The beauty of Aconex is that executives truly understand how a construction project should operate and has developed a solution with that in mind. The company also does a good job of catering to large, global construction projects.
A construction project isn’t simply about one company getting a job done using a siloed piece of technology. Rather an entire team of partners needs to come together and share data across the group. This is very different from how the industry operated in the past, with each organization bringing its own technology to the table. Today’s construction industry is taking a project-first approach to identify the needs of the project prior to selecting a piece of software for that particular job.
Aconex understands this and has developed a platform for managing information and processes between companies throughout the lifecycle of construction and engineering projects. The company, which has been around for almost 15 years, brought its technology to the North American market a few years ago.
The Aconex platform allows multiple project participants including owners, developers, contractors, and project managers to share project data across the lifecycle of a project, which reduces risk and cost on projects of all sizes.
The technology company does have a niche for large projects though—capturing many of the top global EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) and design firms as customers. Aconex has served projects valued at more than $940 billion with more than 500,000 users.
In addition to participating in a large portion of big construction projects across the globe, the company continues to update its core collaboration platform. Even more, Aconex introduced Aconex Mobile Construction Apps for Android devices in the past year, which followed up the 2011 launch of Aconex Mobile for iPhone and the 2012 release of Aconex Mobile for iPad. In addition to mobility, the company continues to enhance its core product with interface management for oil and gas projects.
However, more than the technology, Aconex also continues to grow its client and project wins across all geographic regions. All in all, this company understands the industry and offers a solution that works the way a construction team needs to function.