Mail Manager tool helping architects and engineers manage project emails

PBC Today | August 12, 2020

In a little over a decade, Mail Manager has evolved from an Outlook add-in to a fully-fledged, industry-wide email management tool for helping architects and engineers to take control of their project emails. Over 10 years ago, Arup had a problem. Email represented their biggest communication solution on projects, but it was exposing the business to an unnecessary level of risk, while also draining the productivity of project teams. So Arup thought: “What if we could find any email on any project without wasting time filing?” Arup looked at solutions available, but everything was a sledgehammer to crack a nut (more than what we needed). Mail Manager was initially developed as an Outlook add-in for their own architects and engineers to take control of their email. As and when staff left Arup, they wanted to take Mail Manager with them so Arup identified email management as critical for the whole industry. Mail Manager is now used by business of all sizes across project-based industries.

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