Manchester, N.H. — Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company, announced its Newforma Cloud Services Connector strategy, an initiative that integrates the company’s recently announced Newforma Cloud Services with complimentary applications used by its architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) customers. Through its Connector initiative, Newforma is adopting an open platform approach to its new Cloud Services platform and enabling customers to access and interact with information across selected leading applications, maximizing technology investments while improving the management of project information. The first connectors to be published will extend the benefits of Newforma’s project information management capabilities to users of Plangrid, Box and Dropbox, with more following quickly.
Newforma has always taken a neutral “Switzerland” approach to managing project information, regardless of the source authoring software. Now, the Newforma Connector initiative further unlocks the potential of project teams by overcoming technical constraints created by silos of critical project information hosted on various software solutions. To demonstrate the powerful benefits of these new Newforma Connectors:
- Plangrid customers will have seamless collaboration with Newforma Cloud Services with real time sharing of project files from the field during the construction phase.
- Newforma customers that use popular file sharing platforms such as Box and Dropbox will be able to better leverage this information by maintaining a full audit trail through the project lifecycle.
“We recognize that our customers like to use certain specific point solutions that they’ve identified as critical to their business initiatives,” said Newforma’s Vice President of Business Development and Co-Founder, Jim Forester. “Regardless of the application that creates or edits project information, Newforma Connectors to these solutions will give our customers confidence that those applications will not only remain an integral part of their project delivery process, but they will also be enhanced by being integrated with collaboration workflows to eliminate information silos and enable teams to work with the most up-to-date and correct information.”
“Owners, architects, engineers, and contractors all leverage Newforma’s project information management solution to organize, find, communicate and share construction project information,” says Tracy Young, CEO of PlanGrid. “We’re proud to partner with Newforma, allowing our joint customers to synchronize projects, teams, and documents between our industry-leading applications.”
For more information about the Newforma Connector initiative, visit www.newforma.com.