Category: SaaS

Jun 19 2006

ReproMAX DFS

An article from the US publication, AIA Focus, entitled Digital Project Collaboration, looks at two US solutions: Newforma (see previous post) and ReproMAX DFX (sic), "a web-based, third-party document management system established by a consortium of more than 225 international printers familiar with the AEC industry". A user of the ReproMAX DFS (correct spelling) describes …

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Jun 17 2006

Gates goes – at the right time

The newspapers and internet news sources (the BBC, for example) have been full of comment about Bill Gates’ decision to step down from the helm at Microsoft over the next couple of years. Comments about it being "the end of an era" are probably quite appropriate, and Gates’ timing is impeccable. Gates was the architect …

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Jun 15 2006

Deltek in UK (2)

Last month I wondered why Deltek took an exhibition stand at the IT Construction Forum’s annual conference. Business Collaborator‘s Tim Blower told me yesterday that this move probably followed Deltek’s acquisition of Welcom, whose applications include a project collaboration solution, Welcom Home; he also mentioned that Welcom’s (now Deltek’s) Open Plan software was being used …

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Jun 14 2006

NCCTP AEC collaboration market research (3)

Members of the NCCTP marketing group today had their first presentation from independent market research agency Benchmark regarding the NCCTP survey of over 250 users of the leading UK construction collaboration technology solutions (aka ‘extranets’). Fieldwork was completed last month. There are some fascinating insights to come, but I cannot share them here yet as …

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Jun 09 2006

Newforma flooded

In my Newforma post yesterday, I touched on the reduced risk for a project team that uses an external hosting service to manage its application and data. Newforma might appreciate the value of such a service themselves having just suffered a major flood at their Manchester, New Hampshire basement offices.

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Jun 08 2006

Newforma Project Center

In the US, Randall Newton at AECnews.com has been talking to the people at Newforma who, on 1 June, launched Newforma Project Center – a client/server based system that sits inside an organisation’s firewall. The product is "designed to help project managers and team members gain control over their burgeoning and complex project information". This …

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May 26 2006

Deltek in UK

An appearance was made at Wednesday’s ITCF conference by a stand from US accounting and ERP software vendor Deltek. I was aware of the business from monitoring various US-based websites, but I hadn’t appreciated that they were also active on the eastern side of the Atlantic (they have a London office and one in Welwyn …

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May 25 2006

NCCTP AEC collaboration market research (2)

While serving on the panel of the NCCTP-sponsored stream session at yesterday’s IT Construction Forum annual conference at the Oval in London, I told the audience that the NCCTP was undertaking some market research into user opinions and experiences of the leading UK ‘extranet’ systems. The fieldwork, undertaken by independent market research agency Benchmark, is …

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May 22 2006

eTenderer.com achieves RICS compliance

I notice from the latest news release on the website of UK construction collaboration technology vendor, Sarcophagus, that its online procurement solution, eTenderer, has been updated to be the first product of its type to comply with the RICS e-tendering guidelines. Version 2.0 will apparently be launched be publicly launched at the ITCF (IT Construction …

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May 17 2006

BIW user conference 2006

No posts yesterday as I was managing the BIW user conference at the (fantastic) Oval conference centre in London. Previously, we used to run a series workshops for small groups (15-20 or so) at the BIW offices; this year, we decided to do one big event to promote greater interaction between users and with BIW …

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