Newforma Announces Newforma LeanPlanner Software

New production planning software facilitates lean construction methodology

BOSTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 14, 2015Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company transforming building and infrastructure project delivery, today announced the launch of Newforma® LeanPlanner, which will provide visual production planning software for design and construction companies utilizing lean methods of project delivery.

Newforma LeanPlanner is powered by LeanKit, a leader in enterprise lean process and work management software that automates workflows to replace today’s manual sticky note and spreadsheet project management practices. More specifically, Newforma LeanPlanner provides designers and construction companies with technology that improves production schedule reliability for more predictable project outcomes.

By using LeanPlanner, project team members can identify near-term constraints and track progress of work from “to do” to “doing” to “done,” anytime, anywhere. LeanPlanner’s advanced analytics and reporting capabilities accelerate the lean journey and promote continuous improvement through deep understanding and insights, including plan percent complete (PPC) and at-risk milestones.

“Applying lean principles to the design and construction industries has tremendous business benefits to customer satisfaction and the overall bottom line. The current manual process of sticky notes on a wall is a good first step that quickly shows its many limitations,” said Dan Conery, vice president of business development at Newforma. “The rapidly growing interest in lean methodologies indicates that visual planning tools like LeanPlanner will have an even larger impact on our industry than Building Information Modeling (BIM).”

“We believe lean principles have the power to transform how teams work together to get great work done faster,” said Chris Hefley, CEO at LeanKit. “Newforma’s deep industry knowledge and strong market presence, combined with LeanKit’s lean process and work management solution, bring more collaborative, proactive and successful work practices to the building and infrastructure industries. We are proud to partner with Newforma.”

For more information about Newforma LeanPlanner, please visit

About Newforma
Newforma develops, sells and supports project information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering, and construction firms worldwide, and the building and infrastructure owners and developers they serve. Newforma products raise the productivity of individuals, improve collaboration among project teams, and elevate the effectiveness of organizations. Newforma software is being used on more than 1.8 million projects worldwide. For more information, visit, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

About LeanKit
Since LeanKit’s founding in 2009, the company has grown to serve more than 50,000 teams around the world. Teams of all types including IT, software and product development, operations, sales, marketing, HR, legal and finance rely on LeanKit every day. Our mission is to help teams actively work together to deliver customer value faster by building business fitness and strength from within. Learn more at or follow LeanKit on Twitter  @LeanKit.

© 2015 Newforma, Inc. Newforma is a registered trademark of Newforma, Inc., in the United States and in other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.


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