Tag Archive: CAFM

Jul 15 2016

Collaboration, BIM and FM

Last week’s ThinkBIM conference focused on the transition of data from construction to facilities management. FM is getting more involved with BIM from the earliest stages of a project, and will collaborate more frequently during project delivery. The latest ThinkBIM half-day conference (on 6 July at Squire Patton Boggs’ new offices in Leeds, and sponsored …

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Feb 17 2015

No post-recession bounce for Idox EIM

McLaren Software, the engineering information management (EIM) division of Berkshire, UK-based Idox plc, had a fairly flat financial performance in the year to 31 October 2014, according to Idox’s annual report and accounts published last month. McLaren’s EIM division is best-known in this blog as the provider of FusionLive (formerly CTSpace and, before that, BuildOnline – among …

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Oct 21 2013

McLaren releases first stage support for BIM

Two months after its previous release, provider of construction project collaboration and computer-aided facilities management solutions, McLaren Software has announced the latest version of its Software-as-a-Service FusionLive platform, describing it as “arguably the most significant release in recent years”. In the face of growing building information modelling (BIM) capability in rival SaaS collaboration systems (4Projects, Asite, etc) …

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May 16 2013

Mclaren launches CAFM Explorer OnAir

The Facilities Show is at the NEC in Birmingham, UK this week (last day today) – a good place for firms to make announcements to their FM audiences. This week, for example, McLaren Software – describing itself as a provider of “engineering document control, project collaboration and CAFM (computer aided facilities management) solutions” – has …

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Apr 11 2013

Idox acquires Artesys to grow McLaren EDMS operation

Idox Group, the parent company of engineering document control and construction collaboration and CAFM business McLaren Software, has today announced the £2m (€2.4m) acquisition of French engineering document management (EDMS) specialists Artesys International. Founded in 2000, based in Rennes, Artesys provides engineering document control solutions and applications supporting the efficient and safe operation of processing …

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Dec 18 2012

Meeting McLaren: talking FM and mobile in 2013

Yesterday I travelled to London Gatwick Airport and the nearby offices of FMx, the facilities management software business acquired by McLaren Software‘s parent company Idox plc in October (post). The visit included an update on McLaren’s financial performance, an introduction to CAFM Explorer, and discussion of future plans for this business as it is progressively rebranded …

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Oct 19 2012

McLaren builds CAFM proposition following £5.6m FMx acquisition

McLaren Software is growing its facilities management capabilities following the acquisition (announced today), by parent company Idox Group, of FMx Ltd, developer of the computer-aided facilities management application CAFM Explorer. McLaren has been busy expanding beyond its engineering document control roots over the past year. It acquired the SaaS-based construction collaboration business, CTSpace, in November …

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Dec 15 2010

See Howzee

Howzee offers a hyper-local service to manage the tenant/property management communication challenge at an individual block level. Alongside my main focus on ICT tools to help teams deliver construction projects, I have also taken an interest in how ICT tools can be used to help manage completed buildings or other assets. This includes online facilities …

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Nov 20 2009

The conject interview

Having recently received a comment from Chris Brandt, CTO at conject, I thought it was high time that I took a more detailed look at this construction and real estate collaboration vendor. Based in Munich, Germany, but with operations across most of Europe, conject has gradually been expanding its international reach beyond Europe. It has …

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