CMiC Revolutionizes B2B Collaboration With CMiC IO

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(CCNMatthews – Oct. 24, 2005) –

Technology leverages e-mail and handheld devices to facilitate real-time collaboration without hefty technology investments

CMiC (www.cmic.ca), the leading provider of enterprise and project management software for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, is taking real-time collaboration to the next level with the introduction of CMiC IO, a revolutionary technology that enables businesses to collaborate both internally and with outside partners by simply sending an e-mail from any device.

As an enhancement to CMiC Collaboration Manager, CMiC IO takes collaboration in a project-driven environment to the next level by removing the necessity of accessing a PC in an office or at a job site to take part in project communications. All a user requires is an e-mail capable device; Pocket PC, Palm, RIM Blackberry and all other intelligent handhelds such as smartphones can be used to send e-mail into a project management database.

CMiC IO enables users to create a record, update a record or add a document to a database by simply composing an e-mail. The software recognizes key words and translates the e-mail into the appropriate database object. In addition, there is no plug-in required for the mobile device and users can even be offline and send the e-mail at a later date.

“CMiC IO provides a true business-to-business collaboration model that has yet to be seen despite the promises of a real-time mobile workforce by many vendors,” says Bassem Hamdy, Director, Marketing and Product Management for CMiC. “CMiC IO takes the devices users are already comfortable using in their daily routine and turns them into powerful communications tools, enabling complete real-time B2B collaboration.”

Because CMiC IO leverages simple e-mail and existing devices, there are a number of immediate benefits for enterprises and businesses of all sizes:
– Mobility
– No barriers for partners, suppliers and contractors to participate in collaborative process and enter data
– Minimal technology investment
– No learning curve

“Letting people use devices and communications tools they are already familiar with and comfortable with makes real-time collaboration easily achievable,” says Gord Rawlins, President, CMiC. “Businesses no longer have to make large capital investments in technology and services to obtain a truly collaborative business environment.”

More than 50 of North America’s leading construction firms use CMiC Enterprise, CMiC Project Management and CMiC Integration to run their operations and projects on a daily basis.

Messer Construction of Cincinnati uses CMiC Project Management to manage millions of dollars of construction projects per year, including maintaining all communications with project stakeholders, managing the change order process, maintaining vendor bids and pre-construction requirements. Other CMiC customers include J.E. Dunn of Kansas City, Dallas’ Turner Construction and Sandy, Utah-based Layton Construction.

About Computer Methods International Corp (www.cmic.ca)
Computer Methods International Corp. (CMiC) is an enterprise software solutions provider for leading organizations in diverse project-oriented industries. Based in Toronto, Canada, CMiC’s flagship software product suite, CMiC Enterprise, seamlessly integrates all departments and functions, linking project owners, customers, suppliers, partners and employees working together across any project-based business. By consolidating and managing information in a single database, users can convert data into critical business intelligence delivered to key stakeholders, enterprise wide in real-time to ensure sound business decisions. CMiC works with customers to develop, implement and support solutions that prepare them to manage business now and meet future requirements.

About CMiC Enterprise
CMIC Enterprise seamlessly integrates all departments and functions across project-based businesses serving each department’s particular needs. The unified solution allows stakeholders to manage finance, human resources, sales, project management and project accounting. With exceptional integration capabilities, CMiC Enterprise delivers additional flexibility making connection over the Web possible. The ability to integrate financial information with employee and customer information to improve customer service is one of the many benefits of CMiC Enterprise.

About CMiC Project Management
CMiC Project Management is a powerful enterprise-level solution giving users the tools to manage contacts, automate the sales process, track and manage budgets, monitor and control costs and manage both human capital and assets. It allows project managers to track the status of any given project by job, point-in-time, and projected-final status breakdowns thus detecting any project anomalies and proceeding to make the necessary adjustments.

About CMiC Integration
CMiC Integration seamlessly interfaces with current IT infrastructure, giving the company’s customers a comprehensive end-to-end platform to optimize operational and business needs. CMiC Integration allows the company’s clients to leverage technology to manage workflow by connecting people, applications and processes. It enables on-line personalized, secure access to safely exchange data and documents through wireless applications.