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Jan 14 2013

4Projects growing again…

UK vendor revenues Jan13

The latest SaaS collaboration vendor to report on its financial performance is Sunderland, UK-based provider 4Projects, whose latest (abbreviated) annual return to Companies House covers the year to 31 March 2012. CFO Chris Baty was happy to provide me with some more detailed background to the business’s 2012 performance. “Double digit growth” Revenues were up …

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Oct 15 2012

BIM, SaaS and mobile driving Newforma developments

Ian Howell

Once scathing of the attractions of Software-as-a-Service, Newforma is now actively embracing the cloud, SaaS, BIM and mobile, and eyeing potential social media ideas for future product development. Last week I learned more about Newforma, developer of the enterprise-based Newforma Project Center application and now a recent entrant to the Software-as-a-Service collaboration space with its …

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May 17 2012

New Aconex CFO

Steve Recht, CFO, Aconex

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Aconex has announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer, Steve Recht. The news release says Recht has 30 years’ operating and finance experience as a CEO, COO and CFO for venture-backed private and public companies. Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper comments: “Aconex is approaching the end of …

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Jan 18 2012

Aconex revenues flat and losses deepen

Aconex reports flat revenues and a pre-tax loss for year to June 2011, but recent performance has been strong and longer-term prospects are promising. The latest annual report and accounts from Melbourne, Australia-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex show the business grew its revenues by 0.7% in the year to 30 June 2011, to …

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Dec 20 2011

4Projects has a flat year

In “tough” trading conditions, 4Projects’ revenues slipped slightly in the year to 31 March 2011, while profits – though positive – fell 35% as the company looked to invest for future growth. The latest financial statements from Sunderland, UK-based construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects will be submitted to Companies House shortly. However, I got an …

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Dec 16 2011

BIW still hampered by tough market conditions

In its final year as an independent business, Woking, UK-based construction collaboration technology provider BIW Technologies continued to be affected by the effects of the global financial crisis on the wider construction industry. Its latest annual report and accounts, for the 15 months to 31 December 2010, show a turnover of £6.59m (up from £5.934m …

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May 27 2011

The Docia interview

Denmark-based collaboration vendor Docia is growing and has appointed a UK-based partner, MPS, to market its AEC solutions in the UK. From time to time, I talk to established construction collaboration technology businesses about which I know relatively little and it has been useful to conduct online interviews to learn more (see my conject and …

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Dec 21 2010

Asite – steady

Asite’s latest trading announcement talks growth but the recession is hitting SaaS vendors’ project-based collaboration revenues. Amid the flurry of discussion about BIW’s acquisition by Conject (post) and the NEC3 announcement regarding 4Projects and BIW (post), I almost overlooked a news release from rival UK SaaS construction collaboration vendor Asite concerning its trading performance for …

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Nov 01 2010

Business steady at Sword CTSpace?

Monitoring the construction collaboration technology businesses formerly known as Buildonline and Citadon since the combined CTSpace operation was acquired by France-based Sword Group SA in late 2007 (post) is not easy, particularly when companies get merged with other, unrelated operations. From a close reading of various annual reports and some company feedback, I believe the …

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Sep 23 2010

Yechte Consulting: managing offshore design costs

Earlier this week at the RIBA in London I had coffee with Ben Tellin, a trained architect and managing director of Yechte Consulting. His company, with bases in London and Bangalore, India, provides off-shore outsourcing services to architects and engineers (often adding an international dimension to the network of people already collaborating on a UK …

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