Category Archive: Functionality

Sep 12 2017

Mobile-first Raken builds its niche

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US-based Raken is one of a recent generation of mobile-first construction software developers seeking to automate manual onsite reporting and monitoring tasks, and says it differentiates itself by its deep niche functionality. Just over three years ago (August 2014), I visited FieldLens‘s New York headquarters and talked to one of the marketing team about their …

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Sep 08 2017

More mobile AEC tools

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The mobile construction app market continues to grow, with tools to complement desktop construction software, and low-cost form management apps for SMEs. Asta Site Progress Elecosoft’s Asta Powerproject competes in the same project management sector as Oracle’s Primavera and MS Project, but is specifically designed to support construction planners’ work. Primarily a desktop/laptop-based product, it …

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Aug 22 2017

Aconex continues 31% growth trend

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Aconex continues to grow revenues, effectively doubling in two years. Two-thirds of its business now comes from outside Australasia. Melbourne, Australia-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration software vendor Aconex has announced its financial results for the year to 30 June 2017, reporting 31% revenue growth for the second year running (results were affected by exchange rates: at a constant currency, growth …

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Aug 18 2017

RIB revamps iTWOcx

RIB’s cloud-based construction collaboration platform has been updated, with its SaaS operations contributing about 13% of total group revenues. In a previous post, I mentioned RIB‘s iTWOcx (the product formerly known as Australia’s ProjectCentre – acquired by Germany’s RIB in October 2012). A new release of the cloud-based platform was recently launched, with the business …

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Aug 08 2017

Idox launches mobile Building Control app

In January 2017, Reading, Berkshire, UK-based Idox, parent company of engineering document management software provider McLaren Software, launched a new mobile app, OnSite, which it claimed was the first of its kind, giving building control officers (professionals responsible for enforcement of building regulations in the UK) remote access to documents and information. Users of the app (Apple iOS …

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Jul 26 2017

Asite launches BIM clash detection

As anticipated a month ago, London, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has added clash detection (the recognition and inspection of an interference at the intersection of multiple objects within a 3D project model) to the tools in its Adoddle cBIM (collaborative Building Information Modelling) suite. According to the company’s news release, this function …

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Jul 20 2017

GroupBC revenues up 33%

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Re-energised following its November 2014 MBO, UK construction collaboration vendor GroupBC is growing revenues and increasing profitability. Reading, UK-based GroupBC (previously known as Business Collaborator) is one of the longest-established SaaS construction collaboration technology providers in the UK. It started as part of the software solutions arm of the Enviros environmental consulting and software group …

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Jul 19 2017

Holobuilder launches 360 Construction Documentation Solution

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HoloBuilder is a San Francisco, US-based construction technology company that designs, develops, and sells enterprise SaaS software. Its core product offers reality capturing solutions for progress documentation and construction project management, using 360° imagery, computer vision and AI. HoloBuilder says its customers include 40% of the Top 100 General Contractors in the United States, while …

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Jul 10 2017

CMAP targets project accounting needs

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In a fragmented, SME-dominated, project-oriented industry like construction, there’s plenty of opportunities for SaaS vendors to help small businesses run their projects online. In my previous post, I had a first look at BuilderStorm, and mentioned how the financial capabilities of its platform might be attractive to SMEs looking for online ERP/accounting functionality. This puts this …

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Jun 29 2017

A mobile Site Diary – at a price!

Script&Go

Script and Go’s Site Diary complements a mobile-first construction project management application but the suite is not competitively priced compared to others. Since the 2007 advent of smartphones and the later launch of tablet products, the number of mobile applications designed for construction has grown and grown. I have seen numerous apps for snagging / punchlists …

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