Tag Archive: Unit4 Collaboration

Oct 01 2013

Sypro sets up in south-east Asia

Yorkshire, UK-based construction contract change management Software-as-a-Service vendor Sypro has set up a Hong Kong subsidiary after winning a number of recent contracts in the region, according to a report this week on The Construction Index. Sypro Management Hong Kong Limited will have an office in the Wan Chai business district on Hong Kong Island, helping …

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Sep 16 2013

BIM talks announced for Be2Awards, as votes roll in

It’s just under a week until London Social Media Week, which includes the third running of the Be2Awards presentations, which are being held at London’s Building Centre on the afternoon of Wednesday 25 September, along with the 2013 Be2Talks. As with the two previous years, the winners are decided by online voting, and across most …

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Aug 20 2013

BIMaaS and lean construction

Advance2000’s Chris France highlights the benefits of BIM-VDC “in the cloud” – though it’s an opportunity already well understood by several AEC-focused SaaS vendors. I started this blog started after publication of my book in 2005 when, looking into the future, I anticipated the emergence of building information modelling (BIM), more mobile and real-time collaboration …

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Jul 25 2013

Asite updates Adoddle

Almost exactly a year after it rebranded its core product, London-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider Asite this week announced availability of its summer release, Adoddle 16, which – according to the news release – includes some “hot new features”: Smartphone and tablet users can now directly check whether a printed (paper) drawing is the latest revision …

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May 29 2013

4Projects reporting “double-digit” growth in Q1 2013

A first quarter trading update from Viewpoint suggests 4Projects is thriving rapidly under its new owners, with north American interest in its SaaS AEC collaboration and BIM services growing. A trading update news release from Sunderland, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor 4Projects (now proudly “a Viewpoint Construction Software® company”; see also my March 2013 post) says it …

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Feb 21 2013

Unit4 growing its SaaS revenues, as BC6.1 approaches launch

Today saw the Netherlands-based Unit4 business software group publish its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2012. Its core business is focused on ERP and related financial tools, but its software portfolio also includes the UK-based Business Collaborator SaaS construction document collaboration and workflow business which ceased to exist as a separate unit just …

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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 07 2013

Reflections on the 4Projects acquisition

Having had a couple of days to research and reflect on yesterdays’s announcement of Viewpoint’s acquisition of 4Projects (post) and to discuss it with industry friends, I thought I’d try to sum up a few strands. Deal background While Viewpoint CEO Jay Haladay was somewhat coy about the the funding and terms of the deal …

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Sep 18 2012

Asite heads list of collaboration vendors vying for Construction Computing Awards 2012

The shortlists for the 2012 Construction Computing Awards have been published, and reveal many familiar names vying for “Hammers” across equally familiar ranges of sometimes overlapping categories. Voting for the awards is now open (and will remain open until 8 November), the winners will be announced at a London event on 22 November, and London-based …

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Jul 30 2012

From Asite to Adoddle

London-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has a completely new website and has also renamed its platform Adoddle. A hand-drawn cartoon character resembling (to me) a cross between a light-bulb and a rocket is used to personify and represent the offering (previously branded simply Asite). ‘Addodle’ is shown beating the ‘chaos monster’, and, in …

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