MAULDIN, S.C., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just three months after launching eGordian, the world's first online, current and free construction-estimating tool, the InfoCommerce Group named the website a Model of Excellence for its ground-breaking foray into the data-publishing industry.
InfoCommerce in collaboration with the Software and Information Association honored The Gordian Group's eGordian.com website because it makes available the world's largest database of construction prices to new users outside the company's traditional clients. Design and estimating professionals are new users or consumers of construction data prices found on eGordian.com.
According to InfoCommerce's Founder & Managing Director, Russell Perkins, eGordian is an outstanding example of how an existing database built for one business objective can be re-purposed to create an entirely new product serving new markets and customers. Pricing and other construction task data are derived from The Gordian Group's Job Order Contracting construction-procurement system.
"With eGordian, Gordian Group has taken its national database of construction cost data and married it to a national database of contractors, suppliers, design professionals and others," Perkins said. "It will become a central industry resource as it builds out community-driven features that let users provide feedback on various materials and suppliers, offer advice, share plans and designs, suggest industry methods and use tools developed through partnerships with other companies."
InfoCommerce identifies Models of Excellence by searching for new products in the data publishing industry that are pioneering or perfecting new business models, exhibiting best practices or offering technological innovation. Products or services that re-set standards for data excellence based on content, innovation, utility, functionality, revenue, viability, ambition, and market readiness are honored annually. The program was begun in 2003.
eGordian was introduced in July 2012 and is accessible from any type of computer, tablet or smart phone connected to the Internet. Users can review local prices for the complete range of construction tasks and materials needed to repair and construct buildings, prepare building sites and complete infrastructure projects like storm sewers and roads. Literally, hundreds of thousands of construction tasks and prices can be searched and reviewed online.
The world's largest database of construction prices and tasks is tailored to hundreds of U.S. localities and rural areas. Data are updated continually.
About InfoCommerce Group
InfoCommerce Group is a boutique consulting and research firm, serving the specialized business information publishing community. Its research, client project work and annual conferences provide the market with the insight, information and inspiration needed in this time of transformational change.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection for more than 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net.
About SIIA's Content Division
The SIIA Content Division serves the media, publishing, information services and technology companies that drive the content industry. The Division is dedicated to helping its members successfully navigate the dramatic changes in content creation, business models and technology impacting the content industry. Our member companies create, publish and deliver content across all online, mobile and digital platforms; produce content-focused software applications and tools; develop enabling technologies; and offer services focused on the content industry. For more information, visit www.siia.net/content.
About The Gordian Group
The Gordian Group (www.TheGordianGroup.com) created eGordian, Job Order Contracting and a number of related construction-procurement systems. Gordian is known for combining industry-leading expertise, technology and the world's largest, locally priced construction task database to deliver rapid deployment and long-term cost savings in the repair, maintenance and construction of buildings and infrastructure. eGordian is a significant expansion to the broader construction estimating audience and has promise of growing into a true community-driven, central industry resource.
SOURCE The Gordian Group