Jetbuilt, a global developer of project sales and management software, is now partnering with product research tool AV-iQ to align with its product categories in an effort to solidify a standardization within the industry.
This synergy between platforms will streamline workflows and simplify the search process by maintaining familiar categories that many in the industry are already accustomed to working with. Thus, according to Jetbuilt, whether in AV-iQ or Jetbuilt, a search for Speaker will produce the congruent categories of Horns, Large Format Stand Speakers, Line Arrays and more.
For more than 20 years, AV-iQ has given industry professional end users a destination to find detailed product information in a common-format industry database. Therefore, as Jetbuilt worked to further enhance its platform’s user-friendly search tool, it looked to AV-iQ with the goal of streamlining the industry, with fewer sets of categories among leading companies.
“AV-iQ has built a great reputation as an industry standard database,” says Paul Dexter, founder and CEO of Jetbuilt.
He continues, “As the most used quoting platform, it makes no sense for Jetbuilt to create a new set of categories, thereby diluting the industry. Recognizing AV-iQ categories as a standard and aligning our platform with theirs is simply better for the industry.”
Jetbuilt boasts that not only will this standardization benefit those searching for products in Jetbuilt and AV-iQ, but manufacturers will be able to feed the same categories into both platforms for a simpler and more streamlined experience.
Working With Jetbuilt
“We’re excited to be working with Jetbuilt to offer another way for our industry to standardize product information so that end-users, integrators, and manufacturers can all have an easier time finding the information they need,” remarks Mark Loftus, business development lead, AV-iQ.
“As a continuation of AV-iQ’s mission to be the central database of product information for the industry, aligning Jetbuilt into our category structure we’ve built over the past 20+ years makes perfect sense.”
Newport Beach, Calif.-based Jetbuilt’s extensive database of more than two million low-voltage items reaches beyond audiovisual. AV-iQ is similarly extending its reach into structured cabling and residential markets. The two companies will continue to work with one another to stay aligned for all corresponding products on behalf of the industry.
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