SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

March 11, 2010 10:47 ET

Engineers Select Newforma's Project Information Management Solution for Its AEC Industry Specialization

Customers Cite Contribution to Engineering Project Workflows and Client Service Among Reasons for Choosing Newforma Project Center Software

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) -  Newforma®, a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of architecture, engineering and construction firms, today announced that engineering firms recently purchasing Newforma® Project Center are basing their investments on the software's fit with AEC project workflows. Two representative firms -- Project Consulting Services, Inc., and McGoodwin, Williams, and Yates -- say Newforma's PIM solution best meets their requirements for controlling document workflow and managing project content because it's built specifically to enhance the project execution work processes that are most commonly used in the AEC industry.

For example, Project Consulting Services, Inc., headquartered in Metairie, La., provides oil and gas pipeline engineering, project management, field inspection and materials traceability services across the United States. Chief Financial Officer Charles Petrey said, "PCS determined that Newforma was built by and for the architecture and engineering profession, and best meets our functionality requirements to control document flow and content. We expect a rapid payback by enhancing our ability to deliver quality project management while helping us control file storage, make better use of bandwidth, and provide a user-friendly way to collaborate with our clients and among our teams. We will also reduce the excessive use of and strain on our e-mail system that result from it being used as an ad-hoc document manager."

Forty-person McGoodwin, Williams, and Yates of Fayettville, Ark., specializes in public infrastructure projects. President Brad Hammond invested in Newforma Project Center to fend off increased competition from larger, out-of-state firms. "We have to make sure we're highly efficient and using the most up-to-date methods," Hammond said. "Newforma's project information management software makes us more efficient internally and helps us improve service to clients externally. Most of the project management and business software we have looked at is not geared to our industry, so we have found it hard to use because we have to adapt it significantly to apply to our business. Because Newforma software is ready-made for our industry, we can get right to work with it."

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell said, "Newforma Project Center was created after extensive interviews with over 100 architectural and engineering firms, who told us they really needed help streamlining everyday project delivery tasks and tracking an overwhelming amount of project information. As a result of detailed design input from our customers, Newforma has been able to develop the AEC industry's first comprehensive PIM solution to manage email, share large files, track action items, compare and mark up documents, search project information wherever it resides on a firm's network, and much more. Newforma customers now operate more efficiently and respond to their clients more quickly, with reduced risk. Importantly, all of our customers tell us that they derive terrific benefits without the burden of having to adapt the software to their purposes or spend endless hours learning how to use it."

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 300,000 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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