Project control – Unit4 targets market with BC Assure

As SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors have sought to differentiate themselves from document management providers, we have seen how some have focused on various areas of workflow (eg: contract administration, project costs, health & safety) in recent years. In the process, one or two vendors have dropped, or reduced, their use of the term ‘collaboration’, preferring compliance-related phrases such as “project control” (eg: US-based Meridian’s Prolog; UK-based BIW Technologies began to use this term a couple of years ago as it entered the US market; and I notice ePin is now using the term in a Google Ads campaign – above).

The latest example of the term’s use that I have seen comes from Unit4 Collaboration, which is using LinkedIn (“Are you interested in Project Controls?“) to invite people to a seminar next month in Reading, UK. The half-day event is being held at the town-centre Forbury Hotel on 28 September, and is focused on new functionality in Unit4 Collaboration’s Business Collaborator application: BC Assure. Working with utility client Thames Water, Unit4 Collaboration says it has developed a quality assurance module that:

“makes it easy for project and programme managers, clients and suppliers to manage the quality and compliance of projects at every stage via a secure and fully-auditable platform in The Cloud.”


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