KANSAS CITY, MO, July 10, 2023 -- XBE, a leading software company providing operations management solutions for the horizontal construction industry, has partnered with the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) to develop an AI-based service called ‘Hey NAPA,’ now available on NAPA’s website, AsphaltPavement.org, and at HeyNAPA.com. This innovative service offers NAPA members and industry stakeholders a faster and more efficient way to get answers that incorporate the Association’s valuable content and technical documents on all aspects of asphalt pavements. Hey NAPA was unveiled today at NAPA’s Midyear Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., in an AI-focused session featuring XBE CEO Sean Devine.
The collaboration builds on the success of XBE’s ‘Hey Kayla’ service, which has transformed user education for XBE customers by providing instant, accurate answers to questions about the XBE platform. With Hey NAPA, members will have access to a powerful search engine that leverages AI technology to quickly and accurately provide answers, best practices, and document links based on NAPA content.
XBE created and will maintain the Hey NAPA search engine, ensuring its accuracy and efficiency, while NAPA provides the necessary publications and data to keep the engine current and monitor performance to continually enhance the user experience.
“We’re thrilled to partner with NAPA and bring our AI-driven technology to its members,” said Devine. “By leveraging our expertise and existing infrastructure, we’re confident that Hey NAPA will provide members with the quick, reliable answers they need, enabling them to make informed decisions and access NAPA’s excellent content more efficiently than ever before.”
Brett Williams, Director of Engineering & Technical Support at NAPA, added, “Our partnership with XBE is a testament to our shared commitment to provide NAPA members with superior resources and tools. We’re excited to see the positive impact Hey NAPA will have on our members and the industry as a whole.”
The Hey NAPA service revolutionizes the way NAPA members and industry stakeholders access crucial information, delivering better and faster answers than alternative methods, as demonstrated by the success of XBE’s Hey Kayla service.
XBE is a groundbreaking software company that provides operations management solutions to the horizontal construction industry. Founded in 2016 by Sean Devine, XBE has grown to offer a comprehensive platform focusing on innovation, expertise, and leverage. XBE’s solutions include transportation management, planning, and continuous improvement capabilities that help clients reduce inefficiencies and increase profits.
The National Asphalt Pavement Association is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt pavement material producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts 1,100 companies as its members, was founded in 1955.