Session Title: Integrating Document Management into Project Close-Out
ACAD-Plus, Inc. provides best-of-class Document Management solutions in Education, Energy, Utilities, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Oil, Gas and Chemical. The company excels in guiding clients through the complete implementation process, including; needs assessment, requirements definition, configuration, integration. training, and supporting the turn-key solution. ACAD-Plus has implemented document management for hundreds of customers since 1991. ACAD-Plus has developed an IntelliModules solution for InnoCielo Meridian which allows for a rapid implementation of DM with robust features that precisely match the customers' specific requirements. In addition, ACAD-Plus develops software solutions to enhance the Autodesk products in a Facilities Management environment. These software solutions manage and graphically present vital facilities information that is easy to understand. ACAD-Plus has been a member of the Autodesk Developer Network since 1988. Customers use ACAD-Plus solutions to manage over 400 million square feet of facilities.
Session Abstract: The entire document management responsibility for the University of Southern California’s Facilities Management Services used to fall into the hands of a small department with only a couple employees. This is probably the case with most facilities management departments, getting bundles of project close-out documents long after the project is completed. With the help of ACAD-Plus, a new and improved document management workflow has been developed that involves getting more people involved in the process such as project managers, equipment managers, and engineers. Not only is the quality of the data better, but the project managers can now use the document management tool in project management. The new workflow also acts as a checklist tool to help ensure that various responsibilities have been completed, from the Physical Plant to the CAD department. USC has improved their document management system, and in turn, their work flow through the use of Meridian and ACAD-Plus professional services group.