Tag Archive: intranet

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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Mar 02 2015

KA’s Knowledge Management Survey

Chris Parsons, CEO and founder of US-based Knowledge Architecture, provider of AEC intranet solutions and organiser of the annual US conference, KA Connect (post) – 2015’s is in San Francisco in May – is running a knowledge management survey. He writes: We believe this survey is the first of its kind and is the logical next …

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Aug 29 2014

Webforum enters UK AEC market

Webforum’s characteristic clean Swedish design interfaces to rich functionality that may interest larger SMEs managing staff across multiple projects. At a COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT) community day earlier this summer, I met Colin Payne of Sweden’s Webforum and we subsequently met up so that he could show me the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. While it is not a construction-focused collaboration …

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May 06 2014

eXo offers OEM route for ISVs wanting social collaboration

I have talked in this blog several times about the potential for collaboration to be expanded and improved by incorporating communication approaches that don’t just emulate traditional paper- and email-based processes (see, for example, my discussions about FieldLens, about GenieBelt and Comindware), and how some existing vendors of construction collaboration software have dipped their toes into more …

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Mar 19 2014

Union Square: Workflow is everywhere (mobile and extranet too)

Union Square is now embracing the AEC ‘extranet’ world it once avoided, and is going mobile with its workflow. Today’s 12th Union Square user group conference at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London saw the launch of the Nottingham, UK-based software vendor’s contract administration module, plus announcements about forthcoming mobile and ‘extranet’ functionality. In its …

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Sep 27 2013

Union Square grows revenues 12% to pass £5m milestone

During the early 2000s, Nottingham, UK-based Union Square Software was seen by some vendors as a rival in the UK construction collaboration technology (or “project extranet”) market. However, its focus was mainly on knowledge management and internal collaboration capabilities, with its Workspace platform widely deployed as an internally-hosted intranet. As a result, I have tended to …

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Aug 03 2010

OpeningDesign.com

Partly through my involvement with Be2camp and partly because of my interests in online collaborative spaces, I was contacted by US-based architect Ryan Shultz of Studio Wikitecture to have a look at a very early, ‘alpha stage’ website concept, OpeningDesign.com. As Ryan candidly admits, this application is still experimental, and is currently a combination of …

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Mar 25 2010

Union Square adds project accounting option to Workspace

Union Square Software and its Workspace product haven’t featured very often in this blog, partly because my main focus is on Software-as-a-Service applications for the construction sector, and Workspace tends to be hosted in its customers’ premises, with extranet-type functionality available as an option alongside its core intranet and email management capabilities. However, it’s worth …

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Oct 29 2009

Bye-bye BT Workspace, Hello Glasscubes

In early 2007, I wrote about BT Workspace, a Software-as-a-Service that the UK telecoms giant was offering to small and medium-sized businesses. Built on a modified version of the Microsoft SharePoint platform by US company SMBLive, BT Worskspace offered extranet-type project workplaces at a competitive price (£7.50 per company user per month; free for micro-teams …

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Aug 20 2008

Union Square Workspace reviewed

Union Square Software‘s Workspace solution has been reviewed by Bloor Research‘s Simon Holloway in an article, Collaboration for Construction with Union Square Software, on IT-Director.com. Three points struck me as I read the analysis. First, a minor point, but Simon writes: “After years of being slow to change, the construction industry has finally started to …

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