Tag Archive: Middle East

Jan 22 2013

Asite grows revenues 10 per cent

The latest annual report from the London-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor Asite shows revenues grew almost 10% in the year to 30 June 2012, while the company remained profitable for a third consecutive year. Its latest report and accounts (PDF), plus a blog post from CEO Tony Ryan, say revenue increased by 9.6% to £3.193m (2011: …

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Mar 23 2011

SnagR: mobile but not SaaS

Ignore the marketing hype about SnagR being “the first its kind innovative Web and PDA-based site inspection and defect management system” (both BIW and BuildOnline – now part of Sword CTSpace – had PDA-based defects management systems in 2006), but SnagR is a user-friendly digitised system designed to speed up the process of capturing, reporting …

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Feb 17 2011

Accounting for Aconex

The recent boardroom bickering at Melbourne, Australia-based construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex prompted me to take a look at its recent financial performance, just in case there were financially-inspired reasons behind the apparent shareholder unrest. While the pre-credit crunch double-digit growth figures are no longer being achieved, it appears the international spread of Aconex’s operations …

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Dec 16 2010

BIW acquired by Conject

BIW, the UK market leader in SaaS construction collaboration, has been acquired by German FM software specialist Conject in a VC-backed deal, creating two complementary sister companies under a joint board. In a landmark deal between two of Europe’s leading vendors of built environment-related Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), UK-based construction collaboration technology provider BIW Technologies* has been …

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Oct 19 2010

Pessimistic Unit4’s revenues down, but profits up

Unit4 Collaboration Software (until February 2010 known as Business Collaborator – post), the UK-based provider of construction collaboration technologies (and other applications) recently filed its annual report and accounts for the year to 31 December 2009 at Companies House. This time last year (post), the company’s directors were not optimistic about their ability to deliver …

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Aug 11 2010

4Projects now targeting Middle East

The recruitment by a construction collaboration technology vendor of a new sales guy wouldn’t normally prompt a blog post, but the vendor here is 4Projects and the target market is the Middle East. According to a news story picked up by my Google Alerts, the Sunderland, UK-based company has appointed Mohammad Irfaan as Vice-President, Middle …

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Jul 27 2010

Panama landmark project for Aconex

Yesterday I talked to Aconex‘s Dexter Bachelder (VP Americas) and Frank Carron (VP marketing) about a major deal that, for me, is a landmark in the adoption of web-based construction collaboration technologies. Australia-based vendor Aconex announced yesterday (see news release) that it had been selected to provide collaboration support services to the US$3.2 billion Panama …

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May 06 2010

4Projects team expanding

I’ve just been reading a newspaper article (Software firm 4Projects continues with recruitment drive) about how UK construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects is expanding its team. The company has added nine employees to its 60-strong team since the end of 2009, and says it is likely to add as many again by the end of …

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Jan 11 2010

BIW – Battered in Woking

I see (thanks to a post by Nathan Doughty – to which I will respond in a separate post) that the latest annual reports and accounts have been filed at Companies House by Woking, Surrey-based BIW Technologies Ltd [my former employer*] and its newly-formed parent company, BIW Technologies Group Ltd. Both underline what I have …

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Dec 09 2009

4Projects and profitability

“We’re not always given credit for the consistent profitability we’ve achieved for a business that received no early start-up funding.” I recently met Steve Nelson, finance director of UK construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects, to learn more about the history of the company, its funding and the 2007 management buy-out (MBO) – the meeting took …

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