Aconex Wins Constructech Commercial Top Products Awards
Aconex Platform and Aconex Smart Manuals Named for 2014
SAN BRUNO, CA -- Aconex, provider of the world's most widely used construction project management software, today announced that the Aconex platform and Aconex Smart Manuals have won Constructech Magazine's Top Products Awards in the commercial sector for 2014. The Aconex platform was recognized in the category of Trusted Products, and Aconex Smart Manuals was recognized in the New Products category.
Evaluation criteria for the awards include overall usefulness, uniqueness to the construction industry and customer growth rate. The 2014 winners are featured in the March/April 2014 issue of the magazine.
"Areas like mobile, cloud, and BIM (building information modeling) are sure to be trends explored in 2014. And these are certainly trends addressed by the commercial 2014 Top Products winners," said Laura Black, editor of Constructech. "Those searching for the right technology in the coming year can use this listing as a tool to guide them."
Aconex Platform - More than 15,000 Projects Worldwide
The Aconex platform provides a secure, cloud-based system for project information and process management between different organizations collaborating on construction and engineering projects. The platform ensures that all project team members use the same workflows and that all project documents, drawings, models, communications, and correspondence are stored and managed in one place. Project data is captured online -- anytime, anywhere via mobile or web access -- and maintained in a permanent audit trail. The result is higher quality and efficiency, lower risk, and significant time and cost savings for owners, contractors and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms.
The Aconex platform has been deployed to manage more than 15,000 construction and engineering projects worldwide. For more information on the Aconex platform, visit http://www.aconex.com/project-collaboration.
Aconex Smart Manuals - Transforming the Handover Process
Launched in February 2013, Aconex Smart Manuals simplifies a process that historically has been labor-intensive, paper-based and fraught with risk. At the end of a project, the general contractor rushes to gather handover information from subcontractors -- often months or years after the work has been completed -- and assemble it for delivery to the owner, which is contractually required for final payment. Information that is inaccurate, incomplete or difficult to manage and use increases the owner's maintenance risks and operating costs, which account for 60-70% of the total asset lifecycle cost.(1)
Aconex Smart Manuals extends the business benefits of the Aconex platform to the transition from construction to operation and asset information management. Project team members collaborate in real time to compile digital documentation -- with a complete audit trail -- so that contractors are able to meet their obligations, close the account and move on to the next project. Owners can then proceed with confidence to realize the full value of their asset through efficient operation and maintenance. For more information on Aconex Smart Manuals, visit http://www.aconex.com/operation-maintenance-manuals.
Aconex provides the world's most widely used Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for managing information and processes between companies throughout the lifecycle of construction and engineering projects. The Aconex suite of solutions -- secure, neutral and centralized -- enables owners, developers, contractors, and project managers to reduce the cost and risk inherent in capital projects of all sizes and improve efficiency, productivity and accountability for all project participants. Aconex has served projects valued at more than US$880 billion, with over 480,000 users. Clients include nine of the world's top ten EPC/EPCM firms, 23 of the 25 largest global design firms, and nearly all Fortune 500 construction and engineering firms. For more information and examples of Aconex in action, see http://www.aconex.com/. Follow Aconex on Twitter at @aconex and on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/aconex.
(1) National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
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