Tag: 4Projects

Conject eyeing cost control future

Nick Sansome

With electronic document management increasingly commoditised, Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration specialist Conject believes the future will increasingly be about how businesses manage cost and programme information. In just about every part of the supply chain, differentiation has always been difficult in the hugely fragmented architecture, engineering and construction collaboration sector, and it is no different …

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Viewpoint names new CEO

Viewpoint names Manolis Kotzabasakis, formerly CTO at Aspen Technology, as its new CEO Portland, Oregon, US-based Viewpoint Construction Software, ERP vendor and parent company of the UK-founded 4Projects SaaS construction collaboration business (with its core application shortly to be rebranded as Viewpoint for Projects), has announced its new CEO (see also Oregon Live). He is Manolis Kotzabasakis, …

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4Projects facing Au$9m reseller claim

The UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects, now owned by Viewpoint, is was being sued in the Australian courts by Melbourne-based Project Collaboration, once the exclusive reseller of the 4Projects platform in Australasia. According to a statement of claim filed in the County Court of Victoria,* Project Collaboration Pty Ltd is was suing 4Projects Ltd for breach of …

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Aconex acquires Worksite

Acquiring a SaaS project cost management platform gives Aconex a potential leadership position when customers want both cloud collaboration and project cost control. Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS collaboration technology provider Aconex has announced an agreement to acquire Worksite, provider of a SaaS project cost management solution, for approximately Au$6.5m, (c £3.1m or US$4.8m) from ARES Project Management LLC. …

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Conject strengthens EVM capabilities

Conject enhances commercial management solution, enable dynamic financial forecasts for projects. Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration technology provider – now positioning itself as an infrastructure lifecycle management (ILM) group – Conject has launched new financial management capabilities in its applications for commercial teams and asset owners. Director Nick Sansome says: Customers who use the existing cost management and …

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Towards Level 2: new 4Projects release

As we draw ever closer to 2016, SaaS construction collaboration application vendors are becoming increasingly focused on compliance with ‘BIM Level 2’, the UK government’s target for delivery of all centrally procured public projects (and also a target for some private sector clients). Last week, I noted Conject talking about how it was helping its customers …

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BIM: bigger infrastructure muscle

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I wrote recently about SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors upgrading their hosting infrastructure, noting how 4Projects, Asite, Aconex and Conject had either already upgraded, or were in the process of upgrading their hosting facilities to keep ahead of the increased usage of their platforms. Implicit in many of the upgrades is an assumption that building information …

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Finalcad expands beyond France

Finalcad on iPhone and iPad

Finalcad is a mobile-first construction application primarily focused on managing quality – but also with eyes on the BIM opportunity. Based near Paris and first launched in 2011, Finalcad is a mobile-first construction application primarily focused on managing quality. The company claims to be the only vendor in the mobile construction apps space covering all major mobile platforms with native apps …

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Aconex boosts investor hopes

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Just over six months after its December 2014 IPO on the Melbourne Stock Exchange, and some four months on from a rosy financial update, Australian-based Software-as-a-Service collaboration vendor Aconex is benefitting from the currently weak Australian dollar, according to various reports (eg: AFR). According to Aconex, full-year revenue for the year to 30 June 2015 should rise to …

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Upgrading the infrastructure

It’s not just about the quality of construction collaboration software – the infrastructure used to deliver that SaaS technology is critically important too. A repeated thread during last week’s “Viewpoint for Projects“ customer summit in London (post) was the improvement delivered by the company’s switch from BT hosting in Glasgow to hosting with Rackspace in …

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