CostX® & Azure

Exactal is pleased to advise that, with the release of CostX® 6.7, CostX® is now able to be deployed via Microsoft Azure in several ways .

Azure provides a comprehensive set of cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy and manage applications through a global network of data centres.

With Azure compatibility, and Citrix Ready certification, CostX® can be accessed through a web browser interface or Citrix receiver application from any remote device. Citrix XenApp Essentials is a fast and easy way to securely deliver CostX® from Microsoft Azure to any device, and the Citrix and Microsoft combination delivers an integrated experience that simplifies the configuration. Additionally, there is a single interface to design, deploy and deliver the virtualised CostX® application from Azure with Citrix components managed by the Citrix Cloud. Comprehensive documentation for running CostX® using Citrix XenApp Essentials on Azure is available for users under maintenance.

With the CostX® Server also deployed on Azure and connected to the CostX® client deployed via Citrix XenApp, or other deployment methods, this provides a turnkey solution in the Azure Cloud.

Additionally, CostX® 6.7 fully supports native cloud storage for drawing files hosted in Microsoft OneDrive, including both 2D plans and 3D models.

Further to the above, Exactal is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network. This allows closer collaboration and continued support for desktop, server and cloud platforms now and in the future.

Chief Technology Officer Adam Lipinski states “With CostX®’s support for Microsoft Azure, even more initiatives resulting from our strategic technical review are realised. With the prevalence of Microsoft in the industry and prominence of the Azure cloud platform, we knew it would be a key requirement for clients to be able to run CostX® in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure. We’re pleased to announce its addition to our already comprehensive cloud provider line-up.”

The CostX® 6.7 release notes can be downloaded here. To see more on CostX® in the Cloud, we’ve released a video which can be viewed here

For further enquiries please contact Exactal Sales via e-mail at sales.int@rib-software.com

About Exactal

Established in Brisbane, Australia in 2003 to develop software specifically for the quantity surveying and estimating market, Exactal has continued to expand its worldwide presence. It now has offices in Brisbane & Sydney in Australia, London in the UK, Auckland in New Zealand, Austin in the USA, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Dubai in the UAE and Singapore and Hong Kong. The company also has sales and channel partner support across much of the globe. The main product CostX® provides an integrated BIM and 2D on-screen measurement solution with a unique integration between the cost estimates and the elements on the drawing files that the estimate represents. This approach keeps estimates up to date and allows drawing revisions to be easily evaluated to eliminate traditional scope creep in construction projects.

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