Tag: Newforma

EstimateOne to expand beyond Australasian e-tendering

Andrew Ritchie

Streamlining complex construction procurement in Australia could be platform for growth into other markets, EstimateOne’s founders believe. I have been writing about web-based tendering solutions for the construction industry for around 10 years, watching what has been a slow and still somewhat gradual expansion. By 2005, my then employer, BIW Technologies (now Conject) had launched an e-tendering solution that …

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ConjectMI – mobile inspections – launched

“The UK’s first fully integrated enterprise-level solution for defects and inspection processes” Or maybe not. On 1 May 2014, I attended a London breakfast briefing about Conject‘s new mobile defects management and inspection toolset, then somewhat cryptically branded “OPR6”. I have just received a news release from the Woking office of the Anglo-German SaaS construction software …

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eXo offers OEM route for ISVs wanting social collaboration

eXo features

I have talked in this blog several times about the potential for collaboration to be expanded and improved by incorporating communication approaches that don’t just emulate traditional paper- and email-based processes (see, for example, my discussions about FieldLens, about GenieBelt and Comindware), and how some existing vendors of construction collaboration software have dipped their toes into more …

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M-Files – bridging the SaaS vs on-premise ECM divide

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A generic ECM provider with AEC expertise, M-Files aims to help organisations wanting the best of both SaaS and on-premise hosting worlds. Over the past few years I’ve seen various generic enterprise content management (ECM) systems target the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. When Software-as-a-Service (SaaS – though then known as ASP: application service …

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Corecon signs up B4 Consulting as reseller

Corecon signs up B4 Consulting as reseller. Partnerships are key for SaaS vendors, but you need the right partner. California, US-based SaaS project management software vendor Corecon has signed up B4 Consulting as a reseller. The application, primarily sold to US general contractors, subcontractors, developers, and engineering and professional services firms, will be bundled by …

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Newforma extends mobile and cloud functionality

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Newforma, once mainly known for its on-premise project information management, is extending its mobile and cloud construction collaboration offerings. New Hampshire, US-based construction software vendor Newforma has today announced three new mobile apps, plus an update to an existing app, to improve on-site project information management for users of its on-premise Newforma Project Center (release …

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Take care with those AEC IT surveys

Case HP report

On my PR blog, I’ve just been ranting about poorly executed market research surveys, perhaps ill-targeted, resulting in unrepresentative samples, and maybe asking leading or ambiguous questions. Unfortunately, the outcome of some research can be news releases, reports and white papers that are tailored to support a company’s public relations rather than to genuinely inform …

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A Newforma update

Having written about Newforma’s burgeoning operation in Australia in December, I talked with Ian Howell, CEO of Newforma, last week. The business, which provides both on-premise and cloud-based AEC information management services, is experiencing growth in Australasia, and continuing to invest in its mobile capabilities, he said. Newforma in Australia On the Australasia subject, Ian …

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2014: year of AEC mobile?

As we increasingly access data and application on the move, AEC SaaS vendors will need to embrace the mobile cloud more in 2014. This morning I read a .Rising US news item predicting desktop traffic would be overtaken by mobile and tablet by July 2014, underlining, yet again, the growing importance of mobile and tablet traffic …

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Newforma eyes Australia opportunities

The Australasian market for construction collaboration technologies is becoming ever more competitive. As well as home-grown providers such as Aconex, QA’s Teambinder, ProjectCentre (now part of RIB) and Incite (seemingly mainly used on Leighton Holdings projects now), the region has also been targeted by UK-founded firms including Asite (it tripled its Australasian revenues last year), Conject, McLaren …

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