Timberline Publishes First Biztalk Compatible Schemas

Newly available software links construction companies to project suppliers, subcontractors, owners and other construction players, allowing cost estimate information to flow freely along the Internet.

Construction companies can now harness the power of the Internet with two new schemas for construction estimating created by Timberline Software Corporation. The schemas are the first to be Microsoft BizTalk compatible.

The two schemas, “one for standard cost estimate document and the other outlining the transfer of design and cost information throughout a project’s life cycle,” were developed around Microsoft’s BizTalk Framework to give construction companies systems integration freedom.

BizTalk was developed to help companies create Extensible Markup Language (XML) schemas consistently so they can be used in systems integration across industries and between business systems. This technology allows vendors, suppliers, and owners to communicate with each other regardless of their operating system or computer equipment.

BizTalk Framework will no doubt be a powerful tool as more and more companies develop software with this technology.

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