Sypro’s Contract Manager expands scope beyond NEC forms

Contract Manager now includes FIDIC forms (pictured)
Sypro’s construction contract management platform now embraces JCT, FIDIC and bespoke contracts as well as NEC contract forms.

To date, Sypro’s Contract Manager has been largely tied to NEC contracts. However, the new version of the software can be used across a much larger range of contract types.

The changes mean that Contract Manager will be able to serve a larger portion of the market. The platform’s 5,000 existing users will now be able to put more projects of varying contract types through the system.

Transformative version

Dr Stuart Kings, NEC4 drafter and strategic lead at Sypro, said: “We believe this latest version of Contract Manager will be transformative in how construction contracts are administered. NEC makes up a good portion of the construction contact market. But there is still a large section of the industry that opts for JCT, FIDIC or other alternative contract types.

“The key difference in these different types is the terminology used. The latest update of Contract Manager breaks down these barriers and takes a bespoke approach to each contract type and how it is managed.”

Dr Kings added: “Two of the biggest problems the construction industry faces are a reticence to digitise and the legacy of oppositional rather collaborative approaches to contracts. The industry has also been slow to share data more widely, but it’s this data sharing that has allowed this new functionality to ensure a bespoke approach across any type of contract a user may need.

“Now, Contract Manager can push the industry forward in terms of greater standardisation and an understanding that software can help tackle some of the industry’s key issues. Leading by example as a tool that construction businesses are able to use as a standardised system within their toolkits.”

Global application

The software has been used to deliver projects across the globe with a combined value of more than £30bn. These include four Nightingale hospitals, 22 covid-19 related schemes, and electrical infrastructure works for the National Grid.

The latest update will also serve Sypro’s international customers with terminology translation available alongside the range of new contract types.

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