Extranet Evolution rarely reports project wins by construction collaboration technology vendors but the scale of QA Software’s latest TeamBinder project probably justifies this exception. The application from the North Melbourne, Australia-based vendor has been selected to manage document collaboration on Sydney’s $8.5 billion (c. £5.6bn) North West Rail Link.
The project’s first stage is scheduled for completion in 2015, and will include a 15-kilometre tunnel section between Bella Vista and Epping – the longest and deepest rail tunnel section ever to be built in Australia.
QA’s news release hypes up the win with talk of a “stringent search spanning 24 months” and a “rigorous evaluation of several leading Document Control collaboration solutions”. TeamBinder general manager of sales and marketing Rob Bryant sent me a longer news release which said “several other international products were also considered,” and said TeamBinder was now “the elite platform for such large and complex projects.”
The timing is good for TeamBinder, particularly as it comes just days after start-up Project Collaboration ‘soft-launched’ the rival 4Projects platform into the Australian market with a core team comprised of former TeamBinder employees (see previous post).