All users er now automatically redirected
to Cobuilder Collaborate

Out with the old – in with the new

Cobuilder Collaborate is the new tool that has replaced ProductXchange. Here you can see the biggest milestones in the development of Collaborate and most importantly – what is in store. To learn more, click on the points in the timeline below. You can find the latest updates on planned functionality and estimated release dates.

Develop something new and better

January 2018

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

August 2018

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

May 2019

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

NEW FUNCTIONALITY

May 2019

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

Breeam assessment

NEW FUNCTIONALITY

August 2019

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

NEW FUNCTIONALITY

august 2020

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

NEW FUNCTIONALITY

August 2020

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

NEW FUNCTIONALITY

September 2020

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.

“The switch”
Transfering the users

15 October 2020

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.

Favourite products and archiving of SDS

January 2021

Favourite products

With the help of this functionality you can make a list of favourite products that you use often in your work. This way you can easily add them to the project without having to search in the database each time.

Archiving of SDS

You can use this functionality to archive a Safety Data Sheet which no longer should be part of your Chemical List, for instance when you are finished using a certain chemical product in the project.

Export of chemicals list and notification about products for exposure registration

February 2021

Export the list of chemicals used in your project to Excel

Export the list of chemicals to Excel with a click of a button. This can be useful if you want to send the information to people who are not connected to the project in Cobuilder Collaborate or to facilitate internal HSE routines.

Products for exposure registration

You will be notified when new chemical substances are added to the project that require registration of exposed employees in the exposure register.

Bulk print of SDS

May 2021

This functionality allows you to print / download all Safety Data Sheets in your project, and you won’t need to go back to ProductXchange to print your chemicals list.

Phasing out functionality in ProductXchange

June 2021

As we are delivering more and more functionality in Collaborate, we will start phasing out certain features in ProductXchange. The goal is to reduce the tasks related to the maintenance of two separate systems. The first functionality to be discontinued is user management, and it will be removed from ProductXchange in June.

Versioning of risk management

NEW FUNCTIONALITY

June 2021

You can find all risk managements that you have performed on older versions of Safety Data Sheets in your project. The system will notify you when new versions of SDS are released, and you can assess whether you need to perform a new risk management based on the new SDS. It is also possible to perform a risk management for each version of the SDS.

Documents in the BREEAM module

June 2021

The functionality gives you access to all documents linked to the products that are displayed in the BREEAM module. This way you can assess all documentation, including documents that don’t close deviations automatically. An example of such documents is ECOproduct. The document must be reviewed and assessed to determine whether the product complies with the BREEAM-requirements. Additional information will be available in the system to help users determine whether they can close the deviation on the basis of the attached ECOproduct document.

Onboarding for new projects

June 2021

Users will receive more information about the steps they need to follow to start collecting product information and documentation once they have created a new project in the system. The functionality aims at helping new beginners get started with Collaborate.

Swan certified projects

NEW FUNCTIONALITY

September 2021

We will release a new module to facilitate the assessment of products in projects seeking Swan certification. Users will be able to activate a dedicated filter that will check automatically the delivered products against Swan’s product portal to ensure that the products are approved for use in Swan certified buildings.

Company level reports

December 2021

You can pull out different types of reports on company level that provide status on the projects in the organisation / region.

  • Project status: The report shows all active projects and provides information on the most important KPI’s.
  • Chemicals: The report shows all active chemicals that hit the filter, and includes two separate parts – chemicals added by your organisation and chemicals delivered by your subcontractors.
  • Risk management: The report provides information on the number of risk assessments in projects, both those performed by you company and by your subcontractors.
  • BREEAM: The report shows all active projects with BREEAM requirements and the most important KPI’s.

Phasing out functionality in ProductXchange

December 2021

As we are delivering more and more functionality in Collaborate, we will continue to phase out features in ProductXchange. The goal is to reduce maintenance tasks in two separate systems. On 7 December we will discontinue all functionality for managing information on project level in ProductXchange. Users who are company administrators can still access the functionalities for managing information at company level until these become available in Cobuilder Collaborate. Please contact our Support Team in case you can’t find a certain feature.

New module for collecting EPD data

NEW FUNCTIONALITY

October 2022

A new module in Collaborate allows you to collect Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and digital data about environmental indicators directly from the actors invited to the project. The data is easily exported and can be used for carbon footprint calculations.

New BREEAM filter

NEW FUNCTIONALITY

December 2022

We will release a new BREEAM filter that enables actors to set requirements for documentation about construction materials in accordance with the new BREEAM-NOR v6.0 manual. The goal is to facilitate collection and assessment of the relevant documentation to help projects meet the new certification requirements.

Exposure registry

January 2023

Vi will implement an exposure registry in Collaborate. All information that is stored in the old ProductXchange will be transferred to the new module. The process for log-keeping is improved, and the system guides the users through the different steps.

Information sheets on company level

February 2023

You will be able to find an overview of all information sheets created by your organisation. In addition, we will release an improved functionality for developing information sheets. The new process follows the structure of the safety data sheet, and you can easily filter out all mandatory fields. You can find information about the number of information sheets in the project directly on the dashboard in the Chemicals section and access the full list at the touch of a button.

New report about products in the organisation

NEW FUNCTIONALITY

February 2023

We will release a new report of all the products used by your organisation. The report provides information on the products that have environmental documentation in the system and the ones that are missing legally required documents, such as safety data sheet or declaration of performance. You can filter by time period and region or daughter company. The report has two parts: one that lists all the products added by your organisation, and the other – the products delivered by your suppliers.

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.

Supplier status

New functionality

march 2023

A new dashboard and report in Cobuilder Collaborate provides information to company admins about supplier status in the organisation. This way they can easily see which of the invited suppliers have not registered in Cobuilder Collaborate, have not accepted the invitation or have not delivered product data. This new feature enables easier follow-up and control of the information that is delivered to projects to ensure that all product data is registered.