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DSI inks deal with Aconex for SaaS platform.

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) has entered into a strategic agreement with Aconex to implement its highly advanced Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) platform built for construction and engineering across DSI's offices and project operations.

The Aconex platform will enable DSI to manage its project data and documents across all its offices due to the wide-scale collaboration, scalability, controlled sharing and easy online and offline access.

The solution will enable DSI to improve document control, increase productivity, reduce print outs and recover lost time.

DSI plans to set up regional centres of excellence in a bid to provide its staff with hands on training using the new Aconex software.


Ahmad Al Naser, Managing Director of Drake & Scull Engineering, said: "The Aconex implementation complements our recent ISO 27001 information security management standard certification, which spans our employees and processes and affirms the robustness of DSI's IT systems and mechanisms.

"We have selected Aconex to implement its project collaboration solution across all DSI offices and project operations with an aim to reduce project risks, increase productivity and improve efficiencies.

"The increasing complexity of our projects and volumes of correspondence, combined with the increase in our workforce, necessitate the need to centralize and simplify project collaboration and document management.

"Aconex is a trusted, proven brand and will help us meet our goals of cutting down delays in the decision making process and the associated costs.

"The regional centers of excellence will also benefit our local employees in markets like the UAE and KSA, familiarizing them with the global standard in project collaboration and document management platforms."

Aconex's SaaS platform currently links 620,000 users across 19,000 projects in 70 countries, worth over $800bn in project value.

In the Gulf region alone, Aconex powers 85,000 users across 3,500 projects including the Dubai Metro, Yas Island, Qatar Rail and Dubai International Airport Concourse 3.

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Publication:Construction Week
Date:Oct 14, 2015
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