The Onset industry update delivers the headlines you need to catch up on Meridian, Onset and BlueCielo developments impacting your workplace.
Welcome to our March Newsletter
This edition has our latest updates, including customer insights, information on the latest webinars, Meridian, the mobile app and more .
Onset Updates

Some big news returning from Synergy, where Onset was awarded the BlueCielo Partner of the year for the second consecutive year. There was a full conference schedule with presentations on Meridian Cloud and the new BlueCielo licensing model, as well as benefits leveraged by the Accruent acquisition.

Partners meet at Synergy 2018

We congratulate Marco (again) on achieving the status of Certified Specialist with BlueCielo. As one of only twelve consultants in the world with this accreditation, this is a great acknowledgement for Marco and a big plus for Onset.

Steve Hunter receiving the award on behalf of Onset from Willem-Jan Scholten (CEO BlueCielo)
Back home, new implementations with SA Water and Cristal Mining are progressing well, together with Meridian upgrades underway at Sydney Water, ActewAGL and Powerco.

Mondelez (formerly Kraft Foods) has also upgraded to Meridian 2017. Suttontown, in South Australia, is the Australian home of Philadelphia Cheese and Meridian hosts the drawings for the processing and storage equipment. Philadelphia (also known as "Philly") is the world's most popular cream cheese.

Upgrade planning has also commenced with NZAS and Dyno Nobel, with many organisations rolling out Windows 10 and upgrading older Windows 2008 servers.

Meridian 2018

The major themes of the improvements in Meridian Enterprise 2018 are:
  • Meridian Power (formerly known as the Meridian Web Client and PowerWeb) usability
    • Multi-language support
    • Assembly browser
    • Copy with References command
    • Working with AutoCAD Civil3D in combination with Local Workspace
    • Control how custom commands are applied to a folder and its contents
    • Support for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge web browsers
    • Support for tag-tag references
    • AutoVue update
    • PDFTron enhancements:
      • Compare documents (side-by-side viewing)
      • Printing with watermarks
      • Redline exchange with Meridian Portal
  • Site cache usability and performance
  • Autodesk Revit link and Autodesk Civil 3D link usability
  • Enterprise scalability and performance
  • Meridian Portal integration and usability
Additional minor enhancements, third-party application support, and bug fixes were also included.

A new version (v2) of the mobile app is now available for iOS, Android & Windows. Searching across documents and assets is the big inclusion, added to My to-do's and Recents. With PDF view and markup, the app is generating a lot of interest with field staff capturing on-site updates.
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BlueCielo News

Meridian Cloud is now available and a new SaaS licensing model applies for new sites. Built on Microsoft Azure, Meridian Cloud is now available for customers looking for a hosted solution. Of course the on-premise solution is still available and now named Meridian Server.

For new sites, BlueCielo has moved to a subscription (only) licensing model with 3 product levels and the addition of Meridian Analytics. Meridian Analytics is a cloud service extension that leverages the embedded intelligence of your vaults with features such as metadata analysis.

Discover how to improve operational efficiency by streamlining the exchange of critical information between Maintenance and Engineering.

The Calendar

Even though we're now in March, we still have some calendars available, so let me know if you missed our mail out and we can drop one into the post. Each year we're asked about the photos in the calendar, so here are the locations for those of you that are curious.

Beach Boxes Melbourne
Melbourne StKilda Harbour
Menindee Sunset
Aust Cattle Dog
Flinders St Clocks
Kosciuszko Snow
Dicky Beach Shipwreck
Twelve Apostles
The Pinnacles Phillip Island
Bay Of Fires

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