Tag Archive: Coda

Nov 25 2009

SaaS to grow (again)

The Construction Software State of the Industry Report, produced by US-based firm Software Advice, is highlighting five trends (three of them upwards), relating to software buying habits, and suggests that the current recession makes Software-as-a-Service-based solutions even more attractive: Software as a Service is in the right place at the right time Software as a …

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Oct 01 2009

Coda2go + Salesforce strengthen SaaS Financials offer, but what about Business Collaborator?

This week saw news of a partnership between US based software-as-a-service CRM vendor Salesforce.com and accounting systems vendor Coda. Why should I be interested? Well, Coda – since January 2008 part of Dutch ERP vendor Unit 4 Agresso NV – is also the parent of UK construction collaboration technology provider Business Collaborator. At the time …

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Jan 31 2008

Business Collaborator parent reaches agreement with Agresso

  According to a London Stock Exchange announcement this morning, the boards of Unit 4 Agresso and Coda plc (parent company of construction collaboration technology vendor Business Collaborator) have agreed the terms of a recommended cash offer for Coda, valuing the business at approximately £158m (see previous post). The strategic rationale is to create “a leading …

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Jan 17 2008

SaaS and construction collaboration in 2008

After Reviewing 2007, I started thinking about some predictions or trends for 2008. My first instinct was simply to repeat last year’s five, but that would be too easy. Instead, I have decided to update two, and add three new ones. Here are the first two (the others will follow over the next couple of days). …

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Jan 14 2008

BC parent in takeover approach

According to a London Stock Exchange announcement today, Coda plc, the parent company of UK construction collaboration technology vendor Business Collaborator, has been the subject of a takeover offer from Dutch-based business software provider Unit 4 Agresso. The move values Coda at £157.8m, but “news of the talks could well attract competitive bids from rivals …

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Sep 13 2007

A good six months for Business Collaborator

This morning’s London Stock Exchange announcement by Coda of its financial results for the six months ending 30 June 2007 include some snippets about UK collaboration vendor Business Collaborator‘s financial performance in the same period. Business Collaborator turnover was up 18% on 2006 to £1.381m, generating a £240k profit, marginally up on 2006’s £232k. According …

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May 23 2007

BC continues to thrive

Further to my UK vendor trends update last week, I see Business Collaborator ‘s business continues to thrive. According to a Coda plc trading update: “The Business Collaborator division has continued to grow across all areas of its business. Highlights include a new release (version 5.1) of the core Business Collaborator product. This has helped to secure …

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Mar 15 2007

Business Collaborator grows in 2006

According to the latest annual report (see Stock Exchange notice) from Coda plc, its subsidiary UK collaboration vendor Business Collaborator continued to grow in the year ending 31 December 2006: “We are delighted that the strong performance in 2005 has continued again in 2006. The membership of the SEDEX program (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) has continued …

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Jan 18 2007

Nathan ups his Asite stake

Days after Asite CEO Tony Ryan bought nearly £9,000-worth of shares in the company (see Now Tony invests in Asite), it has been announced that CTO Nathan Doughty has increased his stake by purchasing 65,362 shares at 3.41 pence each (total cost around £2,230). I am a little concerned at the timing: working for an …

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