what they're saying
CEMAR has been integral to the successful management of the programme. The intuitive interface has been an enabler to those not experienced in the use of NEC3 and the powerful reporting capability provides confidence that we are in full control of our contracts at all times. We cannot recommend the CEMAR system highly enough.
CEMAR is delivering the goods and is proving to be an essential tool for the successful Contract Administration of NEC3
We are extremely happy with the training provided by Ben Walker, his vast experience in NEC3® and expertise in CEMAR. CMToolkit’s quick and efficient implementation of the CEMAR environment has made for a smooth transition for Manchester Airport Group.
We have been very happy with the training received to date and we look forward to using the platform to enable efficient delivery of the project.
CEMAR has proved an invaluable resource to the Contracts Management office at the British Museum. We are a small team and keeping on top of NEC3® contract administration can be both challenging and time consuming.By using CEMAR to manage process and organise documentation, we are able to work more efficiency and greatly improve communication with our contractor.
Ease of use – almost too easy!! – Very easy to use, quick, intuitive and clearly laid out on the screen… The structure is excellent – the reminders page basically providing the to do list – if you then follow the process through these links you can’t really go wrong!
The product adheres much more rigorously to the actual workings of the NEC® contract and is a well thought out/ comprehensive software package. It is particular adept at raising all the correct letters electronically automatically quoting the relevant clauses… It is clear this product has been developed by project managers/QS’s to assist and not hinder change control.
The system is user friendly, flexible and easy to use… CEMAR has enhanced the process of Change Control on all our BAA Contracts.
Is readily accessible through the internet without any special software which is excellent and facilitates quick access and set up… Is very easy to use, you can learn through experiment… Follows NEC® process and aids resolution of change through a carefully controlled process… Files and coordinates all the relevant documentation together in one convenient location.
Good flexibility in reporting, reports can be tailored to specific needs without affecting the core processes of CEMAR… Enforces stricter compliance of contract conditions.
The CEMAR product brings together all of the NEC® contract instruments in one cohesive, internet-based database that can be used by both contracted parties i.e. Project Managers Instructions, Compensation Events, General Communications, Early Warning Notices, Technical Queries and Defects et al.Associating the various pieces of correspondence within CEMAR makes auditing of historic information straightforward and the Reminders page is very useful as it provides a red, amber green status and response due date for each piece of correspondence (we have modified it to include action owners as well).CEMAR is a useful and effective tool for administering the contract and supports integrated programme delivery.
Having overseen the implementation of CEMAR across a series of contracts the feedback from users has, without exception been extremely positive. Both client and contractors have found the tool to be intuitive and the enthusiasm witnessed following introductory training sessions has always been encouraging. Time saving in report generation and general administration is significant. Combining this with the knowledge that CEMAR helps users stay in line with the provisions of the contract, thus reducing the risk of unforeseen claims the savings can be even greater.
I think CEMAR will prove to be one of the most important changes we make in managing the clients projects... ...for management / recording purposes it ticks all the boxes.
System is intuitive and user friendly. It has enabled Consultant and Client to be far more robust during the change control process.
Extremely useful tool for efficient effective Contract Administration.
The CEMAR system has streamlined the NEC® process to run leaner and fitter with a guaranteed level of compliance with the contract. It makes it easier to communicate and manage the requirements of the main contract and associated sub contracts, ensuring all parties are fully updated as the contract progresses.I often wonder how I worked before CEMAR with NEC® contracts..
We are now in the second year of the largest contract ever awarded in the privatised water industry with CEMAR from CMToolkit Ltd providing an invaluable tool in its efficient administration. The system is user-friendly and saves time by providing immediate real-time reporting of the status of early warnings, compensation events and other contract matters as they are progressed under this NEC3® contract. There has been universal approval by the project team, both by those involved in day-to-day contract administration and also those needing access to the data held within the system.
The CEMAR system has been, and continues to be, an exceptionally effective and efficient tool to proactively manage contract administration for the Project, in accordance with the contractual requirements and obligations, providing optimum visibility of issues for many users to observe.
CEMAR has represented a step change for Magnox, simplifying the management of our significant and complex portfolio of Contracts. As a tool it has been embraced by our Contract Managers and suppliers alike in collaborative working and is fostering improved performance and consistency in the whole NEC3® process. We have gained greater visibility of management information through this intuitive package enabling us to focus on continued improvement and have received outstanding support and value to the business from the team at CEMAR.
I’ve been using CEMAR for a couple of months now and learning a lot as I go. I find CEMAR an extremely useful tool and I wonder how I ever managed contracts without it.
I have been using CEMAR for the past year and it has cut down the administration paperwork considerably. The software enables the management of NEC3® contracts to be seamless with full audibility The CEMAR team are always helpful and responsive and deal with any queries/issues quickly and a pleasure to deal with.
This product is a dream come true for any Service Manager running a large Facilities Management Contract. Administration of my contract can now be handled by this flexible, easily to use and well supported product. Correspondence tracking and communications with the contractor is now much quicker and simpler than the manual paper and spreadsheet methods I was using previously. A very good product with great potential!
Converting the project to a web based intuitive management system has transformed the management function. It has improved the flow of information between the parties including maintaining the rigid NEC3® timescales for responses.
To date I’m very impressed with CEMAR. As a contract administration tool it ticks all the boxes and is very easy and intuitive to use. It offers excellent flexibility in that it can be accessed anywhere with internet capability, and I particularly like the email prompting (which eliminates the excuses factor!).Technical support is a similar story. The only issues we’ve had have been with the specific nuances of our projects, which were remedied immediately anyway. User requests are processed quickly and training has received good feedback from participants. On the whole, a good service executed well!
DSRL implemented CEMAR to assist with management reporting requirements and adhering to timescales in the NEC® contract but we got so much more benefit than we expected.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. Further, our own staff and the contractor staff are learning more about the NEC3® contracts by using the system.The CEMAR team has been very helpful with training, awareness and problem solving and I would recommend the system to any business that uses the NEC3® suite of contracts on a daily basis.
We have used CEMAR for the first time during the past 3 months as requested by our client. We have found it to be intuitive to use and has definitely saved both us and the client time and money by efficiently streamlining our communications
Simply an excellent, well thought out system. Extremely easy to use, clearly laid out with a reminders page on current events. A ‘must use’ tool for practitioners of NEC3® contracts, this will guide you through the administration and management processes to enable successful delivery.The burden of NEC® administration can be overwhelming, this system gives you an extra pair of hands and encourages communication.
I’d say it’s the most user friendly system I’ve used without the need to look at the user guide.
The CEMAR system has proved to be an efficient tool to improve the contract management interface between the parties, preserving the contractual requirements and obligations, and up to date accurate information.
CEMAR has enabled us to easily track & review contractual notifications, and share the outcomes with the wider team remotely. CMToolkit have been very responsive in introducing new features where requested, and I would recommend the software to any user of the NEC® contract.
CEMAR has kept all my records for the contract term up to date and all organised in one convenient space, before it was a mixture of e-mails our own system and word of mouth, far better organised now.
We have found CEMAR extremely useful and quick to use and confirm information.
CEMAR is an exceptionally useful tool for managing contracts using the NEC® form of contract. It provides quick access to real time data and helps to improve the flow of information between parties.
I have found the CEMAR system to be extremely useful in administering the NEC® contract. The clearly defined sections and built in periods for reply encourage the user to address actions in a timely manner and the reporting functions enable quick and easy monitoring of the contract status.
The system works effectively and efficiently, is simple to use and very user friendly.
Having used the CEMAR system for the last six months, I would wholeheartedly agree with the other testimonials I have read regarding the CEMAR system of Contract monitoring. I would also like to add that for our particular project in Coventry (Coventry 2012 Olympic Lasting Legacy) which is match funded by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), the CEMAR system is an invaluable Contract audit tool.The system stores all contractual communications on its dedicated servers and stores to disc on completion of the contract. Hard copies can be produced at any time and stored to archive along with the disc copies for production for audit purposes indefinitely.
CEMAR is an excellent tool for managing contracts under NEC®. It is extremely useful for managing and coordinating a programme of works, and is easy to use. The support team are always extremely helpful and prompt in dealing with any queries and issues. I would definitely recommend CEMAR to anyone undertaking a contract under NEC®.
The software takes away the most of the monotony of administration which affords more time to focus on resolving any issues.
Although CEMAR has been inroduced on a small number of our projects with Magnox I’m sure in the longer term it will prove to be a valuable asset in time management for both parties. The software seems well developed and user friendly with execellent back up support from CMToolkit.
The Association views the CEMAR system as an essential tool in the successful operation of our Term Service Maintenance Contract. We are further encouraged by Client Managers Toolkit ongoing development and improvement of the system.
CEMAR simplifies the NEC® contract for me and my staff.
An invaluable tool for keeping track/control/records - with first-class support.
CEMAR provides a very user friendly solution to a lot of the administrative procedures resulting from the compliance requirements of NEC® Forms of Contract.
Excellent customer support and an excellent product.
We are still fairly new to NEC3® and CEMAR has proven to be a great help in ensuring we comply with the contract. We believe NEC3® will quickly become the industry norm and we will certainly encourage the use of CEMAR on future projects.
CEMAR has enabled streamlining of the NEC3® administration. It ensures greater efficiency in meeting the compliance requirements and in the co-ordination of contract information over more traditional management methods. It is invaluable in tracking progress and in generating useful reports.As a communication tool, it reaches out to all parties involved without the need for alternative electronic correspondence and document systems. This has been an invaluable aid to the £2m Cotswold Canals Partnership A46 Bridge scheme in Stroud.
I have now used CEMAR for several years and found the software extremely user friendly. As a web based product the toolkit can be used at any location with an internet connection. This is fantastic and so useful to track your projects when you are off site. The CEMAR support team have provided excellent support and are prepared to consider bespoke changes to the software to suit specific project requirements. An excellent product for administering NEC® projects.
An intelligent tool for managing the day-to-day commercial aspects across the NEC3® Contract; CEMAR effectively controls and supports parties to both track and resolve change across a contract/s. Personally speaking, I like the fact that the system runs each contract the way it is supposed to be run whilst also adopting a common sense approach; meeting the more customised needs of the client.