No one wants to be involved in a dispute with a client or subcontractor, but unfortunately in today’s litigious society they seem to be more common. But what is worse than being involved in a dispute is not having the evidence to back up your position. Unfortunately many contractors don’t have this evidence simply because it was never documented or recorded properly, and this is an easily avoidable situation.
In interesting article from CFMA’s March 2010 Building Profits magazine, Jeffrey Firestone and Andrew Natale outline ways to
However, sometimes collecting and storing all this information can become a labor intensive task. That’s why an investment in
Email communication can also be invaluable evidence when involved in a dispute. However, in the time consuming process of manually filing and storing emails related to a job, some details can be lost or emails forgotten in the mass of folders and correspondence. But as IPM is built on the Microsoft CRM framework, it takes advantage of CRM’s email tracking system. With an automatically generated tracking code in the subject line, IPM can automatically track and store all email communication related to a certain job.
With features like these, an investment in project management software can help your organization avoid disputes costing more than they have to. If you would like to find out more about how IPM and Microsoft CRM can help you improve your document control processes, please contact
By Reef Fielding of IPM Global, the creators of IPM -