More on Sword

After a blogging break over Christmas and New Year, I have started 2008 with another quick look at the Sword Group – which announced it had acquired construction collaboration technology vendor CTSpace on 21 December (see previous post).

Reviewing the Sword Group’s offerings, it seems CTSpace will augment the parent’s existing enterprise content management (ECM) or document management products for the AEC sector, which include software products from C2Share (essentially an integration with Microsoft SharePoint) and Cimage (Fusion PDC), and its integrations with EMC Documentum. The CTSpace acquisition therefore adds some Software-as-a-Service capability to Sword’s existing portfolio of AEC-oriented but predominantly internally-hosted client/server products.

It is also Sword’s second SaaS buy in six months, following its acquisition of APAK (financial services specialists) in July 2007.

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