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can look well ahead of time and see what
the project may cost or what the market
conditions are in the area we want to build.
Normally there is no time to take that into
account because all of these things that are
involved are currently disconnected."
MTWO is being offered on the cloud because that is the nature of today's technology, and because it puts less pressure
on contractors' IT staffs. The cloud makes
its system more turnkey for clients. Some
clients already implemented MTWO after
having used RIB's iTWO platform for a few
years, and the company has received a lot
of positive feedback.
"Clients have been using iTWO for
awhile, and that was very well received,
otherwise we wouldn't have gone so hard
on putting it on Azure and offering MTWO,"
Carr says. "Clients have seen a very tangible
reduction in the time it takes to quantify
their work. With MTWO, they have a greater
ability to see collaboration, they have better
scheduling abilities and it's easier to ensure
created MTWO for the
cloud to put less pressure on
contractors' IT staffs.
quality. There is a better understanding between the different stakeholders to see what
their project really looks like, so everyone
is really appreciating each other's role more
than we have in the past. Clients are seeing
better projects from a quality aspect as well
as time and cost-management aspects."
'A lot of this
is driven with
the goal of
RIB was founded in Germany in the
1960s and its focus has been on cost
engineering and cost estimating for construction, but it realized it could do much
more by helping clients manage projects
from end to end, from the center outward.
Carr notes that five to six years ago, RIB
acquired a few technology platforms for
cost estimating, with its goal being to help
clients establish projects centrally around
"We are a technology company, and we
maintain that with a 30 percent investment in R&D every year," Carr says. "We're
also heavily investing in the practitioner
because we have to balance our technology
with strong industry knowledge. Not just in
one vertical and not in a particular region
- our global presence allows us to see best
practices around the world, then learn from
that and implement those practices to take
advantage of the best that is out there.
"Our technology focus has been very
clear: We have a single-source code and
that is our approach," he continues. "We're
offering one platform, one cloud-based
solution that can be run on any browser
and anywhere with an internet or wireless
connection. MTWO is offering role-based,
tailored views for each individual user,
not more or less than what they need.
People retain more information when
they can see it in front of them, and we
are giving a greater understanding to the
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