Autodesk Forge is our application program interface (API) platform and supporting materials (sample code, manuals) as well as a community of developers who uses those APIs. Although Forge is intended for our customers and 3rd party developers to be able to use our web services, we use Forge for our development of the cloud-based services that we offer. Although Microsoft coined the phrase "Eat our own dog food," we like to say "Drink our own champagne." Software developers can leverage Forge in the same ways that we do to augment their own customized workflows.
One of our Forge partners is eSUB. eSUB arose from a 30-year commitment to subcontractors who toil in the field and often have to haggle for payment. eSUB is a tool for subcontractors to increase communication and coordination, so they can make more money on every project. eSUB's mission is to provide a comprehensive and easy to use mobile project management solution tailored specifically for subcontractors to increase standardization, accountability, and productivity across the enterprise. eSUB uses Forge to give subcontractors the mobile project management power they need to increase productivity and profitability on every job.
Check out this video featuring eSUB CEO, Wendy Rogers.
Autodesk has always been an automation company. Today, more than ever, that means helping our customers automate their design and make processes. We help them embrace the future of making, where they can do more (e.g., increasing efficiency, performance, quality), with less (e.g., less energy, fewer raw materials, shorter timeframes, less waste of human potential), and realize the opportunity for better (e.g., innovation, user experience, return on investment). Open APIs and connected workflows are how eSUB helps contractors do more with less, and that's better for all stakeholders.
For more on this story, check out the customer story on the Forge site.
Customization of workflows is alive in the lab.