Door, Frame and Hardware distributors benefit from the integration of two industry leading platforms
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 20, 2021) – Allegion, a leading provider of security products and solutions, today announced at DHI conNextions the first integration between Overtur™ – Allegion’s digital environment connecting all building phases in opening design, construction and ongoing management. – and Software for Hardware® , an industry leading software developed for door, frame and hardware distributors.
Contract and Integrated Hardware dealers who engage Allegion on specifications written by Allegion’s Architectural Services or who use Overtur platform themselves for opening specification writing and collaboration can now export hardware specification information to Software for Hardware’s platform and continue to the project process.
“Transitioning an opening specification to the submittal phase can be time-consuming, especially if manual entry is involved,” said Michael Rebbec, Overtur Platform Integration Product Owner. “With this integration, we aim to equip Software for Hardware customers with the benefits of Overtur’s data-centric approach to opening design with Software for Hardware’s expertise in estimating and detailing a project in the construction phase.”
Overtur’s comprehensive platform enables all project team members to collaborate on a project’s opening data. In the design phase, collaborators can upload plans and door schedules through a plugin within Autodesk’s Revit program or by directly uploading PDFs and Excel documents. Once loaded, hardware consultants can assign and configure individual products to each opening, such as a lock, a closer, or an exit device. Once finalized, project information is available multiple formats, including Hardware Set schedules and a fully written specification.
Customers who use Overtur for their opening specifications (either through Allegion’s Architectural Services or on their own) can now further benefit from this technology. Once the opening information is finalized, customers can export their data into the Software for Hardware platform without the need for manual entry of data. Once imported to Software for Hardware, customers can add necessary configuration and dimensional information for estimating and submittals.
“The Overtur / Software for Hardware integration benefits our shared customer base by providing a process to save valuable time and effort,” said Ian Oxman, co-owner of Software for Hardware. “Data duplication and error are eliminated as our Overtur integration removes manual data input. “
“Frank Ruane, President Quarters Hardware, Woburn MA, stated, “Technology like Overtur can save the distributor many hours of data entry and reduce errors. Allegion and Software for Hardware have created a really useful tool for door, frame and hardware distributors.”
Overtur is Allegion’s digital environment connecting all building phases in opening design, construction and ongoing management of door security and openings. It provides a centralized place to capture, maintain and verify door opening requirements, information, and decisions, with easy options to push information to industry leading tools. Learn more at discover-overtur.allegion.com.
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in seamless access, with leading brands like CISA® , Interflex® , LCN® , Schlage® , SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin® . Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion secures people and assets with a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and institutions. Allegion had $2.7 billion in revenue in 2018, and sells products in almost 130 countries. For more, visit www.allegion.com.
About Software for Hardware
Based in Atlanta since 1998, Software for Hardware provides CPQ and project management software to commercial door, frame and hardware distributors across the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 1,000 door industry professionals rely on Software for Hardware to improve their business productivity, client responsiveness, and bottom line profitability. As a result, Software for Hardware has become the fastest growing software in the door industry and the software of choice for door distributors. For more information visit www.softwareforhardware.com