Mail Manager was a great fit, combining the functions they needed with a price they were happy to pay. He added: “The interface is easier to use and very intuitive. The software requires that people file in a simple and quick way. At the same time, it has a rather seamless integration with Outlook and a robust searching capability, that allows you to find information quickly and easily, making everyone more likely to use the search tool.”
The implementation process was simple, it happened during the COVID pandemic while everyone was working remotely. It didn’t seem like it was the ideal time to implement new software at the beginning, but they soon noticed the intuitive platform made working life easier. To start with, 4 people were selected a to test out the programme, one of them being the least tech-savvy person in the company, to make sure if it was it was simple and easy to use. The testing process went well, and the 4 users found it intuitive.
Once the testing was complete, 3 different training dates were booked via Zoom, so everyone had to individually sign up and watch the session. CSDG kept track of who watched the session each day, ensuring all employees were properly trained. During the session they sent out a link to install and get access to Mail Manager and, in general, the team didn’t have many questions. For the few questions that came in, they sent out the short videos.
On the benefits, Sean told us: “It has helped me and my team significantly. Just with the ability from the search functions, when I’m on the phone with a client and I know we had some phone call or correspondence about what’s being discussed, I can find the information in real time by going to the search function and typing in my key words, limiting my search so I can get the answers to my client questions straight away. A lot of our projects have been with us for years. One of the projects we have been actively working on since 2012 and Mail Manager allowed us to quickly get hold of all the historic emails over the years, which would have been extremely difficult to accomplish without Mail Manager.”
He sees Mail Manager as a cost-effective way to get your project related emails into a project folder and provide access to everybody within your company or related project team to the relevant correspondence that will provide them with the information to help answer and address questions and queries.
Sean summarised: “Mail Manager is the Google equivalent for searching my emails.”