Newforma Announces International Partnerships


Australia's smartsoftware and Canada's AMR Group introduce Newforma(TM) Project Center software in Australia, New Zealand and Canada

MANCHESTER, N.H., Dec. 19 / -- Newforma, Inc., a software company addressing the project information management needs of the design and building industry, announced today that two leading international solution providers -- smartsoftware of Australia and AMR Group of Canada -- are assisting Newforma with the introduction of Newforma Project Center software in their respective regions. As specialists in delivering business, financial and project management software and services to architectural, engineering and construction companies, both firms will be expanding their product portfolios to include the Newforma solution for Project Information Management, or PIM.

Smartsoftware General Manager Mark Hansen perceives Newforma as a logical extension of smartsoftware's current industry consulting expertise. "We saw that by taking on this innovative product and combining it with our existing business management software from Deltek®, we could really offer our clients significant value," Hansen said. "By extending our solution set to include project information management, it allows us to cater to the vast majority of our clients' software needs." Since forming the partnership, smartsoftware has already implemented Newforma Project Center at Argest Technical Services of Wellington, New Zealand. The smartsoftware / Newforma partnership was formally announced yesterday in Australia in a separate news release entitled, "Smartsoftware announces new solution for architects and engineers."

AMR Group Senior Partner Barry Goman sees significant value in the synergies that result from the integration of Newforma Project Center with other solutions represented by AMR Group, including financial, project management and customer relationship management solutions from Deltek. "Our industry has long needed a way to integrate business process and project process for more effective and efficient project delivery," Goman said. "We have already seen a very positive response to Newforma from our existing clients. Our partnership with Newforma provides our clients with the significant added value that results from PIM."

"Newforma Project Center is quickly becoming the solution of choice for project information management by an increasing number of leading architecture and engineering firms," said Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell. "Our partnerships with these two well established and well-respected solution providers will expand our market reach and help us service an increasingly global roster of customers. We look forward to working with both partners not only to expand our sales, but more importantly, to deliver local support and services in the Newforma tradition of being 100 percent focused on our customers' success."

About AMR Group

AMR Group, founded in 1988, is a Canada-based management consulting firm with offices in Toronto, Ontario, and Vancouver, British Columbia. AMR Group specialties include information technology, the controllership function and project management. In partnership with Deltek, AMR is a leading provider of project-based business software, assisting hundreds of architectural, consulting engineering and other professional services organizations across Canada with selection decisions and implementation advice. For more information, visit www.amrgroup.ca.

About smartsoftware

Smartsoftware is an international provider of operational software and service solutions for the engineering, architectural and professional services sector. The firm's integrative, project-focused products are designed to streamline workforce processes to improve business performance, maximize resource potential and increase productivity. Smartsoftware's highly qualified team is committed to working with clients to identify and fulfill their individual needs and provide first-class support to ensure that they continually achieve their business objectives and reach their full potential. Visit www.smartsoftware.net or email info@smartsoftware.net.

About Newforma

Newforma is a software company serving architecture, engineering, construction and owner/operator (AECO) organizations worldwide. Its mission is to develop and market industry leading software solutions which significantly improve the productivity of the building project team by streamlining work processes, reducing exposure from errors and omissions, improving coordination and communication, increasing visibility into costs and quantities, and enabling greater repeatability of project success. Newforma(TM) Project Center, Newforma's flagship product, creates a more productive environment for project managers and the project team by organizing project information, facilitating information exchange, and enabling efficient project process. Newforma Project Center is currently at work on thousands of projects in industry leading AECO firms. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com or phone +1-603-625-6212.

Source: Newforma, Inc.

CONTACT:
Kelly Murray
+1-978-597-3377
kmurray@newforma.com
or
Patrick Gillam
+1-603-625-6212, ext. 349
pgillam@newforma.com, both of Newforma, Inc.

Web site: www.newforma.com/
http://www.smartsoftware.net/
http://www.amrgroup.ca/

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