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ACAD-Plus and the University of Illinois at Chicago Engage in Meridian Implementation

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ACAD-Plus and the University of Illinois at Chicago Engage in Meridian Implementation

Houston, Texas - September 12, 2016 - The University of Illinois at Chicago has selected ACAD-Plus and BlueCielo Meridian for their document/data management solution.

UIC requires secure electronic storage for all drawings and documents created within and received by the Facilities organization.  All files must include consistent searchable metadata to facilitate quickly locating files for viewing, printing, and editing.  UIC wishes to initially focus on storing drawings and documents pertaining to projects, planning efforts, and work orders as well as sustaining documents reflecting the current buildings and the site infrastructure.  These drawings and documents are the highest priority because they provide significant benefits during the ongoing projects and maintenance in Facilities.   The initial implementation will also include the ability to store and manage standards, forms, templates, policies, procedures, and other departmental administrative documentation. Approximately 53,000 files will be migrated from anexisting Oracle system into Meridian. UIC has files stored in several SharePoint libraries with useful metadata.  ACAD-Plus' proprietary IntelliPort module will then be employed to validate the data and import the documents listed in the spreadsheet along with their metadata.

About the University of Illinois at Chicago
The largest university in one of the world’s most vibrant cities
 
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an acclaimed research institution with 15 colleges dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge.
 
UIC was formed in 1982 by the consolidation of two U. of I. campuses: the Medical Center campus, which dates back to the 19th century and the comprehensive Chicago Circle campus which replaced, in 1965, the two-year undergraduate Navy Pier campus that opened in 1946 to educate returning veterans.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States.
 
UIC is among the top five most diverse campuses in the nation and a national leader among urban, public higher education institutions in providing access to underrepresented students. UIC is focused on eliminating disparities in health, education and economic opportunity. Community engagement is a centerpiece of UIC’s urban mission. Faculty, students and staff in every college work with neighborhood, foundation and government partners on a wide range of projects to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world.
 
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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