To collaborate effectively, drive consistency and free teams from administration, a cloud-based contract management system is essential.
CEMAR is built around events; not documents and combines industry-leading knowledge and expertise to make the management of complex contracts simple. Easy to use and rapid to deploy, it reinforces positive behaviours in a shared and secure online environment.
CEMAR is a sophisticated and dedicated solution for NEC (specifically NEC3 and NEC4), FIDIC and other contract types. Created upon a first-hand need for a solution to the administrative demands of a large construction contract, it has been developed by industry experts and practitioners, is acknowledged by name in all NEC4 contracts and is underpinned by several decades of contract management experience in the industry.
We focus on the user experience and are content when engineers, supervisors, managers and consultants are spending time on their profession instead of chasing administration.
CEMAR achieves a collaborative single truth with shared contract event registers and covers a broad variety of contracting procedures including early warnings, compensation events, programme submission and acceptance, payment and much more. These specifically tailored workflows automatically maintain contract price, dates and other particulars.
With contract type and Party sensitivity, the system presents workflow accordingly, validating at key stages to drive consistency and compliance. Communications reference clause numbers and include appropriate verbs, defined terms and actions. A library of configurable templates affords rapid set-up of new contracts and achieves consistent contractual compliance.
Party-sensitive reminders and email alerts allow you and your team to stay aware of any outstanding actions within the contract. On the central reminders page, CEMAR also gives ‘days to go’ countdowns and a RAG (red, amber, green) status on outstanding actions. Teams can delegate and assign actions to other specific members and view the other Parties’ actions to enhance collaboration.
An aggregated reminders page is available within CEMAR Analytics bringing together outstanding actions across multiple contracts along with numerous charts and reports which track communication and contract performance.
CEMAR gives control over governance through permissions, user threshold settings and internal approval workflows, allowing delegation of actions and events under the contract.
Teams may collaborate on drafting, reviewing and communication of events, with all review and approvals captured in a Party-private audit log. Also maintained is a complete audit trail of user history, common event registers and actions with unique numbering, time and date stamps. All communications are automatically archived into a shared document log. This significantly reduces data entry while maintaining an accessible archive which may be downloaded at any time by authorised users.
A large variety of aggregated reports over a broad range of data sets and behavioural metrics are available via CEMAR Analytics. Charts, dashboards and reports are generated in real-time to enhance business intelligence and enable users to track and benchmark team, supplier and contract performance across a portfolio of contracts.
Data warehouse and web-service options provide for export, integration and reconciliation with other software applications.
"CEMAR is an essential tool for our complex programme of works. It plays a crucial role in the timely and accurate administration of our contracts and maintenance of essential records."
Commercial Lead, NNB, Hinkley Point C
"Contract compliance has increased, administration time has significantly decreased and both the projects and the site has valuable real-time management information for reporting and to help make decisions."
Commercial Manager, Dounreay Site Restoration Limited