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I have been tasked with implementing document control for my organisation. The structure is roughly:

Department 1 - Contract 1 - Contract 2 - Contract 3

Department 2 - Contract 1 - Contract 2 - Contract 3

In regards to Sharepoint sites, am I right in saying that I should implement a site per department then subsites for each contract within each department?

I feel there may be some better, 'built-in' way of building this very typical company stucture. Assigning permissions in particular seems a bit of a headache with this approach.

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Actually, breaking departments down into subsites will make security much more easier, giving you better control.

As for having the contracts as subsites, that would depend on your security requirements - if you need to strictly control security between contracts then I would also make those subsites.

regards, KS

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