Foster + Partners to Scale New Heights with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and HSO’s aec360

22 Nov, 2023

Manchester UK – November 8, 2023 – HSO, a business transformation partner with deep industry expertise and global reach, today announced that Foster + Partners has selected Microsoft Dynamics 365 and HSO’s purpose-built aec360 as the firm’s new cloud-based business management platform to scale growth and optimise operations.

Based in London, England, Foster + Partners is a renowned international architectural firm with a rich legacy rooted in the visionary contributions of its founder, Lord Norman Foster. The firm’s expertise spans architecture, sustainable and climate design, engineering, industrial design, interiors, urban and landscape design, and workplace consultancy.

Foster + Partners has completed projects in more than 75 countries around the world and has won numerous awards and citations for its work, including more than 1000 for excellence in design and is renowned for iconic projects such as 30 St Mary Axe aka “the Gherkin” in London and Apple’s flagship corporate headquarters in Cupertino.

“As the scale and complexity of projects we undertake increases, so too does our need for a new business platform that can help us grow in an efficient and profitable manner,” explained Nadeem Mir, Head of Technology and Senior Partner at Foster + Partners.

The modern-built environment was selected to heighten visibility, transparency and real-time insights across project lifecycles. To achieve this, robust data governance, dynamic reporting and deeper collaboration among stakeholders are crucial for informed decision-making, efficient project management and successful project delivery.

“After a thorough evaluation of the software market, it was clear that Microsoft Dynamics 365 and HSO’s aec360 uniquely provided the scalability and flexibility to help optimise the way we work and drive our business forward.”

Nadeem Mir Head of Technology and Senior Partner at Foster + Partners

Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s next-generation business application suite, built to leverage the power of the Microsoft Cloud, Office 365 (now Microsoft 365), the Power Platform and Microsoft’s advanced intelligence tools. HSO’s aec360 is an industry-specific solution that pre-configures and extends Dynamics 365 to meet the unique needs of the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, helping firms like Foster + Partners gain a 360-degree view of their finances, projects, clients and people, within a single cloud platform.

“We are thrilled to welcome Foster + Partners to the HSO and aec360 family”

“As a global leader in architectural innovation, their projects have not only shaped skylines but also set industry standards. The combination of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and HSO’s aec360 provides an unmatched set of capabilities that will take Foster + Partners to even greater heights of architectural excellence. We look forward to helping them complete this transformation project and gain a technology foundation that supports the success of their iconic projects worldwide.” commented Andy Yeomans, Executive Vice President of HSO’s professional services industry group.

About Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners is a global studio for sustainable architecture, urbanism and design, founded by Norman Foster in 1967. Since then, he, and the team around him, have established an international practice with a worldwide reputation. With offices across the globe, we work as a single studio that is both ethnically and culturally diverse.

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