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US software trends: collaboration, SaaS, mobile, integration

Courtesy of US-based SoftwareAdvice.com I have just been viewing some video interviews with software vendors at the USA’s Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) annual conference in Texas last week. Software company executives were asked for their thoughts on the construction software market, and listening to their comments I found support for recent posts on the renewed …

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Buzzsaw Mobile launched

You wait for ages and then two come along at once…. Like London buses, two mobile collaboration applications for iPhone have been launched this week. In the same week that SaaS construction collaboration vendor Aconex launched its Aconex Mobile (post), rival provider Autodesk has announced the release of its Autodesk Buzzsaw Mobile app designed for …

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Aconex Mobile iPhone app now available

A couple of weeks after its Australian launch, the new iPhone app (see 21 March post) from SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex is officially released in other global markets today, with Aconex Mobile now being extensively promoted to existing (and potential) Aconex users. As previously mentioned (post), the new website is already highlighting its availability, banner …

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AutoCAD WS for Android

AutoCAD WS for Android

In August 2010 (news release), Autodesk released AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD WS, a mobile application aimed at users of Apple-based iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices (since downloaded over one million times). Autodesk’s reach out to mobile users is set to grow still further with the release later this month (20 April) of AutoCAD …

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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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Training in collaborative IT

Judging from the recent activities of some of the leading construction collaboration technology vendors, there seems to be a fair bit of (mainly London-based) training going on at the moment: 4Projects recently announced (14 March) a “new programme of training sessions designed specifically to help our users get the most from our 4Projects collaborative functionality” …

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Online collaboration for marketing and sales

Enhancing customer service is one area where many AEC firms could do better, and web-based tools can help support marketing and sales activities. Show Document and VeriShow I wrote about the SaaS generic design review application Show Document about 18 months ago. I didn’t devote much time to it from a construction perspective as it …

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Immersive design collaboration, with IdentityMine

I have returned from time to time to the perceived shortcomings of online design collaboration insofar as some architects and other designers prefer the intuitive, paper-based processes of marking-up, commenting and sketching on design drawings by hand. Such ‘collaboration’ they say is less easy when they are faced by conventional computer interfaces as opposed to, …

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okitoo: real-time, mobile AEC collaboration lost in translation

Another service that I found after they followed me on Twitter is Okitoo. While it looks to be an interesting Software-as-a-Service mobile application for AEC professionals (developed by a France-based software developer Ideoserve SAS), it has been let down by poor marketing so far as the English-speaking world is concerned. The home page shows an …

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