Tag - construction

Cheers to ACEC friends at benefit tournament

Cheers to all our friends and members at ACEC! We enjoyed a great day on the course at last week’s ACEC Oregon Annual Networking Day Benefit Golf Tournament & Dinner, and many thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit with us on the 10th hole! It was a great day, and great cause… with ACEC proceeds benefiting the [...]

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Automating change order processing in construction and engineering

It’s common among companies in many different types of industries to have their own particular processes that are unique to their line of business. For instance, construction and engineering companies contend with “change orders“. In an upcoming 20-minute webinar, solution engineer Dave Howell will be presenting a way to control and document the process in an online change order demo. [...]

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Document Locator added to Construction Specification Institute’s GreenFormat

Reducing paper usage is one way all of us can be more green. And this is true with builders and property owners too… who are especially interested in greener approaches in the construction of new buildings, factories, and infrastructure. With that in mind, ColumbiaSoft announced today that it has listed its Document Locator software which is used by architecture, [...]

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On-demand document management announced through ProjectXnet

For those who want an enterprise-class document management system, but don’t want to deploy and manage the software… a new solution was announced today by ColumbiaSoft and its partner The Cram Group. Document Locator is now available via The Cram Group’s ProjectXnet managed hosting service. Managed hosting for the document management system is available in two ways: SaaS Subscription Allows you to [...]

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The Cram Group joins ColumbiaSoft at DBIA next week

We’ll be at DBIA’s Design-Build conference next week in Las Vegas from Nov. 3 to 5, and we are happy to announce that The Cram Group, a well-respected hosting and solutions provider, will be joining us in our exhibit booth there. The Cram Group is particularly well-respected among the AEC industry for their focus on providing a full range [...]

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Kodak and ColumbiaSoft team to provide document management from paper to paperless

Document management is a term that pre-dates the digital era. There was time… long, long ago, when the term was more relevant to filing cabinets, routing file folders, off-site document warehouses, and other relics of a paper-driven world. Ask someone today what they think of when they hear the word “document management” and it almost always brings to mind [...]

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In our customer’s shoes

Developing software applications that solve real-world problems requires getting to know your market space. For software companies this typically involves aggregating data from a number of sources including customers, support personnel, enhancement requests, sales staff, and post-mortems from consulting engagements. While there is no doubt that normal requirements gathering techniques help, there is no better way to understand your [...]

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V5.2 Preview Digital Signatures with Adobe Acrobat

When Document Locator v5.2 is made available, some new bells and whistles are included that existing and prospective customers have requested. I could certainly go into endless detail about the various product enhancements that have been added or mention the notably increased performance made against our internal benchmarks, but not today. Rather I felt like commenting on how PDFs [...]

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Top 10 + 1 Reasons to Attend Meridian Conference

Meridian Systems has their Top 10 reasons why you should attend their users conference coming up in a couple of weeks. We have another good reason to add to the list, especially for those who use Meridian’s Prolog construction project management software… so here it is – Reason #11: See a first hand demo of our document management Prolog [...]

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FIATECH – Day three…

We heard from Ed Fry (Chevron) this morning. He talked about the challenges of managing the development and operation of large, long-lived capital projects. Here are some interesting numbers to think about: Chevron currently has 5-10 petabytes of information stored for their existing capital projects. Because of the high current rate of capital development and development process changes (like BIM) [...]

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