According to a PRNewswire release, Meridian leads the US AEC market for project management software – based on returns to Constructech Magazine’s 2006 National Construction-Technology Survey (price: a mere $250!). When it comes to collaboration: "no single company dominates the collaboration space, but a range of providers have taken market share, including Meridian in the leading spot with 16% of responses".
Does this mean Meridian is taking US market share away from Constructware? Last year, Constructware was claiming market leadership (see news release) based on returns to the US’s Construction Financial Management Association‘s 2004 Information Technology Survey for the Construction Industry, with – depending on the category – as much as 25% of the market. Quite a change in 18 months.
It, however, probably boils down to selective use of the most favourable survey results, but I would be interested to know of any other market research concerning the US AEC collaboration sector.