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VAR Microsol partners with Asite
October 1st, 2014 by Susan Smith
Anna Liza Montenegro, director of marketing for Microsol Resources, a value-added reseller (VAR) of BIM technology solutions, spoke with AECCafe Voice about their new Technology Partnership with UK-based Asite, a cloud technology provider.
New York-based Microsol Resources is also an Autodesk Platinum Partner and Partner of the Year for 2014 serving the AEC industry.
Microsol Resources is not just a software sales outlet but also provides services for the AEC industry, buildings, and civil infrastructure. The driving force behind the partnership with Asite is that the company provides cloud technology to every industry that is document driven. Their Adoddle platform allows firms to store and manage all of their project data in one central and secure repository. It also enables customers to fully customize the structure of their content with highly controlled access and rich configurable workflows to allow project controls. It is used by AEC firms as well as property owners to manage their capital investment programs.
Asite wanted to reach out to North American clients with Adoddle. Microsol wanted to partner with them, “because it’s a continuation of data management and collaboration for us,” said Montenegro. “BIM workflows have become so heavy because of project portfolios, Asite would be a great platform for us.”
Microsol has over a dozen partnerships with various vendors such as V-ray, Rhino, and Solibri. “Before Autodesk bought Navisworks, we represented and sold Navisworks,” said Montenegro. In this way, the third party Autodesk products continue their solutions and extend their reach to other markets.
Collaborative BIM is an area that Asite is very big in, and they have a solution for infrastructure projects for owners in the UK, as well as a strong retail industry business. Montenegro says that Asite is “kind of a continuation of Autodesk Vault. If you look at a BIM diagram of where the solution fits and touches, it’s also partly like project management.”
Asite’s cloud technology gives everyone involved in construction projects access to key information online; allowing for increased collaboration, fewer mistakes, reduced rework, and time and cost savings. Since BIM collaboration is a very challenging topic these days and in demand on project portfolios of all sizes, Asite will make a valuable contribution to Microsol’s offerings.
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