In a medium-sized firm where I once worked, senior partners would meet with their bookkeeper to process the incoming pile of invoices that had arrived in the preceding month.

Since this was an architectural firm, these invoices came from the general contractor, structural, mechanical, electrical, landscaping, and other contractors and sub-consultants for project work. It took hours to figure out what was being billed for, whether the work billed for was complete, and cash-flow considerations.

Like oracles, they consulted the contractual agreements, the project manager, and the subcontractors if the fog persisted.

The idea that evolved into StageProject™ was a result of these monthly meetings. In a nutshell, StageProject™ is a cross-departmental tool providing contractual clarity to project managers, contract officers, and leadership.

StageProject™

  1. is a contract repository for project managers (and contract managers),
  2. aligns project phases to agreed $ amounts,
  3. enables project managers to manage all project billing,
  4. streamlines communication between project managers and the accounting department,
  5. empowers project managers to be more financially savvy.

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INTRODUCING STAGEPROJECT™
Introducing StageProject

StageProject® launched for public consumption in January 2021.

There's a fully-featured free-tier for one active project with unlimited users. Try it for free on your next project and see how it revolutionizes your contracts and billing workflow.

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT DEMYSTIFIED
Contract management demystified

Undertaking complex projects involving multiple stages, contractors, clients, or all of the above, contract management is the task of negotiating and managing the terms of each relationship favourably.

For success, agreements between parties require exceptional clarity about deliverables, deadlines, rewards, and penalties.

INVOICE INBOX ZERO
Contract management demystified

In a medium-sized firm where I once worked, senior partners would meet with their bookkeeper to process the incoming pile of invoices that had arrived in the preceding month.

STAY ON TOP OF PROJECT BILLING
Stay on top of project billing

Invoicing clients and approving invoices from subcontractors is essential but routine, detail- oriented, and time-consuming. Challenges include incoming invoices that do not align properly with contractual milestones. For client invoicing, issues include billing on time, including contractor bills, missed billing opportunities, and compiling good- looking progress reports.

THE STAGEPROJECT™ SYSTEM
the stageproject system

StageProject streamlines contract management and billing for large projects with multiple phases and sub-consultants. It's primarily a tool for project managers to approve invoices and bill an external client if applicable.