Initially, Trimble and Microsoft will focus on building the Trimble Construction Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure. This development should help integrate the construction industry and boost efficiency, according to Trimble.
The partnership expands Trimble and Microsoft’s existing relationship to combine the Microsoft cloud with Trimble’s construction solutions and industry domain knowledge. Trimble’s construction solutions include on-machine and field technology, modelling and collaboration software, project and resource management. The companies will deliver the Trimble Construction Cloud, a connected platform powered by Microsoft Azure, which is fully enabled for 3D constructible models that will reduce risks, drive speed, and increase efficiency and accuracy across the entire construction project life cycle in 2022.
In addition, Microsoft and Trimble will partner on joint go-to-market strategies and deliver innovative solutions to multinational and regional enterprises. The first solutions will enable continued support of infrastructure investment cycles, and be used for large-scale projects, on which multiple stakeholders work in parallel to deliver connected construction projects.
“Using Microsoft technologies, Trimble will be able to more rapidly develop a construction cloud to connect stakeholders and workflows throughout the industry,” said Bryn Fosburgh, senior vice president, Trimble. “By leveraging the Microsoft cloud, Trimble technology and our combined engineering capabilities, we will empower construction businesses to realise the benefits of the cloud and accelerate digital transformation throughout the construction life cycle.