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Bluebeam Software Brings Global Collaboration to Japanese Design and Construction Industry

Today, Bluebeam® Software announces plans to bring Bluebeam’s digital document management and collaboration solutions to the Japanese architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Panasonic and Bluebeam are collaborating to enable AEC professionals in Japan to digitally access, manage and share project files globally.

Panasonic and Bluebeam have been collaborating together to develop better solutions for the AEC industry for several years. The two companies have been working together for research and development, product testing and promotion of Panasonic’s 4K tablet designed to enhance how AEC professionals interact with digital drawings. This next step in the collaboration will enable Japanese firms to leverage Bluebeam’s flagship PDF-based solution, Revu®, to electronically create, markup and edit project documents.

Integrated into Revu is the cloud-based collaboration solution, Bluebeam Studio™, which allows project teams to securely store, share and manage PDFs, and other file types, in real time or anytime with partners around the world. Panasonic will host Bluebeam Studio servers to meet local requirements and market expectations. Bluebeam Revu, with Bluebeam Studio, will be available throughout Japan later this year via Panasonic’s distribution network and channel in the region.

“Bluebeam’s innovative solutions push the limits of project management and collaboration,” says Richard Lee, Bluebeam Software President and CEO. “As Bluebeam’s global footprint expands, partnering with the strength of Panasonic enables our Japanese design and construction colleagues to join digital workflow conversations and, ultimately, deliver better project results.”

“Panasonic is providing access to innovative Bluebeam technology that will help Japanese customers to efficiently increase productivity,” says Masao Ito, who is Panasonic Corporation AVC Networks Company Business Development Center Marketing Office General Manager.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.74 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2014. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.

About Bluebeam Software, Inc.

Bluebeam Software's innovative desktop, mobile and cloud solutions push the limits of digital collaboration to enable professionals, who work in the most document-intensive industries, to do what they do, better. Bluebeam's award-winning PDF solutions are used by the world’s top architectural, engineering and construction firms, oil and gas companies, manufacturers, government agencies and municipalities to reduce paper usage by more than 85% and to increase productivity by over 60%. The Bluebeam Account Services team and global reseller network have been solving customer challenges in over 100 countries for more than a decade. Visit www.bluebeam.com for more on why Bluebeam is changing the status quo and setting a new standard.

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