Newforma Delivers AEC Industry's First and Only Integrated PIM Solution to Manage Project Information Anywhere
MANCHESTER, NH, Feb 14, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company
transforming building and infrastructure project delivery, today
announced a major new release of its industry-proven PIM solution,
including the tenth edition of its enterprise PIM software,
Newforma(R) Project Center; its web-based construction management and
collaboration software, Newforma(R) Project Cloud; and a new suite of
integrated tools for tablets and smartphones, Newforma(R) Mobile
Apps. The combination delivers the industry's first and only
integrated PIM solution that allows project teams to manage and
synchronize project information at the office, in the cloud, and on
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Customers validate Newforma PIM solution
Customers participating in
the Limited Commercial Release program have been using the new and
updated products on active projects for several weeks. They report
that the new products are more connected than ever, increasing
transparency and reducing cycle time while mitigating cost and risk.
Clint Graham is president of Lincoln Builders of Ruston, Louisiana.
"A big problem in our industry is the disconnection between the
office and the field," Graham said. "Newforma is giving us a
competitive advantage by connecting field operations with office
operations. It ensures we're always working from the same information
about plans, field conditions, punch lists and personnel, whether
we're in the office or at the job site.
"Newforma software has already improved collaboration by making it
easy for team members to share project information in the office,"
Graham said. "Having that same integration between the office and the
field is a big win for us."
Matthew Deyo, a systems manager with Bruner/Cott Architects and
Planners of Boston, voiced a perspective borne of experience. "I will
admit that in the beginning, almost six years ago, I considered
Newforma to be a crutch that our users would not need if they were
only a bit more organized," Deyo said. "But now, when I'm encouraging
project partners to implement Newforma software, I ask them, 'How
much is automatic and consistent organization worth How about the
most responsive service you've ever been able to provide to owners
and partners '
"Newforma customer support is exceptional, too," Deyo said. "Over the
years we have seen many requests turned into features and entirely
new modules, including with this latest edition. I can't say that of
any other software vendor I use."
Newforma connects A, E, C and O
Newforma holds true to its vision
for connecting project team members across all four segments of the
industry -- architecture, engineering, construction and owners -- and
delivers products tailored for each in a single, integrated PIM
solution. Highlights include:
-- Integration of enterprise software with project software: Enhanced
Newforma-to-Newforma technology enables customers using Newforma
Project Center and Newforma Contract Management to interact seamlessly
with RFIs and submittals hosted by Newforma Project Cloud.
-- Newforma Project Center integration with cloud storage solutions: The
enterprise software integrates with popular cloud storage solutions,
including Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive, to provide additional
flexibility and ease for customers wishing to use those third-party
tools for file transfers and sharing folders.
-- Enhanced BIM support: Newforma(R) Building Information Management,
an add-on module to Newforma Project Center, delivers full support for
BIM, including the ability to publish and view 3D model data from both
Revit and AutoCAD design software. For more information, visit the
Newforma Building Information Management page at newforma.com.
-- Streamlined construction administration management: The ability for
project managers to quantify the impact of potential change orders and
to quickly compile and record daily reports are among the new features
in the enhanced Newforma Contract Management add-on module. For more
information, visit the Newforma Contract Management page at
-- Enhanced cloud-based construction project management: Newforma
continues to enhance Newforma Project Cloud, which enables project
team members to coordinate documentation and communication among
themselves -- subcontractors, contractors, designers, consultants and
owners -- without adding IT infrastructure.
-- A new suite of mobile apps: Newforma Mobile Apps enable access to
project team information, project documents, and field reports via
smartphone and tablet devices. (A more complete summary of Newforma
Mobile Apps is coming later this quarter.)
-- Newforma Project Center integration with Newforma Mobile Apps: The
enterprise PIM software is integrated with the mobile apps in that
information and workflows from the field are automatically
synchronized with Newforma-managed project information in the office.
Add and update plans, team members, notes and other information in one
place and it's available in the other.
-- Updated Newforma Project Center enterprise software: In addition to
integrating Newforma Project Center with Newforma Project Cloud and
Newforma Mobile Apps, Newforma also enhanced the flagship software in
its own right with new and improved features, including new web markup
capabilities on Newforma(R) Info Exchange websites, new
user-defined custom fields, additional language support, performance
improvements in Newforma Viewer and more. For a comprehensive
overview, see What's New in Newforma Project Center.
"Newforma continues to hold true to its principle of engaging and
listening to customers to guide product development," said Newforma
Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Strategy Bob Batcheler.
"In addition to the capabilities for which Newforma Project Center
has become well-known, such as project email management, seamless
file transfer and project search, AECO firms now require the ability
to perform these tasks and more regardless of where they are or what
devices they are using to perform their work. Furthermore, they
require their activities to synchronize across the enterprise, in the
cloud and with their mobile devices. As a result, Newforma made
several strategic investments in the past year. This product release
is focused on deeper integration between Newforma Project Center,
Newforma Project Cloud, Newforma Mobile Apps, and Newforma Info
Exchange to make managing project information more seamless than ever
before. Now Newforma customers can manage project information whether
their workflows are on premise, in the cloud, or on mobile devices,
with complete confidence that the information is current."
All new products are available for purchase
now, with implementation commencing in April, 2013.
Newforma develops, sells and supports project
information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering
and construction firms worldwide, and the owners they serve. Newforma
is the first industry-focused and integrated solution to connect
firms to each other, to their project information, to their
processes, and to remote team members, all for the purpose of more
successful project delivery. Firms in the Newforma Project Network
are using Newforma software to manage information on more than one
million projects, raising productivity, reducing exposure to risk,
strengthening their brands, and freeing time and attention to focus
on design, construction, and client service. For more information
about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.
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