Tag Archive: API

May 22 2014

Think Project! updates – and integrates

Munich-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor Think Project! has announced the forthcoming release of a new update to its web-based platform. The stand-out items for me are the integration features, underlining how sophisticated SaaS tools are increasingly being linked to other back-office enterprise systems, and not just by proprietary connections, to seamlessly share data between different …

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Mar 21 2013

Unit4 BC: future is BIM and linked data

SaaS platform Business Collaborator is a key component in Unit4’s strategy to integrate its business software with BIM, using linked data to manage asset-related processes. I attended the Unit4 user 2013 user conference at the ICC in Birmingham last week, ostensibly to join the sessions devoted to its SaaS collaboration solution Business Collaborator, but – …

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Mar 11 2013

UNIT4 Business Software launches Business Collaborator 6.1

UNIT4 Business Software has today announced the launch of UNIT4 Business Collaborator (BC) 6.1, its web-based project collaboration software solution.  Key enhancements include: a public API enabling the secure integration of third party software provision of QR codes (for drawing version control, and for asset management) the ability to link to different file types quickly and easily, …

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Sep 17 2012

Collaboration vendors invite votes, and Eneo pitches in

With London Social Media Week fast approaching, I worked late one night last week sorting out the crowd-sourced nominations for the second running of the Be2Awards, which are being held at London’s Building Centre on the afternoon Wednesday 26 September (register here). As with the first running of the Awards last year, the winners are …

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Apr 16 2012

Meeting McLaren, talking SaaS and on-premise

McLaren, now incorporating CTSpace, is building a compelling offer to owner-operators and EPC contractors wanting SaaS or on-premise collaboration, and adding AEC-specific experience to the proposition. Last week I visited the City of London offices of Idox plc to meet Tim Taylor, chief marketing officer of subsidiary McLaren Software, and talk about the business’s merger with …

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Feb 17 2012

Profiling think project!

Relatively unknown in the UK, Think Project! is one of mainland Europe’s leading SaaS construction collaboration vendors with an impressive client list. In London last Friday Thomas Bachmaier, CEO of Munich, Germany-based think project!, told me about the company, its architecture, engineering and construction collaboration platform and take-up of its Software-as-a-Service. This was long overdue, …

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Feb 09 2012

Unit4 combining collaboration, ERP and BIM in the cloud

The 2012 Unit4 customer conference this week at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre incorporated the annual user event for users of Unit4 Collaboration (formerly Business Collaborator), and there were some significant announcements both about the structure of that business and about the future roadmap for its collaboration platform. I attended the event wondering how relevant the …

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Oct 10 2011

St Valentine’s Day massacre leaves Incite almost out-of-sight

Briefly one of the innovators of the SaaS construction collaboration technology market, Australia-based Incite has suffered under recent heavy-handed management by parent Leighton Holdings. A couple of years ago, I did some consultancy work for Sydney, Australia-based construction collaboration technology vendor Incite (aka Nexus Point Solutions Pty Ltd). At the time (April 2009), the two …

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Jun 07 2011

HP ePrint and Share – as you were….

I travelled to Hewlett Packard‘s UK HQ in Bracknell, Berkshire today for an update on its strategy concerning the architecture, engineering and construction sector. My previous interactions with the company included the 2010 launch of its ePrint & Share service supporting large format printers (see post) and I was hoping to hear about some significant …

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May 17 2011

AppDirect will sell your B2B apps, er, direct

The cost and complexity of creating a new business-to-business software-as-a-service (SaaS) application has reduced significantly over the past decade, but the challenge of getting that carefully developed new software more widely known and then getting revenues from end-user customers can defeat some developers. Launched in the US in July 2009 (and recently seed-funded to the …

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