Engineering industry is the backbone of every society and the reason behind its progress. There is a genius engineer behind every house, car or a bridge. And these geniuses have to take care of a lot of things while designing and executing a project. A typical project involves a lot of careful planning and consideration of finances, procurement of materials and services, dealing with clients and workers, designing the project and a hundred other things before the completion of a project. This creates enormous need for successful organization, communication and management.
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES WITHIN ENGINEERING INDUSTRY?
Engineering is not an easy job. It entails many responsibilities and needs lots of planning and management. Read on to find out about some of the challenges specific to this industry.
ANALYZING VARIETY OF INFORMATION
When starting a new project or working on it, any engineer needs to analyze a variety of information. Information should be readily accessible so that decisions can be taken faster and concerned departments can be coordinated with.
COMMUNICATION WITH CLIENTS / SUPERVISORS AND WORKERS
In many companies, workers and engineers are not in the same premises and sometimes not even in the same continent making it difficult to dovetail a project. Also a number of third parties are involved creating additional need to collaborate and communicate effectively.
PROJECT CONTROL AND SUPERVISION
Every project or batch needs to go through various checks and updates before it meets the industry standard. This requires constant control and supervision. The most logical solution to a lot of problems in the engineering industry could be getting software that could centralize all data for quick and improved analysis and provide better control and supervision.
How can Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Software help?
The Doctrix ECM has the ability to view engineering documents, such as those created by AutoCAD, without the need for the native application to be installed. The powerful workflow feature allows engineers to initiate workflows with a couple of mouse clicks that will send a document to colleagues anywhere in the world for Review and Approval. Every step of the review process is monitored and reported so the progress of the review process can be managed.
Security is a high priority for documents that contain valuable Intellectual Property. The content management software comes with a sophisticated set of user configurations starting from “read only” to the ability to “publish or delete” documents. This allows the Librarian or IT administrator to have tight control over users rights. Every time a user checks out or changes a document that activity is tracked and reported on ensuring a complete audit trail of user activity.