Feature Highlight | The Benchmark API
The Benchmark Estimating Solution has never had more accessibility and connectivity than it does today with the addition of an industry standard API to Version 8.
The API allows Benchmark Estimating Software to communicate with 3rd party systems to pass data back and forth, creating a more integrated and connected information eco-system.
Common systems to integrate Benchmark with includes:
- Business Intelligence
- Project Management
- Job Costings
Benefits of the API
- Increasing the ROI of your connected systems
- Eliminate double entry of data
- More connected organisations – improved collaboration
- Competitive edge
What can the API do?
- Create Estimates
- Duplicate Estimates
- Create Items
- Add Items from Library to a Project
- Update Item Quantities
- Update Project Variables
- Retrieve Project Data
Other data accessible by API
- Codes (lookup lists)
- User Codes
- User Accounts
A Use Case
A major government body uses the Benchmark API to connect to multiple different systems. One of those external systems uses the API to create the shell of an estimate and populates the estimate with some data including items and BOQ. This helps save time by reducing double entry and errors, allowing estimators to focus on their job and not data entry.