SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

October 05, 2010 10:58 ET

BOND Implements Newforma Software to Maximize Client Experience

Boston-Based Construction Firm Chooses Newforma Project Center to Enhance Communication and Accountability

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  Newforma®, a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of architecture, engineering and construction firms, announced today that Boston-area construction company BOND has implemented Newforma® Project Center PIM software to strengthen the firm's ability to serve clients.

A family-run business for more than 100 years, BOND prides itself on an unyielding commitment to client service. With this in mind, BOND continually re-evaluates its project delivery processes to look for ways to better manage the ever increasing volumes of project information generated on projects in order to improve both communication and accountability. Newforma Project Center's ability to improve email management and collaboration with owners and external team members were just two features that were key to BOND's decision. Other key features cited by BOND in making their decision to invest in a PIM solution include the ability to search for and quickly find specific information on any project across the company's network, view and compare drawings, and transfer files.

As an example, BOND Director of Information Technology Kevin Noval describes one current project that will immediately benefit from the use of Newforma Project Center's collaboration component, Newforma® Info Exchange. "For, a New England based university, we're erecting a replica of a traditional structure that will be built in Asia and then reconstructed on the U.S. campus," Noval said. "Communicating across continents and languages, Newforma Info Exchange is going to come in pretty handy. It will make it easy for BOND project managers to keep track of who has downloaded which files, and when, and will streamline RFI, invitation-to-bid and submittals processes. And it's easier for external team members to use when they're uploading information to BOND."

Noval continued, "Newforma Project Center software will help us execute BOND's strategy of leveraging our talent and good intentions to maximize the client experience. By making it easy to keep tabs on the team and the progress of the project, Newforma software helps us show clients that things are moving in the direction they want. It strengthens accountability."

BOND has embraced Newforma's PIM software as a key element of its overall IT strategy. The company has started by implementing the software's email management and collaboration features and appreciates the flexibility that the design of the solution provides to adopt other features at its own pace. Noval said, "BOND is committed to doing IT right, and Newforma is a cornerstone of that commitment. It cuts costs in other areas of IT as it improves client service. Newforma Project Center is a smart investment even if you use just a portion of the features. We'll start with the functionality that we need to implement immediately, use it and get comfortable with it. Then we'll add pieces as the comfort level grows."

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell applauds BOND for recognizing the contribution that project information management software can make toward improved client service and reduced operating costs. "For example," Howell said, "Newforma Info Exchange offers greater security and accountability than FTP, on top of being self-managing. Newforma Project Center's email management capabilities will significantly reduce BOND's email server loads, and its full-text search function will slash the time required to find information buried in drawings, spreadsheets, documents, emails and attachments to emails. As the firm chooses to implement other advanced functions of our software, its benefits will continue grow."

About BOND
BOND is the Northeast's premier, full-service construction management and general contracting company. BOND offers coordinated building, civil and utility construction, as well as facilities asset management services. Founded in 1907, BOND is based in Everett, Massachusetts. Visit the firm online at www.bondbrothers.com/.

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 400,000 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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