ARC Document Solutions Releases Mobile Version of PlanWell Collaborate for iPad
WALNUT CREEK, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/14 -- ARC Document
Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ARC) today announced the release of
PlanWell(R) Collaborate for the iPad, a new mobile-enabled version of
its popular SaaS-based project collaboration tool for architects,
engineers and construction professionals (AEC), available now on
Apple's App Store.
"Mobile devices offer the ability to download AEC content in the
field, but no one has addressed the challenges of collaborating with
large-format content in real time," said Rahul Roy, CTO of ARC
Document Solutions. "To collaborate effectively -- and by that I mean
the ability to access any content from any project and tie it to
calendars, progress charts and email threads in real time -- you need
constant access to the cloud, not just access to a set of documents
you've downloaded. Our development efforts were focused on improving
the speed of data transmission between the iPad and the cloud so
field personnel can actually work with all of their data in real time
rather than taking content offline to work with it, and away from
others who may need it."
Construction industry studies consistently report the growing demand
for more collaboration within project teams, especially in real-time.
Having to return to a project trailer simply to retrieve data or
review a document can significantly reduce project productivity.
Consensus among project managers is that the biggest gaps in
communication occur in the field, a circumstance PlanWell Collaborate
for iPad is designed to address.
"Most mobile collaborative solutions involve downloading project
content, working with it on a handheld device, and then uploading it
back to the cloud," said Mr. Roy. "That's not collaboration -- that's
checking documents in and out of a database. With PlanWell
Collaborate for the iPad, our goals are to reduce the delays
associated with locking up content with individual users, increase
productivity in a collaborative environment, and help complete
Known for its cost-effective and easy-to-use interface, PlanWell
Collaborate accelerates project team coordination and improves file
sharing, usually replacing inefficient project management tools like
FTP, email or spreadsheets. With PlanWell Collaborate, construction
project managers can easily share and mark up documents, communicate
critical project information, increase team accountability, and
reduce delays without the complexity and steep learning curve
associated with traditional project management software.
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About ARC Document Solutions (NYSE: ARC)
ARC Document Solutions, Inc. is a leading document solutions company
serving businesses of all types, with an emphasis on the
non-residential segment of the architecture, engineering and
construction industries. The Company helps customers all over the
world reduce costs and increase efficiency in the use of their
documents, improve document access and control, and offers a wide
variety of ways to print, produce, and store documents. ARC provides
its solutions onsite in more than 7,700 of its customers' offices,
offsite in service centers around the world, and digitally in the
form of proprietary software and web applications. For more
information please visit www.e-arc.com.
ARC Document Solutions and the ARC logo are service marks, and
PlanWell is a registered service mark of ARC Document Solutions.
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