10Duke provides enterprise social networking technology for the release of Tekla BIMsight by Tekla Corporation

London 2011-02-06

10Duke, the European leader in bespoke social media platforms and applications, today announces that the 10Duke Social Media SDK was used in 3 core applications of Tekla BIMsight, an enterprise 2.0 collaboration software platform released by Tekla Corporation, an international provider of model-based software tools for the construction and infrastructure industries.

The 10Duke Social Media SDK technology was used to create a customer social network for Tekla, to link the enterprise social network together with a desktop-based model sharing application, and to integrate customer interactions and input to Tekla's enterprise systems.

Neil Fenton, founder and Chairman of 10Duke comments: "Social networking is not just a consumer phenomenon. Businesses can also use the same social networking tools to create innovative new marketing channels that allow them to provide accurate and timely product information to existing and new customers. Tekla is ahead of the pack both in terms of its core software products as well as its use of social networking to provide its international customers with a bespoke online interaction channel, allowing those customers to not only communicate and collaborate with Tekla but also with each other. Additionally, the service provides a first line support solution allowing customers to provide support to each other and the technology continually feeds Tekla's CRM application. The10Duke Social Media SDK has allowed the rapid and bespoke creation of Tekla BIMsight, further demonstrating the advance of social networking into the enterprise."

Panu Laasonen, Project Manager of Tekla BIMsight, comments: "Tekla believes in social networking and viral media in professional industry applications such as Tekla BIMsight software. 10Duke really understood Tekla’s business targets in this project and provided an excellent combination of skills and technology that enable us to provide a unique offering for the building and construction industry."

The Tekla BIMsight software application, user community, and online video help material are available for free at www.teklabimsight.com

With its software, Tekla Corporation drives the evolution of digital information models and provides thus more and more competitive advantage to the construction, infrastructure and energy industries. The company was established in 1966, and today it has customers in 100 countries, offices in 15 countries and a global partner network. Tekla software products are used in building and construction, energy distribution, and infrastructure management and have been used in large projects across the world including the iconic 'bird cage' Olympic Stadium in Beijing, the spherical Aldar headquarters in Abu Dhabi and Wembley Stadium in London. Click here to see more.

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