Current industry practice of data exchange between common data environments is inefficient and costly. Commercial reasons aside, CDE Vendors have real technical challenges for developing sustainable integrations. Developed to customer requirements CDEs provide a tightly integrated platform making it valuable on its own. The irony is that it makes it a poor candidate for external integration. For example an entity schema representing a document in Aconex has ~25 metadata fields but Procore has 5 metadata fields which means that the metadata needs to be mapped between the systems to create a “common understanding” for both systems to “talk”. There are also other challenges such as query languages and patterns and more that challenge this seamless flow of information and often change on a project and customer basis. Users have three options; build custom point to point integrations, engage third party integration hubs or continue to complete data exchange manually. With the growth and continuous disintegration of platforms and Applications we need to discuss what we can do to stop using valuable project human resources as a proxy for orchestrating project data.