It was clear to BKSK Architects that they needed to overhaul their email and information management processes. Rick commented, "As soon as we found there was a solution that allowed us to reliably file, without putting the staff through tremendous pain, we signed up in record speed."
During the implementation process, BKSK Architects decided it would be best to roll out the software company-wide, meaning everyone was using it immediately. From day one when sending an email, their team were prompted to file, making their information management consistent across the board.
According to Rick: "Before Mail Manager, only 70% of people in the office would file their emails, and 30% of the people had never filed an email in their life... The great thing about Mail Manager is that there is no opt-out. There's no little button to turn off Mail Manager, so staff have to follow our procedure of managing emails."
"It gives us easy access to the information we need, and security in terms of being able to defend ourselves in case of a lawsuit or something in the future. Mail Manager enhances the coverage that we get in terms of filing our emails, close enough to 100% that I can sleep at night."
Within 6-months of adopting Mail Manager, a new product release meant that the software now supported '.email' formatting for filed emails. This meant that almost overnight, BKSK Architects were able to back up 15-years' worth of emails onto a legacy server. Rick commented: "When somebody needs to look at an old project, I can easily add that location just for them. It's really great stuff. Everybody has access to any email that we either used on Outlook or in our previous system with no problems whatsoever... The biggest benefit that I have is that I can go into a legacy project and give someone access easily."