Consumer Goods and Retail. Longstanding customers include the ZF Group, Hörmann, Hager Group, Rittal, Kraftverkehr Nagel, ArcelorMittal, Montblanc, Bahlsen and Sonepar.
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