Tag: e-Builder

Viewpoint views on Trimble’s acquisition

Matt Harris

“Viewpoint has found its final home as part of one of the largest providers of construction software in the world. There is no better home for us, our products and our customer base,” says Viewpoint’s Matt Harris. Viewpoint Construction Software‘s chief product officer Matt Harris talked to me on Tuesday (8 May 2018) about what …

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What next for Trimble’s SaaS platforms?

Viewpoint for Projects user growth

Will Trimble’s US$1.2bn acquisition of Viewpoint be managed as a ‘gradual convergence’ or a ‘rapid managed migration’? Two days after Trimble’s announcement of its US$1.2bn acquisition of Viewpoint, I attended a Viewpoint UK ‘roadshow’ event in London yesterday (25 April 2018). The presenters carefully avoided saying too much about the deal, but in talking to …

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Trimble acquires Viewpoint for $1.2bn

Latest SaaS space consolidation gives Trimble a stronger European presence as it looks to compete with Oracle, Autodesk, Bentley (and others) in the construction collaboration sector. US-based Trimble announced yesterday (23 April 2018) that it is to acquire privately-held Portland, Oregon-based construction ERP and SaaS collaboration vendor Viewpoint from Bain Capital in an all-cash transaction valued …

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Trimble acquires e-Builder for $500m

Just over a month after Oracle bid US$1.2 billion for Aconex, Trimble has invested US$500m to buy one of Aconex’s US-based SaaS competitors, e-Builder. On Friday 2 February, Trimble announced (news release) it had acquired privately-held Florida, US-based SaaS construction project management vendor e-Builder for US$500 million (c. £357m or €403m). Trimble says “e-Builder extends Trimble’s …

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e-Builder boosts its BIM

e-Builder, the Florida, US-based SaaS construction programme management provider has announced today that it has acquired the assets of Scenario Virtual Project Delivery (VPD), a leader in collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology for construction. This acquisition (for which the terms were not disclosed) extends e-Builder Enterprise by tightly integrating it with BIM (when I …

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Aconex acquires Worksite

Acquiring a SaaS project cost management platform gives Aconex a potential leadership position when customers want both cloud collaboration and project cost control. Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS collaboration technology provider Aconex has announced an agreement to acquire Worksite, provider of a SaaS project cost management solution, for approximately Au$6.5m, (c £3.1m or US$4.8m) from ARES Project Management LLC. …

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Conject strengthens EVM capabilities

Conject enhances commercial management solution, enable dynamic financial forecasts for projects. Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration technology provider – now positioning itself as an infrastructure lifecycle management (ILM) group – Conject has launched new financial management capabilities in its applications for commercial teams and asset owners. Director Nick Sansome says: Customers who use the existing cost management and …

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Aconex’s IPO prospectus reviewed

Aconex prospectus cover

Aconex’s IPO prospectus delivers a wealth of information, but there are some omissions too. I have been browsing through the IPO Prospectus (sent to me – thanks! – by an Australian contact) published on 17 November to support SaaS construction collaboration vendor Aconex‘s on-off-on-again flotation. The exit of private equity partner Francisco Partners is significant, I think, but …

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e-Builder grows through focus on owner/operators and pure SaaS

SaaS veterans Ron and Jon Antevy are helping e-Builder grow steadily by focusing on the detailed needs of major owner/operator customers. Florida, US-based SaaS construction collaboration pioneer e-Builder will be 19 years old this year, and its founders, Ron and Jon Antevy, appear fully committed to growing through its 20th anniversary and beyond. I spoke …

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Meeting McLaren, talking SaaS and on-premise

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McLaren, now incorporating CTSpace, is building a compelling offer to owner-operators and EPC contractors wanting SaaS or on-premise collaboration, and adding AEC-specific experience to the proposition. Last week I visited the City of London offices of Idox plc to meet Tim Taylor, chief marketing officer of subsidiary McLaren Software, and talk about the business’s merger with …

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