As of 15 October all users will be
automatically redirected to Cobuilder Collaborate
Out with the old – in with the new
Cobuilder Collaborate is the new tool that is about to replace ProductXchange. Here you can see the biggest milestones in the development of Cobuilder Collaborate and most importantly – what is in store. To learn more, click on the points in the timeline below. Here you will also be able to find the latest updates on planned functionality and estimated release dates – stay tuned!
Develop something new and better
ProductXchange is used by thousands of contractor and has been on the market for over 10 years. But that’s just it – in today’s technology age, 10 years is a very long time. To be able to offer the users a better user experience and not least, improved functionality, we started with the development of a brand new tool – Cobuilder Collaborate.
With new and secure technology
Cobuilder Collaborate is a cloud-based solution that is part of Cobuilder’s new platform. The platform integrates several different solutions to enable collaboration and seamless data exchange between the actors in different project phases. The platform leverages the latest Microsoft Azure technology to provide you with a better user experience and enhanced data security. In other words – it is safe and reliable. Find out more about the technology behind our new platform.
NB All information that you have stored in ProductXchange is also available in Cobuilder Collaborate.
Launch of version 1
In May 2019, we were ready with the first version of Cobuilder Collaborate. Its purpose was to provide basic functionality within a new and more intuitive interface. We thank the users for their positive feedback and constructive input, and feel confident that Cobuilder Collaborate will contribute to a better work day for all users.
Asset data management
This is a new functionality that will help clients and contractors to set requirements for product information and properties as standardised data for various purposes – BIM, operation and maintenance, environmental impact, procurement, quality assurance, etc. This way you can collect the data directly from the supply chain in real time, check it automatically against specified requirements and finally, deliver digital as-built models enriched with validated and verified product data. You won’t have to invest time and effort ensuring that all the required information is in place at the end of the project. This functionality supports the implementation of EN ISO 19650 in the project. Find out more.
NB. This is an additional service – Cobuilder Collaborate Professional Data
The BREEAM functionality in Cobuilder Collaborate offers an easy process for selecting the right products and gathering the relevant documentation in BREEAM projects. With the help of a dedicated dashboard you can easily perform quality assessment and prepare for submission the documentation related to the materials used in the project. This way you can save the time and extra work of compiling all the information in Excel sheets. Find out more about our new BREEAM functionality.
NB! We continue with the further development of the BREEAM functionality. Follow our newsletter!
Risk assessment step-by-step
Over the past year, we have worked closely with the users to develop a step-by-step process that will help you to perform good risk assessments. You don’t need to know the theory behind it – we will guide you through each step to help you can take HSE to a new level.
In addition, the tool has its own dashboard to monitor the risk assessments performed by the supply chain. This will help you to ensure control over the risk management in your project and to easily follow up on missing risk assessments.
Company admin users will also get an overview of all risk assessments in the company to better monitor the risk management across the entire organization.
Collect FM documentation
This functionality allows you to easily upload and store your FM documentation directly in your project in Cobuilder Collaborate. This way, you can collect everything in one place – both FM documentation related to the products used in the project (product data sheets, maintenance information, fire safety certificate, etc.) as well as project-specific FM documentation (evacuation plan, drawings, etc.).
With a couple of clicks you can export the FM documentation and send it directly by mail to external stakeholders.
As part of the new functionality for Asset Data Management, you can distribute the FM documentation to an IFC model together with all your product data stored in your project in Cobuilder Collaborate.
Assessment of substitution alternatives
We know that for those of you who work on the projects it can be a challenge to identify alternative chemicals that can be used for substitution assessment. Together with the workgroup for chemicals, we have created a functionality that will allow your organisation to identify alternatives so that the users can include these when considering substitution as part of the risk assessment. This new functionality will help your organisation to better coordinate the processes for risk management internally, and not least – make life easier for those of you working with it in the projects.
Transfering the users
As part of the gradual transition from ProductXchange to Cobuilder Collaborate, after 15 October all users will be automatically redirected to Cobuilder Collaborate when they log into ProductXchange. This means that most functionalities that are necessary for you to perform your daily tasks will be available in the new system. What is more – designated dashboards will provide important information and help you to identify tasks that you need to focus on in order to fulfill the project requirements.
NB There will still be some functionality that is not yet available in Cobuilder Collaborate, and if the need arises you can still log in to ProductXchange.
Deliver missing functionality
We continue with the further development of Cobuilder Collaborate to ensure that all functionality that you use today will be available in the new system before phasing out ProductXchange. Here is an overview of the most important functionality that is planned to be released before we put ProductXchange to rest:
– Information sheets
– Exposure register
– Export all product documentation on the project in structured zip file
– Print all SDS in the project at the touch of a button
– Overview of all SDS in the organisation
NB! Keep an eye on the timeline – it will be updated continuously with dates and details about upcoming functionality.
OUT WITH THE OLD!
PRODUCTXCHANGE IS PUT TO REST
As all functionality from ProductXchange is transferred to Cobuilder Collaborate, we will phase out ProductXchange. This means that we will discontinue the technical maintenance and support of the old system, and it will no longer be possible to log in to ProductXchange
NB! We will continue to develop Cobuilder Collaborate even after phasing out ProductXchange – both to improve existing functionality and to deliver brand new functionality.