Category Archive: Legal

Aug 04 2014

Cadweb goes bust

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A clutch of broken link alerts, a website now longer accessible, emails bouncing…. It seems that west London, UK-based construction collaboration technology provider, Cadweb, has ceased trading, weeks after UK rival Woobius did the same. Cadweb crash Formed in 1995, Cadweb launched its first commercial product in 1998 (I wrote an IT Best Practice Programme …

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Mar 10 2014

Exclusive: Kykloud ANZ launches SaaS surveying and asset management ‘down under’

UK-based Kykloud have turned to a successful SaaS reseller team to boost their platform’s penetration in Australasia. North Shields, UK-based mobile building surveying and SaaS asset management vendor Kykloud has launched an operation in Australasia, working with the same reseller team which successfully launched the 4Projects SaaS AEC collaboration platform into that region in August 2012. The …

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Sep 04 2013

An Incite update

One-time SaaS collaboration innovator Incite lingers on in the Australian market while former executives are celebrating a new start-up success. Long-standing readers of Extranet Evolution may recall my posts about the Australian business Incite, a Leighton Holdings subsidiary which in 2009 developed some potentially ground-breaking SaaS collaboration technologies to support construction projects. I got a …

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Mar 14 2013

Bricsnet to rebrand to ProjectCenter

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After disposing of its US FM operations, Bricsnet is focused on project collaboration and will be consolidating its growing business under the ProjectCenter brand. I was recently asked: “Whatever happened with Bricsnet?” As the question came from a former investor in the European SaaS construction collaboration pioneer,  it was a little surprising. The Bricsnet back …

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Jan 14 2013

4Projects growing again…

UK vendor revenues Jan13

The latest SaaS collaboration vendor to report on its financial performance is Sunderland, UK-based provider 4Projects, whose latest (abbreviated) annual return to Companies House covers the year to 31 March 2012. CFO Chris Baty was happy to provide me with some more detailed background to the business’s 2012 performance. “Double digit growth” Revenues were up …

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Nov 16 2012

RICS JCT Contract Administrator “no longer commercially viable”

In May 2011, I wrote about RICS Contract Administrator, a web-based service provided by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for managing JCT contract processes. At the time, the RICS told me take-up of the tool was mostly be small and medium-sized firms as larger firms tended to have other systems, and many users still apparently preferred …

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Nov 05 2012

Another Aconex appointment

Is Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex gearing up for an initial public offering (IPO)? Well, judging from the calibre of the executives it is recruiting, it is certainly making sure that it has some heavy hitters with relevant domain experience. The latest appointment (announced today) sees Patricia Cuthbert join as vice president …

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Oct 15 2012

BIM, SaaS and mobile driving Newforma developments

Ian Howell

Once scathing of the attractions of Software-as-a-Service, Newforma is now actively embracing the cloud, SaaS, BIM and mobile, and eyeing potential social media ideas for future product development. Last week I learned more about Newforma, developer of the enterprise-based Newforma Project Center application and now a recent entrant to the Software-as-a-Service collaboration space with its …

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Sep 11 2012

NBS Contracts survey mute on contract tools

Opportunity missed, I think, sums up my view of the findings from the the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Survey 2012, at least so far as construction collaboration technologies are concerned. I was hoping that, following recent years’ growth in the use of web-based platforms to support project team communications – and contract administration …

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Jul 25 2012

EADOC links to scheduling tools

I had an update this week from EADOC Software‘s Founder and CEO Eric Law regarding the California-based collaboration technology vendor’s latest Software-as-a-Service release and its trading performance. We set up the call after Eric emailed me regarding new integration between the EADOC platform and planning and scheduling tools MS Project and Oracle Primavera P6. Of …

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