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Newforma Cloud Services Transforms Newforma Project Center into a Powerful Hybrid Platform to Manage Building and Infrastructure Project Information
Latest software update enables project teams to access up-to-the-minute project information across secure servers, the cloud and mobile devices
Manchester, NH—11 August 2016—Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company, today announced the availability of Newforma® Project Center release 11.7, featuring Newforma® Cloud Services, an integrated cloud-based extension of the industry-proven PIM solution. Addressing one of the biggest obstacles to successful project delivery, Cloud Services frees information from silos created by the use of multiple file sharing solutions. This makes Newforma Project Center the industry’s first truly hybrid platform to integrate on-premise and cloud storage to support collaboration among dispersed project teams – architects, engineers, contractors, and owners. Newforma Project Center with Cloud Services bridges data silos for secure, real-time access to the information needed to collaborate effectively, while providing audit trails for compliance, records retention, knowledge mining and dispute resolution.
Lyle Lemon, director of digital practice, Bruner/Cott Architecture and Planning, said “Newforma Cloud Services has reduced the risk that someone would work with out-of-date files. The software makes server-based files available in the cloud, where access is easy, whether using a browser or a mobile device. It eliminates duplicating files that are on the file server to a file sharing site or application. Even our most technology-challenged partners are able to share files online, and Bruner/Cott people are using the Newforma app to reference files when working out in the field.”
“Successful project delivery is only possible when project teams can collaborate using the most current information on which to base decisions,” said Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell. “The launch of Newforma Cloud Services provides our customers with the option to keep their project information on-premise, in the cloud or in dual locations. What’s more, files are automatically synchronized across the platform to ensure project teams always have access to the most current data in the office, on the jobsite and on mobile devices.”
Newforma Project Center enables project teams to communicate and collaborate in a way that supports their existing processes, workflows and data formats, while overcoming the complexities of using multiple platforms to maintain detailed project records. Mobile access to the same project information improves real-time decision making, reducing the potential for errors.
The Newforma Cloud Services user experience accommodates modern web browsers and includes the following capabilities:
- Risk mitigation: Automatic synchronization aligns selected project files between your file server and the cloud project.
- Collaboration: File sharing tools benefit the entire project team.
- Auditing: Automatic logging records who downloads and modifies files.
- Permissions: Smart settings manage access to shared files.
- Information integrity: Users can download or restore older versions of files when needed, as well as track deleted items.
For more information about Newforma Project Center with Cloud Services, see this blog post.
Newforma develops, sells and supports project information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering, and construction firms worldwide, and the building and infrastructure owners and developers they serve. Newforma products raise the productivity of individuals, improve collaboration among project teams, and elevate the effectiveness of organizations. Newforma software is being used on more than 2.1 million projects worldwide. For more information, visit newforma.wpengine.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.
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