I last wrote about California, US-based SaaS construction software vendor Corecon Technologies almost two years ago (post). In 2008, Corecon’s, er… core business management capabilities were being expanded to include online file storage and collaboration capabilities (though not document markup/red-line or commenting capabilities). At the time, Corecon president Norman Wendl was hoping to launch v7 later that year, but the development clearly took much longer than he anticipated (either that, or perhaps the market downturn prompted the company to delay the upgrade).
So, let’s say about 18 months later than originally envisaged, Corecon has finally announced the release of v7 (see PDF news release): “the company’s first software release on its second generation platform and the largest upgrade in the company’s history”.
Norman says Corecon has completely rebuilt the core platform to take advantage of the latest Microsoft Web technology stack (ASP.NET 3.5, AJAX and Silverlight), incorporating numerous improvements and new features. The application remains firmly focused on business process support (business development, estimating, contract administration, procurement, time-tracking, financial reporting, correspondence, scheduling) rather than on document collaboration. It also remain competitively priced at US$40-$60 per user, per month (with discounts for five or more users).