Beck Technology and Sage Timberline Partner to Offer Best-in-Class Macro Building Information Modeling

Estimating Software Expands DProfiler™ with RSMeans’ Cost Database and Provides a Full Featured Estimating Engine

Baltimore, MD, June 20, 2007 -- Beck Technology today announced that their product, DProfiler™ with RSMeans now integrates with Sage Timberline Office estimating and database applications to provide clients with more costing choices and industry recognized best-in-class estimating software. This new integration provides existing and new customers with a graphical and interactive solution for conceptual cost estimation.

Using RSMeans cost data, Estimating Standard and Extended Edition products, within the Sage Timberline Office suite, offer expanded databases of proprietary assemblies and provided powerful tools for configuring building items and templates. DProfiler with RSMeans is a Macro BIM solution used in the planning and conceptual design phase to produce an accurate cost estimate of a proposed design as well as 3D models, drawings and proforma documents.

“Having the most widely used estimating software from a world-class software company integrated into DProfiler™ with RSMeans ensures our customers can accurately estimate costs throughout the Macro BIM process.” said Stewart Carroll, COO of Beck Technology. “This allows for DProfiler™ with RSMeans’ seamless integration into an existing and proven financial and estimating environment where clients are already heavily invested in proprietary data. They no longer have to make a choice of whether they can use a Macro BIM product with their cost data.”

Sage Timberline Office is fully integrated financial and operations software with a core estimating application containing a full range of databases with standard and configurable industry items. With the estimating software, customers create quick, accurate estimates backed by material, cost, and labor details. Benefits of the integration to Beck Technology customers include connections to existing proprietary cost data within the client’s own organization with the ability to validate their estimates against RSMeans cost data. The estimating tools increase the ability of estimators to participate in the Macro BIM process and provide input early in the conceptual and design phases of the project, improving communication among all project participants.

Sage Timberline Office has thousands of estimating clients who could use DProfiler™ with RSMeans. This integration brings Macro BIM to those customers, who can benefit from the added value of end-to-end cost management, 3D and 2D models, proforma documents and more. Not only will customers have accurate costing in the early design phase, they will also have visualization of the building projects for all participants including architects, engineers, owners, and builders.

“We chose Beck Technology as a development partner because they are the Macro BIM experts and we wanted our customers to benefit from this revolution in the building industry,” said Norm Cadsawan, Director of Development Partner Program for Sage Timberline Office. “The technology is exciting and our clients will benefit greatly from this Macro BIM integrated solution.”

See DProfiler™ with RSMeans and meet Beck Technology at CSI in Baltimore, June 20th-22nd, booth #953. Also, see a demonstration of DProfiler™ with RSMeans and the new “green” assembly at the Beck Technology Product Education Lab, Wednesday, June 20th, 3:20pm – 3:40pm, CSI Exhibit Hall (near “green” aisle). Online DProfiler™ with RSMeans demonstrations can be scheduled at www.beck-technology.com/webex.htm.

About Sage Software
Sage Software supports the needs, challenges, and dreams of more than 2.7 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software and services. Our products support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage Software is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related products and services for small and mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.2 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

About Beck Technology, LLC
Beck Technology, LLC, a Beck Company, is the leading provider of virtual model based solutions for accurately, quickly and cost effectively defining project scope and budgets. Beck Technology solutions provide real-time cost analysis, with 3D visualization;
enabling users to quickly estimate project costs, perform feasibility analysis, and generate building performance and design criteria. As a leader in development and distribution of software and services for the design and construction industry, Beck has revolutionized the industry by allowing owners and developers to explore any number of project options, while increasing the accuracy of the decision-making process. Beck Technology brings with it the expertise of nearly a century in the design and construction industry and is a pioneer in bringing the next generation of truly innovative technologies to the AEC industry.


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