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AEC Firms Say Newforma to Newforma Is Revolutionizing Project DeliveryNew Technology From PIM Software Leader Automatically Coordinates Information Between Collaborating Firms and Strengthens Newforma Project Network's Ability to Deliver Projects (February 21, 2012)
MANCHESTER, NH -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/12 -- Newforma®, a project information management (PIM) software company improving building and infrastructure project delivery, today announced glowing customer response to Newforma to Newforma, a revolutionary new technology for transparent information exchange and frictionless workflows between architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms and the owners they serve. Newforma to Newforma allows users to seamlessly connect projects; automatically coordinate folders, files and models; and instantly and accurately exchange RFIs, submittals and file transfers. As a result, project team members in different firms can work as though they are all operating on the same project domain.
AEC professionals and owners in the Newforma Project Network -- some 450,000 individuals in 10 countries using Newforma software to manage information on more than 720,000 projects -- are already communicating and sharing project information via the web access component of Newforma's PIM solution. Now, with Newforma to Newforma, they will have access to a more transparent way to share information and a more fluid way to coordinate workflow with trusted partners. And there's a lot of work to coordinate: To date, Newforma software has indexed over 1.2 billion documents, can search more than 250 million project emails, has delivered more than 7.3 million transmittals, and has logged and managed more than one million submittals.
Newforma customers have validated Newforma to Newforma performance in the context of live project work. For example, GSBS Architects Principal Garth Shaw, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, said, "Newforma to Newforma automatically ensures that our designers and our external consultants and contractors are always working locally with the latest, coordinated set of BIM and CAD files. This is huge! We are talking to more consultants and contractors about Newforma to Newforma. I'm anticipating a network effect that will revolutionize the way we deliver projects. There is nothing else like it!"
GSBS Architect Tang Yang, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, said, "We used to waste a lot of time manually uploading or downloading updates to models and CAD files. Occasionally someone would miss an update and time was wasted correcting or undoing work that was based on the outdated information. The resulting delays really put a spotlight on the problem."
According to Tang, that has all changed now: "By allowing us to link designated folders on our network with the corresponding folders on our partners' networks, Newforma to Newforma has completely eliminated the tedious and error-prone manual steps associated with assimilating and coordinating large BIM model sets."
Tang went on to describe the benefits of connected contract management workflow enabled by Newforma to Newforma: "The project I am working on right now is about to go into construction. The automatic exchange of Newforma RFIs and submittals with our Newforma to Newforma partners will eliminate mistakes associated with data reentry and slash our turnaround time. RFI and submittal management will fly!"
Redefining what it means to be connected
Cannon Design Associate Charles Rathert, MCP, LEED® AP, said, "Newforma to Newforma was easy to set up, fluid to use and, because it wasn't a whole new system or website with a new login and password to remember, there was no delay. And it's drag-and-drop simple, so our users just got it. Newforma to Newforma has redefined what it means to be connected to our project team."
"Newforma software adoption has reached critical mass," said Ian Howell, chief executive officer of Newforma. "Through the Newforma Project Network, the AEC industry finally has the ability to manage and share project information without the extra costs associated with setting up and administering vaults or extranets. Customers have purchased the Newforma PIM solution to gain the proven value the software offers. Now those firms have the added benefit of being able to register with other Newforma users to deliver projects more efficiently via our new and incredibly powerful Newforma to Newforma technology. With the addition of Newforma to Newforma, Newforma customers enjoy an immediate competitive advantage."
Howell continued: "Even though project members are in different firms, our Newforma to Newforma technology allows their respective team members to work as though they are one, as if using a single system, without compromising any firm's own security and proprietary information. Every firm that is registered for a project is assured of always working with the latest BIM models and CAD files, reducing coordination risks, avoiding communication errors and improving overall team responsiveness. Time previously spent sending and receiving files and exchanging models can now be reinvested into improved design, greater sustainability and other direct benefits to the owner. Our Newforma to Newforma technology is designed to empower project teams to deliver more successful projects. Everyone wins by participating in the Newforma Project Network."
Newforma to Newforma is a function of the latest edition of Newforma enterprise software in the Newforma product suites: Newforma Design Suite, Newforma Construction Suite and Newforma Owner Suite, which are available now.
Newforma develops and markets project information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering and construction firms worldwide, and the owners they serve. Newforma's 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 720,000 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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