Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

New Release of Newforma Project Center Supports Cloud Storage, Enables Cloud Delivery, Integrates With EDMS, Improves BIM Workflows, Expands Reach of Mobile Apps

MANCHESTER, NH -- (Marketwired) -- Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company integrating people, projects and processes to transform building and infrastructure project delivery, today announced the commercial release of the eleventh edition of its best-in-class PIM software, Newforma® Project Center. New functionality provides support for popular cloud storage providers, enables sharing of documents via Box and Dropbox, integrates with established EDMS solutions, and scales to the needs of large global AECO organizations. New features will allow customers to collaborate more easily and manage workflows for building information management (BIM) more efficiently. Newforma Project Center now integrates with leading electronic document management systems Bentley® ProjectWise®, Microsoft® SharePoint®, and IBM® FileNet®, reinforcing its role as the "single pane of glass" for access to all project information.

Cloud storage and delivery
Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell noted that "many of our customers are evaluating or deploying cloud storage services using global locking file system provider Panzura, cloud-integrated storage solution Microsoft StorSimple, and enterprise storage-as-a-service provider Nasuni. Our Newforma solution manages project data stored in the cloud via these popular providers. Additionally, many users are requesting delivery of project documents or building model files to cloud storage services such as Dropbox or Box. Managing project information in an industry plagued by dispersed project teams using different technology platforms is a demanding challenge, and we are excited to offer all of this new functionality to solve that problem for our customers."

EDMS integration
Howell
continued, "Some of the largest engineering firms use leading electronic document management systems as a project file vault with check-in, check-out and revision controls. Our new integration with ProjectWise, SharePoint and FileNet EDMS allows our customers to fully index and search these vaults as well as check-in/check-out documents required to support project delivery workflows. An update to our server architecture also provides greater scalability to the needs of these large organizations."

Customers validate integration benefits
Primera Engineers Chief Operating Officer David Tufte said the Newforma-EDMS integration raises the value of both products. "ProjectWise EDMS is an essential part of our process," Tufte said, "and Newforma Project Center removes barriers to productivity. We're pleased that ProjectWise and Newforma Project Center are working well together. Bentley-Newforma integration eliminates information silos and contributes to more efficient, effective workflows."

For more about Newforma-Bentley integration, see the news release, New Bentley ProjectWise-to-Newforma Project Center Integration Validated by RS&H.

Improved BIM to PIM functionality delivers more value from the model
The Newforma Building Information Management add-on module has also been enhanced, using a new PDF print driver that simplifies the generation of sheets within Autodesk® Revit® and automatically captures sheet metadata to streamline the issuance of drawings from the model, saving time and preventing errors.

Mobile apps increase field productivity
Newforma Project Center also integrates with recently announced mobile apps that enable users to capture information in the field, manage field tasks, and manage project email on leading mobile devices, including Apple® iPhone® and iPad®, as well as Android? smartphones and tablets. The Newforma Plans app also allows all project team members to access drawings and specifications on an Apple iPad tablet.

About Newforma
Newforma develops, sells and supports 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. Customers are using Newforma software on more than 1.4 million projects worldwide to raise productivity, reduce exposure to risk, strengthen their brands, and liberate 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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