Océ, an international leader in digital document management, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Newforma, Inc. to resell Newforma® Project Center project information management (PIM) software in the US. This new agreement strengthens Océ’s ability to streamline document workflow for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) community with software that not only removes costly and time-consuming inefficiencies from project executionbut also from project-related document processing and printing.
“Océ is pleased to announce this new relationship with Newforma,” said Sal Sheikh, Vice President, Marketing, Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America. “With Newforma’s innovative software, AEC customers gain direct access to a solution that can help them better manage their project information – from email to the digital exchange of drawings and model views. In addition, its integration with Océ Client Tools™ software enables users to simplify their printing and avoid costly workflow bottlenecks.”
Newforma Project Center Software Improves Project Execution, Mitigates Risk
Newforma Project Center PIM software enables a more productive environment for the entire AEC project team by streamlining work processes; reducing exposure from errors and omissions; and improving documentation organization, access and communication.
Newforma Project Center is an easy-to-learn solution that provides:
Organization and management of all internal project information, including emailSharing and tracking of published project information with external team members across all projectsStreamlining of project execution processes.
This enables users to:
Reduce the time spent performing daily administrative tasks like filing, searching and managing informationRecapture administrative hours for billable activitiesEasily re-use project informationAccurately and completely assemble or search archived informationBetter track issues and monitor project progress.
Integration with Océ Client Tools Software Streamlines Document Printing Process
Océ Client Tools software, part of the Océ Repro Desk® Server and Oce Repro Desk Professional suite of applications, enables CAD users to simplify printing and avoid costly workflow bottlenecks via batch-processing of multiple file types, digital file previewing from the desktop before printing, and local or remote job submission . Integration with Newforma Project Center saves AEC users steps in the wide format printing process by allowing users to select a group of files – as opposed to opening documents one at a time using external applications – to be automatically added to an Océ Client Tools print set. Files can then be processed and submitted locally to a printer that is enabled with Océ Repro Desk Server 1.6 or remotely to a reprographer running Océ Repro Desk Professional or Océ Repro Desk Select software.
Newforma Project Center PIM software is currently available for order through Océ.
Newforma is a software company serving architecture, engineering, construction and owner/operator (AECO) organizations worldwide. Its mission is to develop and market 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, and enabling greater repeatability of project success. Newforma Project Center, Newforma’s flagship product, creates a more productive environment for project managers and the project team by organizing project information, facilitating information sharing, and enabling more effective project process. Newforma Project Center software is currently implemented on over 120,000 projects in industry-leading AECO firms. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com  or phone +1 (603) 625-6212
Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Océ employs around 23,000 people, with 2008 revenues of approximately $4.3 billion, operates in more than 90 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represented approximately half of Océ’s worldwide business in 2008, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com . Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.