Collaboration Should be Free. With FieldLens, Now it is.


Our company made a bold statement last week when we resolved to cut the bullshit out of construction. You have enough to deal with every day without being saddled with tedious procedures and out-of-date software that doesn’t help at all. This includes software that forces you to onboard everyone around you—your co-workers and all of the other companies on the job—just to make the application useful.

That’s bullshit as far as we’re concerned, and we’re not going to stand for it.

That’s why I’m proud to let you know that starting now users with free FieldLens accounts can view and respond to all of their content right from the app. This means you don’t need to worry about onboarding other contractors, design team members, or anyone else. You can use FieldLens all on your own and still get ultimate value—which is exactly what you deserve.

You can also Assign or CC FieldLens items to anyone in your address book. If they are not a registered user we’ll send an email on your behalf with all the details, and their responses will be posted back to the FieldLens item.

With these new features,I also want to tell you about a recent change to our Share functionality. Now that any email address that is CC’d or Assigned an item can reply to the notification email, Share as it existed became a little redundant. Now, replies to the email from a Share notification will remain outside of FieldLens—and will hit your email inbox instead. We understand that sometimes you’d like to share information with someone without giving them the opportunity to post into FieldLens, or you’d like to take a conversation “offline” and out of the app.

This is just the beginning. As our customer, you can expect us to build the tools you need to communicate effectively and help keep your projects on track. FieldLens is not just another app that translates the same miserable processes you’re already dealing with into digital form. We think differently about project communication. Our goal is to let you focus on the work you know best and go home with less weight on your shoulders.

Watch this blog for a series of “fighting the bullshit” articles in the next few weeks about how we’re doing it. We’ll be sharing how construction teams in the real world are using FieldLens to eliminate extra steps and wasted time, and letting you know about the great things coming from us in 2015.

Doug Chambers is CEO of FieldLens.

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