Sword CTSpace Develops Engineering Collaboration Community

Sword CTSpace establishes a new focal point in the engineering and construction community with the launch of its new interactive website: "Engineering Collaboration Community"

Online PR News – 03-June-2010 – – San Francisco, CA, USA -June 1, 2010 – '
Sword CTSpace, a global provider of document management and collaboration workflow applications for the construction and engineering industries, is launching its brand-new “Engineering Collaboration” online community. The community allows those involved in developing, implementing or working with engineering and construction collaboration technologies to report news, share and debate ideas and to promote the benefits of collaboration solutions. People from the engineering and construction sector and related industries will be able to view and participate in discussions. Conversely, engineering and construction collaboration technology developers will be able to draw attention to themselves and their industries and interact with potential clients. The website is located at: www.engineering-collaboration.com

With more than 20 years experience in the E&C industries, Sword CTSpace has acquired an in-depth understanding of how projects have become increasingly complex over the years, with the immense volume of documentation, the overstretched supply chains and increasingly strict budgets, deadlines and regulations. Sword CTSpace believes that a community website will help to not only draw attention to collaboration technologies as the best way for the E&C industry to optimize its operations, but will also encourage creativity and growth in both collaboration development and E&C operations.

The website will feature interviews with some of the most advanced technical and managerial minds in the industry, in which they give their take on current industry trends and present ground breaking technologies and best practices. Registered participants will be able to blog, comment on uploaded material, and share information with one another in a variety of different ways. The content will address specific themes related to the various engineering and construction industries: Oil & gas, Energy & Power Generation, Utilities, Commercial Construction, as well as Government and Infrastructure.

Lydie Francart, Sword CTSpace’s Marketing Director, explains: “In its campaign to promote industry dialogue, Sword CTSpace seeks to involve as many major industry leaders as possible. We welcome all representatives from all these industries, whether involved in project management, engineering design, construction management or asset operation and maintenance, to exchange ideas and opinions around trends and challenges related to engineering and project content management. We want this community to be open to everybody as we believe the industry itself could greatly benefit from these discussions.”
Not only professionals in engineering and construction, but also journalists, researchers and students are expected to contribute to the site. Sword CTSpace hosts, monitors, and will contribute to the community, but anyone that registers can contribute their own videos, presentations and comments.

Gert-Jan de Kieviet, Global Operations Director at Sword CTSpace, concludes: “With ‘engineering-collaboration.com’, Sword CTSpace places itself at the center of E&C industry conversation and the thought-process of the industry as a whole, and again demonstrates its continued commitment to innovation and thought leadership. I hope and expect that this site will eventually turn into an independent, industry-specific platform that will drive E&C and IT thinking for years to come.”

About Sword CTSpace
Sword CTSpace provides document control, cost management and business process automation solutions to companies with capital assets to design, engineer, construct and maintain in any location in the world. More than 145,000 professionals on 13,000 projects in 56 countries benefit through improved collaboration, enhanced ability to manage schedules and risks, and improved regulatory compliance. Sword CTSpace is unique in offering both online ‘software as a service’ (SaaS) solutions and on premises enterprise solutions, the latter of which leverage an organization's existing investment in leading ECM platforms. Sword CTSpace is part of the Sword Group of companies. For more information, please visit www.sword-ctspace.com

About Sword Group
Sword Group (NYSE Euronext: FR0004180578 SWP) delivers high value business applications to the world’s largest companies globally. With operations in 37 countries, Sword today employs around 1,700 people and generates more than $270m in consolidated revenue. An international leader in the delivery of Business Process Improvement solutions, Sword’s skills, infrastructure and experience help our customers across regulated industries optimize performance, increase efficiencies and maximize return on investment. With flexible delivery options, including On Demand and On Premises, combined with our extensive industry expertise, Sword provides comprehensive support to customers across insurance & healthcare, energy, banking & finance, telecoms, utilities, engineering & construction and the public sector. For more information, please visit www.sword-group.com

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Media contacts:
• EMEA: Lydie Francart - Marketing Director, Sword CTSpace - Tel: +33 (0)1 4467 2420 +33 (0)1 4467 2420 - lydie.francart (at) sword-ctspace.com

• Americas: Tim Fleet, Tel: +1 415 882 1888 +1 415 882 1888 - tim.fleet (at) sword-ctspace.com