New On-Demand Options Introduced for Document Locator Document Management Through ProjectXnet Managed Hosting

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ColumbiaSoft certifies The Cram Group's ProjectXnet to provide Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Licensed Hosting options for its Document Locator software.

Managed hosting or Software-as-a-Service offers companies who want to minimize impact on internal IT resources an alternative way to immediately deploy an enterprise-class document management system

ColumbiaSoft and The Cram Group announced today the availability of managed hosting for the Document Locator document management system, allowing companies to choose between a new hosted method for deploying the software or the existing client/server approach. The two companies will make a joint appearance presenting the new offering at the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Conference Nov. 3-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Managed hosting or Software-as-a-Service offers companies who want to minimize impact on internal IT resources an alternative way to immediately deploy an enterprise-class document management system," said David Pogue, ColumbiaSoft executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. "This makes document management even more accessible, and The Cram Group is well-suited with their expertise in hosting solutions to provide these new deployment options to our customers."

On-Demand Document Management
With managed hosting, customers can use the document management system without deploying the software internally. In the traditional client/server approach, the Document Locator software is installed and managed by the customer using their own on-site technology. In circumstances where IT resources are limited or unavailable, or when a project (temporary or long-term) requires immediate turn-on of document management services, managed hosting might be considered as an option.

Two Managed Hosting Options Available:

SaaS Subscription

  • With SaaS Subscription, Document Locator is hosted and provided as a web-based service on a monthly subscription.

Licensed Hosting

  • With Licensed Hosting, customers purchase and own the Document Locator software licenses in the same manner as a client/server deployment; however, the software is deployed and provided as a web-hosted solution by ProjectXnet.

Advantages for Engineering and Construction Firms
Document Locator's availability as a hosted solution through ProjectXnet has particular advantages for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms. ProjectXnet also hosts several other leading AEC industry software applications, including Primavera, Prolog, and Timberline as well as common business applications like Microsoft Office. Document Locator has the ability to connect with other systems for integrated searching and management of information across applications. Combined with The Cram Group's experience implementing and developing industry solutions, this means that engineering and construction firms, as well as companies across all industries, will be able to take advantage of Document Locator's integrated capabilities within a managed-hosted environment.

About ColumbiaSoft Corporation
A private, Portland, Oregon-based company founded in 1998, ColumbiaSoft is a leader in enterprise-class document management solutions designed to enhance efficiency, reduce risk and improve collaboration. Thousands of information workers use ColumbiaSoft software to manage, and share paper and electronic documents, e-mail, and faxes to save costs, increase productivity, and meet compliance requirements. ColumbiaSoft is a Microsoft Gold Certified Managed Partner, and its products are fully integrated into popular applications such as Microsoft Windows, Office, Outlook, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and more. For more information, visit http://www.documentlocator.com/.

About The Cram Group
The Cram Group is an industry proven provider of software implementation, training, development, and managed hosting services focused on the AEC industry. They provide extensive project management related technology services to ENR top 400 companies, smaller general contractors and owners such as Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Turner Construction Company, The New York Times Real Estate Division and The Pentagon Renovation Program. Their ProjectXnet Managed Hosting Services are used by small and large companies worldwide. The Cram Group is headquartered in New York City, NY. For more information, call 212-505-0381, or go to http://www.thecramgroup.com.

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