Others have done it before and have succeeded with the following main arguments
Internal solutions from large companies usually have 2 main flaws: 1) It’s usually not possible to invite and create user accounts for customers and partners outside the company. 2) You usually have file size limitations if you are using regular email for your projects.
All GroupCamp applications are strongly integrated with email. And even with the best online project management tool, email remains the most used communication tool for all business users. But email as a service has its own drawbacks. and needs to be strongly integrated with your online project management to bring enhanced productivity.
Start by creating companies in the Admin section and invite users from those companies. When you create a multi-company project, add the companies which should participate. In a multi-company project you can decide if a file or a task list is private or not. If you have multiple companies you can decide which one of them can see a private file. For example if you have multiple versions of a file you can mark them as private in the initial drafts. Once you reach a version that can be shared with outside companies, if the file is no longer marked as private, it will be shared by selected companies.
To share files with your clients and prtners, simply add users from outside companies to your project to access the secure extranet (SSL 256 bits - https access) with a controlled access.
Dedicating a project per customer is a variety of situations including consulting companies, lawyers and Design agencies.
The dedicated project is shared by the project manager of the company who owns the groupCamp account and also their entry points within the customer organisation.
The timelog application is used by to enter time records on all. This has the benefit of transparency. The customer can have a clear view of the status of their projects, the deliverables and the amount of billable hours for their project.
A common question in online project management is : can I know who has uploaded, downloaded and updated files in a project ?
How to keep track of updates on Files in a project ?
In a given project you can keep track of updates on files in the the Files application or in the Overview application.
In the Files application, you can view who has uploaded and updated files in a project.
in the Overview App,
you can track all Files activities in chronological order including deletions.