Tag: cloud

Nov 23 2018

RIB plans further cloud expansion

Mads Bording

Stuttgart, Germany’s RIB Software is expanding aggressively beyond its central European heartland, winning customers in Australia, the US, Asia and the UK, and plans growth in its cloud-delivered construction ecosystem developed in partnership with Microsoft. Earlier this autumn, I talked to RIB’s COO and executive board member Mads Bording about the company, which he joined …

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Jun 19 2018

Salesforce and construction – much more than CRM

Salesforce logo

Like several other software giants, Salesforce is exploring opportunities in the construction sector – and looking to develop construction-specific offerings, not just to sell more CRM seats. At the invitation of Andrew Bowles (a long-time industry contact – he worked at what is today GroupBC from 2003 to 2012), I attended the inaugural meeting of …

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May 09 2018

Bentley building on ProjectWise penetration

Bentley Systems ARR growth

Bentley’s ProjectWise collaboration platform is proving a catalyst for strong growth in emerging markets such as China and Africa, the company claimed today (9 May 2018). In a corporate update call with journalists, Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley gave an overview of the company’s recent performance, supported by CFO David Hollister and chief product officer …

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Aug 28 2015

Exit Buzzsaw, enter “Alexandria”?

Project Alexandria

“A complete, connected solution for construction project teams” is being promised by Autodesk’s “Project Alexandria“. The exact nature of this solution is still under wraps, but you can sign up to get notifications once Autodesk starts spreading the word “soon”. We are told: Project Alexandria is being built to connect your construction project teams, with capabilities …

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Apr 28 2015

Corecon integrates with Xero

Xero logo

Corecon’s online construction estimating and project management platform can now efficiently exchange financial data with SME SaaS accounting solution Xero. For many people who don’t work for smaller companies (and, after all, there are a lot of them in construction), Xero may be an unfamiliar name, but Xero is one of the more popular cloud-based …

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Dec 05 2014

Autodesk raises its BIM cloud game

A360

It’s Autodesk University time in Las Vegas this week, and Autodesk has taken the opportunity to unveil some new cloud-based collaboration services (read more on the Autodesk In The Fold blog). The collaboration back story Well-known, of course, for its design authoring tools, Autodesk started to complement these with its own SaaS construction collaboration solutions over a …

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Oct 31 2014

Trimble Connect offers cloud-based collaboration

The Common Data Environment market just got busier: acquisitive Trimble has wasted no time in launching its cloud-based collaboration platform, Trimble Connect. Some seven weeks after acquiring Gehry Tchnologies, including its GTeam platform, and promising to add it to a DBO software solutions platform (post), US construction technology giant Trimble has launched Trimble Connect, based on GTeam, providing a cloud-based …

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May 23 2014

4Projects: the future is cloud-based everything

4Projects by Viewpoint - blue

Now dubbed 4Projects by Viewpoint, the collaboration solution is spearheading wider adoption of SaaS across the Viewpoint portfolio. I attended most of the second day of the 4Projects user conference in Newcastle yesterday (Thursday), hoping to hear more about the parent company Viewpoint Construction Software’s plans for its locally-based UK Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration vendor subsidiary. I wasn’t …

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Oct 14 2010

CAD in the cloud – needs selling on the ground

Software-as-a-Service approaches to design in the AEC market can learn a lot from how SaaS has been deployed to provide construction collaborative platforms since the late 1990s, but the marketing challenges still tend to require more than just an online presence. CAD in the cloud Thanks, once again, to Roopinder Tara’s, CAD CAM CAE TenLinks …

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Aug 05 2009

From PLM and social media, to AEC design

I have been monitoring conversations about social media among some manufacturing and product lifecycle management (PLM) commentators, and a post by Desktop Engineering‘s Kenneth Wong – What PLM Can Learn from Social Media – has lingered in a browser tab for most of the past two days as I’ve re-read it and pondered it. Kenneth …

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