Create Firm-Wide Standards and Visibility

Establish design guidelines, share best practices, and save time on re-specification with your firm's very own digital materials library.

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Build Institutional Knowledge

Sharing and building on collective expertise across your firm is easier when all your data is standardized. You will no longer have to rely on just one or two designers to retain all the institutional knowledge.

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Categorize Products

Group products according to different criteria: approved brand guidelines, sustainability scores, budgets, and more. Create catalogs designers and clients can choose from with just a few clicks.

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Nurture Vendor Relationships

Calculate product volume and leverage past and future purchases for better deal agreements. Visibility across all your projects also allows you to order in bulk, so you can get even bigger discounts.

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Manage Approval Processes in One Place

Have managers approve product entries as ready to use in projects. Allow clients to approve product selections. And have architects approve value engineered product swaps. All in one place, using the same data.

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Keep Up with Product Across Your Firm

Finding out a product is discontinued can take days — after you’ve already sent out a purchase order and the vendor informs you it’s unavailable. Avoid wasting time and simply mark products as discontinued or outdated, if necessary. Keep track of new versions of a product.

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Accurately Predict Costs, Timelines, and More

Look back on past projects’s data to predict how much the materials for a new project will cost, or how long it will take.

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See These Fohlio Features in Action

Fohlio's features help you manage the budgeting, specifying, purchasing, inventory, and product data management process from end to end.

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3 Ways to Make Your Digital Materials Library Work Harder For Your Firm

See how to keep firm-wide knowledge standardized and updated.

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9 Reasons Your Design Firm Needs a Digital Materials Library

See how historical data helps with more accurate budget and timeline forecasting.

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3 Reasons Design and Procurement Teams Should Collaborate Better

See how to drastically reduce repetitive work in both specification and procurement