Tag Archive: Salesforce.com

Mar 20 2014

Aconex appoints CMO (again)

There has been something of a revolving door regarding Aconex chief marketing officers (see Aconex appoints a US-based CMO), and the latest to be announced by the Melbourne, Australia-founded SaaS construction collaboration software business is US-based Andrew Savitz. The two previous appointments lasted roughly six months and one month respectively. Savitz will be responsible for the …

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Aug 20 2010

Asite’s Appbuilder and Platform-as-a-Service

UK-based construction collaboration software developer Asite is looking to emulate Salesforce‘s Force.com Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering by creating a platform to host construction-related applications built using its Appbuilder development framework. This is the latest development in the competitive world of construction collaboration technology, but is likely to be quickly emulated by Asite’s key rivals. Background Ten …

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Oct 01 2009

Coda2go + Salesforce strengthen SaaS Financials offer, but what about Business Collaborator?

This week saw news of a partnership between US based software-as-a-service CRM vendor Salesforce.com and accounting systems vendor Coda. Why should I be interested? Well, Coda – since January 2008 part of Dutch ERP vendor Unit 4 Agresso NV – is also the parent of UK construction collaboration technology provider Business Collaborator. At the time …

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Sep 07 2009

Sword CTSpace in recovery mode?

After looking at BuildOnline (UK) Ltd’s 2007 performance recently (see BuildOnline’s UK downward drift), I have been researching the recent performance of the whole Sword CTSpace group (in effect, the combined BuildOnline/Citadon operation acquired by Sword group in December 2007). Poring through the 2008 Annual and Financial Report (pdf) of the Sword Group, I found …

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Feb 19 2009

Out of the blue: LotusLive

About a year ago, I wrote a short post about IBM’s prototype Bluehouse product (see IBM targets SME collaboration with SaaS Bluehouse). Today at Public Service Events‘ Construction Project Management ’09 conference at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, I had chance to get a quick update on latest iteration of that product from the team …

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Feb 09 2009

Deeper recession: SaaS and AEC

Since my post last month on the likely impact of the global financial crisis on the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market and on SaaS (and other ICT) providers in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector in particular, I have seen one or two other SaaS bloggers echo my thinking. The latest is Jeff Kaplan. In Is …

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Apr 20 2008

Asia Pacific SaaS market

  Springboard Research has provided me with some useful background on the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market in Asia and the Pacific Rim in the past (see here and here, for example). News of its latest research was published last week. It says: Local ISVs and smaller global vendors offering Software-as-a-Service solutions have captured an estimated 54% …

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Mar 09 2008

Investing in a dot.com/SaaS business: a history

In the late 1990s and into the first year or so of the 21st century, the dot.com boom say billions invested in new online ventures across great swathes of industry and commerce. The global architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry was no different. Millions were pumped into new start-ups by venture capitalists, business angels and …

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Feb 14 2008

CADaaS continued

Further to yesterday’s post, I (and several others) have commented on Brian Seitz’s initial article, and the comments and Brian’s responses make continued interesting reading. Scott Boutwell echoed my view about who might develop a CADaaS solution, asking ‘where are the major CAD vendors in this area of product development and future committment?’ As I commented, …

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Apr 10 2007

Salesforce.com acquires Koral

In November and December 2006, I was talking about Koral, a content collaboration business set up by Mark Suster (former CEO of UK construction collaboration technology vendor BuildOnline) and two BO colleagues. Today, the Koral blog says Koral has been acquired by Salesforce.com – adding: “Our entire [nine-strong] team has joined salesforce.com to lead the content management …

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