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Trimble & DDS Partner to Provide Construction Product Data

The companies plan to launch an initial set of combined data service offerings to the market beginning early second quarter 2023.
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On March 8, Westminster, Colorado-based Trimble Construction and Salt Lake City-based Distributor Data Solutions announced they are joining forces to expand the delivery of product data solutions to contractors, distributors and manufacturers serving the construction industry.

DDS and Trimble syndicate manufacturer-specific product content, and they currently serve more than 60% of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC commercial distributor market in the U.S., according to a news release announcing the partnership.

The two companies plan to launch an initial set of combined data service offerings in early second quarter of this year.

“The demand for accurate, enriched, and standardized product content is only increasing as the industry digitizes its workflows,” said Lawrence Smith, Vice President of Trimble Construction Management Solutions. “Trimble believes that connected, unified data is the future of construction because it enables the industry to build more efficiently and sustainably. Working with DDS will expedite our delivery of an expanded breadth of rich and accurate product data from our common data environment that is portable across Trimble and non-Trimble systems.”

DDS works with more than 300 distributors and 600 manufacturers to manage product data to distribution channels across seven primary industries:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Industrial Supply
  • Industrial Automation
  • Industrial Gas & Welding
  • Construction

For its part, Trimble serves roughly 60% of ENR top 50 contractors and the majority of ENR 400, with $400+ billion of construction project value being managed using Trimble systems, according to the announcement.

“Trimble has a strong foundation of managing product content for its customers,” said James Reis, General Manager of Trimble’s Content and Supply Chain group. “Combining this history with DDS’ unique capabilities and industry expertise in product data syndication will help forge a new industry solution focused on streamlining a growing volume of requests for connected manufacturer product data.”

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