Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company transforming building and infrastructure project delivery, today announced it has acquired SmartUse, a Montreal developer of an innovative, touch-friendly mobile platform for construction project collaboration.
“The SmartUse app is the most advanced mobile solution for viewing, marking up, auto-linking and sharing project plans,” said Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell. “It allows contractors and owners to easily review plans on computers in their offices or on tablets on the job site. Because it also operates on a large, 55-inch touch screen, SmartUse enables an entire project team to interact with a set of documents as they collaborate in real time in a project office or job trailer. We are excited to add this new product to help contractors and owners better manage the thousands of plans they keep and reference for all of their projects. We are also delighted to welcome the extremely talented employees of SmartUse to the Newforma team.”
SmartUse Founder and Chief Executive Officer Francois Tanguay has joined Newforma as vice president of business development. “SmartUse strengthens Newforma’s already strong product lineup by meeting the mobility needs of contractors and owners, not only in the construction industry, but in other industries where project plans need to be reviewed, marked up and shared,” Tanguay said. “By combining forces with Newforma, we will be able to continue advancing our mobile collaboration solution, transforming how contractors and owners manage project information.”
The product will continue to be sold under the SmartUse name and it will be marketed and supported by Newforma internationally.
The SmartUse app operates on Apple iPad tablets and Macintosh computers, Windows 7 PCs, and Windows 8 devices, including a 55-inch (A0 size) workstation.
Smart Use can be downloaded as a free viewer for unlimited users or as a fully functional 30 day free trial.
About SmartUse: SmartUse provides building and infrastructure owners and construction team members with a complete solution to quickly and easily review, annotate, compare, and share plans. SmartUse customers are saving time, paper and space as they manage plans and collaborate with team members. More about the technology and features of SmartUse collaboration software may be seen at www.smartuse.com.
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 products make up 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. Customers use Newforma software on more than 1.5 million projects worldwide to raise productivity, reduce exposure to risk, strengthen their brands, and liberate time and attention to focus on design, construction, and client service. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com.