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Digital Transformation
Turn the tables on File Folder chaos and retrieve all your content, seamlessly
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Spotlight: The Top 10 Features of AVAIL's Content Management System
Within all software interfaces, feature optimization is key to successful growth and engagement.  Our team at AVAIL is constantly refining our product based on feedback from our users, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on our latest upgrades.
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Local vs. Cloud Deux: The Great Cloud Debate
Customers around the globe are facing challenges with the growing number of places their information is being stored, plus new technical challenges introduced through cloud-first storage solutions. AVAIL CEO and Founder, Randall Stevens, shares his thoughts on making things simpler for people in an ever more complicated world of content.
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Selling Isn’t Telling: Collaboration Is Key
As a software vendor we do lots of demonstrations and evaluations, but our dual understanding from a customer standpoint has motivated us to look for new ways to collaborate with our prospective customers while they learn about the value of AVAIL.
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A BIM Manager’s Guide to Better Content Management
As buildings have become more complex and BIM has changed demands, AECO projects now generate far more design information. Here are four tips on how BIM Managers can prepare for what's coming up.
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5 Tips for using BIM Collaboration Tools to Keep Designers Engaged While Working from Home
Remote BIM teams provide some unique challenges for BIM Managers: lack of in-person communication, a workspace that is often less production-friendly than the office, and amplified pressure from clients to name a few.  Luckily, the tech industry has stepped up to meet the evolving needs of at-home designers with a host of BIM collaboration tools.  Here are some tips for using technology to keep your remote design teams engaged, cheerful, and adaptive while working from home.
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Why Content Management Systems Fail - BIM Automation
Content management systems, and ultimately the initiatives they enable, fail over time.  But why?  In a word…Trust.  Once someone loses trust in the system, they begin to work “around” the system or revert to old behaviors, such as using old content buried on their local drive, raiding past projects for content or searching and downloading content from the internet.  A root cause analysis will often lead to two inherent problems.  First, you begin losing trust if the information you’re looking for in the content management system isn’t there, but you know (or suspect) it exists.  Second, when you use a system (or process) infrequently you become frustrated with each interaction as you’re basically having to re-learn each time you use the system.  AVAIL is strategically addressing both of these issues.
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Context Matters (Redux) - Contextual Search
Context Matters (Redux) I wrote a blog post titled “Context Matters” in September 2015, prior to spinning AVAIL out of ArchVision, where I tried to describe the underpinnings of our approach to the
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We Believe – What Drives Us at AVAIL
WE BELIEVE AVAIL is fortunate to have inherited a deep history in the AEC market; we knew many key leaders, technologists, and even the competition before they were the competition.  We find the
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BIM Content Management: 6 Considerations When Choosing a Platform
We recently worked with a client (Leo A Daly) on their story about how BIM Content Management gave them tools for collaboration in a digital world. I’d like to share some of the key takeaways that influenced their decision. 
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