Dawn Killough

Dawn Killough

Dawn Killough is a construction writer with over 20 years of experience with construction payments, from the perspectives of subcontractors and general contractors. Dawn has held roles such as a staff accountant, green building advisor, project assistant, and contract administrator. Her work for general contractors, design firms, and subcontractors has even led to the publication of blogs on several construction tech websites and her book, Green Building Design 101.

Premier Construction Software Permission Levels and Security

Cloud software provides your employees access to any information at any time, right? The answer is only if you want it to. Premier Construction Software is partnered with one of the world’s most trusted hosting providers, Microsoft Azure, which ensures your data is always available and secure. Premier allows the administrator to set up various security levels by company, division, job or menu design in order to provide or restrict access to certain groups or individuals.

 

Once the security levels are set, you have the ability to control what users can access and do. Within the software, users can set up read-only privileges and control who has access to view, post and or approve key documents. For example, key users can enter and edit change orders but the approval itself can be restricted, or a user can enter in a purchase order or an AP invoice but they will not be permitted to post them.

 

The security levels you assign to users is critical as it sets proper controls and makes it easier to hold users accountable.  A full audit trail, revision tracking and an automatic document storage system makes it easy to find an entry or any particular posting history. Another benefit to setting up proper security levels from the start is the capability to remove menu options for certain users which creates a cleaner and more user-friendly working experience. Permission levels are usually defined during the initial implementation stage but are easily adjusted as users are added.

 

Cloud software promotes collaboration by creating an environment that is secure and easily accessible for all important parties such as your colleagues, vendors and clients. Premier takes that security to an even higher level – it allows you to set up external third party access for your subcontractors and customers. Using this feature, they can easily log-in to a portal to get immediate access to view or approve documents related specifically to their projects. Using advanced security parameters, you can define which type of document is available within the portal (i.e. invoices, change orders, payment applications, quotes etc.). Premier accomplishes this by using a fluid permission levels system that does not hinder productivity while simultaneously allowing everyone to remain informed and continue being part of the team.

 

Now you can manage, access, and protect your data while gaining visibility and increasing communication within your team!

 

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