There is a true art to successfully managing projects within the engineering and architectural industries. In today’s fast paced world, managers need to be prepared to incorporate new information into their project planning processes at the drop of a hat.
Anything from contract changes and technical specifications, to meeting minutes and emails, are expected to be seamlessly adapted into a project. The unfortunate reality is that sometimes vital snippets of information that could be key to the success of a project may get lost in the pipeline, and impact greatly on the final delivery of the project.
Subcontractors, general contractors, architects, design consultants and owner organisations need to be able to communicate information updates easily. All too often, corporate and project knowledge is lost due to a loss of process control and poor information management, costing the project time and money, while reducing the accountability and visibility of employees.
While document management systems are effective at storing structured data, managing and sharing dynamically changing, ad-hoc information - as is done exceptionally often in the engineering and architectural industries - requires a far more sophisticated system.
This necessitates the need for a dynamic all-encompassing project management solution that is multi-platform compatible, intuitive and effective.
Managing information is a complex task for any project. Not only do managers need to be exceptionally organised themselves, but they need to be able to rely on software that can offer the integration of multiple devices, has the capacity to deep data index all project files including emails and associated attachments, and deliver real time results, anywhere, at any time, and on any device.
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