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  • 1. Case study ACS Inc. Automation and Control Solutions By Azadeh Solhjoo Lakshmi Ramamurthi Michael Wong
  • 2. Agenda
    • Background Information
    • Analysis
    • Critical Issues
    • Key Findings
    • Next Steps
    • Recap
  • 3. Background Information
    • ACS is a Automation and Control solutions group specializing in environmental combustion controls, sensing controls, security and life safety products and services, process automation products and solutions and building solutions and services.
    • ACS originally used cataloging system to manage their paper Specification.
    • ACS moved to electronic environment by migrating all they specifications to a new database application.
    • As the internet and web based applications became popular, ACS decided to purchase a product management lifecycle solution.
  • 4. Analysis
    • ACS was in the transition stage from a database system to content management system.
    • Engineers were looking for information from all the sources.
    • The result was parallel use of two applications.
  • 5. Critical Issue
    • The following critical issues were identified with ACS:
      • No standardization throughout this location
      • No support from their peer groups
      • Obsolete Information
      • Poor Documentation
      • No standardization throughout the whole company
  • 6. Key Findings
    • IT Strategy and Planning
    • Executive Steering Committee
    • Single repository of information
    • Training
  • 7. Next Steps
    • Provide executive leadership and support to the project team
    • Ensure the project aligns to the business goals and objectives
    • Communicate the Product Life Cycle process to everyone in the organization
    • Mitigate the obstacles to successfully implement the solution across the enterprise
  • 8. Next Steps
    • Content Management : Define roles and responsibilities
      • Content Authors & designers
      • Reviewers and approvers
      • Approval process
      • Publisher
  • 9. Recap
    • IT Strategy and Planning
    • Technology & Tools
    • Knowledge Management
    • Process
    • Training
  • 10. Questions ?
  • 11. Thank You!