Tag Archive: ECM

Jul 13 2015

M-Files opens UK office

Previously based mainly in Finland before opening a US office in Dallas, Texas, hybrid on-premise/cloud-hosted enterprise content management software vendor M-Files is now expanding its operation in the UK, opening an office in Reading, Berkshire. I talked to the company in April 2014 when it outlined its experience in delivering solutions to customers in the …

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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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Mar 26 2013

TransBit Technologies develops RoBOTic Document Control Assistants

Could ‘intelligent’ software programs revolutionise hitherto laborious document control processes? I was recently contacted by Ritesh Tripathi of TransBit Technologies, a software development company based in Hyderabad in India. Its lead product, CollabWrite, is a web-based enterprise content management system which he says is used extensively to capture project records and automate workflows among the multiple …

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Nov 15 2011

IDOX acquires CTSpace for £11.6m cash

A tweet from a former colleague alerted me to it, and it was confirmed when I looked at my TweetDeck search column: “IDOX … announces the acquisition of CTSpace for £11.6m cash.” Sword-CTSpace was a subsidiary of the France-based Sword group (acquisition in December 2007) offering a combination of both on-premise and Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration …

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Oct 21 2011

Aconex launches partner programme

Last week (Aconex invests in north American sales effort), I mentioned that, Aconex, the Australian SaaS construction collaboration technology provider has been developing a partner programme to help it extend its (already quite extensive) international reach. The Aconex Partner Progam webpage went live on Monday, and – in addition to Tidefall – details six other …

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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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Mar 07 2011

Who sits at the Sword CTSpace table?

The latest Sword-CTSpace news release concerns an integration between the company’s on-premise FusionEnterprise platform and ECM systems EMC Documentum and Microsoft SharePoint 10 (somewhat confusingly, Sword-CTSpace talks about Engineering Content Management, as opposed to Enterprise Content Management, a term much used by other firms and industry analysts). I only mention this as the news release …

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Sep 16 2010

Construction Computing Awards 2010 voting begins

Voting for the 2010 Construction Computing Awards has opened, with 20 of the 24 categories to be decided by online votes, and four to be decided by a panel of judges – something of a departure from previous years’ practice. Of course, you’ve got to be in it to win it, and there are some …

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May 21 2010

From AsBuilt to Exquando

From time to time, I get asked about non-UK collaboration vendors operating in mainland Europe. I can talk with some knowledge about Munich-based Conject (see The conject interview) and Madrid-based Bricsnet (see The Bricsnet interview), but otherwise I generally struggle. However, a little bit of this information gap has recently been filled with respect to …

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May 04 2010

COBie – the bridge between BIM and collaboration technologies?

My previous post, It’s been about collaboration all along, highlighted some emerging similarities between UK and US practices with regard to collaborative working – partly driven (at least in the USA) by the need to rethink industry approaches to management of people and processes as building information modelling (BIM) looms larger on the industry horizon. …

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