As a result, documents were processed in parallel and often discarded as it was not clear that they were being used by colleagues. The project team often had no uniform access to network drives and project documents.
“Finally we have a central system for storing files, working on them and retrieving them, always in real-time. Any project member can access it, and most importantly, the latest version is always available,” emphasises Gottschlich. And access doesn’t necessarily mean equal access: Projectplace allows for assigning individual authorisation and rights. Some details are hidden from other project team members, depending on the project manager’s wishes.
A virtual office
In effect, Vodafone’s requirement was a virtual office, accessible to each member of the project team and in which the needed documents could immediately be found, true to the motto: “if the world is your office, wireless networking is indispensable.” This is where Projectplace enters the picture, a Web-based solution that enables communication anywhere, and at all times.
Make the most of (your projects) now!
…wherever you happen to be. All you need is internet access. “Projectplace is easy to operate and completely intuitive,” says Gottschlich. “The software helps enormously in cutting down on travel time and costs. Coordination is much faster with online meetings. Project team members can talk to each other without having to meet face-to face. The content on their computers are easily shared. This greatly reduces misunderstandings.”