Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Here's to 2014

The end of another calendar year, like most people and businesses, has given us time to reflect on the past 12 months. It has been a watershed year for UniPhi, two years into it's existence as a stand alone business and we managed our biggest achievement to date: Winner for innovation in the 2014 Australian Business Awards. This was such an incredible achievement and in no small part thanks to the continuing support of AECOM. Thanks Barry Laycock and Karen Wood for your sponsorship and management. Working with you has continued to be a pleasure.

We are hoping that next year will continue the recognition of this partnership as our latest app for AECOM, GUIDE (Global Unite Indicative Design Estimator), has garnered interest from Exxon Mobil. A pilot use of GUIDE will commence in January 2015 in London.

Major software developments for the year included:

1) The creation of "N" levels of codes when creating charts of accounts and the ability to customise this code structure per program/project. This was a major request from project managers wanting to import entire cost estimates down to the door knob and rivet.

2) Integration with the major small business accounting systems (MYOB and Xero) via their newly published APIs utilising our soon to be publicly available UniPhi API

3) The focus on our Outlook integration with a "Save As Document" feature to go along with our "Save As Issue" feature. The outlook plugin has been so popular with our end users and led to the expanded functionality. We are now approaching both new and existing clients with the focus on eliminating the INBOX either by utilising outlook integration or by creating a common platform for projects within UniPhi and using the document and issues functionality to share large files or collaborate across geographic and organisational boundaries.

4) The expansion of our mobile app UniPhi OnSite on Android and iOS to include iPhone support to complete the full suite of devices on these two prominent platforms . This app is generating great feedback from end users with one user saying "the mobile app as it stands clearly satisfies our requirement for onsite capture of surveillance records".

None of these features would be as good as they are without the ongoing support and feedback from our clients. Special thanks goes to the team at CBRE and HammersmithDC in Brisbane who have provided wonderful ideas for the product throughout 2014. We'd also like to thank the users at Jacobs both in Queensland and Victoria for feedback and support on various large programs of work that we have continued to support throughout 2014. And finally Davis Langdon's Independent Review team who have helped make the OnSite app a simple and yet powerful tool for their business.

We wish everyone a Happy New Year and look forward to sharing with you another fantastic year.

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.” 
― Edith Lovejoy Pierce 

 Bring on 2015!!!!!