Quarterly Newsletter – Q4 2012 – Vol 5, Issue 4

Wet signature not required

It amazes me how many of our clients still require wet signed contract documents for their records. In my email today I received“Please send me the original signed copy” for a new contract from a large private Engineering firm. What happened to going paperless? The federal government and virtually every state now provide that the use of E-signatures is valid with the equivalent force and value of a traditional or “wet” signature.

At EADOC we strive to be as paperless as possible not only in our office but also in the features and functionality we implement in the EADOC construction project management application. The EADOC construction management application can completely eliminate paper from the construction management process. We have many clients that have gone paperless on their projects resulting in substantial cost savings. Given the lack of efficiency improvements in the construction industry over the last ten years this is one area that we need to focus on. Eliminating paper will also provide project teams with immediate cost savings. For your new years resolutions consider going paperless or working with your company to accept electronically signed documents and help move the construction industry forward.

Events

ACE Winter Workshop February 21-24 in South Lake Tahoe, CA
EADOC Founder and CEO Eric Law will be presenting at the AACE Winter Workshop

Fiatech March 25-27 in San Antonio, TX
Stop by our booth #14 for live demonstrations

Customers

REISS Engineering
REISS Engineering has selected EADOC for managing the inspection process on the $3.4B Baha Mar project in Nassau Bahamas.

URS
EADOC was selected by URS for the 2 ½ year $30M San Jose Health Center project

Macro Z Technology
Selected EADOC for managing the Joint Transportation Center in Marysville and the Explosives Handling Wharf Security Force Facility, Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor, WA

GHD
Selected EADOC for managing Santa Cruz Sanitation Districts pipeline replacement projects.

New Features

Dashboard Metrics

New Dashboard Metrics have been added allowing users to show schedule Activities, Milestones, Project Status and Critical Path activities.

Expanded weather station list

We have switched our weather information source from the US Weather Service to Weather Underground. This switch increases the number of weather stations available in the US, adds international weather stations, and will allow for EADOC to import data from project site weather stations.

User signatures on custom printouts

Users can upload an image of their signatures to EADOC. This will allow users to digitally sign documents in EADOC and display their signatures on the pdf document.

Upcoming New Features

Allowance Orders - will allow users to track the review and approval of allowance orders.

Mapping - We are adding in maps that will allows users to display project locations and projects.