TradeTapp | Backlog Table View: Building off our previous update, you can now view backlog details per project in addition to the total backlog value displayed. Learn more about this feature and how to set it up here.
Bid Manager | Costs and Forecasts in Bid Package Table: Stay on budget with forecasted costs that help you plan your projects accurately. As you level bids, your forecasted bid costs will update automatically. Learn more about it here.
Bid Board | PlanGrid Integration: If you are a subcontractor with Bid Board Pro who also has a PlanGrid account, you can connect both accounts to instantly transfer projects files from BuildingConnected to PlanGrid. This will help you and your team seamlessly transition from preconstruction to the field. Learn more about it here.
Bid Manager | Private Attachments: You can now securely attach and download files that are visible to your team members only.
Bid Manager | PlanGrid Integration: If you are a general contractor with BC Pro who also has a PlanGrid account, you can connect both accounts to instantly transfer project files from BuildingConnected to PlanGrid. This will help you and your team seamlessly transition from preconstruction to the field. Learn more about how to connect your accounts here.
Bid Board | Bid Viewed Notification: Understand when recipients view your proposal for the first time through our new notifications. The assignee and bid submitter will receive an email notification.
The Network within Bid Manager | Filter for Domestic Bidders: We included the ability to see “domestic bidders only” for those who need to filter out bidders in bordering countries.
Bid Manager | Improved display of self-submitted bids: Self-submitted bids will be sorted to the left and visually differentiated in the Bid Leveling tab so that you can compare your budget with other bids more easily.
Bid Manager | Resizing the Bid Form column: Long line item descriptions will no longer be cut off and can be entirely viewed by expanding the Bid Form column in Bid Leveling.
Bid Manager | NDA project names: The project names of NDA projects can be displayed when sending ITBs and messages to subs, even if they haven’t signed an NDA.
TradeTapp | ERP/Accounting Backlog Sync: Through SFTP, you can now automatically push backlog information from your ERP or accounting system into TradeTapp. Risk profiles will update based on the information sent to TradeTapp. Learn how to add this feature here.
TradeTapp | Canadian Vendors: We’ve made it easier for Canadian vendors to submit qualification applications. Questionnaires now support Canadian provinces, business numbers, and currency. No action is needed to update US-based existing forms.
Bid Manager | Export Plug Notes to Excel: Now when you export bid leveling information to excel we will carry any notes that you input within BuildingConnected into your excel sheet. This will help provide clarity to any plugs that have been made. Learn more about exporting plugged notes to Excel here.
Bid Board | Profit Margin Field: We’ve added a new field within the ‘Internal Use’ section under the opportunity called “profit margin” for your team to fill in per project. This information is not viewable by your client.
Bid Manager | 'Soft Award' Status: We have updated the language behind awarding subcontractors within a bid package to better reflect that they will not be notified of this designation. Learn more about “softly” awarding bids here.
Bid Board | Headline Editing: Easily stay organized and edit key opportunity details with our new inline editor. You can update the name, number, trade, due date, status, and more.
TradeTapp | Insurance Policies: Now you are able to filter your vendors based on insurance expiration dates. We’ve added columns for each of the seven insurance policy types and the ability to filter by these dates.
The Network within Bid Manager | Flag and Hide subs: You can flag the subcontractors that are irrelevant to your search and hide them from subsequent searches. Learn more here.
The Network within Bid Manager | Preferred Company: Keep the best subs at the top of your search results by preferring the company for your entire office. Learn more about preferred companies here.
The Network within Bid Manager | Preferred Contact: By indicating a preferred contact within a company, you ensure that bid invites are getting into the right hands.Learn more about preferred contacts here.
Bid Manager | Sort By Adjusted Total: We now allow GC’s to re-sort bids within the bid leveling tool based on an adjusted total. Learn more about sorting “Adjusted Totals” here.
Bid Board | Bidding outside of BC: You can now respond to invitations to bid on a project that originates outside of BuildingConnected directly from Bid Board. You can also send emails to your client with an attached proposal. Learn more about submitting bids here.
TradeTapp | API: Vendor qualification data is now available through our API. Pass individual submissions, vendor limits, questionnaires, and more to the location of your choice. Learn more about using TradeTapp’s API here.
Bid Manager | Search Filter Improvements: The filter has now been enhanced to first display your exact match and then the remaining relevant matches after.
TradeTapp | Vendor Grid: With our latest update, you are able to customize the vendor grid to your specific needs. Adjust the order of columns by selecting ‘customize’ in the top right-hand corner and drag columns to your preferred order. Learn more about customizing the vendor grid here.
Bid Manager | Proposal Viewer: Now you can load a PDF proposal straight into BuildingConnected and reference it as you complete a bid form to facilitate the bid leveling process. Learn more about Proposal Viewer here.
Bid Board | Comments: When you leave notes, we automatically record a timestamp and place an avatar next to your name. This makes it easier to identify different collaborators. Learn more about adding, editing, and deleting comments on bids here.
Bid Manager | Search Filter Improvements: All project fields are displayed on the ‘Opportunities’ overview so you can see what fields are available and which fields require updating.
TradeTapp | Vendor Grid: These features have been moved to the top navigation so that you can access from anywhere within Bid Board.
TradeTapp | Vendor Grid: To quickly locate companies on your vendor grid, we’ve made the first column and column headers sticky as you scroll. We’ve also improved the time it takes to load the grid. Learn more about customizing the vendor grid here.
The Network within Bid Manager | Suggested Edits: You can suggest an edit to a company or user’s profile. This helps maintain our network of general contractors and subcontractors with the most recent and accurate contact information. If the suggested edits are accepted by the other party, the new information will be public across BuildingConnected’s network. Learn more about suggesting an edit here.
TradeTapp | Company Review: Now you can assign reviewers to a specific company, allowing you to delegate annual company reviews. Learn more about the company review process here.
Bid Board | Follow-up dates: Use our new follow-up dates on Bid Board, Opportunity Overview, and Calendar pages to remember future tasks. Learn more about adding follow-up dates to submitted bids here.
Bid Board | Multi-office Filters: Filter opportunities by multiple offices in the Bid Board, Leaderboard, and Analytics pages.
Bid Board | Grouped Events: With our latest update, you are able to customize the vendor grid to your specific needs. Adjust the order of columns by selecting ‘customize’ in the top right-hand corner and drag columns to your preferred order.
Bid Board | Opportunity ID in Reports: We’ve added the ability to expand your grouped opportunities in the calendar. Now you’ll see scheduling details associated with each opportunity within the group independently. Learn more about editing opportunity groups from the calendar here.
TradeTapp | Internal Backlog: To better understand your vendor’s backlog, we’ve improved the limit flags on vendor profiles and included backlog data within the vendor grid. Now, when a vendor’s backlog reaches 80% of the internal total limit, you will see a message.