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Calamar Improves Office Efficiency By 90% with Soonr Workplace
[August 19, 2014]

Calamar Improves Office Efficiency By 90% with Soonr Workplace

CAMPBELL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Soonr, a leading provider of secure file sharing and collaboration services for business, today announced that Calamar has improved office efficiency by as much as 90% using Soonr Workplace for its secure file sharing processes. Using Soonr Workplace, Calamar is able to streamline collaboration with its external subcontractors while benefitting from detailed control and file management functionality.

Calamar is a major full service real estate organization that specializes in the development, construction, management and financing of large senior housing properties. With projects under construction and management in Nebraska, New York and Canada, the company unites the synergies of its fully integrated approach with advanced construction, development and financing techniques to add value for its clients, tenants and investment partners.

With multiple construction projects underway at any given time, Calamar manages volumes of large documents that must be accessible both internally and externally with its construction partners and subcontractors. From blueprints and drawings to instructions from architects, project manuals and numerous addendums and changes, the nuber of documents for each project could be multiple gigabytes in size. Historically, these files would be shared with subcontractors via email. But the process was slow, unreliable and lacking in security.

"Because our project files are so large they are difficult to email," said Jennifer DeFalco of Calamar. "To send drawings to multiple subcontractors we would have to use numbered sets of emails, such as 'email 1 of 5.' You could never be certain that all the emails had been received by everyone you sent them to. Then when changes were made, it was nearly impossible to get the latest material to each subcontractor without version control confusion. It was a real drain on our productivity. We needed a much better solution."

That's when Calamar discovered Soonr Workplace. The secure online file sharing solution gave the construction firm the ability to easily upload and share multiple documents - no matter how large they were - with all the subcontractors that needed to access them. Plus, it delivered the detailed controls the construction firm needed, including who has been assigned to each project, when the project was last updated and how many projects each person is working on. This gave Calamar just what it needed to solve its large document file sharing problem.

With Soonr Workplace in place, Calamar has seen the following benefits:

  • 90% improvement in office productivity
  • Easy sharing of large construction drawings and blueprints with hundreds of subcontractors
  • Efficiently manages current files without version control confusion
  • Ensures secure file access without risk of unwanted changes or deletion

"Now, with Soonr, it's truly effortless to share files with our subs," added DeFalco. "It's like going from driving a Ford Pinto to a Lamborghini."

To read the full case study on Calamar's use of Soonr Workplace, please visit:

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