For Immediate Release
Onware announces launch of Connected Construction Management Software built on Microsoft Azure
March 9, 2015 Edmonton, Alberta: Fraser Gallop, CEO of Onware Inc., today announced the general availability of Onware Version 8, an integrated end-to-end SaaS platform for construction management. In recent years, the demand for connected construction management tools for coordinating project documents and communications has been on the rise among architects and contractors. Onware 8 provides a comprehensive set of tools to address these needs.
“Onware takes the unique position of connecting all project participants on the same platform. We now provide tools for everyone on the job from sub-trades and consultants to the general contractor and architect, and include approvals and comprehensive reporting for the owner.” Fraser Gallop explained. “With Azure, Onware is now available for projects with no setup costs—and can be activated instantly. We choose Azure Cloud Services for the managed environment and 99.95% uptime guarantee.”
Onware is currently in use by firms across Canada on a variety of building projects. DIALOG, a national interdisciplinary design firm, has been using Onware for a decade and was a collaborator during development of the original Onware platform. Their many high-profile projects using Onware include Kaye Edmonton Clinic and Calgary International Airport. “We focus on complex design challenges and Onware is an essential tool for managing that complexity,” says Jeff DiBattista, Practice Principal at DIALOG. “To date, we have tracked over 1 million construction documents using Onware. It’s helped us to reduce turnaround times on requests for information and shop drawings. Onware also gives our principals the reporting to be able to monitor status of outstanding items, and our Contract Administrators have the day-to-day tools they need to keep on top of their projects.”
“In a cloud-first, mobile-first world, solutions like Onware built on Azure can bring real-time information to the construction site.” said Vibhor Kapoor, Director, Microsoft Azure Product Marketing. “With the enterprise grade cloud platform that Azure provides, companies such as Onware have the ability to focus on improving their product instead of dealing with infrastructure issues.”
New features available in Onware are now in use on projects across Canada. Clark Builders, one of the 10 largest contractors in Canada, recently adopted Onware for helping to manage sub-trades and produce quotations. “Clark Builders’ initial experience with Onware has been very positive,” said Paul Verhesen, President. “We were able to trial Onware in the cloud before we made our decision to adopt it on a larger scale.”
In the coming months Onware will tour Canada, with presentations in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto to showcase new features and business analytics abilities.
Onware is connected construction management software for architects, general contractors and project owners. Using Onware, customers can streamline project communications and reduce turnaround time on project documents. Detailed real-time information is available to all project stakeholders with built-in auditing and accountability.
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