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Dec 09 2015

Zutec: desktop, mobile and even the “internet of things”

Ireland’s Zutec, through its focus on commissioning and handover has built a strong position in the megaprojects market, and is looking to expand further. Dublin, Ireland-based mobile construction technology provider Zutec exhibited at two London events I recently attended: the Digital Construction Week show in October (post) and Construct IT for Business’s “Future of BIM” …

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Jul 10 2014

Colin Smith leads Textura European push

Ex-COINS, BIW and Conject executive, Colin Smiths takes the helm as Textura looks to conquer the construction payment management market in Europe. Colin Smith, founder of BIW Technologies in 2000, CEO of that business through to its sale to Munich-based Conject in 2010, and then CEO of the Conject Group until December 2013, has a …

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Jun 26 2014

Valuing the UK SaaS construction collaboration market

I was recently asked what proportion of the UK market used a construction collaboration system from a particular vendor, and this led on to a conversation about the overall value of the UK market for SaaS collaboration. It depends… Calculating this is fraught with difficulties: First, some of the smaller vendors do not publish full …

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May 06 2014

eXo offers OEM route for ISVs wanting social collaboration

I have talked in this blog several times about the potential for collaboration to be expanded and improved by incorporating communication approaches that don’t just emulate traditional paper- and email-based processes (see, for example, my discussions about FieldLens, about GenieBelt and Comindware), and how some existing vendors of construction collaboration software have dipped their toes into more …

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Feb 24 2014

e-Builder grows through focus on owner/operators and pure SaaS

SaaS veterans Ron and Jon Antevy are helping e-Builder grow steadily by focusing on the detailed needs of major owner/operator customers. Florida, US-based SaaS construction collaboration pioneer e-Builder will be 19 years old this year, and its founders, Ron and Jon Antevy, appear fully committed to growing through its 20th anniversary and beyond. I spoke …

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Dec 04 2013

MCS Priority1 working with 4Projects

Swansea-based mobile construction solutions developer Priority1 is working increasingly closely with SaaS vendor 4Projects. I spoke at Mobile Computing Solutions’ Priority1 user conference, held at BRE near Watford, last week, which was useful as my fellow speakers included Steve Spark of SaaS construction collaboration vendor 4Projects – and another Paul Wilkinson (quality manager at Carillion)! It was clear …

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Oct 21 2013

Conject UK 2012 results hit by exceptional costs

Conject Ltd’s UK operation slid further backwards in 2012, revenues dropping 5% and exceptional costs deepening its operating losses. Having just written about Asite’s recent financial performance, I did a quick check regarding some of the other UK Software-as-a-Service collaboration technology vendors. I discovered that Conject Ltd, the UK company previously known as BIW Technologies, …

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May 07 2013

think project! 2012 revenues reach €15.5m

think project! GmbH, grew 17 percent in 2012, to €15.5m revenues, a figure it says puts it ahead of its Munich rival Conject. According to a news release, the Munich, Germany-based project platform provider think project! has been posting annual growth rates of 15-20% for some years, grew 17% in 2012, and its first quarter …

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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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Feb 06 2013

UK exclusive: 4Projects acquired by US ERP vendor ViewPoint

Sunderland, UK-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor  4Projects has been acquired (for an undisclosed amount) by Portland, Oregon-based financial systems vendor Viewpoint Construction Software. Almost exactly a year after I talked to Viewpoint executives about their aspirations for the US enterprise resource planning software company (see ERP vendor Viewpoint viewing collaboration space), the 4Projects acquisition was announced to …

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