Tag: Business Collaborator

Feb 06 2013

UK exclusive: 4Projects acquired by US ERP vendor ViewPoint

Richard Vertigan

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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Sep 18 2012

Asite heads list of collaboration vendors vying for Construction Computing Awards 2012

The shortlists for the 2012 Construction Computing Awards have been published, and reveal many familiar names vying for “Hammers” across equally familiar ranges of sometimes overlapping categories. Voting for the awards is now open (and will remain open until 8 November), the winners will be announced at a London event on 22 November, and London-based …

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Mar 19 2012

NEC3 partnership by Sypro and UNIT4

UNIT4 Business Software’s SaaS construction document collaboration solution Business Collaborator is being teamed up with Sypro Management’s NEC3 management platform, the two companies have announced today. The launch of the partnership has been timed to coincide with the annual NEC User Group conference at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London. The ‘fit’ is straightforward. …

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Feb 28 2012

UNIT4 in UK Gov Cloudstore coup

A week ago, the UK Government launched Cloudstore, a new ‘app store’ to help small businesses offer IT services to the public sector, and to encourage public organisations to purchase services on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis, rather than being locked into lengthy contracts (see BBC news article). The site features over 1,700 apps provided by more than …

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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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Jan 24 2012

TrackerPlus – managing BREEAM online

Thanks to Building4Change and the BRE Group e-newsletter, I see that TrackerPlus, “a fully integrated online BREEAM project management system,” has been recognised by BRE Global for its ability to streamline the BREEAM assessment process for members of the design team and allowing assessors to submit their assessments directly from the system to BREEAM for quality assurance …

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Nov 25 2011

November PR and marketing updates from the construction collaboration vendors

Asite joins Autodesk Develop Network London-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has joined the Autodesk Developer Network (24 November news release), looking to develop tighter integration between its Asite collaborative BIM (cBIM) and Autodesk’s BIM tools. Apparently: “through a fully integrated workflow, building and design professionals will be able to share and coordinate models across …

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Sep 29 2011

Unit4 Collaboration launches BC Assure

Yesterday, I dashed from BIW’s breakfast briefing in London to Reading to catch the second half of Unit4 Collaboration’s seminar on BC Assure. Described as “progressive quality assurance for projects and programmes” BC Assure provides a secure cloud-based platform to manage and audit quality and process compliance. Launched at Project Challenge in London last week, …

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Aug 22 2011

Project control – Unit4 targets market with BC Assure

As SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors have sought to differentiate themselves from document management providers, we have seen how some have focused on various areas of workflow (eg: contract administration, project costs, health & safety) in recent years. In the process, one or two vendors have dropped, or reduced, their use of the term ‘collaboration’, …

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Jun 28 2011

Android-based Smartbuilder1 launched

Almost a year ago, I wrote about Dublin-based software developer SmartBuilder Software after managing director Peter Daly and I met up and discussed construction collaboration technologies and mobile solutions. At the time, he was developing his first iPhone application, but I later learned that he had decided not to continue developing on the Apple platform. Instead he …

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