Tag Archive: north America

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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Jun 09 2010

Tradeshift launches in the UK

London: 1930hrs BST – Given that the construction industry is a sector dominated by the small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME), any application that can help the small business improve its efficiency has to be welcome. I am attending and live-blogging from the London launch of Tradeshift, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) invoicing platform, originally of Danish origin, …

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May 19 2010

Aconex expands in north America

It looks like north America is the new battleground for a handful of SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors more usually associated with operations in Europe and other regions. Along with UK-based 4Projects (post) and BIW Technologies (post), Australian company Aconex is rapidly expanding its operations in the US. According to a news release issued today, …

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Dec 01 2009

Sage North America embraces project life-cycle management with BIW

Yesterday UK collaboration technology vendor BIW Technologies* announced that it had created a hosting infrastructure to support its clients in North America – a network that it expects to grow through a partnership with Sage Construction and Real Estate (Sage CRE). This BIW announcement has been forthcoming for a while, since it is exactly two …

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Nov 05 2009

Recession hits Aconex order book, it sheds staff, but still grows

Australia-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has just signed off its accounts for the year ending 30 June 2009, and they show another year of growth, albeit slower than in previous years (see Aconex reports…, 2008, and Aconex results hit by legal row, 2007). This is no surprise, of course. The global recession has …

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Sep 03 2009

Good numbers from 4Projects

Latest results, for the 12 months up to 31 March 2009, show that UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects enjoyed its most successful year to date. According to the latest returns submitted to Companies House, revenues grew 24% to £5.502m (up from £4.420m in 2008 – see 4projects turnover up a third), while pre-tax profits …

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Nov 04 2008

Recession and the construction SaaS providers

The R-word has arrived. In his Brickonomics blog, my good friend Brian Green today talks, not for the first time, about “the recession in construction”, which he says “is looking increasingly desperate as the giant commercial sector appears to be heading for a nasty fall”. Earlier this year, like many industry people, I was hopeful …

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Jul 08 2008

BIW benefits from Gates effect

Sometimes as a public relations professional, you get lucky. This is what happened for me at BIW when we won a project earlier this year to provide the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) collaboration platform for the design and construction of the Seattle, WA, headquarters of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the charitable organisation set up …

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