HONOLULU, Hawaii – Oct. 18, 2007 -- PHASE 2 International, a worldwide provider of reliable hosted business applications, today announced the availability of ShareCAD for AutoCAD®, a powerful centralized platform based on Microsoft SharePoint for contractors, architects and manufacturers to securely share drawings and project data via the Internet.
PHASE 2’s ShareCAD for AutoCAD provides the flexibility, reliable operation and full security that major construction and production projects require. ShareCAD shares more than drawings; the system includes built-in workflows for Request For Proposal (RFP) processes and options to integrate established workflows into the system for greater productivity and management overview. ShareCAD has been developed to automatically handle all externally referenced documents attached to the AutoCAD drawings, such as xREFs, and will also accommodate related data files including Excel, Word, and PDF documents.
“ShareCAD exemplifies the power and simplicity of solutions based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server,” said Simon Floyd, Microsoft Corp.’s global industry technology strategist for Product Lifecycle Management. “Not only does it address the specific needs of architects and engineers, it also facilitates everyday business processes. Furthermore, ShareCAD can be used on any Internet connection to provide a flexible, seamless user experience.”
ShareCAD for AutoCAD operates through any Internet browser, and is based on the Microsoft SharePoint platform, which includes the industry’s most advanced document management and collaboration tools available. PHASE 2 delivers industry-leading provision of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and advanced business application hosting via a simple low monthly payment, with no up-front IT costs.
“ShareCAD for AutoCAD was created with the involvement of several major customers,” said Kevin Doherty, CEO, PHASE 2 International. “Because it is based on standardized SharePoint workflow processes, this hosted product is incredibly simple to access and use. The great advantage to customers is that there are no server hardware costs, no up-front bulk payments for software licenses, and no ongoing IT maintenance worries. It is perfect for companies needing a cost-effective solution for sharing project data.”
ShareCAD for AutoCAD starts at $69 per month for 10 users, or $79 per month for individual users, and is available for immediate purchase at PHASE 2’s web site: www.phase2int.com.
About PHASE 2 International - More IT capability, less risk
PHASE 2 delivers affordable and scalable access to high-end business software applications via SaaS (Software as a Service). Building from its strong history of IT consulting, PHASE 2 introduces an integrated suite of powerful applications for small-to-medium-sized businesses including Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office Project, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Office Communicator, and CADshare for AutoCAD. PHASE 2 complements its portfolio of horizontal software solutions with specific domain expertise and custom applications for industries such as architectural, manufacturing and construction professions.
All of PHASE 2’s business applications are delivered across the web to enable immediate, fast, on-demand access to corporate information wherever you are in the world. PHASE 2’s SaaS solutions ensure a scalable and secure IT foundation that provides an affordable growth for future requirements, automatic data back-up, along with the most reliable, state-of-the-art infrastructure that removes the burden and risks of hosting solutions internally.
PHASE 2 is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. PHASE 2 in headquartered in Honolulu, HI, and operates a secure, state-of-the-art data center.
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