Schneider Electric has launched a new specification tool for mechanical and electrical consulting engineers.
The free online tool aims to make the process of generating specification for tenders quicker, simpler and much easier. It provides a platform for users to create and store their specifications, and instantly access all the information they need on solutions and digital architectures. Available through the company’s specifier/consultant mySchnieder Partner Portal, the platform allows users to create specifications from scratch or pre-existing templates.
The platform provides simple functionality, allowing specifiers take product information from a vast library of industry solutions and quickly drop it into their tender templates. Product, standards and solution documentation is constantly updated, giving users one location for the most up-to-date information on all current design needs
For complex designs or less-experienced consultants, the tool also offers customisable templates pre-made for common customer architectures. These include frameworks for complex buildings such as large and critical ones.
Users can save ‘in-progress’ specifications and share them with colleagues in-platform. Once a specification is complete, it can be downloaded straight from the tool and in a plain text format that makes it easy for consultants to tweak for their own tender templates.
"The new tool brings M&E Design into the digital age," said Andrew Wakeley, customer channel marketing manager in the UK for consultants/specifiers at Schneider Electric.
"Gathering together compatible tools and products for tender has been a constant bugbear for the industry. It can quickly turn into a time sink that distracts consultants from their work.
"Our platform seeks to streamline the process while also being educational. In design, speed is of the essence and the specification tool helps consultants get their ideas out the door quickly while giving them back precious time to grow their business."
Following intensive field trails, the specification tool will be publicly available from 29th April.