Trimble ProjectSight Puts Field Management in the Cloud
Expanding its offerings for mobile devices, Trimble has introduced ProjectSight, a subscription-based project-management software app for iPads.
At a base cost of $20 per user per month, ProjectSight covers common field tasks, including RFIs, check lists and punch lists. In addition to paid users, the app allows for an unlimited number of free "collaborator" users on each job.
The difference is that only paid users can create new tasks. Collaborators can respond and comment on tasks and even upload photos and video annotations.
Both can use the iPad- or web-based ProjectSight interface. Discounts at an enterprise or project-wide level also are available.
Trimble already offers a more robust project-management package in Prolog, but ProjectSight is a more economical alternative.
"Prolog is a very powerful application, but not all of our customers are ready for that," says Jesse Lavine, Trimble product manager. "Some smaller customers are looking for a lighter solution." While ProjectSight offers some of the same features as Prolog, it lacks cost-tracking components.
ProjectSight is integrated into the TrimbleConnect cloud-based service, allowing it to exchange data with other Trimble products, including SketchUp Pro, Tekla Structures, Tekla BIMsight, Vico Office, Prolog, Trimble Field Link, MEPdesigner for SketchUp and Manhattan Atrium EAM. Trimble plans to add more applications to TrimbleConnect in the future.