AEC project management software developer Total Synergy has scored a major industry coup in recruiting Paul Hemmings to lead its product development.
Mr. Hemmings founded ProjectCentre [now called iTWOcx] in 1997, eventually selling to German ERP and BIM software business RIB Software AG in September 2012. He has vast experience in the software requirements of architecture, engineering and construction design (AEC) businesses, and a unique track record of designing early collaboration platforms for built environment design and construction projects.
Mr. Hemmings said he joined Total Synergy as it showed immense promise and has a solid foundation in AEC cloud collaboration and project management.
“Total Synergy has been a leader in the practice management and project accounting space since 1999,” he said.
“The new cloud product — Synergy — launched last year to the global market, has the best potential I’ve seen for SME built environment design businesses to collaborate securely on projects with shared, multi-party access.
“The advantages of this kind of project collaboration software are that it’s affordable for small businesses, it’s not limited to the life of a project, and it is symbiotic with project accounting, essential for successful project delivery and business profitability.”
Mr. Hemmings is designing the final stages of the Synergy Enterprise product, the third and most feature-rich level of the Synergy cloud application.
“We’re currently engaged in developing advanced forecasting and resource planning and we’ve just released the document register and transmittals features,” he said.
“Our project portals module is now available where project teams can use in-app chats and document sharing, as well as being able to invite third parties — external consultants, contractors, JV partners, clients — to join the project conversation and shared documents.
“The future product roadmap is designed to enable SME [one to 500 staff] architecture, engineering and construction design related businesses to manage complete project delivery, increase effectiveness and efficiency, and to collaborate wherever and whenever they need to. It’s a big vision.”
Total Synergy has built project management software for the AEC sector since 1999 and is the market leader in Australia and New Zealand. It launched its new cloud product, Synergy, to the global market in November 2017, acquiring over 95 new customer businesses on five continents since (May 2018).