Sigma Day 2020 Recap
Last week, we held our annual Sigma Day at the Comwell Hotel in Roskilde, Denmark. Our team was joined by talented and passionate customers, partners and other leaders in construction industry. For those of you who were unable to attend, here’s a recap:
This Year’s Theme: “Connecting Estimating”
Today’s most successful businesses in the construction industry are focused connecting workflows and sharing information between estimators and field operations. As such, this year’s Sigma Day theme was “Connecting Estimating”, an approach that empowers all project stakeholders to make aligned and better decisions with accurate and up-to-date information. Throughout the day, we learned from industry leaders how this is implemented and used in the daily operations and what essential tools are needed in order to succeed.
Sigma Day 2020 Recap
Case Study: Aarsleff A/S | Leading GC| USD 2.0BN |6.8K Employees | 700+ Sigma Users
We learned how Per Aarsleff A/S has successfully connected estimating with field operations using Sigma technology for more than 10 years. Specifically, how the company is able to share winning bid estimates downstream to the project managers in field operations. Chief Estimator Peter Willemoes Madsen and Sigma CTO, Magnus Therkildsen discussed how to work with estimating and hand over estimates to field operations in a structured way and the advantage of sharing not only the project budget but all underlying assumptions with the field. This offers project managers deeper insight into the thoughts, estimators had had on the project and its underlying activities when they first made the bid. Read More Aarsleff A/S case story
News from the Sigma Product Roadmap
The latest product features released in Sigma 7.0 including Smart Bookmarks and Compare Documents was presented. In addition to learning about the latest enhancements to Sigma, the audience was treated to sneak peeks of new features for Sigma 7.1 (expected release date April 2020) including the Sigma Marketplace, Cloud, and API improvements.
In the presentation ‘Driving collaboration’ by Autodesk team Lau Jensen, Chris Palmer, and Erik Bank, we experienced first-hand how users can seamlessly deliver estimating information from all stages of the product and across many different systems by jointly using Sigma and Autodesk technology. For example, the Autodesk Construction Cloud integrations make transferring knowledge across documents and tasks (PlanGrid), extracting 3D quantities and using cost management and checklists (BIM360), model quantities (Assemble) and bid quantities and documents (Building Connect) to drive and enhance collaboration through the project.
Chris Palmer later posted on LinkedIn, “Great to be invited to speak today at the Sigma Estimates A/S day in Roskilde ! It’s really fantastic to see the incredibly useful integrations our partners can build using the PlanGrid Connect API!”
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