thinkproject, the Munich, Germany-based provider of Software-as-a-Service technologies to the construction and engineering sectors, has announced a partnership with Mensch und Maschine Software (M+M – also known in English-speaking markets as Man and Machine).
Under the deal, M+M – a 1000-strong supplier of computer-aided design and manufacturing, product data management, and building information modelling applications – becomes a non-exclusive master reseller of thinkproject’s DESITE BIM product suite. DESITE BIM was added to thinkproject’s product portfolio with the company’s acquisition of ceapoint in March 2019 (post).
The six product variations of DESITE BIM offer varying levels of BIM proficiency and seamless collaboration and information exchange throughout construction projects thanks to its open and neutral support of a variety of data formats and easy integration with CDEs (thinkproject has two such products: tpCDE for construction projects and EPLASS CDE for rail, road and infrastructure projects). DESITE can integrate different types of information into building information models, conduct model and clash detection checks, and run 4D simulations, in addition to creating schedules, information take- off, and quantity take-off.
M+M will support thinkproject with sales, marketing and customer training for the DESITE BIM product suite in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, UK, Italy, Romania, Hungary, and Poland. MD for construction and architecture Rainer Sailer says: “The DESITE BIM product portfolio takes BIM to another level and is a great option for many customers because it integrates well with so many existing softwares. We’re excited to be working with thinkproject to sell this product and integrate it into our leading European BIM Ready training program.”
thinkproject head of product strategy and innovation Jochen Hanff says: “As an already established BIM expert, Mensch und Maschine is a natural fit for this type of partnership. Their knowledge and resources will help us take DESITE BIM to new markets across Europe and bring great value to our customer experience.” His chief sales officer colleague Anton Hofmeier adds: “Joining forces with Mensch und Maschine will allow thinkproject to continue to grow as a global leader in construction intelligence by making our market leading products accessible to a wider international audience, while ensuring the high level of support and product quality that our customers have come to expect from thinkproject.”