SOURCE: Aconex



September 13, 2011 13:40 ET

Aconex and Innovative Management Solutions Partner on Project Management Tools and Services for Engineering & Construction Projects

Firms Expect Partnership to Further Expand Operations Across the US

SAN BRUNO, CA and PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - Aconex, the world's largest provider of online collaboration solutions to the construction and engineering industries, and Innovative Management Solutions, Inc. (IMS), a leader in the implementation of Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) systems, have announced a partnership to deliver robust project management offerings to architectural, engineering and construction project teams in project-intensive industries.

Since 1993, IMS has worked with organizations to implement and adopt scalable program and project management solutions. As an Oracle Platinum Partner specializing in EPPM, IMS uses technologies such as Oracle Primavera to help automate business processes and make relevant project information accessible to stake holders for better and timelier decision making.

To enhance these services, IMS will now offer the Aconex online collaboration platform to help clients manage the capture, review, and approval of tasks associated with designs, correspondence, schedules, costing, and other functions, some of which may be managed by existing disparate project management systems. Construction and engineering companies often struggle to manage these functions in a collaborative project environment.

"Aconex is helping us build out our portfolio of offerings to deliver our clients the ultimate combination of best-of-breed technology and services for their industry," said Jeff Collins, president and CEO of IMS. "Partnering with a service-focused SaaS company like Aconex allows us to further enhance the client service we offer, in addition to providing a new platform for efficient collaboration over the web."

The Aconex Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform allows the entire project ecosystem to collaborate from any location using a secure, web-based interface. Each organization on the project will use Aconex to both manage its own project documents and correspondence, and to collaborate on that data with other firms, including the project owner. This approach eliminates the information silos and multiple communication channels that so often delay construction and engineering projects, ending in overblown budgets.

"Our partnership with IMS delivers technology that complements the process improvement and controls they provide for their clients, and gives us access to the deep industry knowledge and many years of project management experience for which IMS is recognized," said Leigh Jasper, CEO of Aconex. "We look forward to helping IMS clients execute on projects more collaboratively, better managing their information and fully leveraging their existing project control systems."

To learn more about how the IMS-Aconex Partnership will benefit you, register for our live webcast, More Efficient Construction of Oil and Gas Assets, Thanks to the Cloud. To chat live with IMS and learn more about what the IMS/Aconex partnership will deliver, please visit:

About Aconex
Aconex is a web-based platform for managing the large volume of information created and exchanged during a project's lifecycle. From its 41 offices around the world, Aconex services US$260 billion worth of construction, infrastructure, energy and resources projects. Projects using the system include the $3.2 billion Panama Canal Expansion, the $6 billion Denver transit expansion program and the New York City Hall reconstruction project. For more information and examples of Aconex in action, see Follow Aconex on Twitter using @aconex and on Facebook at

About Innovative Management Solutions, Inc. (IMS)

Innovative Management Solutions, Inc. (IMS), headquartered in Plano, Texas with a satellite office in Sugarland, Texas, is a full-service project management solution provider that works hand-in-glove with organizations to successfully implement scalable project, program and portfolio management systems. IMS has worked with some of the largest and most successful organizations in the public and private markets to help build a foundation of project management excellence for incremental gains and long-term business value. Areas of Expertise include Project Management Consulting, Software, Training/Education, PMO and Project Staff Augmentation, Technical Services and Application Hosting.

For more information about IMS, visit or call 469-467-9221.

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