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The University of Texas Broadens its use of Meridian

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The University of Texas Broadens its use of Meridian

Houston, Texas – September 29, 2010 – The University of Texas has broadened its use of Meridian into the Campus Planning/Facilities Management Department (CPFM).  

Simply stated, CPFM requires secure electronic storage for all documents that are received and produced by their office.  All files must include searchable descriptions (or metadata) to facilitate quickly locating files for viewing, printing, and editing.  Users of Meridian will be able to perform each task depending on security groups and the application of those security groups to roles and folders within Meridian. 

CPFM wishes to maintain a versioning history of all changes that occur to documents. Modifications to critical documents will be reviewed by designated gatekeepers before they are released.  Most documents have a variety of actions that must be completed and recorded during their life cycle.  All files must also include a clearly defined retention schedule so they can be archived or disposed of appropriately. 

ACAD-Plus will consult with CPFM to ensure the requirements are satisfactorily met.

About the University of Texas
The University of Texas is a state research university located in Austin, Texas, and is the flagship institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, its campus is located approximately 0.25 miles from the Texas State Capitol in Austin. The institution has the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation as of fall 2010 (and had the largest enrollment in the country from 1997 to 2003), with over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 16,500 faculty and staff. It currently holds the largest enrollment of any college in Texas.

The University of Texas at Austin was named one of the original eight Public Ivy institutions and was inducted into the American Association of Universities in 1929. The university is a major center for academic research, with research expenditures exceeding $640 million for the 2009-2010 school year. The university houses seven museums and seventeen libraries, including the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art, and operates various auxiliary research facilities, such as the J. J. Pickle Research Campus and the McDonald Observatory. Among university faculty are recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, the Wolf Prize, and the National Medal of Science, as well as many other awards.

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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