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Fulcrum and Infor EAM integration in Auckland Transport

Fulcrum, the award-winning construction project management software by LeapThought, helps Auckland Transport (AT) better manage its new projects and assets to derive substantial financial benefits, according to Roger Jones, AT's Executive General Manager of Technology.

In an interview with the Reseller News, Jones said that integrating Fulcrum, which is adopted enterprise-wide at AT, with its new asset management system would help address the issues of data quality and missing data when onboarding and maintaining new projects.

Auckland Transport is the organisation responsible for transport infrastructure in the Auckland region and manages assets worth around $19.1 billion. Fulcrum is used across various infrastructure projects at Auckland Transport, including road and rail infrastructure, to help the organisation collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and track project progress to derive cost benefits.

Digitalisation in Singapore's construction industry

"Our CEO Ratnakar Garikipati spoke with MONEY FM 89.3, a leading business radio station in Singapore, about digitalisation in Singapore's construction industry, our recent partnership with NTT DATA and what that means for LeapThought, and the challenges as well as the opportunities that arise in the AEC sector because of COVID-19.

Listen to the full interview

NTT Data to set up research centre in Singapore

TOKYO - Top Japanese data solutions firm NTT Data is launching a centre of excellence in Singapore with LeapThought. It is aimed at boosting the construction sector's productivity and its resilience against Covid-19, labour shortages and supply chain disruptions.

NTT Data Singapore managing director Krishnappan Ramanathan told The Straits Times that the centre will open by next year, hire up to 40 engineers and focus on research and development, advisory services and business development.

"The aim is to accelerate the digital transformation of the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector in Singapore," he said, citing analyst predictions that the size of the sector will reach US$22.5 billion (S$31.4 billion) by 2024.

Leading Kiwi tech company LeapThought announces strategic partnership with NTT DATA to help digitalise the Singapore construction sector

Auckland-based tech company, LeapThought, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with trusted global innovator NTT DATA (Singapore) to form a strategic partnership that seeks to accelerate the pace of digital transformation in Singapore’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector – a key pillar of the Singapore Government’s construction Industry Transformation Map (ITM) vision.

The construction ITM provides a roadmap for Singapore to adopt new technologies that will create jobs and improve digital capabilities, while enhancing partnerships between Government, industries and firms.

The signing was witnessed by New Zealand High Commissioner to Singapore, Jo Tyndall, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) Trade Commissioner to Singapore, Rachael Kerr.

Auckland Transport finds a way to track its 200 Construction Projects

The New Zealand city expects to swell from 1.4 million residents today to 2 million by 2030 and they're going to need ways to get around. Auckland Transport, which is responsible for the city's public transportation system, has launched more than 200 capital projects to make that happen. That's according to Roger Jones, the agency's Chief Information Officer, in a blog post on Microsoft Lead Partner Microsoft's CityNext site. One of Auckland Transport's megaprojects is a new rail tunnel under the city centre.

To track and share project information like the complex property acquisitions involved in that effort, plus the quantity of construction, design and legal documents involved, Jones writes in a blog post that "we decided to approach all our infrastructure projects from a holistic, strategic perspective, which is where Microsoft SharePoint Server and our partner LeapThought come in." His agency adopted a custom digital solution called Fulcrum that LeapThought developed. Jones says it enables them to track, store and share every stage of the projects and realize a significant cost savings.

LeapThought Showcase at Asia Pacific Cities Summit

As a new wave of innovation and global development emerges, the economic gravity progressively shifts south and east towards the Asia Pacific; a highly dynamic region experiencing rapid growth and urbanisation. This brings forth both opportunities and challenges for the global community to embrace. LeapThought NZ Limited will be participating at this year's APCS event being held during July in Brisbane Australia. With a few of the overarching themes around 'Digital and Future cities - developing cities and smart communities the science and technology behind cities', we will present and showcase our award winning product Fulcrum.

LeapThought bags Microsoft NZ Partner of the Year for Business Productivity under Collaboration and Content Category

LeapThought bags the Microsoft NZ Partner Award under the collaboration and content category - kudos to the awesome team for incredible effort and Auckland Transport for inspiring us to innovate and apply collaboration within the context of transforming the way they manage their Capital Infrastructure Development in an integrated, seamless, transparent, consistent and compliant manner. Look out for other case studies on how Fulcrum, our flagship product transforms other large enterprises in the way they manage their large capital infrastructure projects.

LeapThought plans expansion into UAE, Middle East

Due to unprecendented demand for our services and enterprise products such as Fulcrum, LeapThought is planning on expanding its operations into UAE, Middle East - watch this space!

LeapThought ranked 10th on the Deloitte Fast 50 Index for New Zealand

This would not have been possible without the inspiration and support we draw from our beloved customers and staff - thank you.

LeapThought launches an innovation initiative at HackAKL held in Auckland on the 24th May 2014

Come say hello if you happen to be at AUT, and look out for our exciting innovation initiative aimed at bringing real world problems to the bright young kiwi minds.

LeapThought proud to be associated with HackAKL

LeapThought is a proud supporter of the first civic hacking event to be held in Auckland. Auckland needs more of these - well done Auckland Transport!

Come meet us at the ALGIM web symposium held in Auckland

LeapThought is proud to support the ALGIM web symposium. If you happen to be around come say hi to our team of Local Government specialists

Finalist - Microsoft Azure Partner of the Year 2014

LeapThought announced as one of the finalists under the Azure Solution of the Year at the Microsoft New Zealand Partners Awards night

LeapThought launches Local Government cloud platform

LeapThought, a New Zealand based IT services business, has added its support to the Government's cloud first policy by partnering with Revera to host its new local government service platform.

Previewed this week at ALGIM, a two day local government conference held in Wellington, 'CitiZen' is a new cloud based services platform which enables the public to access a wide range of council services online. Delivered using a software-as-a-service model, CitiZen is the first of a number of LeapThought cloud based platforms to be hosted by Revera, the DIA appointed ICT vendor for all-of-government infrastructure services.

Ratnakar Garikipati, LeapThought Chief Executive Officer, said "By evaluating and selecting preferred ICT vendors, the Department of Internal Affairs has simplified the path to all-of-government cloud computing and enabled local innovation right across the value chain. CitiZen will bring significant efficiency and customer experience gains to local government and, through our partnership with Revera, it conforms to the Government's infrastructure and compliance requirements like data sovereignty".

Robin Cockayne, Revera Chief Executive Officer, said "Companies like LeapThought bring tremendous vision and expertise to developing platforms. As an all-of-government vendor, Revera is proud to partner with innovative local organisations like LeapThought to help deliver comprehensive, scalable solutions to government organisations across New Zealand."

The CitiZen platform is expected to formally launch during the next quarter and will build upon a period of strong growth for LeapThought that has included significant contracts with Auckland Transport, Mighty River Power, Rotorua District Council and Hamilton City Council.

Microsoft selects LeapThought for SharePoint 2013 Ignite

Microsoft has selected Patrick Harkins from LeapThought to co-deliver in-depth technical training for the latest release of Microsoft SharePoint. SharePoint 2013 Ignite IT Pro is an invite only workshop held over three days (21-23 May) that enables key partners and customers to effectively design, deploy, and administer solutions specific to SharePoint products.

A recognised expert in Microsoft SharePoint, Patrick is a Principal Solutions Specialist at LeapThought, a Microsoft Partner. He is the first person in New Zealand to be qualified as a trainer/mentor by Microsoft New Zealand to deliver IT Pro SharePoint 2010 Ignite training. He is also the first in the world to pass the Elite SharePoint 2007 Infrastructure exam.