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Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company transforming building and infrastructure project delivery, today announced the commercial availability of Newforma® Project Center release 11.5. This release is marked by features that improve the collaborative sharing of information with colleagues inside and outside a company, and to increase the visibility of data that enables more-informed decisions and better tracking of project progress. The release follows months of customer validation on live projects.

Barry Gehron, P.E., LEED AP, is chief engineer of John Moriarty & Associates. "Newforma continues to enhance and improve on their already-superior platform for construction management," Gehron said. "We are always pleased that Newforma listens carefully to the needs of their clients and tests their improvements carefully before release to ensure smooth performance. The benefits that we most appreciate in Release 11.5 include the convenience of personal transfers, customizable reporting enhancements for admin contacts, removal of the burden of having the N2N sender of a file transfer be on the recipient's Project Team, and finally, the easier setup of Newforma Mobile Apps. Keep up the good work!"

Paul Waters is the information systems administrator at Kansas City, Missouri-based BNIM. "Release 11.5 includes a nifty new feature called Personal Transfers, which enables us to use our Newforma Info Exchange website to share files that are independent of a formal project," Waters said. "It's perfect for getting files from external people when file sizes are too large for email. It also beats having to maintain a FTP server and making shared folders all over the place in Dropbox."

Highlights of new features
Personal Transfers extend Newforma Info Exchange web access to file transfers and collaborators not associated with a Newforma Project Center project. Personal Transfers enable teams to do away with FTP sites, Dropbox transfers, and other methods that lack the logging, tracking, and ease of use of Info Exchange sharing.

New custom reporting capabilities provide users at all organizational levels with visibility into project status, issues, and progress, to meet the needs of decision makers.

  • Field Notes activity center reports can now include images.
  • Project Team activity center reports improve management of team members.
  • Punch List activity center reports integrate more information about progress toward project completion.

Improved workflow when interacting with project extranets enables team members to upload files to websites with drag-and-drop ease, further streamlining drawing issuance workflows.

Simplified setup of apps shortens the time required to derive value from Newforma Mobile Apps.

Mobile app improvements streamline access to project information.

Automatic saving of markups in Newforma Viewer protects data against loss.

Newforma to Newforma (N2N) enhancements make it easier to set up and use direct connections between companies using Newforma Project Center.

Most of the improvements in release 11.5 were suggested by customers, who are the judges Newforma has consulted from its inception to determine what's needed to improve design and construction project delivery.

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 products make up 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 use Newforma software on more than 1.7 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, visit www.newforma.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

© 2015 Newforma, Inc. Newforma is a registered trademark of Newforma, Inc., in the United States and in other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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