If you were hoping for a definitive answer, please accept our apologies, because the answer is, “It depends.”
The optimal location for your project information depends on your business needs and the information being managed.
For example, because architecture, engineering, construction, and owner organizations maintain so much information on their networks, we offer software to manage all that data.
At the same time, because extended project teams – teams that span multiple companies – gain efficiencies by filing and managing project information in one place, we offer software to host it in the cloud and access it via the web, where everybody has equal access.
Note in the example above, the answer is not “either/or.” It’s “and.” So we’re doing that, too – linking enterprise-hosted information to cloud-hosted information. (If you’re acquainted with Newforma-to-Newforma connectivity, you know how we do it.)
To see the future of project information management, get the whole story from Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell’s newly revised white paper, “PIM in the Cloud.”