SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

May 18, 2010 09:42 ET

Newforma Announces Customer Validation of Lotus Notes Compatibility

AEC Firms Using the Lotus Solution Can Now File and Search Email Along With Other Project Documents Using Newforma Project Center Seventh Edition PIM Software

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Newforma®, a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of architecture, engineering and construction firms, announced today that Newforma® Project Center Seventh Edition now supports the Lotus® Notes® and Domino Server email and calendaring solution. Notes users can now file email with other project documents by dragging and dropping messages into project folders in their email clients or by including a project email address when sending messages. This new functionality in Newforma's leading PIM solution results from Seventh Edition's support of all IMAP-compatible email servers.

Newforma Project Center's integration with Lotus Notes was validated by Cromwell Architects Engineers, a multi-disciplinary firm based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Chief Operating Officer Daniel K. Fowler, AIA, said his firm had developed project information management processes in the Lotus Notes environment, but it had been too complicated for project managers to embrace. "To get our staff to use new technology effectively, it has to be easy to use right out of the box," Fowler said. "Newforma Project Center allows them to file email with other project documents by dragging and dropping messages to project folders, or by copying a project email address. Newforma's PIM solution also makes it easy for people to search for information in the body of an email or in an attachment, which they could not do previously. In addition, we've replaced our FTP system with Newforma Info Exchange, which is a big hit with our clients. These and other features make Newforma Project Center a great step forward in the way we collaborate, manage our projects, track our communications and enable our teams to be more successful."

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell said Cromwell validated Newforma Project Center's support of Lotus Notes and Domino Server-based email as part of the Seventh Edition Limited Customer Release program. "From the beginning of the company, Newforma product designers and software engineers have collaborated with AEC firms such as Cromwell to define, specify and test every feature in our project information management solution," Howell said. "Capture of ongoing requirements, detailed conversations about product design and field testing of our software in conjunction with customers have all contributed greatly to our ability to create a seamless, comprehensive PIM solution that can be implemented quickly by firms and learned easily by individual users in less than 90 minutes. The guidance and validation provided by our customers continues to be our secret weapon when it comes to developing a PIM solution that truly supplements and streamlines existing project delivery execution processes."

About Cromwell Architects Engineers
Cromwell Architects Engineers, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary firm recognized for design excellence, innovation and dedication to delivering services that meet or exceed clients' expectations for quality, timing and budgeting. Since the firm's inception in 1885, it has offered a single point of responsibility and accountability with a team working to ensure the success of every project and striving to always be mindful of the ultimate measure of success -- client satisfaction. Visit the firm online at www.cromwell.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 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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