UK construction contract management software specialist Sypro Management has released a new version of its web-based platform for managing NEC3 processes. This gives users an “at a glance” dashboard view of key metrics relating to their work on a project.
Previously, Sypro presented NEC contract data in a series of separate windows, but key data is now consolidated into a single view, with project ‘fuel gauges’ giving real-time cost and time statuses, and green-amber-red pie-chart reports for key processes like Early Warning Notices and Compensation Events.
Sypro MD Simon Hunt says the updated Software-as-a-Service system also looks great on the latest tablet devices. He continues:
“Once logged into the system, users have an at-a-glance overview of all the key metrics. Instead of something resembling a spreadsheet, the Sypro interface uses colour and bold graphics to convey time and cost data quickly. Users can quickly see what items need their most urgent attention, and can then drill down to the relevant workflows.”
While it lacks the document collaboration functionality of some rival products, Sypro has been making inroads into the health market by virtue of its focused support for NEC Procure21+ processes, and has also won support from other public sector clients. For example, an e-newsletter on Monday announced Sypro’s involvement in a swimming pool project for City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
[* Disclosure: I have provided consultancy services to Sypro Management Ltd, and was a guest of Sypro at April’s NEC User Group conference in London – post.]