Tag Archive: Sage CRE

Mar 18 2013

Viewpoint expanding 4Projects

Under Viewpoint ownership, UK construction SaaS collaboration vendor 4Projects is already recruiting to expand, and has strong BIM credentials to take to new markets. I was recently invited to visit the Sunderland, UK office of construction collaboration technology provider 4Projects to meet both existing contacts within the company and representatives of its parent company, Viewpoint …

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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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Oct 12 2011

Aconex invests in north American sales effort

Melbourne, Australia-based construction collaboration technology provider Aconex has announced the appointment of Lori Beedle as its new senior vice-president of sales and marketing (Aconex advertised the San Francisco-based post in March; post). Beedle has 20 years’ experience at technology heavyweights including Dell (where she was executive director of sales), Oracle and Microsoft, and will be …

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Aug 24 2011

Expanding on e-Builder

I recently talked (via Skype) with Jon and Ron Antevy, respectively CEO and President of USA-based e-Builder (in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida). The company recently marked its 16th birthday, making it one of the longest-established names in the world of online construction collaboration technology solutions. Focus on facility owners When I met Jon at a conference in Harvard …

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Jun 28 2011

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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Mar 03 2011

A role for resellers?

Some construction businesses already function effectively as value-added resellers of SaaS-based collaboration tools, filling a gap left open by traditional software VARs. I have discussed routes to market for SaaS construction collaboration vendors a few times – for example, last September, I contrasted Woobius‘s aspirations to sell direct via the web with vendors who have …

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Dec 01 2010

Two recent UK vendor news releases

Asite, SaaS North America and ReproMAX sign Strategic Relationship A 30 November 2010 release from Asite, says US-based reprographics firm ReproMAX has signed a “major contract” with Asite’s distributor in North America (SaaS North America) to supply and host its “web-based collaborative Software as a Service (cSaaS)”. Let’s just dissect the announcement a little bit…. …

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Jan 11 2010

BIW – Battered in Woking

I see (thanks to a post by Nathan Doughty – to which I will respond in a separate post) that the latest annual reports and accounts have been filed at Companies House by Woking, Surrey-based BIW Technologies Ltd [my former employer*] and its newly-formed parent company, BIW Technologies Group Ltd. Both underline what I have …

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