Sep 5, 2016

5 Questions to Ask When Buying Contractor Management Software

Contractor Compliance connects you with contractors, giving you a platform to request and archive qualifications, documentation and evidence of compliance. But if you’re new to contractor management software, what should you be looking for when choosing the tool that’s right for you?

Let’s take a look at the top five key factors you should be exploring when selecting a new CMS system.

1. What Features Do I Need?

Bells and whistles are great, but paying for features that sound impressive on the surface, but are rarely used in reality, is a no-go. Ask yourself which functions you really need to use on a daily basis, and make your choice based on the features that are most in-line with your contractor management needs, rather than opting for an overly complex system. At Contractor Compliance, we believe that straight-forward, easy to use software always makes for a better and more cost-effective solution.

2. How Much Does it Cost?

Make sure you budget appropriately for your use of contractor management software, and research pricing carefully. Contractor Compliance is actually completely free to use for hiring organizations; we only ask for payment from contractors who join the service, ensuring that you receive the best possible product at absolutely no cost.

3. Do I Need a Managed Service or Auditing?

Many contractor management software vendors offer a full managed service package with auditing services, although if this is something you require, it is likely to come with a large price tag. Contractor Compliance gives you the tools to streamline your own workflow, improving communication and providing a smooth process for receiving the compliance information you need without the need for a fully managed offering, allowing us to provide the system at no charge for hiring organizations.

4. How Much Training is Needed?

Making the decision to use contractor management software is the first step towards handling your contractor workloads more productively, as long as the software itself is simple to navigate and training is provided. If a product demo or free trial is offered, why not test drive the system before committing to ensure it’s user-friendly. The streamlined dashboard and intuitive user interface of Contractor Compliance is supported by comprehensive training.

5. How Long Does it Take to Set Up?

Because you’re using contractor management software to become more efficient and save time and resources, you’ll want to be ready to go as soon as possible, avoiding any lengthy setup processes and delays. Here at Contractor Compliance, we’ll have you started in no time.

Have Questions About Contractor Management Software? Contractor Compliance is the Answer.

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About the Author

Addison Moore
Director of Marketing at Contractor Compliance

Addison has spent the last four years learning from and participating in the Health & Safety community. He has travelled to numerous EHS conferences, trade shows and events with the intention of helping organizations with their contractor management programs. Addison is also responsible for curating the collection of white papers, case studies and eBooks that provide real world insights into the workforce safety space.

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