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

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