Start-up Comindware is looking to differentiate itself as a provider of project management applications through its use of semantic web approaches to software architecture.
Contacted by the marketing manager of a recent start-up, Comindware, I had a look at the business’s recently created website to try and understand more about its collaborative project management software. Currently, Comindware is set to provide two Software-as-a-Service, SaaS products, both aimed at organisations engaged in project delivery (these are generic or horizontal tools, but I understand that the business is developing a library of templates for particular industries, presumably including construction):
- Comindware Tracker, available from October 2011, is “issue, project, and process tracking and management software designed for a wide range of functional areas and organizations.” It also includes the functionality of the second product….
- Comindware Task Management, available free as a SaaS solution and as a download (with MS Outlook integration), helps “professionally manage tasks appearing every day in the organization. Distributed as a single solution for free as well as integrated into all other Comindware products.”
As the second point suggests, I am told other products are in the pipeline, including “project management software with exclusive characteristics”. The latter include Comindware’s patent-pending semantic platform, Semantic Data Storage. Instead of being based – like most current construction collaboration technology platforms – on a relational database management system (RDBMS), Comindware software architecture is based on Semantic Web concepts that apparently allow greater workflow flexibility and the ability to rapidly process data from bigger databases.
Comindware Ltd, registered in the British Virgin Islands, is led by software entrepreneurs such as CTO Peter Volynsky with previous experience in companies such as Acronis, Parallels, and Kaspersky Labs. Judging from their LinkedIn profiles (the business also has a Facebook page and is on Twitter), several if not most of the employees are based in the Russian Federation. I will be waiting to see how the company develops once it launches its first paid-for application later this year.