MANCHESTER, NH -- (Marketwired) -- Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company transforming building and infrastructure project delivery, today announced that design and construction companies are confirming that its new mobile apps streamline field operations, speed forward progress and improve project delivery. Because the apps -- Plans, Project Teams, Field Notes and Punch List -- integrate with the Newforma PIM solution, project teams can execute on project delivery tasks from the field with confidence that the information is current and synchronized with on-premise and cloud-based PIM systems. Furthermore, the integration among the apps and the PIM solution enable project team members to take work processes even further while in the field, speeding forward progress.
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Bruner/Cott Design Technology Manager Lyle Lemon said, "One of our project managers just came back from a field trip to our Vanderbilt University project. She took her iPad with the mobile apps to try out, and loved them. She said having up-to-date plans while walking around was extremely helpful. She used the Field Notes app to capture ideas and action items, supplemented by photos she took at the site. A great success!"
Lincoln Builders President Clint Graham said he high-fived Information Technology Director Dan Morrow when a Plans app message told them a revised sheet had loaded to their iPad® tablet. "This is awesome!," Graham said.
Newforma Mobile Apps summary
Newforma Mobile Apps permit users to be fully informed on-site. They facilitate better communication, coordination and relationships without lugging cameras, notebooks and drawings, or running back to the job trailer.
Punch List app: Streamlines capture and verification.
Punch a room in minutes.
Capture and attach supplemental photos, videos, and audio clips.
Gain iPad tablet access to the latest drawings, room datasheets and related project information on the office server.
Work with or without internet access.
Plans app: Makes up-to-date project documents available on-site.
The most current project plans and specifications are automatically delivered to iPad tablets, associated with their corresponding projects.
Zoom and pan documents quickly.
Mark up and email documents while in the field.
Project Teams app: Bring team contact information into the field.
Contacts and companies are associated with their projects for fast, easy cross-referencing.
Automatic updates eliminate the need for manual management.
Having it on iPhone® or Android smartphones means team members are always easy to reach. (It works on tablets, too.)
Field Notes app: A picture (or video or audio) is worth 1,000 words.
Having it on smartphones and tablets makes capturing notes supplemented by audio, video, and still photos easier than ever before.
Automatically associate captures with their relevant projects.
Captured media automatically upload to the Newforma Field Notes activity center, where they can be assigned to site visit documents, daily reports, and action items.
Newforma Mobile Apps integrate with the latest releases of Newforma PIM software, including the recently released tenth edition of Newforma Project Center.
How to buy
Newforma Mobile Apps may be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Usage of the apps requires free registration at my.newforma.com. The Project Teams app is free to use on all Newforma projects to which project team members have been invited to participate. The Punch List, Plans, and Field Notes apps are free to use on one project, with unlimited usage available by subscription. For complete information, visit my.newforma.com.
Newforma Co-founder and Executive Vice President Bob Batcheler said, "This batch of apps is the first to come since Newforma added a new mobile development team to our workforce last fall. Building on the strong adoption of the Newforma Punch List app announced in 2011, these extensions of the Newforma PIM solution simplify coordination, reduce risk and enhance integration of extended project teams. It's the latest example of how Newforma integrates the management of project information regardless of location or device, in the office, in the cloud and on the go."
Newforma develops, sells and supports project information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering and construction firms worldwide, and the owners they serve. Newforma 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 one million 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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