Tag Archive: email

Oct 15 2012

BIM, SaaS and mobile driving Newforma developments

Ian Howell

Once scathing of the attractions of Software-as-a-Service, Newforma is now actively embracing the cloud, SaaS, BIM and mobile, and eyeing potential social media ideas for future product development. Last week I learned more about Newforma, developer of the enterprise-based Newforma Project Center application and now a recent entrant to the Software-as-a-Service collaboration space with its …

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Aug 07 2012

Xpin offers new interface ideas

Last week I met Matthew Jennings, business development director, and online director Richard Hulbert of London-based digital agency Code Vanilla, which has developed a cloud-based collaboration platform called Xpin (described here). Following an introduction via Su Butcher, Matthew had asked for feedback on the Beta release of Xpin and whether it might be of interest to architects. Explaining Xpin …

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Jul 20 2012

Document control saves $1million

Last month (Document control takes a vacation?), I linked to an infographic produced by McLaren Software regarding the potential value of document control within a major capital project when something goes wrong (that infographic is now linked from a new McLaren blog, Document Control Unplugged, by the way – good to see another vendor start …

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Jul 17 2012

Comindware and ElasticData flexibility

I wrote about Comindware last August, and the company has been in touch regarding an update release of its web-based workflow automation and task management solution. While this is not a construction-specific solution, it is aimed at project-based industries (I have just been looking at example workflows for marketing projects or HR processes; there are …

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May 11 2012

From email to BIM

In the past couple of weeks, I have delivered two presentations on BIM (building information modelling). The first was an overview of BIM to the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) at the Building Centre in London on  25 April. The second was yesterday to the Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire Constructing Excellence Club at …

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Mar 02 2012

HP expands ePrint & Share capabilities … a bit

HP has expanded the printing options available to users of its ePrint & Share service. I wrote about its launch 18 months ago, and its June 2011 strategy update, and, in between, I also wrote about Autodesk’s AutoCAD WS tablet/smartphone app. So it was interesting to see that the latest HP announcement includes an extension …

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Feb 17 2012

Profiling think project!

Relatively unknown in the UK, Think Project! is one of mainland Europe’s leading SaaS construction collaboration vendors with an impressive client list. In London last Friday Thomas Bachmaier, CEO of Munich, Germany-based think project!, told me about the company, its architecture, engineering and construction collaboration platform and take-up of its Software-as-a-Service. This was long overdue, …

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Feb 09 2012

BIW launches pre-construction enquiry service

As the former PR person for Woking, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor BIW Technologies, I had a strong sense of deja vu when I read its latest news release regarding a new enquiry management module. Managing processes relating to an Invitation To Tender (ITT) or a Request for Proposal (RFP) sounded very similar to how …

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Jan 06 2012

Simple AEC collaboration, plus administration?

Two emails arrived overnight: one from a generic collaboration provider and one from a small construction micro-business looking for a low-cost SaaS-based project delivery solution that could be used to manage numerous small domestic projects and support all the back-office, contact management, time-sheet and project accounting needs of the business. As I read this second …

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Oct 05 2011

ProjectCentre.net and its “anti-email” approach

Some people love email, others hate it; most us, I suspect, are somewhere in the middle, perhaps wearily accepting its necessity, but wishing they got less of it. And yet we often work with applications that add to our email burden, showering us with numerous notifications and demanding rapid responses. I have blogged several times …

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