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April 15, 2014 08:00 ET

Newforma Offers New Mobile Apps to Improve On-the-Go Project Information Management

Integration With Newforma PIM Software Used in the Office and Job Trailer Ensures Team Members of Current Data Wherever They're Working

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2014) - Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company integrating people, projects and processes to transform building and infrastructure project delivery, today announced three new mobile apps to improve project information management in the field. Because the apps share information with Newforma PIM products used in offices and job trailers, project teams benefit from having up-to-date information wherever they're working.

New are the Newforma® Tasks app, which provides an interactive dashboard for assigning, reviewing, and updating project tasks; the Newforma® Capture app, which provides one place for capturing project data in the field; and the Newforma® Project Email, which provides instant access to emails that team members have filed using Newforma® Project Center PIM software.

Additionally, the company has released a new version of the Newforma® Plans app, which now allows users to create and locate field notes, punch list items, and action items on relevant drawings.

Newforma mobile apps in summary
The new apps join the existing Project Teams app to provide a comprehensive mobile PIM platform:

Tasks

  • Manage construction quality control tasks, such as punch lists.
  • View past-due or coming-due items for any team member who's been assigned tasks.
  • Filter task items by type, status, space, assignee, originator, due date, discipline, and spec section.
  • Update statuses, descriptions, locations, and assignments.
  • Add a photo, or include one from the Camera Roll.
  • View the comment history, or leave a new comment.
  • Available now for iPhones and iPads, followed by Android smartphones and tablets later in 2014.

Capture

  • Gather construction quality control tasks, such as punch lists.
  • Move quickly through the site -- the app stores data locally until it is uploaded, permitting faster captures.
  • Define each captured item, where it was observed and, if applicable, who needs to respond, and when.
  • Snap, mark up, and attach photos to captured items.
  • Upload items to Newforma software at the office or job trailer, where team members can manage captured information and photos.
  • Available now for iPhones and iPads, followed by Android smartphones and tablets later in 2014.

Project Email

  • View emails and download attachments.
  • Search contents and, when connected to the internet, search attachments.
  • Reply and forward as needed.
  • Use of this app encourages project team members to file email, making it an integral part of the project record.
  • Available now on the iPad, iPhone, or Android smartphone and tablet.

Plans

  • Zoom and pan documents quickly.
  • Mark up and email documents while in the field.
  • Create and locate field notes, punch list items, and action items directly on the relevant plan.
  • Hyperlink related sheets to one another for quick access and cross-referencing.
  • Designate favorite plans for quick access.
  • Available now on iPad only.

Compatibility: The apps described above integrate with projects hosted on Newforma® Project Cloud, and with projects hosted by release 10.2 of the company's on-premise software, Newforma Project Center.

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell said these new mobile apps are a key component in providing customers with a comprehensive project and information management solution in the office, from the cloud, and in the field. "Our customers tell us they're relying more and more on smartphones and tablets to do their work," Howell said. "We have invested in a dedicated mobile development team as a way to provide our customers more seamless access to information and the ability to participate in project delivery workflows when on site or travelling."

About Newforma
Newforma develops, sells and supports project information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering, and construction firms worldwide, and the owners they serve. Newforma is the first industry-focused and integrated solution to connect firms to each other, to their project information, to their processes, and to remote team members, all for the purpose of more successful project delivery. Firms in the Newforma Project Network are using Newforma software to manage information on more than one million projects, raising productivity, reducing exposure to risk, strengthening their brands, and freeing time and attention to focus on design, construction, and client service. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

© 2014 Newforma, Inc. Newforma is a registered trademark of Newforma, Inc., in the United States and in other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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