CONJECT Launches UK's First Enterprise-Level Defects and Inspections Platform
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Press release date: May 28, 2014
WOKING, England -
- conjectMI transforms role of asset owners and contractors
CONJECT, Europe's leading provider of software supporting BIM and the plan-build-operate lifecycle in the architecture, engineering and consulting (AEC) industry, today announces the launch of Conject Mobile Inspections 'conjectMI' software in the UK.
Proven in international markets, conjectMI (previously named OPR6) provides asset owners and their contracting partners with the UK's first fully integrated enterprise-level solution for defects and inspection processes in construction and engineering projects. The platform provides a best-in-class user interface together with the powerful back-end infrastructure that large organisations need in order to make transformative improvements to quality and on-time delivery across programmes and projects.
In the UK there is a proliferation of low-price downloadable applications, but recent CONJECT market research amongst 340 AEC industry respondents found that construction teams are making-do with inefficient tools, and that user satisfaction is low with existing tools, be they defects management apps or more traditional tools such as Excel. There is frustration with limited reporting capabilities, lack of user friendliness and difficulty managing the supply chain.
The powerful capabilities of conjectMI puts it in a class apart from single-user downloadable apps which are fit for small projects only. conjectMI key features include:
- Central hosting provides all team members with a common view of work
- Multi-environment; accessible via web browser, the platform can be used on
desktops or tablet devices (iPad and Windows 8 Pro)
- Enterprise-level configurable reporting and dynamic statistics enable improved
management of defects, inspections and team members
- Import phases and workflow lists to enable fast inspections
- Shared administration facilities enables the system to be configured in-house
- Easy-to-use interface for all members of the supply chain
Steve Cooper, a director of Conject Ltd comments, "This new version of conjectMI has impressed the clients we have shared it with. The combination of an easy-to-navigate interface and cloud hosting, dramatically improves efficiency. One customer captured 500 defects in a single morning. He was ecstatic, saying the software would save him at least one headcount on that project alone." He went on to say, "there are plenty of downloadable defects apps, but this solution doesn't seek to compete with those. We want to provide major clients with a scalable solution that can be used enterprise-wide and free project teams to manage quality and improve safety through faster, real-time management of defects."
One of the first UK customers to implement conjectMI was Lend Lease, whose Applications Practice Manager for EMEA, Chris Webster, says:
"Our experience of implementing conjectMI on the first few projects has been a very positive one. The application has a number of really useful features and although it is new to the UK, it is clearly a very mature product. From our pilot projects, the users have informed us that the interface is incredibly friendly and intuitive."
conjectMI has been established on the international market for four years. More than 26,000 users have successfully executed around 1,000 projects for defects management and inspections.
For more information of conjectMI, or to arrange a product demo visit: http://www.conject.com/uk/en/use_cases-defects_management
About Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper is a member of the Board of conject Holding GmbH and responsible for group marketing and sales. He has spent over 25 years within the construction and engineering software markets, successfully running sales and marketing teams. He spent a number of years at SAP within their E&C practice, set up and managed a distribution channel in Asia Pacific for a division of Misys and ran a sales and marketing team within CSB COINS. In 2000 he gained an MBA from Henley Management College.
CONJECT is a leading international software company, providing SaaS solutions to support BIM and manage key processes throughout the plan-build-operate life-cycle for the real estate as well as architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. The CONJECT mission is to help its clients increase quality, reduce costs and better manage risks across their property and infrastructure portfolios. Headquartered in Germany, it operates in 14 international cities; the UK head office is in Woking, Surrey. CONJECT applications are used by more than 40,000 businesses worldwide, and every month more than 3,000 users start using CONJECT software. For more information see http://www.conject.com, or follow CONJECT on LinkedIn [https://www.linkedin.com/company/
and on Twitter @CONJECT [http://www.twitter.com/conject.