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Sep 05 2016

Newforma gets connected

Silos (both company and IT) have long inhibited collaboration in construction. Newforma’s ‘Connector’ strategy seeks to break them down. I recently wrote (16 August: Newforma now playing cloud catch-up?) about Newforma’s Cloud Services initiative, which has seen the vendor expand its extranet-type capabilities, complementing its original core on-premise, behind-the-firewall application. I spoke last Thursday to Newforma CEO …

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Aug 13 2015

Aconex CIMIC deal absorbs SaaS rival

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex last week announced a strategic partnership with CIMIC Group. which will also see it absorb a rival Australian AEC SaaS technology provider. CIMIC (not to be confused with US construction software provider CMiC, or a Shanghai porcelain and stone business) was formerly the Australian contracting giant Leighton …

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Oct 19 2013

FieldLens: “the Facebook of construction”?

Some months ago, a structural engineer friend James Burt alerted me to FieldLens, and we had a long chat about this and related applications before the London launch of BIM4SMEs in April. FieldLens is the work of a New York based development team led by CEO Doug Chambers. It aims to put construction collaboration on …

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Oct 01 2013

Aconex wins Leighton EPC project

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration provider Aconex has announced it has been appointed by the Mumbai-based contractor Leighton Welspun to support construction projects for oil and gas pipelines off the western coast of India. I wouldn’t normally write about a project win – SaaS vendors produce dozens of such news releases every year – but this one …

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Sep 04 2013

An Incite update

One-time SaaS collaboration innovator Incite lingers on in the Australian market while former executives are celebrating a new start-up success. Long-standing readers of Extranet Evolution may recall my posts about the Australian business Incite, a Leighton Holdings subsidiary which in 2009 developed some potentially ground-breaking SaaS collaboration technologies to support construction projects. I got a …

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Oct 04 2012

ProjectCentre acquired by RIB Software

Sydney, Australia-based SaaS construction software developer ProjectCentre has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by the German technical ERP and BIM software business RIB Software AG. The announcement was made on Sunday 30 September, and is RIB’s second acquisition in under a month. RIB expanding through M&A On 11 September RIB announced the purchase (also for an …

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Aug 27 2012

Project Collaboration launches 4Projects in Australia

Through an email in early May, I got news from Australia featuring a familiar UK name in construction collaboration technology: 4Projects. Milton Walters, formerly at Aconex and general manager of TeamBinder at QA Software, has formed his own Melbourne-based company, Project Collaboration, to sell the 4Projects solution in the Australasian market. Colleagues pre-sales director Josh King and …

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Jul 23 2012

Incite imploding?

Two independent industry insiders in the increasingly competitive Australian SaaS construction collaboration technology sector have both told me that Leighton Holdings‘ subsidiary Incite continues to experience problems, 17 months after firing its senior team (post). The perception is that Incite Keystone is unreliable (with work focused on stabilising the platform and bug-fixing, not adding enhancements), …

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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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Jan 03 2012

ExtranetEvolution.com: the 2011 numbers

In April 2011, I migrated the ExtranetEvolution blog from TypePad to a hosted version of WordPress (post), and I have just been reviewing annual statistics for the site for the first time in two years (in fact, since my 2009 review). The year to 31 December 2011 was by some measures the best yet, delivering 59,416 …

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