London-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Asite has once again used St Patrick’s Day partying as an excuse to launch a new version of its Adoddle platform.
Adoddle 17 was released on 17 March 2014 at a user group conference and ‘Hooley’ held at London’s Shoreditch Town Hall; four years later in 2018, the company has released what it has branded “Adoddle: The New Dawn” at a series of dawn events held in Australia, India, Dubai, London* and New York last Saturday (read Asite’s somewhat ebullient news release and CEO Tony Ryan’s blog post and watch the new video – all big on hype but sadly low on practical details of the new platform).
The occasion was also marked by a change in corporate livery, with Asite’s website and application now carrying more bright blue. The cartoon robot used since 2012 appears to have disappeared, although the company logo remains the familiar red, black and white box.
Common Data Everywhere
While competitors are content to offer common data environments (CDEs) to help customers meet their building information modelling (BIM) requirements, Asite decided to aim higher and create ‘Common Data Everywhere’. The company says Adoddle: The New Dawn is “a great new user experience … absolutely fully loaded with new features that help you move faster, achieve more and collaborate better.”
Nathan Doughty, Group COO for Asite says: “Our initial focus was to deliver Common Data Everywhere to drive new levels of efficiency, complete with analytics and AI-driven workflows that support project delivery.”
Ryan resurrects his 2014 slant on corporate-strength social media: “Cocial networking”, and describes the New Dawn as a “game-changer”.
Alongside a revamped dashboard, the centrepiece is said to be ‘aMessage’, a collaborative chat app which enables real-time conversations. Asite says teams in the field can access their ‘Common Data Everywhere’, open a model file, instantly chat about it in real-time and assign each other tasks.
(* Unfortunately, I could not join the London Champagne Breakfast as I am currently somewhat incapacitated with a broken right arm.)