Session Title: Lessons Learned While Implementing Document ManagementGlenn Seehausen, CEO of ACAD-Plus, Inc. will be sharing information about what works and what does not work when implementing a Document Management system. Specific examples of real-world implementation will be used. Mr. Seehausen will draw from his experience implementing Document Management in the Facilities environment at Universities such as Caltech, MIT, Stanford, Cal State Fullerton, and the University of Southern California.
In May 1989, The Ohio State University Department of Physical Facilities proposed to hold the First Annual Conference for CADD users. The participating institutions in the first conference included the Big Ten family plus Iowa State, Notre Dame, and MIT. The meeting was billed as the Midwest Collegiate CADD Conference. The conference was received with such great enthusiasm that, during the second year, the number of participating colleges and universities was expanded to include numerous other large universities. Dedicated to serve educational institutions establishing or enhancing CADD operations, the conference achieved the title, National Collegiate CADD Conference.
To provide a solid support and financial structure for the growing conference, The National Collegiate CADD Conference, Inc. was incorporated in 1998. The NCCC, Inc. is a non-profit organization and is run completely by volunteers.
As the conference continued to evolve, many discussions and presentations focused on the work of implementing geographical information systems (GIS) and computer-assisted facilities management systems (CAFM), as well as the use of modern technologies in managing emergency preparedness, work control, and preventive maintenance programs. The expanding use of web interfaces for performing facilities management, electronic document management, and other topics related to the use of current technology also were being addressed. Understanding developing technologies and evolving needs of NCCC constituents and to provide a more accurate description of the conference offerings, in August 2005, the Board of Directors for The National Collegiate CADD Conference, Inc. announced that future conferences would be known as the National Collegiate FM Technology Conference (NCFMTC).
The NCFMTC still offers support for CADD-related services, but the name change has allowed the conference to continue to expand its ability to serve as a facilitator to promote the use of emerging technology to meet the demanding needs of managing educational facilities in ways that go far beyond the design and construction of buildings and mapping of campuses.
From its inception, the NCCC was founded to provide a structure for the exchange of ideas and information regarding the use of technology in managing the physical facilities of higher education institutions. The NCFMTC continues to expand its service to its constituents as technologies continue to emerge and mature.
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.