Parkeray is a main contractor specialising in interior fit out and refurbishment, predominantly operating in London and the surrounding regions. Employing circa 100 people, the business has gone from strength to strength in recent years and has decided to invest in an integrated document management system. Parkeray wanted to improve the management of emails, documents, drawings and projects by streamlining its processes and working more collaboratively between departments.
Information has always been managed across a comprehensive yellow folder structure, a set up that has worked well for Parkeray in the past. Multiple applications were used; each carrying out different functions, and while efficiency was never an issue, there was the belief that things could be improved. Business Development Director, Alex Soltynski, began the search for a system that would allow the business to work more collaboratively and came across Union Square for Construction:
“We wanted a system that would act as a vehicle to carry us through the project lifecycle, Union Square looks to be just that. We see it as a digital launch pad that will allow us to be better at what we do, giving our staff more time to successfully deliver exceptional projects.” - Alex Soltynski, Business Development Director.
By storing information centrally, Union Square ensures all staff have access to the same, up-to-date pool of data. The version control provided by the system will ensure staff are always working from the correct document or template, reducing the risk of manual error or data duplication. It is important to Parkeray for staff to collaborate internally, driving the success of their projects together. Instant access to information means that the performance of each project can be quickly established, so staff are always suitably informed before making any decisions. Alex went on to discuss how the system would affect her personally:
“Union Square will streamline our processes, saving us time as data repetition is reduced. I expect I will save at least two hours a week through reduced administrative tasks.”