Tag Archive: Microsoft

Mar 27 2014

Edocuments enabling O&M data in the cloud

EDocuments

Essex, UK-based Edocuments is looking to reuse AEC product data fragments to populate O&M documentation for owner-operators’ future asset management use. I spent 1.5 days this week in the Siemens Crystal Building in London’s Docklands area, attending Amtech‘s second Crystal Clear BIM conference. Friends commended the first conference last year; I had other commitments then, …

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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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Feb 12 2014

Comindware Project

Generic in-house project management platform Comindware Project is more real-time and enables ‘social collaboration’. It’s becoming a trend…. Keeping an eye on interesting developments in generic SaaS collaboration platforms, I see that Comindware, who I wrote about in July 2012, recently launched Comindware Project, a product designed to “simplify project management, improve real-time visibility into …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2014/02/comindware-project/

Oct 28 2013

Bentley embraces cloud still further with Microsoft Azure

Bentley - logo

I’m attending the Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, Bentley Systems‘ annual showcase for all they do in relation to software for the infrastructure sector. Highlight (for me) of this afternoon’s press briefing in London was the announcement that Bentley CONNECT Services, “to be successively extended to all of Bentley’s software subscribers to complete the reach of project and …

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Jul 24 2013

TeamBinder builds well-integrated SaaS solution

Rob Bryant (TeamBinder)

QA Software’s SaaS platform TeamBinder is attractive to Australian and SE Asian construction customers for its intuitive interface and easy integration with common Microsoft tools. Melbourne, Australia-based QA Software has been promoting collaboration software since the mid-1990s, building on a track record of providing local area network, LAN-based, drawing and correspondence management and materials management …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2013/07/teambinder/

Mar 25 2013

Mobile surveying hotting up

GoReport

Keep taking the tablets… more and more construction-oriented apps are being delivered on mobile devices. Last month, I wrote about SaaS specialist KyKloud and how it had extended beyond its initial focus on asset management to provide some powerful iPad-based mobile survey functionality. It’s not the only vendor looking at this market. In the past …

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Nov 22 2012

Bentley ProjectWise to get more ‘cloudy’ with Bentley Connect

I first encountered Bentley ProjectWise when writing a case study about its use by London-based DLG Architects in 1999, and the product has been in my peripheral vision almost ever since. While my main focus over the past decade has been on Software-as-a-Service, I know ProjectWise has been widely used as a locally-hosted solution for …

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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 06 2011

de Kieviet thinks SharePoint is the future

To paraphrase Mandy Rice-Davies, Well, he would, wouldn’t he! Following my recent blog post about his move to Netherlands-based SharePoint reseller Cadac Organice, Gert-Jan de Kieviet (right) talked to me about his move from Sword-CTSpace and his somewhat controversial view that Microsoft SharePoint is the future of construction collaboration. BuildOnline and CTSpace In the mid-2000s, …

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Sep 15 2011

COMIT combining BIM and Mobile

COMIT

For some years, my construction IT interests have brought me into regular contact with COMIT, Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT. My frequency of contact with this membership organisation has grown as construction collaboration vendors like BIW, Asite and Aconex (among others) have developed mobile applications to interface with their web-based services, and as professionals have …

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