Allegion Announces Overtur™ Integration With Software For Hardware® Leading Into Dhi Connextions 2021
Contract and Integrated Hardware Dealers to benefit from new capabilities between the two platforms
Allegion, a leading provider of security products and solutions, today announced 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. This announcement comes in advance of this week’s DHI conNextions, where both companies will be demonstrating the collaboration.
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 at Allegion. “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 Adobe PDFs and Microsoft 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 in 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 and 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 the 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.”