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RedTeam Product Releases: March 28, 2023

What have we done for you?

Cost Estimate Upgrade

Details: Faster, more modern, and streamlined Estimate experience for Original Scope and Scope Changes

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

Cost Estimating is an integral part of the preconstruction process. By providing a more approachable Cost Estimate, we make it quicker and easier for users to complete this process. Those who use the Cost Estimating features in Flex will benefit from the Request for Quote and Bid-Leveling functionality during both preconstruction and change workflows.

Who is impacted?

Anyone who manages a Cost Estimate during preconstruction or change management, typically Estimators and Project Managers.

December 15, 2022 Release Notes

Indicated Outcome Report

Details: A powerful report for our clients who manage Construction Management At Risk (“CMAR”) or “open book” projects. This report facilitates the Customer’s understanding of the project financial status. It allows comparison of the Projected “Contract Value” against the “Estimate At Complete” (EAC) by Customer Schedule of Values for CMAR “open book” contracts.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

This report provides immediate access to compare the Projected “Contract Value” against the “Estimate At Complete” by each Customer Schedule of Values. Along with a recent update to Flex, which allows the option to tie the Budget directly to the SOV, this report saves Construction Managers At Risk time by compiling data into a report that is run on demand, rather than requiring Project Managers to calculate these figures on an on-going basis.

Who is impacted? 

Accounting, Project Managers, Executives

TeamPlayer for RedTeam Flex

Details: TeamPlayer for RedTeam Flex is included with your RedTeam Flex subscription to enhance collaboration between General Contractors and their subcontractors and sub-tiers regarding everything from Requests for Quotes to submitting AIA-style applications for payment.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

Subcontractors utilizing TeamPlayer–particularly for submitting their AIA-style applications for payment–save General Contractors time and money on each application for payment. Subcontractors can only add progress to the agreed upon Schedule of Values from the subcontract or purchase order. 

Pricing / payment

Electronic applications for payment, or “eApps”,  created with TeamPlayer streamline the subcontractor invoicing and payment process. RedTeam Flex has a $10 charge per eApp transaction when collaborating with subcontractors via TeamPlayer. Contractors may choose the amount of this fee that is covered by the vendor and the amount they pay themselves.

Who is impacted?

All those involved with the vendor payment process, including Superintendents, Project Managers, Operations Managers and Accountants.

Submittal Stamps and Markups

Details: These stamps are configurable by your company and can be used both internally for the contractor’s review and externally upon review from Third-Parties such as architects and engineers. Save time by applying stamps for review directly onto your submittal files. Use markups to highlight or call out anything important before submitting for approval.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

Prior to the ability to markup and stamp these files directly in Flex, users had to download submittals to their devices and use another software to markup and stamp, then they had to upload the file back into Flex. Now contractors and architects/engineers can use Flex to do so, which saves time and greatly increases efficiency. These updates make it easier for architects to use Flex to approve submittals, removing a hurdle that some architects/engineers had when asked to use Flex for to handle the submittal process.

Who is impacted? 

Anyone who manages, reviews, and approves submittals, typically Project Managers and Third-Parties.

December 15, 2022 Release Notes

Drawing Annotations

Details: Two main functions: (1) Redline Markups – ability to add markups and annotations to a PDF file and Publish as a Redline Markup, which makes the marked up version available everywhere we show drawings; and (2) Markup and Attach – ability to add markups and annotations to a file and attach to any Dialog document template or Post and share the marked up file with a specific person or team.

Prior to the ability to markup and stamp these files directly in Flex, users had to download submittals to their devices and use another software to markup and stamp, then they had to upload the file back into Flex. Now contractors and architects/engineers can use Flex to do so, which saves time and greatly increases efficiency. These updates make it easier for architects to use Flex to approve submittals, removing a hurdle that some architects/engineers had when asked to use Flex for to handle the submittal process.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

Prior to having the ability to annotate drawings in Flex and Fieldlens, users had to download drawings to their devices and use another software to annotate the drawings, then they had to upload the file back into Flex or Fieldlens or add it as an attachment to a Dialog document or Post by importing from their device. Now users can save time and increase efficiency by doing so directly within Flex and Fieldlens.

Who is impacted?

Any users who want to add markups to Plans and Specs, typically Estimators/Precon team, Project Managers, and Project Coordinators, and Third-parties like Architects or Engineers.

August 18, 2022 Release Notes 

Overlay Comparison

Details: Ability to compare different versions of the same drawing OR to compare any two drawings. The overlay comparison will call-out differences between drawings using colors to represent one drawing from another.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

Drawings are often changing, so it is critical to be able to quickly identify changes as revisions are received. This makes it easier to quickly determine if an Owner Change Order is necessary based on revisions, and allows contractors to easily determine impacted trades so they can coordinate necessary changes to subcontractors’ scope of work right away, which reduces the amount of rework required.

Who is impacted?

Anyone who views or manages drawings during preconstruction, contracting, and construction phases, including Estimators, Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Superintendents, Foremen, and Architects and Engineers.

November 16, 2022 Release Notes

Fieldlens Integration

Why did we do this?

We wanted to provide your team with the ability to more efficiently and effectively collaborate between office and field teams within your organization and with all other project stakeholders, including project owners, subcontractors, and architects and engineers. We want to save you time and money by increasing collaboration and decreasing risk and the likelihood of rework and safety issues.

Details:

With this integration, you can send information you already manage in Flex directly to your team using Fieldlens on the jobsite, and RFIs, Punch, and Safety can be sent from Fieldlens to Flex as well.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

Removes communication silos and increases instant collaboration between all project team members, both internal to your organization and external.  Greatly reduces the likelihood of rework and other jobsite issues, including safety and scheduling problems. Save time and money, and maintain a more complete record of jobsite management using Fieldlens with Flex.

Who is impacted?

Project Managers, Field personnel and Executives.

November 16, 2022 Release Notes

What’s coming soon?

Coming: Drawing Hyperlinks (Jump-to-Sheet)

Details: Flex OCR will automatically read sheet numbers and callouts to apply hyperlinks to corresponding pages. Ability to manually add and edit hyperlinks to various pages as well.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

Without hyperlinks, users have to manually flip back and forth between various drawings. These hyperlinks will allow users to click on a callout hyperlink to immediately view the corresponding sheet, which increases efficiency and saves time.

Who is impacted?

Users who view plans, including preconstruction teams, Project Managers, Superintendents and Foremen, and collaborators with access to view plans.

Coming: RFI Advanced PDF Markups

Details: Annotations, including markup tools and stamps like those included in Plans and Submittals, will be available when answering RFIs.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

Without these options, users who respond to RFIs have been annotating and stamping files outside of Flex. This feature will save those who respond to RFIs time and effort.

Who is impacted?

Those who respond to RFIs, including Project Managers, Owners, Architects and Engineers. This feature will make it easier for Third-parties to use Flex to respond to RFIs.

What’s coming soon?

Coming: Drawing Hyperlinks (Jump-to-Sheet)

Details: Expansion of the hyperlink functionality to include a creation workflow. Ability to manually or automatically create new hyperlinks on drawings and other PDFs uploaded into Fieldlens.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

Without hyperlinks, users have to manually flip back and forth between various drawings. These hyperlinks will allow users to click on a callout hyperlink to immediately view the corresponding sheet, which increases efficiency and saves time.

Who is impacted?

Users who view plans, including Project Managers, Superintendents and Foremen, and collaborators with access to view plans.

Coming: Mobile Application Upgrade & Rebrand

Details: Rebuilding the application for more efficient updates, which will also provide a consistent user experience that does not deviate based upon mobile device. Plus an updated brand experience.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

It is very important to us that Fieldlens helps you to be more efficient, so we are optimizing processes to enhance speed and allow for faster response times.

Who is impacted?

Everyone who uses Fieldlens.

What have we done for you?

Project Documents Update (Add folders / subfolders / permissions)

Details: We released an update of the project documents to a modern and customizable file-sharing tool. Users can create custom folders and subfolders. Add files, and manage permissions at the project level or globally from Administration. Project Documents’ custom folders and subfolders are now available in the mobile app as well, so the file structure mimics the web experience.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

This is a customizable document storage with better control over who can view information. This system can be used to store any documents users want inside of RedTeam Go to be accessible anywhere.

Who is impacted?

Preconstruction teams and Operations teams in the office can easily share documents with each other and with the field team. 

WIP Report Enhancements Update

Details: Allows for more flexible and approachable usage of the WIP report. Provides Accounting users with flexibility to manage their WIP report however they see fit. Additions to the WIP report include: Ability to toggle between Active, Inactive, and Both projects; Provide Accounting users with the flexibility to manage their WIP however they see fit.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

WIP reports can provide valuable insights into the status of ongoing projects, and help Project Managers to make better decisions about resource allocation, cost control, and revenue recognition. These enhancements allow for more flexibility and data management, and make it easier for accounting teams to utilize Go’s WIP report.

Who is impacted?

Anyone who uses the WIP report. Typically Project Managers, Executives and Accountants.

February 17, 2023 Release Notes 

What’s coming soon?

Coming: Budget Worksheet Upgrade

Details: We are providing you with a more robust Budget management experience with a more modern UI: The Project Management Budget Worksheet provides one location to manage all cost codes for the duration of the project; The Change Log captures all metadata, including changes that were previously not tracked during Buyout/Set up Construction Budget; Markup Adjustment Tool is improved with a new Forecast feature.

Why is it important? What problem does it solve?

This upgrade provides a single worksheet where all costs can be managed and tracked, which increases the speed and accuracy with which Budget updates can be made. Some new features have been added, including the ability to Forecast movement of money prior to fully committing.

Who is impacted?

Project Managers and anyone who manages the Project Budget or relies on quick interpretation of project cost data, including the accounting team and Executives.

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