Today, Procore announced Embedded Experience, a new way for Procore's technology partners to create high impact construction apps called Embedded Apps. For the past six months, we (along with some of our amazing customers) have been working closely with Procore's product team as one of a handful of selected partners to help ensure that this new feature is ready for broad adoption.
With FieldChat’s Embedded App, Procore admins can run FieldChat directly from within Procore's user interface. This creates a seamless, singular experience for project managers. No jumping from one app to another. Project managers can take advantage of every one of FieldChat's messaging features in this new embedded experience.
When you have many contractors and trades working together on the same project, job site communications can be very challenging. FieldChat reduces wasted time and rework by keeping everyone on the same page in real-time. No matter what device someone brings to the site, they can easily stay in touch with everyone on the project in order to coordinate work, resolve issues, and keep the right people informed.
We’re also delighted to announce that we're taking the Procore integration a step further with a new feature called automated photo uploads. We’ve heard from many project managers and superintendents that it's a hassle to ensure that the photos that someone sends in a text or chat message gets properly added to project documentation. FieldChat can solve this challenge.
You can now set up any FieldChat channel to automatically upload all photos in the conversation to a folder in Procore. This means that every message - for example a text message sent by a subcontractor with a picture to illustrate an unexpected issue - can be captured in a FieldChat channel, and automatically uploaded to Procore, and the accompanying message text set as the description.
You can even trigger powerful workflows inside Procore using this new feature. For example, we work with a construction team that plans to use this feature along with a third-party integration tool (such as Zapier) to automatically create a Corrective Action Observation every time a picture is texted from someone on the job site to a FieldChat phone number and uploaded to Procore. The possibilities for automating workflows such as safety, quality, provisioning, or daily reporting are exciting, and we can’t wait to see how people will use this new feature on their projects.
If you're a Procore administrator and want to install the FieldChat embedded experience, you can find our app here.