Tag: ProjectWise

Mar 13 2015

Bentley acquires EADOC

Eric Law

Bentley Systems has acquired California, USA-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor EADOC for an undisclosed sum (see announcement), adding the platform to its MANAGEservices offering. I have covered both Bentley’s and EADOC’s collaboration offerings over recent years. In the collaboration space, Bentley has mainly been associated with its Projectwise platform, extended last year to an SME SaaS …

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Nov 21 2014

Aconex’s IPO prospectus reviewed

Aconex prospectus cover

Aconex’s IPO prospectus delivers a wealth of information, but there are some omissions too. I have been browsing through the IPO Prospectus (sent to me – thanks! – by an Australian contact) published on 17 November to support SaaS construction collaboration vendor Aconex‘s on-off-on-again flotation. The exit of private equity partner Francisco Partners is significant, I think, but …

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Nov 15 2014

Bentley targeting SMEs with ProjectWise Essentials

Bentley CONNECT Edition

Bentley’s SaaS-based ProjectWise Essentials, “a cloud-based, instant-on integration environment,” potentially links more firms to Bentley’s ecosystem. Last week’s Bentley Systems Year In Infrastructure conference in London saw several major announcements by Greg Bentley and his team, including a tighter integration with Trimble products for construction delivery. While there is clearly a developing relationship with Trimble, …

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Oct 29 2014

Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2014

As well as this week’s COMIT/Fiatech two-day conference (post), I am also attending next week’s Year in Infrastructure 2014 conference, 4-6 November in central London, at the invitation of Bentley Systems (readers may have noticed a small ad for the event in my sidebar for the past two months). I was a juror in the BE …

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Mar 03 2014

Take care with those AEC IT surveys

Case HP report

On my PR blog, I’ve just been ranting about poorly executed market research surveys, perhaps ill-targeted, resulting in unrepresentative samples, and maybe asking leading or ambiguous questions. Unfortunately, the outcome of some research can be news releases, reports and white papers that are tailored to support a company’s public relations rather than to genuinely inform …

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Oct 30 2013

BIM = Better information mobility?

McGraw Hill Information Mobility

A US survey suggests growing benefits of mobile information, but its respondents weren’t enthusing about mobile access to digital models. At the Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure conference in London this week, information mobility has been a recurring theme (indeed, BIM has even been verbally re-engineered to become ‘better information mobility’), and its not just about …

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Jul 11 2013

From 4Projects: 4Mobile

Sunderland, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects, has announced the release of its first app, 4Mobile. The app is free to download for current 4Projects customers on an Apple iPad or iPhone (an Android app will be released later this year). Mobile project team members will then be able to access and share 4Projects …

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May 09 2013

Learning BIM at the Bentley Crossrail Academy

The Bentley Crossrail Academy is developing and promoting BIM best practice in the £15.9 billion London project’s supply chain that will be shared by other UK mega-projects. Recently, Iain MisKimmin (senior industry consultant at Bentley Systems UK, manager of its City of London-based Information Management Academy, and also one of the leading lights of COMIT), …

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Feb 19 2013

16 reasons why nobody yet dominates the construction SaaS collaboration sector

Despite widespread adoption of SaaS-based construction collaboration platforms and wider acceptance of SaaS, no company has achieved real dominance across any major regional, national or vertical AEC market. Why? [Warning: this is a longer-than-usual post!] By revenues and (notwithstanding recent restructuring) by manpower, Aconex is the biggest player in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based construction collaboration …

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Aug 01 2011

New BIM battleground emerging

When a construction IT conference at the ICE sells out three months beforehand after just three weeks, it’s clear there is a lot of interest in the subject. Building Information Modelling (BIM) currently seems to be the UK industry’s hottest topic, and some of the SaaS-based construction collaboration technology vendors plainly don’t want to get …

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