The expansion of once UK-focused SaaS construction collaboration providers into the US market continues. Asite has just announced it is opening an East Coast office in New York, and a West Coast office in San Francisco, continuing what Tony Ryan, Asite CEO, says is “measured expansion of our successful AEC focus into the USA” (news release).
Asite COO Nathan Doughty says:
“Asite’s continued growth in the US is a natural result of supporting the global operations of our customers. They are running some of the largest and most capital-intensive engineering projects in the world today using Asite solutions. We are in business to support them as they work to achieve true collaborative working with their supply chains. Our direct presence on both coasts of the US market will mean an improved service for both our customers and our partner community.”
This step builds on Asite’s ongoing partnership with the ReproMAX marketing network (see October and August 2011 posts). Rival UK vendors 4Projects and BIW/conject have also been gradually expanding in the US, while Australia-based Aconex has been growing its north American operations particularly aggressively. And UK-based McLaren Software‘s recent merger with CTSpace (previous post) has maintained support for the latter’s US customers. It all seems to confirm my June 2011 view that the US architecture engineering and construction market was ripe for overseas collaboration vendors.