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The best part about my job as co-founder and chief customer officer are the conversations I have with customers and soon-to-be customers. These interactions help me understand the unique challenges organizations face and the innovative ways they’re working to boost productivity, security, and efficiency. One of our greatest strengths is the solutions we provide to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries.

Our AEC customer base ranges from regional firms such as Devcon and PC Construction to multinational firms such as Tutor Perini and Balfour Beatty. Today, we announced Canada’s leading construction firm, PCL Construction, has selected Egnyte as part of an important IT revitalization project.

Why do so many leading AEC firms choose Egnyte?

Hear from Larry Narachi from Therma Corporation, a Bay Area leader in mechanical contracting, as he shares why he chose Egnyte.

Here are the top three reasons companies select Egnyte:

Standardization – We give AEC firms the ability to set up document repositories for projects in a standardized manner that is repeatable for job sites that are local and in far-flung regions. And we do this in a way that combines top-notch security with the ability to collaborate.

Choice – With Egnyte, AEC customers can dramatically reduce the time it takes to access files at the job site. We do this by not forcing our customers to choose between cloud or on-premises. Hybrid means companies don’t have workers waiting around to open files and companies aren’t forced to invest in more bandwidth – saving time and money and having a direct impact on the bottom line.

Mobility – AEC firms need the tools to allow workers in the field to access files and share. Enabling access on laptops, tablets and smart phones is not the technology of tomorrow; it’s what is mandatory today for AEC firms. Egnyte allows users to securely collaborate across devices.

PCL construction is in the middle of the largest IT revitalization project in company history. The goal is to create an integrated, seamless user experience across ERP, CRM, Project Management and other business applications being used at their offices and in the field.

Our solution stood out against the competitive alternatives with PCL Construction because we solved business challenges that others couldn’t. In the words of CIO Mark Bryant, Egynte was the only company that “offered a true hybrid model.” We’re now working with PCL to design a solution that’s right for their business. We strive to deliver an impact that truly transforms business:

Devcon – A sprawl of non-IT-approved disparate file systems required Devcon, the largest general contractor in Silicon Valley, to play the role of gatekeeper with its employees. The company now manages all aspects of the project management processes with Egnyte. From the moment the company submits a bid, to planning and through completion. The company has seen $30,000 in total cost of ownership savings within the first six months selecting Egnyte.

Balfour Beatty – Balfour Beatty, one of the most recognizable names in the ACE industry and a global leader in infrastructure operations saved more than 9,000 lbs. of paper by going mobile with Egnyte – amounting to $5 million in savings.

PC Construction – The South Burlington, Vermont firm specializes in general contracting, construction management and design-build services in the commercial, education, health care, hospitality, manufacturing and water treatment markets. Egnyte has become the hub for all project-based files and collaboration, replacing an aging FTP setup. Egnyte has helped PC Construction dramatically reduce IT operational costs and reduce the time it takes to provision a project by more than 90%.

Along with today’s announcement timed with the Association of General Contractors annual conference, we pulled together an infographic that outlines some of the best practices of leading AEC firms. If you’re in San Antonio at the conference, stop by and visit us at booth 86 we would love to hear from you.

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Read more on how Egnyte is helping to lay the foundation for jobsite success.