On-the-go workers need to find relevant information quickly. To address this necessity, harmon.ie, https://harmon.ie/Construction, Milpitas, Calif., offers a collaboration solution to meet construction industry challenges by improving access to documents and emails—with or without network coverage.

To improve workforce collaboration, access, and productivity in the field harmon.ie creates a contextual, single-app activity stream of multiple cloud services from leading enterprise cloud vendors including Microsoft, Salesforce.com, and NetSuite across mobile devices and desktop computers.

Construction companies send enormous numbers of project-related emails and documents to a wide variety of employees, contractors, suppliers, and customers. Smooth operations at building sites depend on the constant exchange of these documents and emails, requiring anytime, anywhere access and intelligent document management to easily find the right information.

“Our field workers need access to critical documents and emails—anytime, anywhere,” notes Atilla Kücük, IT division manager, Leonhard Weiss, www.leonhard-weiss.com, Göppingen, Germany. “Our employees continuously work with approximately 900 templates to correctly handle construction site application procedures, from set-up to handling instructions. This is why enormous volumes of email traffic build up every day.”

harmon.ie’s solution empowers construction personnel to edit, store, classify, retrieve, and collaborate on large amounts of data, in both emails and documents—from a desktop or from mobile devices. Construction companies are able to give field workers offline access to plans, drawings, and contact lists. Users can annotate PDF documents and drawings and upload pictures from work sites—all without relying on network coverage. Mobile access to task lists and calendar events is also provided.

“We’ve built a bridge to SharePoint using harmon.ie as a single, central document repository,” relates Kücük. “harmon.ie lets us store, share, and access emails as the important documents they are. harmon.ie makes the entire process of document handling easier for the employee, so that use of the SharePoint server has increased massively.”

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