Tag Archive: UNIT4

Nov 27 2014

New era for Business Collaborator after MBO

SaaS construction collaboration pioneer Business Collaborator is set for a new lease of life as a £4m management buy-out changes its relationship with UNIT4 and promises a new push on BIM. After years of working as a subsidiary of other businesses, the management team at Software-as-a-Service vendor Business Collaborator, led by MD Sanjeev Shah and largely …

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Jul 16 2014

SmartBuilder and Woobius close down

Late last month I learned that Dublin, Ireland-based Android mobile construction application developer SmartBuilder was closing down. A brief message to me from founder and CEO Peter Daly explained “Despite the promise of the new app we have been unable to source additional funding.” It appears that the company’s May 2014 effort to rename and reposition itself …

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Dec 12 2013

4Projects joins Unit4BC and Conject in UK Gov Cloudstore

Sunderland, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider 4Projects has been accepted as a supplier for the UK government’s G-Cloud programme (see 4Projects news release), making it available to any government ICT procurer without having to go through the laborious and lengthy OJEU route. 4Projects’ Matt Harris says: “We are incredibly excited to have been accepted into …

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May 09 2013

Learning BIM at the Bentley Crossrail Academy

The Bentley Crossrail Academy is developing and promoting BIM best practice in the £15.9 billion London project’s supply chain that will be shared by other UK mega-projects. Recently, Iain MisKimmin (senior industry consultant at Bentley Systems UK, manager of its City of London-based Information Management Academy, and also one of the leading lights of COMIT), …

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Mar 21 2013

Unit4 BC: future is BIM and linked data

SaaS platform Business Collaborator is a key component in Unit4’s strategy to integrate its business software with BIM, using linked data to manage asset-related processes. I attended the Unit4 user 2013 user conference at the ICC in Birmingham last week, ostensibly to join the sessions devoted to its SaaS collaboration solution Business Collaborator, but – …

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Mar 11 2013

UNIT4 Business Software launches Business Collaborator 6.1

UNIT4 Business Software has today announced the launch of UNIT4 Business Collaborator (BC) 6.1, its web-based project collaboration software solution.  Key enhancements include: a public API enabling the secure integration of third party software provision of QR codes (for drawing version control, and for asset management) the ability to link to different file types quickly and easily, …

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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 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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Feb 09 2012

Unit4 combining collaboration, ERP and BIM in the cloud

The 2012 Unit4 customer conference this week at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre incorporated the annual user event for users of Unit4 Collaboration (formerly Business Collaborator), and there were some significant announcements both about the structure of that business and about the future roadmap for its collaboration platform. I attended the event wondering how relevant the …

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Sep 29 2011

Unit4 Collaboration launches BC Assure

Yesterday, I dashed from BIW’s breakfast briefing in London to Reading to catch the second half of Unit4 Collaboration’s seminar on BC Assure. Described as “progressive quality assurance for projects and programmes” BC Assure provides a secure cloud-based platform to manage and audit quality and process compliance. Launched at Project Challenge in London last week, …

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