We use Firmex in our own law practice, and we knew from experience that Firmex had the tools we needed to run an equitable competition
Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) February 21, 2011
Firmex, a leading virtual data room provider, announced that the Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) Negotiation Competition is using the Firmex solution to manage online document collaboration for over two hundred student participants from six universities across Canada.
The competition sets up participants as two-person teams that compete against each other in an attempt to obtain the best possible result for their "client" through an unscripted series of negotiations against another team. Teams are judged not only on the outcome achieved, but also on the team's planning, flexibility, teamwork, and their ability to deal with ethical issues.
FMC began hosting the competition in 2007, and it has grown in popularity every year. In 2010 FMC chose to work with Firmex because they needed a trusted solution that could effectively manage access to information across hundreds of users. "We use Firmex in our own law practice, and we knew from experience that Firmex had the tools we needed to run an equitable competition. This required that we could control simultaneous access to key documents across participant groups at specific stages of the negotiation process." - Elaine Ballinger, Application Specialist
Without any formal training, the students quickly mastered the data room environment. Elaine continued "We were amazed that across hundreds of users we only had a single support call that was resolved in minutes." The success of the 2010 Negotiation Competition has convinced FMC to continue using the Firmex solution for future competitions.
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Fraser Schad, Firmex Inc.
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