I have just been forwarded a copy of the latest e-newsletter from construction collaboration vendor CTSpace (a business with an interesting past – see related posts below). The email features an editorial from Gert-Jan de Kieviet, the company’s managing director of its EMEA operation. In it he writes glowingly about the aftermath of last year’s acquisition by the Sword Group:
CTSpace just finished the first six months as part of the Sword Group and I can assure you, it was and will remain a fantastic journey.
Being part of a leading software group has given us the opportunity to accelerate our geographical expansion. We are currently facing significant growth and great new customers in the UAE, in Eastern Europe and in North Africa, where our US colleagues have a similar experience in South America. This is confirming our role as a truly global leader in SaaS based Enterprise Content Collaboration.
In addition the Sword Group gives us access to a broad variety of skills and competencies that allow us to offer our clients certain value-added services. Being one of the largest EMC Documentum implementation partners, we are now able to deliver a whole range of integration solutions between Documentum as the internal DMS and CTSpace as the external collaboration solution: a clear win-win situation.
Among other things, the newsletter talks about Sword’s ViaNovus acquisition (see post) then lists a series of wins across Europe, including a job for London Trams, a tramway project in Morocco, a scheme for Interserve in Scotland, and projects in France, Germany, Latvia, Ukraine, Poland and Russia. It repeats CTSpace’s stats frm May; saying it has “Over 135,000 users across 11,000 projects and 22 countries.”
- CTSpace website taking shape (20 May 2008)
- Investing in a dot.com/SaaS business: a history (9 March 2008)
- CTSpace sold for just £6.5m (7 March 2008)
- CTSpace put to the Sword (23 December 2007)
- De Kieviet’s Gambit – more CTSpace ‘spin’ (22 January 2007)
- CTSpace dissected further (16 December 2006)
- CTSpace dissected (15 December 2006)
- BuildOnline + Citadon = CTSpace (14 December 2006)