Trimble is making its Trimble Platform as a Service offering publicly available in the U.S. through its SITECH distribution channel.
Trimble Platform as a Service is designed to give contractors the ability to purchase select civil construction hardware and software solutions, pay for the technology with a predictable monthly payment, and continually upgrade those solutions with the latest innovations from the company.
This new subscription model of obtaining and continually upgrading to the newest Trimble technology was first introduced at ConExpo 2020 in March. Since then, Trimble says it and its SITECH dealer partners have been inundated with requests from contractors interested in moving to the new subscription model "because of its flexibility and low up-front cost."
Under the Trimble Platform as a Service model, contractors can shift their technology investment from a capital expense to an operating expense; get automatic upgrades to new versions of Trimble hardware, software and firmware; and conserve cash.
Service, support replacement parts, and accidental damage repair are all included in the monthly payment.
Bundled solutions include the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform, Trimble Siteworks Positioning systems, Trimble Correction Services, and select office software.
The public availability of Trimble Platform as a Service marks a significant move toward the widespread adoption of the subscription model within the construction industry, according to the company.