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BidClerk’s VisualSpec Draws Wide Attention as the Industry’s Leading Analytic Tool for Building Product Manufacturers

BidClerk, the industry leader in providing private sector construction data, announced today that VisualSpec, working in tandem with BidClerk’s analytic features, has strengthened the BidClerk Enterprise product, allowing clients to visualize market trends and stay current in the industry.

BidClerk Enterprise provides Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) with tools that provide unprecedented access for direct sales and marketing to project managers on a wide range of construction projects, from bridges and highways, to schools, hospitals, and government buildings. BidClerk Enterprise users can market their products to the right contact, exactly at the point of product specification. Users can search architectural plans, search critical job contacts, and even search addendum documents for keywords.

"BidClerk Enterprise has experienced unprecedented growth in 2013 due to our strong project information, complete contact data, and unique features that allow users to reach key players at the right time," said Craig Fuss, VP of Enterprise Sales. “BidClerk Enterprise continually evolves to meet industry demands and it is now the #1 choice for Building Product Manufacturers.”

VisualSpec provides an analytic tool that enables users to recognize specification rates, trending data, and key contacts based on their daily sales and marketing efforts.

Prime features of VisualSpec include:

  • “Heat map” of specification activity based on search criteria.
  • Analysis of competitor activity with total project valuations and project counts.
  • Find out who is, or who is not, specifying particular products with a complete list of specifying firms based on type.
  • Time series analysis with the ability to select plans/specifications back to first quarter 2013.

VisualSpec offers BidClerk Enterprise customers tactical value by quantifying market outlooks and dissecting trends within the construction industry. VisualSpec joins an array of powerful analytic features such as BidClerk’s DataPro, Notes Sharing, and Architect Direct, all of which further enhance the BidClerk Enterprise platform. BidClerk Enterprise customers also have access to the most comprehensive database of contact emails and LinkedIn profiles in the industry.

“BidClerk is excited to build this functionality, as we continue our commitment to offer the best product possible,” said Joseph Madda, BidClerk’s Chief Technology Officer. “These new advances combine innovative technology with user-friendly design to provide a comprehensive and valuable experience.”

About DataPro

BidClerk’s DataPro is a comprehensive downloading feature that allows users to download project information in PDF, CSV or XML formats which contain complete information including contacts, emails, CMSA data and links back to projects. DataPro can integrate into various CRM platforms including SalesForce.com, Microsoft Dynamics and other top programs.

About Architect Direct

BidClerk’s Architect Direct program provides a built-in marketing program that allows users to reach architects, engineers and contractors with the click of a button. BidClerk provides key decision makers with users’ contact information, a customized message, and a link back to their website…all while referencing the specific project.

About Notes Sharing

BidClerk’s Notes Sharing allows multiple users on the same account to share notes with one another on a specific project. This feature streamlines communication and allows staffers to contribute simultaneously.

About BidClerk

With the most affordable solutions on the market, BidClerk is leading its industry by offering the widest range of construction project data and marketing tools for building product manufacturers, contractors, and distributors. All of BidClerk’s services are offered at subscription rates that are far below those charged by McGraw-Hill Construction (NYSE:MHFI) or Reed Construction Data (Rel:Ln). More info: www.BidClerk.com or call (877) 737-6482.

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