AEC Giant Colas SA Selects McLaren Software as Global Engineering Collaboration Solution

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McLaren FusionLive Enables Secure, Controlled Collaboration throughout the Construction Lifecycle

McLaren Software, a leading provider of engineering document control, construction project collaboration and computer aided facilities management solutions, announced today that Colas Group has selected McLaren’s FusionLive Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as their global engineering collaboration solution.

Colas subsidiaries around the world will use the FusionLive solution to manage thousands of projects through the use of the revolutionary user interface, utilizing state-of-the-art technology including the Business Intelligence Portal for real-time ‘Project Dashboards’ enabling rapid decision making.

Specifically designed for the construction and engineering industries, FusionLive brings together the advanced document management features from the heritage BuildOnline solution with the robust business processes of the Citadon Collaboration Workspace solution.

“This announcement further consolidates McLaren's market leadership in the world’s largest Architecture, Engineering and Construction companies as a best in class SaaS solution provider,” commented Peter Russell-Smith, CEO of McLaren Software. “As the global trend toward mega infrastructure projects continues, the need for scalable and robust collaboration solutions such as FusionLive across the entire supply chain is driving adoption. Our proven ability to deliver these solutions in German, French, Polish, English and Slovach globally is unique.”

About The Colas Group – A Leader in the Construction and Maintenance of Transport Infrastructure

The Colas Group operates in every aspect of construction and maintenance for roads and for other types of transport infrastructure (air, rail and marine transport), as well as on projects involving urban development and recreational facilities. The Group boasts two operational segments: Roads, its core business (including civil engineering and building activities), and Specialized activities that are complementary to its Roads sector (Waterproofing, Railways, Sales of refined products, Road Safety and signaling, and Pipelines). Backed by a workforce of 61,000 people, nearly half of whom work outside of mainland France, Colas undertakes about 110,000 projects every year via a network of 800 works centers and 1,400 material production sites in some fifty countries worldwide.

About McLaren Software – Asset Information Integrity for Projects, Operations and Facilities

McLaren Software, a fully owned subsidiary of Idox plc (LON: IDOX) offers a suite of solutions that manage and control engineering documentation throughout the asset lifecycle. This provides Owner Operators, EPCs, contractors and facility managers with asset information integrity to reduce risk and improve safety, profitability, compliance and performance of a physical asset.

Supporting over 300,000 users in 50 countries, McLaren solutions are available in the cloud as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or on-premise. McLaren has more than 20 year of industry and document control experience, and we embed industry best practice processes into our technology and managed services solutions to help customers implement quickly and reduce the strain on internal resources.

About IDOX plc

IDOX plc (LON:IDOX) is a supplier of specialist document management collaboration solutions and services to the public sector in the UK and internationally.

Its Public Sector Software Division is the leading applications provider to UK local government for core functions relating to land, people and property, such as its market leading planning systems and election management software. Over 90 percent of UK local authorities are now customers. The Group provides public sector organizations with tools to manage information and knowledge, documents, content, business processes and workflow as well as connecting directly with the citizen via the web.

In addition, IDOX also supplies decision support content such as grants and planning policy information as well as related specialist services.

The Group employs over 500 staff located in the UK, the USA, Europe, India and Australia.

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