Tag Archive: Cadac

Apr 28 2014

M-Files – bridging the SaaS vs on-premise ECM divide

A generic ECM provider with AEC expertise, M-Files aims to help organisations wanting the best of both SaaS and on-premise hosting worlds. Over the past few years I’ve seen various generic enterprise content management (ECM) systems target the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. When Software-as-a-Service (SaaS – though then known as ASP: application service …

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Oct 06 2011

de Kieviet thinks SharePoint is the future

To paraphrase Mandy Rice-Davies, Well, he would, wouldn’t he! Following my recent blog post about his move to Netherlands-based SharePoint reseller Cadac Organice, Gert-Jan de Kieviet (right) talked to me about his move from Sword-CTSpace and his somewhat controversial view that Microsoft SharePoint is the future of construction collaboration. BuildOnline and CTSpace In the mid-2000s, …

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Sep 21 2011

Former CTSpace MD now at CadacOrganice

Over the past few years, I have seen numerous employees move from one construction collaboration technology vendor to another. This ‘musical chairs’ process has been common among sales people – I’m still in contact with some individuals who have worked for three or more providers – but it also occasionally extends to directors. The latest …

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May 03 2011

AEC Docuflow selling Organice in Australia

Organice,  the AEC-oriented toolkit (from Netherlands-based Cadac), that helps construction organisations make better use of Microsoft SharePoint for collaboration purposes now has an Australian reseller. Sydney-based AEC Docuflow was established last year by Nathan Harman and Steve Nelson to offer document management solutions to small to mid-size architecture, engineering and construction businesses, and uses the Organice suite …

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Sep 23 2010

BIW pushes its low-risk message

A (rare) tweet from BIW Technologies* alerted me to a new article on the UK construction collaboration vendor’s website, reproduced from Architect Builder Contractor & Developer (ABC&D). In Controlling Project Outcomes, BIW CEO Colin Smith warns potential collaboration customers about “low-cost suppliers who fail to include sufficient support for the solution that they provide”. He …

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Jan 07 2010

Show us the numbers, Cadac

I have railed before (Give us the figures, Cadweb!) about construction collaboration technology vendors trumpeting how much their business has grown without actually giving us any figures to substantiate their hype. Latest offender is Netherlands-based Cadac who developed Organice, a document management solution based on Microsoft’s SharePoint system (see post). A Cadac Organice BV news …

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Mar 11 2009

Return to the email argument

More than three years ago, I first wrote (The email argument) about the challenge of managing project-related email. Or, rather, I pointed out that some ‘extranet’ systems, such as [my employer] BIW’s, discourage use of email so that project communications are managed within a self-contained and easily auditable secure repository (see also The email argument …

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Feb 20 2009

AECbytes writes on collaboration

Just a quick note for those interested in developments in the US collaboration market: AECbytes Lachmi Khemlani has just written about Collaboration, Project Management, and Project Information Management Solutions in AEC. The article looks at Newforma, Attolist and Cadac’s SharePoint-based Organice. Of the three, only Attolist is a genuine Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. Tweet

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Jan 23 2008

More SharePoint for AEC

Earlier this week, a Microsoft employee frankly admitted to me that SharePoint was not particularly easy to implement for extranet-type collaboration in the typical geographically distributed structure of a construction project team. As a result, Microsoft has tended to be reliant upon partners such as the Sword Group’s C2Share (see post) to expand its SharePoint footprint in …

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