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How to convince tech skeptics to use Bluebeam: Three tips from Golder

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In a world increasingly driven by technology, convincing skeptics to adopt new tools can be a challenging task. However, when it comes to Bluebeam, the digital engineering team at Golder has found success in introducing this powerful software to their tech-savvy skeptics.

Bluebeam, a PDF software used for collaboration, annotation, and project management in construction, engineering, and architecture, has become a standard tool for reviews and other project processes at Golder.

In this blog post, we explore the top three tips from Golder on how to convince tech skeptics to embrace Bluebeam and leverage its features for improved efficiency and collaboration.

Tip one: Highlight the User-Friendly Nature of Bluebeam: 

Bluebeam’s inherent user-friendly interface and ease of use straight out of the box sets it apart. Golder recognized the concerns skeptics often have when faced with new tools and directly addressed them. By emphasising that Bluebeam can be used straight away, without the need for extensive training or complex setup and the quick adaptation and seamless integration of Bluebeam into existing workflows, Golder effectively eliminated any reservations about a steep learning curve. Bluebeam’s accessibility became a key factor in enhancing productivity without compromising user experience.

Tip two: Showcase the Power of Bluebeam’s Studio Sessions: 

One of the standout features that won over skeptics at Golder is Bluebeam’s Studio Sessions. This collaborative functionality enables multiple users to work together in real-time on PDF documents, allowing for effortless markups, comments, and edits. Golder showcased the efficiency and impact of Studio Sessions, underscoring Bluebeam’s value as a collaborative tool. By streamlining project management and communication across teams, skeptics witnessed firsthand the transformative power of Bluebeam in driving seamless collaboration.

Tip three: Replace Crude Sketches with Professional Outputs: 

Golder recognises that engineers often rely on rudimentary tools like PowerPoint or paint software to create sketches for their reports or technical memos. Bluebeam presented a superior alternative by empowering engineers to produce professional-grade sketches within the software itself. By showcasing how Bluebeam eliminates the need for external tools and enables engineers to create professional sketches, Golder effectively addresses the skeptics’ concerns about the limitations of existing software. The convenience and improved quality of outputs resonate with skeptics, motivating them to embrace Bluebeam as a valuable asset.

Convincing tech skeptics to adopt new tools requires a strategic approach that focuses on addressing their concerns and the benefits of the software. Golder’s experience with introducing Bluebeam to skeptics provides valuable insights into effective persuasion. By emphasising Bluebeam’s user-friendly nature, demonstrating the power of Studio Sessions, and highlighting the superior quality of outputs, Golder effectively convinces skeptics to embrace Bluebeam as a indispensable tool for improved efficiency and collaboration.

By incorporating Bluebeam into Golder’s workflows empowered skeptics to unlock its full potential and achieve remarkable results in their respective fields.

To learn more about how Golder implemented Bluebeam, and won over skeptics, click here.

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