ARCOM Acquires InterSpec

We’re excited to share news that we expect to benefit you and the entire AEC industry.

ARCOM has purchased InterSpec, provider of the leading BIM-to-specifications software, e-SPECS®. This acquisition combines ARCOM’s expertly developed MasterSpec® master guide specifications with the highly regarded developer of technology tools for architects, engineers, and the construction industry - InterSpec. InterSpec’s e-SPECS suite of products automates the specification writing process when working with MasterSpec and other master guide specifications.

With these talented teams working side-by-side, ARCOM will accelerate new product development and offer you innovative solutions that leverage modern, best-in-class technology and the rich specification content you have come to depend upon.

Sincerely,

Jim Contardi, CEO

Learn more about this news from our press release and  FAQs.

ARCOM and InterSpec Join Forces

 

 

AIA Statement

"AIA's MasterSpec leads the construction industry with high-quality, authoritative specification content," said Kathron Compton, Senior Vice President, Brand & Engagement at the AIA. "We are thrilled that our partners at ARCOM are advancing the integration of leading-edge technology with that content to drive enhanced value and a quality user experience for architects and specifiers."

FAQ's

Who is InterSpec?
InterSpec is best known for its flagship product, e-SPECS®, which automates specification documents through BIM integration. Additionally, InterSpec offers services to outsource specification writing and provides information to Building Product Manufacturers.

Why is this merger happening?

ARCOM and InterSpec have had a long standing relationship and offer many complementary products and services. ARCOM has been a shareholder of InterSpec for over 10 years. Bringing these two companies together will provide greater productivity and help us serve our customers more efficiently.

What does ARCOM plan to do with InterSpec?
We will be integrating the two companies to accelerate innovation and make it easier to do business as a customer with both companies’ products and services.
What does this mean for my business?
In the short term, you can expect business as usual when working with either ARCOM or InterSpec. With ARCOM’s backing by Alpine Investors, ARCOM and InterSpec will leverage their combined assets to deliver best-in-class technology, rich specification content, and the highest levels of customer service.
Will InterSpec continue to be called InterSpec or will it be referred to as ARCOM InterSpec or ARCOM?
The combined entity will operate under the ARCOM brand.
Are there any products/services you plan to eliminate, such as overlapping items?
In the short-term, we will continue to offer the same products and services. Longer term, we will offer integrated solutions that reduce the time, effort, and cost of implementing BIM to specs.
What products/services do you expect to introduce?
Our plan is to introduce products and services that reduce the time, effort, and cost of implementing BIM to specs.
How will this impact my service?
Our increased scale will allow us to serve you more effectively and improve our level of service.
I am an independent specification consultant and an ARCOM client. Will ARCOM now provide services that compete with me?
The combined entity will continue to offer specwriting services to A/E firms.  In order to fulfill that demand, we need more talented specwriters.  Let us help you grow your business – please contact us for more information about this opportunity.
I am a BPM utilizing (ARCOM MSS / InterSpec InfoWare), will I get access to the data from (Interspec InfoWare / ARCOM MSS)?
In the short-term, we will continue to offer the same products and services. Longer term, we will offer integrated solutions that improve the value propositions for BPMs.
I currently have products with both ARCOM and InterSpec. Who do I call for support?
Continue to contact ARCOM for all MasterSpec-related questions and InterSpec for all e-SPECS-related questions.
How will InterSpec and ARCOM handle sales and customers moving forward?
Over time, we will merge our sales and customer success teams to serve you better.
Will my pricing change?

The price of your existing products and services will not be impacted by this development.

Will there be discounts if we have products with both ARCOM and InterSpec?

ARCOM - There are no discounts related to InterSpec products and services. However, ARCOM will continue to offer endorsing organization discounts to members, as well as volume and multi-year discounts for MasterSpec and SpecText products. Please reference our partner page for details. (www.arcomnet.com/about-us)

InterSpec - There are no discounts related to ARCOM products and services. However, InterSpec will continue to offer volume discounts for NEW InterSpec product licenses.

My license has lapsed. How do I reinstate this?
For now, continue to contact ARCOM for all ARCOM related questions and InterSpec for all InterSpec related questions. Over time, we will merge our sales and customer success teams to serve you better.
My license is coming up for renewal. How do I renew?
Continue to contact ARCOM for all ARCOM related questions and InterSpec for all InterSpec related questions.