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Northeastern University chooses ACAD-Plus for Facilities Drawing/Document Management with BlueCielo Meridian.

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Northeastern University chooses ACAD-Plus for Facilities Drawing/Document Management with BlueCielo Meridian.

Houston, Texas - September 5, 2013 - ACAD-Plus, best-of-class Drawing/Document Management solutions and CAD optimization for the Facilities Management environment provider announced today that Northeastern University has selected BlueCielo Meridian. 

NEU requires secure electronic storage for drawings and documents received by the Facilities Information organization.  All files must include searchable indexing and descriptions to facilitate quickly locating files for viewing, printing, and editing.  NEU wishes to initially focus on storing drawings and documents pertaining to the record-set information received during design and construction projects on buildings and the campus infrastructure.  These drawings and documents are the highest priority because they provide significant benefits during the ongoing maintenance of the facilities.  The initial implementation will not prevent NEU from storing other drawings and documents in a subsequent phase. Additionally, NEU requires integration with their existing CAFM system, Archibus. 

Approximately 42,000 documents will be migrated from NEU’s existing system into Meridian.  The migration from the legacy system into a new fully structured vault with quality metadata is not practical because of the limited metadata in the current database.  Therefore a phased approach for migration will be utilized.  During the initial implementation, ACAD-Plus will fully and automatically migrate the existing legacy data and files into an additional Archive vault.  While this Archive Vault will only include the same limited search fields as the previous system, NEU will immediately see several benefits within the Meridian interface.  This will also allow the legacy system to be immediately discontinued, utilizing Meridian instead.  Then the files will be migrated from the Archive Vault into the fully structured Meridian Vault.  

Meridian will connect directly (in a read-only manner) to the Archibus database for retrieving all locations data since that system is the definitive source for Site, Property, Building, Floor, and Room information.  Views will be created joining this data to additional tables that store any locations that do not actually exist as active locations (i.e. razed buildings and floors, or deleted rooms).

About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle.

About ACAD-Plus, Inc.
ACAD-Plus is a full-service firm specializing in best-of-class Document Management, Engineering Content Management, and Integrated Workplace Management Systems software and services in the Facilities Management industry. ACAD-Plus is a premier Solutions Partner for BlueCielo ECM Solutions, focusing on the unique document management challenges in the Higher Education Facilities Management environment. ACAD Plus developed IntelliModules to enhance BlueCielo's Meridian software to match the integration requirements of our Higher Education Facilities Management customers. This solution integrates Meridian with existing Project Management, Maintenance Management, and Space Management systems. ACAD-Plus also developed FMG Plus, the most powerful and flexible solution for linking AutoCAD drawings to facilities management data. To round-off our full-service approach we provide "as-built" field verification and drafting services, having documented more than 400 million square feet of facilities worldwide.


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