Tag Archive: BIW

Oct 21 2013

Conject UK 2012 results hit by exceptional costs

UK AEC SaaS vendor revenues Oct13 (amended)

Conject Ltd’s UK operation slid further backwards in 2012, revenues dropping 5% and exceptional costs deepening its operating losses. Having just written about Asite’s recent financial performance, I did a quick check regarding some of the other UK Software-as-a-Service collaboration technology vendors. I discovered that Conject Ltd, the UK company previously known as BIW Technologies, …

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Sep 17 2013

4Projects in transition

4projects - a viewpointcs company

Is it the beginning of the end for the 4Projects brand? UK CEO Richard Vertigan steps down, and the US SaaS collaboration product is launched under the Viewpoint branding. Sunderland, UK-based SaaS collaboration vendor 4Projects, acquired by US construction ERP specialist Viewpoint in February, appears to be going through some significant changes. From my UK …

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Jun 13 2013

RIB launches second-generation ProjectCentre: iTWOcx

RIBProjectcentre

RIB rhetoric is focused on combining ERP and collaboration, but it’s not the only vendor eyeing this AEC opportunity. Talking with Milton Walters of 4Projects‘ Australian partner, ProjectCollaboration last week, I noted that things appeared to have gone quiet at its Sydney-based competitor ProjectCentre following the acquisition of this cloud-based construction collaboration provider by Germany-based …

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Apr 30 2013

Partnerships matter in SaaS collaboration market

Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration vendors will struggle to grow quickly unless they can build effective partnerships with complementary businesses who can help them reach new customers and projects without requiring direct sales team inputs. This message has been reinforced to me three times this week: First, Anglo-German vendor Conject has congratulated UK-based contractor Mace on winning …

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Mar 11 2013

Conject talks BIM at Ecobuild

Conject-Ecobuild-BIM

I joined the thousands of built environment folk who travelled to London’s ExCEL for the three-day Ecobuild exhibition last week. As in previous years, it was a good opportunity to meet a few friends, gossip and get updated on key industry developments. I attended three sessions in the Better with BIM seminar room (one featured …

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Feb 25 2013

Aconex launches Smart Manuals

Melbourne-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration provider Aconex has today launched Aconex Smart Manuals, effectively a relaunch of an updated suite of products acquired when Aconex bought Grazer in June 2012 (post). The module allows contractors to efficiently capture, review and deliver the documentation required for operation and maintenance of a built asset, and owners can easily maintain that documentation …

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Feb 19 2013

16 reasons why nobody yet dominates the construction SaaS collaboration sector

Despite widespread adoption of SaaS-based construction collaboration platforms and wider acceptance of SaaS, no company has achieved real dominance across any major regional, national or vertical AEC market. Why? [Warning: this is a longer-than-usual post!] By revenues and (notwithstanding recent restructuring) by manpower, Aconex is the biggest player in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based construction collaboration …

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Feb 07 2013

Reflections on the 4Projects acquisition

Having had a couple of days to research and reflect on yesterdays’s announcement of Viewpoint’s acquisition of 4Projects (post) and to discuss it with industry friends, I thought I’d try to sum up a few strands. Deal background While Viewpoint CEO Jay Haladay was somewhat coy about the the funding and terms of the deal …

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Feb 06 2013

UK exclusive: 4Projects acquired by US ERP vendor ViewPoint

Jay Haladay

Sunderland, UK-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor  4Projects has been acquired (for an undisclosed amount) by Portland, Oregon-based financial systems vendor Viewpoint Construction Software. Almost exactly a year after I talked to Viewpoint executives about their aspirations for the US enterprise resource planning software company (see ERP vendor Viewpoint viewing collaboration space), the 4Projects acquisition was announced to …

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Jan 28 2013

Dome Connect and iSnag

Dome logo

London-based project commissioning management consultancy Dome Consulting offers two related software products. It says its Dome Connect software is used for project collaboration, BIM management, snagging and defect management, commissioning management, and operation and management (O&M) manuals. It also offers a mobile snagging and defect management tool, iSnag, which “leverages the powerful functionality of Dome Connect,” …

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