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Technology | SYSTEMATES INC.
PROJECTMATES SOFTWARE LETS OWNERS MANAGE THE LIFECYCLE OF A BUILDING. BY CHRIS KELSCH
is designed for project
owners, and is updated as the needs
of the market change.
hile the construction
industry has seen robust
growth in recent years, it is
still known as a laggard in
one key area: state of the art technology.
According to some industry surveys, some
construction firms are using paper-based
processes that can be described as archaic.
It appears the image of project managers
running around with documents rolled up
in tubes is not a cliché, but a fact of life.
Systemates Inc., on the other hand, has
already begun to take aim at modernizing
the industry with its Projectmates software,
a sophisticated, cloud-based construction
program management platform. Nicole
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Countryman, director of sales for Projectmates, notes that Systemates was started by
those with major experience in the building
industry. "Systemates was founded in 1995
by two architects," Countryman says. "Once
the Internet became popular, we started
using that as a platform and eventually
launched Projectmates 1.0 in 2000."
Roots in Ownership
One of those founders was Varsha Bhave,
current president of Systemates Inc./Projectmates. Prior to launching her career in
technology, she had worked with several
municipalities as a city planner before
eventually joining the city of Arlington,
Texas, as a statistical analyst and long-range
senior planner. While working for that city,
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- Nicole Countryman, director of ales