NextPlans Announces Upgrades to its Construction Project Management Software

Contact: Chris Perkins, (336)724-2871,

Winston Salem, NC – May 1, 2012
Latest enhancements focuses on improved bid invitation processes, batched document downloads, enhanced collaboration, and easier project notifications.

NextPlans, a provider of construction project management software, announced a series of enhancements and updates to the NextPlans system.

"We are always soliciting feedback from our users," said Zane Sharpe, Vice President of Sharpe Images. "Our development team responded by delivering a range of enhancements to the NextPlans system that will increase users efficiency and collaboration,"

The recent upgrades included:

  • Easier Bid Invitations - Not only can users respond to a bid invite via email (accept and decline), but they now can respond after logging in to the NextPlans application. When they log-in, users are now are given the opportunity to accept or decline from the start page.
  • Batch Document Downloading - Last year, NextPlans provided users with the ability to batch download project documents instantly. We have extended this to give users the ability to batch download multiple discipline folders, or an entire project.
  • Re-sending of notifications - Users asked for the ability to re-send notifications to project team member, and now that is available.

"NextPlans is a very flexible system, and our users consistently find that they are able to significantly improve their project performance by using the tools we provide," Sharpe added. "This latest upgrade will provide even more tools to help our customers successfully deliver projects."

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NextPlans and Sharpe Images Launch NextBids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NextPlans and Sharpe Images Launch NextBids Contact: Chris Perkins, 1020 Burke St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, (336)724-2871

Winston Salem, NC - July 22, 2011

Sharpe Images and NextPlans are pleased to announce their new public on-line plan room service "NextBids". "NextBids will provide more project content and service capabilities to our users by including projects in Virginia and Georgia. We hope to build on our long-standing slogan 'Do you know where your next project is... We Do!' by servicing a broader geographic region", states Chris Perkins, Director - Technical Services. For more information, visit

January 2011 Feature Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NextPlans January 2011 Feature Release Contact: Chris Perkins, 1020 Burke St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, (336)724-2871

Winston Salem, NC - January 10, 2011

NextPlans, a project information management and distribution (PIMD) service, is pleased to announce its January 2011 Feature Release.

Collaboration Subject Lines – Added the ability to change the subject line of a collaboration email. We have also added, under review notifications, a list view of the notifications to include the subject lines. If a user does not specify a subject line, the notification will revert to the default subject line previously in place.

Collaboration Message Formatting – Added a text editor to the message box, allowing formatting of the message body of a collaboration email.

iPhone/iPad – NextPlans now allows viewing of project documents via iPhone/iPad. This does not require an app, just navigate to the sites as normal, and view a document. You can also add the PDF to iBooks if you use that app (this will allow you to save a document for subsequent viewing).

Streaming Downloads - All users will be able to more efficiently download multiple documents from any NextPlans plan room. This will, for many users, bypass the package download method of batch downloads of project documents. By selecting this new option, users can instantly download the contents of a project folder to their computer versus downloading individually or placing a Package Download order.

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