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Command Alkon launches CONNEX

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Command Alkon has launched CONNEX, a next-generation vertical cloud solution designed to increase productivity levels and create results across project performance, schedule, workforce management, and safety. When no longer reliant on manual or paper-based workflows, the system allows companies to gain more automated processes, capture clear visibility into inter-company operations, and experience real-time collaboration and business intelligence tools tailored to their role in the heavy work supply chain.

“Based on Command Alkon’s longstanding community of heavy material suppliers that are critical to jobsites, we embrace this opportunity to deliver breakthrough capabilities to the global construction industry,” said Phil Ramsey, CEO of Command Alkon. “More than 40 years of performance and partnerships on the supply side make us well-suited to digitally connect the end-to-end ecosystem.”

An open industry collaboration platform for construction, the system connects contractors, project owners, and jobsite inspectors with their heavy building material suppliers and haulers to accomplish more together than they would on their own. Supporting shared digital transformation goals, the platform ensures that stakeholders are all working with the same information, creating transparency and removing inefficiencies.

“In an Amazon experience world, our industry can no longer depend on five-part paper forms, phone calls, and faxes, disconnected systems, and difficult-to-access data,” said Ed Rusch, Vice President of Marketing at Command Alkon. “We are thrilled to help lead the journey to connect the dots across enterprises, deliver software to facilitate business-critical operations, execute frictionless transactions, reveal insights that fuel success, and eliminate risk, all while helping people and businesses grow intelligently.”

The company has noted that, without a collaboration platform, certainty of outcomes on construction projects will remain opaque, sometimes failing to meet time and budget goals. Critical path materials such as concrete, aggregates, and asphalt, along with their haulers, all play significant roles in every heavy civil and commercial project’s success. Hence, a natural, digitally-connected, many-to-many software platform is needed to make a major impact on removing decades-old productivity barriers across the industry.

“A collective desire for ‘help me work more efficiently’ has been made clear across the industry,” said Chris Strickland, Vice President of Product Management at Command Alkon. “From production to fulfillment, logistics and the jobsite, CONNEX delivers powerful analytics revealing new possibilities, unlocking additional dimensions of value and enriching investments already made in heavy work technologies.”

CONNEX Insights are analytics derived from multiple sources, such as IoT devices, telematics, Track &Trace and jobsite software, mobile devices, order capture, fulfillment technology, and production automation, etc. The platform connects data from a variety of discrete on-premise, cloud, and third-party solutions operating across the physical supply chain, and equips people to collectively work from a single version of the truth. Many-to-many collaboration is possible, using a common data model in the cloud, enabling data to be enriched into actionable information and applied in Command Alkon software or presented in partner solutions.

“We are in unprecedented times of innovation, disruption, and progress,” added Ramsey. “CONNEX is ‘Made for Now’ and I am eager to see our thriving industry future unfold.”

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