Virid: A Robust, All-in-One eCommerce Package

Virid: A Robust, All-in-One eCommerce Package

Steve Deller, President & CEO, ViridSteve Deller, President & CEO
With the huge choice in eCommerce technology options, retailers demand trustworthy integrators who will help them avoid time-consuming selling processes by automating their systems, while maximizing ROI and sales. Almost 20 years ago, Steve Deller, Founder, President, and CEO of Virid, noticed a need for an enterprise level eCommerce platform at an accessible price point for growing retailers. Deller saw an opportunity to step into the beginning stages of retail technology by founding an eCommerce company, Virid.

Bringing his decades of expertise in developing and maintaining cuttingedge software for Fortune 100 Corporations, Deller created an “all-in-one eCommerce package” for retailers that includes software, cloud-based hosting, integration support, and ongoing technology consultation. “At Virid, we help retailers drive growth through a ‘single-source’ model that enables them to minimize risk, manage web assets at lower cost than working completely in-house,” notes Deller.

Every eCommerce website built by Virid on top of their award-winning, best-practice-packed, responsive framework is specifically designed to maximize conversions. “We include Google’s Enhanced eCommerce Analytics and Artificial Intelligence capabilities to allow retailers to make data-driven decisions and reach their customers in a personalized way. Each website is also created to be accessible, mitigating the risk of ADA compliance issues. “In the past year, all our current client websites, built on our framework, won an industry award for design and usability. This speaks to the level of work that we are producing and sets the bar within the industry,” says Deller.

The marketAgility platform and each website are hosted in Microsoft Azures cloud environment, which provides flexibility and reliable performance. Through Azure, retailers have enterprise grade software, access to redundancy across global data centers, constant data backups, and automatic site scalability during traffic spikes. Virid performs a number of internal audits to ensure that all its integrations and hosting incorporate security protections mandated in PCI requirements and provides 24/7 website monitoring.

At Virid, we help retailers drive growth through a ‘single-source’ model that enables them to minimize risk, manage web assets at lower cost

Virid is Level 1 PCI compliant and a Microsoft Azure Top Tier Partner. “At Virid, our clients enjoyed 99.99 percent uptime in the last year, as reported by Site24x7,” notes Deller.

Virid adds additional value for retailers through a robust partner network. “Our marketAgility platform allows for maximum flexibility in partner choice, which means that our clients can choose to integrate with any service provider that best fits their business needs,” states Deller. “For over two decades, we have integrated with hundreds of third party providers and can make recommendations to our clients to help them navigate their partner selection progress.”

In addition to technology services, Virid provides personalized support and consulting to clients. “Our Account Directors work hand-in-hand with our clients each and every second from the moment they start to build their eCommerce websites,” asserts Deller. “Each client has a dedicated Account Director that learns the ins and outs of the brand, as well as has access to a team of experts invested in their success.”

Virid offers products that are complimentary to marketAgility, including Revere—a ratings and reviews platform with advanced language filtering, Q&A, and image and video reviews, and customization options to help increase traffic and enhance SEO. In addition to Revere, Virid developed Boxett, an order and fulfillment tool to serve the needs of enterprise grade organizations.

“From strategies to increase growth to technology recommendations, every client has a team of Virid eCommerce experts supporting them each day and rooting for success—keeping them ahead of the competition,” says Deller. “Virid is more than just a vendor. We are continually developing our technologies to give our clients a competitive edge and help them sell smarter.”

Virid News

OpenSpace and PlanGrid Integration Allows Construction Teams to Drive Productivity Using AI-Powered Imagery

SAN FRANCISCO: OpenSpace, the leader in AI-enabled 360-degree job site documentation, announced it has partnered with PlanGrid, recently acquired by Autodesk and a leader in construction productivity software. PlanGrid's mobile-first software enables construction team members to collaborate in real-time on blueprints, specs, photos, RFIs, field reports, punch lists and other information from any device.

The integration enables construction workers to effortlessly export any image captured in the OpenSpace system into PlanGrid with a single touch. Those exported images can be shared in PlanGrid as links within drawings and used as references for PlanGrid RFIs and Field Reports.

"Using both PlanGrid and OpenSpace has allowed us to capture and report on progress for our customers, in real-time," said Jacob White, project manager at Novo Construction, a commercial general contractor based in Northern California. "We are impressed by the advanced technology in both systems, but most importantly, both products are so simple to use. This integration will allow us to approach risk mitigation on a job like never before."

OpenSpace makes it effortless to generate complete visual records of any space, indoor and out, and track progress over time with Google Street View-style captures of anything. The patented technology replaces the 'we said, they said' of building construction and asset management with concrete facts, accessible from anywhere, anytime. OpenSpace simplifies dispute resolution, liability claims and day-to-day management of the built environment.

"As the industry looks to use 360-degree reality capture to better document progress on jobsites, PlanGrid's partnership with OpenSpace is a big step forward for construction teams," said James Cook, head of strategic alliances and partnerships at PlanGrid. "The ability to share OpenSpace imagery into PlanGrid gives our customers more context about the work they are doing, ultimately saving them time and money."

Autodesk Integrates BuildingConnected with PlanGrid

San Rafael, CA: Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced it has integrated BuildingConnected bid management solutions with PlanGrid technology, enabling the seamless transfer of data from preconstruction to the building process. The integration allows construction project managers to automatically push design and preconstruction files from BuildingConnected to PlanGrid, saving time, reducing errors and further enhancing the cost savings associated with using both platforms. With this integration, project managers can also easily connect field workers with project planning and estimation workflows used throughout the building process.

Integrating BuildingConnected with PlanGrid solves a major problem for project managers, who typically use the same designs, plans, estimates and other documentation during preconstruction as in the construction phase. Historically, managers have needed to manually transfer these files and documents into field collaboration software, a time-consuming and repetitive process that can result in missing files or data errors – and ultimately, miscommunications and project delays.

Now, project managers can create PlanGrid projects directly in BuildingConnected. With a simple “push to PlanGrid” button, all project files in BuildingConnected are automatically sent to PlanGrid where they can be accessed immediately from mobile devices in the field. By transferring design and preconstruction files into PlanGrid, managers can sidestep manual project creation and ensure that accurate and holistic data is available to field teams.

“Successful project execution starts the moment we win a deal. Our team immediately goes into overdrive to make sure we maximize efficiency throughout the entire build process, connecting workflows and seamlessly transferring complex data from the design and planning phase into the hands of workers on the jobsite,” said Mike Mehrwin, VDC manager, CRB. “By taking advantage of the BuildingConnected and PlanGrid integration, we’ll be able to close the gap between the preconstruction and building process and enable deeper collaboration between our office and field teams.”

“The construction industry has struggled with transferring information from one project to another, and across the different phases of a building project. It’s easy to feel insecure about the logistics of kicking off a job when the right tools to facilitate workflows don’t exist,” said Dustin DeVan, vice president, preconstruction products at Autodesk. “By reducing errors and the need for rework, this integration will help to mitigate overall project risk and help to ensure more predictable outcomes. Project managers can now feel more confident as they transition from precon to site construction.”

Autodesk positions construction teams for success with product integrations

The BuildingConnected integration with PlanGrid follows quickly on the heels of other integrations between construction solutions Autodesk has acquired in the last 12 months, such as:

• BIM 360Ⓡ Ops and PlanGrid – Now available, the integration allows owners using BIM 360 Ops to easily manage work order tickets created in PlanGrid for more efficient building maintenance.

• PlanGrid and RevitⓇ – Users now have access to Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) data, in either 2D or 3D, directly within PlanGrid on their mobile devices.

• BIM 360 and Assemble – Specifications and other project documents stored in BIM 360 are now available for viewing in Assemble models; Issue creation is now available in Assemble, and tracked and managed via BIM 360 issue management workflows.

• Assemble and NavisworksⓇ – New publishing capabilities allow project teams to access an increasing number of file types to bring coordinated models from Navisworks to Assemble.

“By connecting our portfolio of construction solutions, we’re empowering customers to realize meaningful workflows across the entire project lifecycle, whether it’s delivering design files from the office to the field or referencing an accurate as-built during building operations,” said Jim Lynch, vice president and general manager, Autodesk Construction Solutions. “Autodesk is reimagining the construction business for the digital age, and we look forward to the positive impact this integration will have for our customers.”