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Projectmates is focused on
continuously improving its
software for users.

to take part in a discussion forum. Forums
are one of the simplest, most effective
ways to communicate without the hassle
of long-running email correspondence.
Users can also access documents from
smartphones, mark them up, and upload
them back into Projectmates from other
cloud services.

Security Steps
As any IT professional will likely point
out, the largest focus within the software
industry is cybersecurity, or the critical
prevention of theft of vital information
from outside threats. Recognizing this
threat, Projectmates has taken major steps
to ensure it offers a secure platform. In 2015,
Systemates successfully completed the
SSAE 16 compliance.
Through months of rigorous third-party
audits, Projectmates software reached a
new level of credibility, giving its clients
confidence about the controls in place over
system operations.
Continuing its quest for a secure platform, in 2016 Systemates completed an
eight-month strict evaluation process and
became SOC 2 Type II certified.

SOC is an internationally recognized auditing standard for security compliance, and
its audits include everything from financial
strength and longevity of the company
to firewall security and disaster recovery

'It ensures all
clients and
users of
Projectmates
that their
project data
is safe.'
capabilities, as well as ensuring security
compliance for all employees.
The SOC 2 Type II report has become
paramount to owners dealing with capital
construction projects that need to manage
multiple moving parts.
With this certification - which must

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be kept up yearly - Projectmates software clients are assured data is stored in
protected locations with secure encryption.
"In essence, it ensures all clients and users
of Projectmates that their project data is
safe and secure as well as the Systemates
employees who access it," Countryman says.

Diverse Base
With a robust, stable and secure platform,
as well as the willingness to listen to client
suggestions, it becomes easy to see how
Projectmates has grown to become a leader
in project management software. With its
diverse list of functions, the software is
easily applicable across a variety of industries. So far the software has been used on
over 100,000 projects to date, ranging from
government to healthcare to education,
commercial and retail.
Of course, every time Projectmates adds
a client, it adds another voice to those who
make suggestions on how to improve it.
"We're always looking ahead, trying to
update and enhance the software," Countryman says. "But while we're enhancing and
upgrading, we always want to make sure it
is easy to use."

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