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BIMobject and the market-leading corporation inRiver have entered into a cooperation agreement in order to enable PIM-systems to be integrated with the BIMobject platform for digital building products. The purpose is to facilitate the transition from PIM to BIM for building product manufacturers, and to enable these manufacturers to make their products available to BIM users in addition to collecting product information in their own product database. This way, the BIMobject® Cloud becomes a channel for the product information from PIM.
“The large investment BIMobject made in developing an API interface now results in considerable advantages for both users and manufacturers: The BIMobject Cloud can be integrated with a PIM system like inRiver, giving manufacturers the right tools to create an unbroken flow of information between all of their information sources, product development, and market information in a secure and efficient way that can be validated and traced”, says Stefan Larsson, CEO at BIMobject.
The cooperation will streamline several processes by cutting out the previously necessary double effort of having to feed the same information into two different systems. Existing customers of the two companies will be able to update and maintain products more easily in both BIM and PIM. At the same time, they will gain access to the marketing channels that BIM entails. The BIMobject® Cloud is the world’s leading platform for digital building products with a continually growing user base currently consisting of more than 640,000 professionals in the international AEC industry (architecture, engineering, and construction).
“We can see an increasing need for our customer to use the content created in inRiver PIM in various applications. The platform BIMobject Cloud is a fantastic application for the construction and interior design industry, and we believe a well integrated solution with two systems can give our customers a very valuable solution”, says Jesper Larsen, Partner Director at inRiver.
“The cooperation with inRiver aligns perfectly with our vision for the BIMobject Cloud, and for BIM as a whole: providing as open a platform as possible so that both users and customers can use the information to streamline processes and add value to their everyday workflow. This is exactly the kind of initiative we wanted to encourage by releasing our API”, says Ben O’Donnell, CTO at BIMobject.
The agreement is ongoing and will entail no noteworthy costs for either party.