Dec 18 2014

CONJECT Christmas 2014

Merry christmas postcard with cityscape backgroundWe don’t like to talk about ourselves too much on this blog, but as this is the last last post of 2014 it’s an opportunity to look back at how the year has gone for CONJECT and our clients.

The UK has been very buoyant across the year with a mixture of new orders from existing and new customers.  Similarly, Asia Pacific has also been busy, whereas in the Middle East we have seen a sudden rush of orders in the last 4 weeks of the year.

2014 has been a positive year across the group.  Our central European markets have all performed quite well.  France has had a particularly successful year, and Russia is also demonstrating considerable resilience given the accumulating tensions in that market.

The year has not been without its challenges of course.  In one or two markets we have experienced very aggressive competitor pricing strategies, however, we stick to our belief that cheap rarely converts into sustainable value for customers.


Customer Successes across UK, Middle-East and Australasia

Some of the larger customer relationships in the UK continue to develop.  These include a steadily increasing workload with National Grid who are employing CONJECT to manage contracts across a programme of nearly 300 upgrade and maintenance projects across their network.

The newly refitted and refurbished Heathrow Terminal 2 utilised CONJECT extensively on the fit out work.  Our staff often travel through here when visiting our Munich office, and the consensus is that it is an excellent redevelopment, better even, than Terminal 5.

Other customer successes include the ever increasing usage of CONJECT solutions on the Dubai World Trade Centre as construction gathers momentum.  In New Zealand expanding popularity of the NEC has seen further uptake of our contract management solutions by Watercare and Meridian Energy.


Mobile Inspections Made Easy

2014 has been a very active year for product launches and updates.  One highlight has been the launch of our new mobile inspection platform, and in early 2015 we will release a series of additional new modules designed for the utilities, infrastructure and housing markets.



You can’t avoid BIM nowadays so a considerable amount of our R&D budget is being invested in new capabilities designed to support the UK government’s initiatives.  We now have a common data environment (CDE) that adheres to the spirit of PAS1192.  In fact, very soon we will add a new CDE for the consultant market to our product portfolio, and more will follow throughout 2015.


Award Recognition from Construction Computing

Finally we are proud to have had our work recognised as winners of the ‘Best use of IT in construction’ category at the construction computing awards. This was in association with Connect Plus one of our major infrastructure clients and provided high note to end the year on.

So, that’s the last post of 2014.  We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year, and look forward to working with you in 2015.

About the author

Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper is Managing Director of Conject Ltd. He has spent over 25 years within the construction and engineering software markets, successfully running sales and marketing teams. He spent a number of years at SAP within their E&C practice, set up and managed a distribution channel in Asia Pacific for a division of Misys and ran a sales and marketing team within CSB COINS. In 2000 he gained an MBA from Henley Management College.

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