Malmo, Sweden – January 10, 2018 – inRiver, the foremost provider of multi-tenant SaaS-based product information management solutions, and BIMobject, a Sweden-based global technology company at the forefront of digitalizing the building industry, have partnered to ease the transformation of product information to specification data for BIM (Building Information Modeling) for building product manufacturers.
By directly integrating product information from inRiver PIM into the BIMobject® Cloud platform, manual processes can be automated to speed digitalization of building product information. Building product manufacturers will be able to make their products available to BIM users more easily, in addition to collecting product information in their own product database. BIMobject® Cloud will act as an additional a channel for product information disseminated by inRiver 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 inRiver PIM, 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," commented Stefan Larsson, CEO, BIMobject.
The cooperation will streamline several processes by cutting out duplication of 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 inRiver 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 (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry.
"We see an increasing need for our customers to leverage the content created in inRiver PIM in various applications. BIMobject Cloud is a fantastic application for the construction and interior design industry, and we believe the integration of our two systems can provide our customers with a very valuable solution," said Jesper Larsen, Partner Director, 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," stated Ben O'Donnell, CTO, BIMobject.
BIMobject® is a Swedish technology company with a global presence operating at the forefront of digitalising the building industry. BIMobject provides a cloud-based platform and powerful technology to make digital product information available for Building Information Modelling (BIM), allowing its use early in the building process for visualisation, specification, and analysis. The platform collects valuable data that streamlines the construction industry throughout the product lifecycle.
Today, BIMobject operates in a number of markets and has a global growth strategy. The company's offerings include development, hosting, management, and publishing of digital versions of manufacturer products: BIM objects. Its customers are building and interior product manufacturers who market their products via the BIMobject® Cloud. The user base consists primarily of architects, designers, and engineers, who access the BIMobject® Cloud through CAD/BIM-applications, apps, and web services. The BIM objects are integrated into a detailed model of the building, which increases the chance that the real products will be selected for purchase.
BIMobject is a public company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North with the ticker symbol BIM.
inRiver is the market leader for simplifying Product Information Management (PIM). We help B2C and B2B multi-channel commerce and marketing professionals tell perfect product stories. Our powerful inRiver Product Marketing Cloud radically facilitates the creation, handling, and distribution of perfect product information for a world-class customer experience across all touchpoints, in multiple languages. More than 900 brands around the world rely on inRiver Product Marketing Cloud for efficiently controlling the product (information) flow for their globally recognized brands.
inRiver was founded in 2007, and is today a well-recognized, award-winning, and rapidly growing company with an extensive partner network (PRIME). The company is headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, with offices in Chicago, London, Amsterdam and Stockholm and sales offices in Phoenix, and Istanbul.