Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors may have another software option at their disposal these days. Technology from McLaren Software, www.mclarensoftware.com, Houston, Texas, provides an interesting set of solutions to help such firms manage engineered document management, control, and collaboration.

The company, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Idox plc, www.idoxgroup.com, London, England, brings 20 years of experiencing in managing such data for leading-class firms around the globe. This past week the company introduced two new products that can help the construction industry deliver on the promise of engineered document management, control, and collaboration.

Its McLaren Enterprise – OnAir provides a configurable enterprise-scale engineering document control suite for asset owner operators and EPC contractors. Such technology is designed to help users with the safety, efficiency, and compliancy of capital projects and asset operations. This product is built off of the McLaren Enterprise product, which was initially released in 2005, as an enterprise scale engineering document control suite for owner operators and EPC contractors to support capital projects and asset operation and maintenance. Now with McLaren Enterprise – OnAir the company offers a privately hosted option to go along with the turnkey on-premise or as a certified solution for EMC- Documentum or IBM FileNet P8 ECM (enterprise content management) platforms.

Adding to the safety and security of the release, McLaren has ensured the McLaren Enterprise – OnAir is supported by the McLaren ‘OnAir’ cloud infrastructure. This is made up of three secure data centers around the globe. In all, the company is providing a cloud-based option for customers to deliver on the idea of engineered document management.

In other news, the company has also announced its first major release of McLaren FusionLive since its acquisition and merger with CTSpace in 2011. With availability in 13 languages, and supporting more than 100,000 users, McLaren FusionLive offers more than 40 enhancements and new modules that can help users enhance the experience. Among such new features are business intelligence reporting, automatic rule-based rendering of documents, and bulk processing, among others.

Playing off the McLaren ‘On-Air’ cloud announcement, McLaren FusionLive is supported from this infrastructure, adding a higher level of availability, security, and performance.