Contract Management System

Contract Management System

Modern contracts are complex and expensive to administer

The construction industry isn’t known for delivering to time and budget. Flawed reporting and weak risk management fuels uncertainty which can be further exacerbated by legal arguments persisting long after project completion, or worse, failure.

But things are getting better. A growing focus on collaborative behaviours is driving a positive influence on contracting success resulting in increased productivity and less time wasted arguing about the past.

Uptake of modern, collaborative contracts is soaring internationally as the industry and its investors reap the benefits. Traditional standard forms are reinventing themselves, with a new emphasis on behaviours and collaboration, while embracing BIM and the technologies that support it.

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Make complex contracts easy

To achieve true collaboration, drive consistency and free teams from administration, a cloud-based contract management system is essential.

Our solution built around events, not documents, combines industry-leading knowledge and expertise to make sophisticated contract management simple. Users greatly benefit from the constant evolution of our system’s powerful analytics, governance capabilities and flexible workflows.

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Our market-leading contract management system, CEMAR, is simple and rapid to deploy, reinforcing positive behaviours in a shared and secure online environment.

The CEMAR system provides the most sophisticated and dedicated contract management system for NEC, FIDIC and other forms of contracts. 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 underpinned with several decades of contract management experience in the construction industry.

We focus on the user experience and are content when engineers, supervisors, managers and consultants are spending time on their profession, rather than chasing administration.

Keep in line with contract compliance

CEMAR achieves a collaborative single truth with shared contract event registers and covers a broad variety of contracting procedures through tailored workflows. 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.

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Stay up to date with action reminders

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.

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Audit, archive and remain in control

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.

CEMAR system document log screenshot

Unlock valuable overview and insights with real-time reporting

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 system analytics reporting capabilites
  • "I find CEMAR an extremely useful tool and I wonder how I ever managed contracts without it."

    Senior Contract Specialist, Magnox Limited

  • "CEMAR is delivering the goods and is proving to be an essential tool for the successful contract administration of NEC3."

    Contract Officer, Sellafield Limited

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