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RIB buys into US building spec vendor BSD

Melville, Anderson, Wolford

RIB Software invests US$42m to acquire 60% of USA-based BSD (Building Systems Design), strengthens its estimating and product data technologies, and gets a bridgehead in north America. RIB Software, the Stuttgart, Germany-based provider of cloud-based technologies for the construction and real estate industries has invested US$42m to acquire 60% of the Atlanta, USA-based BSD (Building …

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RIB plans further cloud expansion

Mads Bording

Stuttgart, Germany’s RIB Software is expanding aggressively beyond its central European heartland, winning customers in Australia, the US, Asia and the UK, and plans growth in its cloud-delivered construction ecosystem developed in partnership with Microsoft. Earlier this autumn, I talked to RIB’s COO and executive board member Mads Bording about the company, which he joined …

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Asktobi ceases to be

[Post updated – 13 March 2014] In January 2011, I wrote about a recently launched, Gateshead, UK-based business offering an “online business networking, e-commerce and information centre for the construction industry”. Alongside Asktobi‘s core offering of an online e-tendering system, were third-party take-off and estimating tools, stationery and publications, and a supplier database. The Asktobi …

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Corecon releases Android app

Corecon mobile

California-based Corecon Technologies has released an Android app to support Corecon V7, its Software-as-a-Service construction estimating, project management and job cost suite. Corecon released V7 in May 2010 and added some mobile capability later that year so that the software was accessible from standard mobile web browsers, extending it again in October 2012. The latest …

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Another Viewpoint US acquisition

maxwell systems

I have been tracking events at  US ERP vendor Viewpoint Construction Software since its first public expressions of interest in the SaaS construction collaboration sector in February 2012, through its purchase of enterprise content management software provider Construction Imaging in May 2012 (post) to its acquisition of UK SaaS provider 4Projects a year later. The latest …

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Corecon V7 updated

Enhancements to US-based Corecon V7 include a workflow engine for approving financial transactions and cost tracking for changes California-based Corecon Technologies has announced updates to its web-based estimating and project management software suite Corecon V7. This version was launched in May 2010 (post) and has been updated several times with new features and functionality, including a mobile/tablet …

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Asktobi.com

Asktobi

Launched in 2010, Asktobi aims to be an e-tendering-led ‘one-stop shop’ Gateshead, UK-based Asktobi is an “online business networking, e-commerce and information centre for the construction industry”. Its core offering is an online e-tendering system, providing tendering/subcontract enquiry and document management platforms, alongside third-party take-off and estimating tools (Take-off Live, and Fast-Estimate from Estek). The …

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Corecon goes mobile too

In May 2010, I wrote about the launch of Corecon V7 in the US market. Like several other construction collaboration software vendors this year (some already launched – eg: Asite’s cMob, Unit4 – some impending – eg: CTSpace, Aconex), Corecon has just released a mobile product tailored for use on smartphones and tablet computers (see …

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Corecon releases V7

I last wrote about California, US-based SaaS construction software vendor Corecon Technologies almost two years ago (post). In 2008, Corecon’s, er… core business management capabilities were being expanded to include online file storage and collaboration capabilities (though not document markup/red-line or commenting capabilities). At the time, Corecon president Norman Wendl was hoping to launch v7 …

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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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