Tag Archive: ERP

Jul 10 2017

CMAP targets project accounting needs

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In a fragmented, SME-dominated, project-oriented industry like construction, there’s plenty of opportunities for SaaS vendors to help small businesses run their projects online. In my previous post, I had a first look at BuilderStorm, and mentioned how the financial capabilities of its platform might be attractive to SMEs looking for online ERP/accounting functionality. This puts this …

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Jul 03 2017

BuilderStorm targets SME contractors

UK start-up BuilderStorm seems focused on the SME contractor market, and it is claiming to be BIM level 2 compliant. A relatively recent arrival on the UK SaaS construction software landscape is BuilderStorm. Incorporated in Brighton in 2014 and now based in Horsham in Sussex, BuilderStorm was founded by construction project engineer David Lawrence and …

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Aug 05 2016

Oracle building its construction offering

A Construction Index news story today about the Bank of England’s decision yesterday to reduce the central bank interest rate to 0.25% highlighted once again the UK construction industry’s poor record on prompt payment. It quotes the National Federation of Builders’s chief executive Richard Beresford: “The construction industry has the worst payment record of any …

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Jul 21 2016

Union Square acquired by Deltek

In an echo of an earlier US/UK acquisition in the construction IT space, ERP vendor Deltek has acquired UK project management software vendor Union Square. Mostly, ExtranetEvolution focuses on Software-as-a-Service solutions and related applications in the architecture, engineering and construction sector. However, I do keep an eye on vendors whose software solutions occasionally either compete …

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May 04 2016

Viewpoint restructured and growing

Viewpoint logo 2016

Viewpoint CEO Manolis Kotzabasakis says construction needs to change, and believes his company is well-placed to lead industry adoption of SaaS-based ‘field to back office information on the go’. Following Aconex’s recent acquisition of SaaS construction collaboration rival Conject, there was – as usual – some debate about the implications of the deal for other vendors …

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Nov 09 2015

Is BIM the answer?

As a collaboration commentator and occasional BIM speaker, I was one of several bloggers recently asked to comment on the UK’s BIM push for a Microsoft technology blog. As often happens, 90% of what I wrote ended up ‘on the cutting room floor’ (read the full post – including other people’s contributions – here). Just …

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Aug 19 2015

Conject eyeing cost control future

With electronic document management increasingly commoditised, Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration specialist Conject believes the future will increasingly be about how businesses manage cost and programme information. In just about every part of the supply chain, differentiation has always been difficult in the hugely fragmented architecture, engineering and construction collaboration sector, and it is no different …

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Jul 15 2015

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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Apr 01 2015

Viewpoint acquires JobPac

Jim Paulson

Viewpoint’s acquisition of Australian ERP competitor Jobpac creates a strong ANZ market leader and new tensions in its construction collaboration sector. (London, 8.15pm BST) – Viewpoint Construction Software, the Portland, Oregon, US-based construction financial software vendor, and parent company of the Newcastle, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology business 4Projects (acquired in February 2013), has announced …

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Nov 27 2014

New era for Business Collaborator after MBO

Sanjeev Shah

SaaS construction collaboration pioneer Business Collaborator is set for a new lease of life as a £4m management buy-out changes its relationship with UNIT4 and promises a new push on BIM. After years of working as a subsidiary of other businesses, the management team at Software-as-a-Service vendor Business Collaborator, led by MD Sanjeev Shah and largely …

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