CAD systems are generally used by manufacturing and construction businesses for designing and engineering purposes. They help with many things, from product design, to blueprints for constructing airplanes or bridges. It’s a unique system in that it is a combination of hardware and software that allows engineers and architects to design anything that they can think of.
However, like alot systems out there, many businesses using it aren’t pushing it to it’s fullest potential. They don’t realize that, with an ECM solution, they can improve their existing CAD system.
How can this be done? It’s easy. An ECM solution would hone in on the biggest contributors to productivity, and increase their efficiency. Take communication for instance. Communication is one of the biggest contributors to productivity. An ECM solution would work to ensure that business processes are flowing and working together to keep an open communication with users.
Another challenge that CAD users often face, that an ECM solution would solve, is disorganization. An ECM solution would make it so that all project information will be kept in one secure, centrally located place. Having a central location for the engineers to be able to go see the overall big picture of their projects is key. Simply put, having an ECM platform working with a CAD system to house all files, documents, pictures, and other project information will make it a lot easier to search and retrieve a drawing or file when it’s needed.
Here are just a few ways that ECM can help boost the success and efficiency of an existing CAD system:
Extend ECM capabilities to CAD files, including capture, search, workflow, folders and revisions.
Enable centralized storage, granular security and consistent retention for all documents within an organization, including CAD files.
Minimize training and increase software adoption by keeping CAD users in the CAD application.
Reduce need for additional CAD software licenses, by providing a CAD Viewer for non-CAD users.
Provide remote, distributed access to CAD drawings via the Web, promoting multi-site collaboration.
Are you in need of an ECM solution to help drive efficiency in your business? Contact us! We’d be happy to answer your questions.