SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

December 01, 2009 08:00 ET

Engineers Choose Newforma's Project Information Management Software to Improve Service and Prepare for Growth

Engineering Firms Cite Full-Text Search, Contract Administration and Operational Efficiency as Key Drivers in Adopting Newforma® Project Center

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - Newforma®, a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of architecture, engineering and construction firms, today announced that engineering firms purchasing Newforma® Project Center in the third quarter justified their investments by citing the software's contribution to greater control in contract administration, more effective collaboration and improved communication. Three representative firms -- Greenhorne & O'Mara, Winzler & Kelly and Alfa Tech -- cited the team collaboration capabilities of Newforma® Info Exchange and the email management functions of Newforma® Project Center as key determinants in their decisions.

Greenhorne & O'Mara is a full-service, multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm serving public- and private-sector clients nationally and internationally. Federal/Military Programs Project Director Mina L. Clark, P.E., said Newforma Project Center was the only PIM product that met the dual requirements of the firm's engineering design and information technology teams. "Without having to change anything on our network, we will be able to easily search for project information, track action items, share large files and much more," Clark said. "The bottom line is that smarter, more efficient project information management will free up our staff's time to deliver more value-added services to our clients."

Winzler & Kelly is a California-based engineering firm whose nine offices deliver multidisciplinary services from environmental science to facilities planning. Rather than begin with a limited 50-seat pilot, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stephen J. Cox, P.E., S.E., bought 260 seats of Newforma Project Center right away. "Winzler & Kelly is adopting Newforma's PIM solution to help its engineering and environmental professionals across the entire company deliver high-quality services to its clients, efficiently and effectively," Cox said. "We'll be able to file email with other project documents, conduct full-text searches of all project documents, and do many other tasks that save time and reduce risk."

Alfa Tech is a California-based design and engineering firm whose services include mechanical, electrical, plumbing and information technology engineering, and construction management. Principal Keith Dines was first attracted to the Newforma solution for its contract management capabilities. "Newforma Project Center gives us the power to manage the contractor, rather than having to use the contractor's software, which gives an edge to the contractor," Dines said. "We also appreciate the fact that Newforma PIM software integrates with our Deltek Vision business management software. We're implementing the solution now in preparation for the inevitable uptick in activity that's coming soon."

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell said, "New customers are choosing to invest in our PIM solution at this point of the economic cycle for two reasons: One, Newforma Project Center offers immediate benefits to firms operating with reduced resources because it slashes the time individuals must devote to administrative tasks; and two, it prepares firms for the time when new project inquiries and fee billings recover and they need to quickly ramp up their new hires' abilities to find project information and to follow office best practices."

About Newforma

Newforma is a software company serving architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organizations worldwide, and the owners they serve. Its mission is to develop and market project information management (PIM) solutions which improve responsiveness to clients, mitigate risk, streamline project execution, raise productivity and facilitate integrated project delivery (IPD). Newforma® Project Center, Newforma's flagship product, is the industry's first comprehensive PIM solution to organize and share project information, drive accountability, raise transparency and streamline project delivery processes. Newforma Project Center is currently implemented on over 230,000 projects in industry-leading AEC firms. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

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