Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, the nation’s leading competitive energy supplier.
Formtek began working with BGE in order to assist with the implementation of an Engineering Document Management System (EDMS). The resulting integrated EDMS facilitates storage, retrieval, modification, version control, and distribution of engineering information throughout the company. EDMS integrates the BGE AutoCAD design system, supports collaborative review and approval processes for substation and transmission system drawings, and provides access to related information such as technical specifications and vendor product information, to facilitate the decision making process.
Since 2008, Bravo Wellness has helped hundreds of organizations turn their complicated wellness initiatives into simple, trusted solutions. Bravo provides deep, regulatory expertise and flexible, technologically enhanced services that achieve unprecedented health improvement and cost savings in employer populations.
Bravo contracted with Formtek to build a capture solution to process handwritten data on incoming wellness forms. Formtek provided Bravo with a solution based on Ephesoft Intelligent Capture software. Electronic wellness forms enter the solution, and handwritten values for various vital statistics are extracted. Custom code formats the extracted values as necessary. After validation in the Ephesoft UI, more custom code exports the form and extracted metadata to Bravo’s proprietary system. Prior to the Formtek solution, reviewing a single wellness form and manually entering the vital statistics into the proprietary system could take as long as 7 minutes per form. After implementing the solution, the validation cycle dropped to as low as 60 seconds per form.
Started in the 1920’s, the Duracell brand and company was recently acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and has grown to be the leader in the single-use battery market in North America. The iconic Duracell brand is known the world over. Duracell products serve as the heart of devices that keep people connected, protect their families, entertain them, and simplify their increasingly mobile lifestyles.
Duracell’s Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) manages documentation associated with product engineering, equipment, tooling, facilities, service requests, and policies & procedures. Duracell’s EDMS also manages quality assurance documentation including test data, and tracks and reports on compliance with quality training requirements. The system manages over 100,000 documents and supports 900 users across multiple continents in product engineering, quality, testing and manufacturing.
Since 1960, Grenada Electricity Services Ltd. (Grenlec) has been providing integrated services of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity to more than 40,000 customers in the state of Grenada, comprised of the islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Grenlec selected Formtek to provide a solution to enhance the experience of customers requesting service or changing an existing service. The Formtek solution automates the process of capturing, storing and managing customer related documents and their associated metadata. It uses Ephesoft for capture, seamlessly transferring the documents and metadata to an Alfresco repository via CMIS, where a workflow approval process is initiated to review and approve the customer application. Custom rules are used to standardize document naming and filing for easy reference.
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with “excellence”. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines.
Formtek provides Alfresco professional services to Berkeley Lab under a three year subcontract from the University of California. Formtek services are in support of Berkeley Lab’s implementation of Alfresco One and Alfresco Records Management, and include technical architecture and design, business process analysis, software configuration, software development, quality assurance testing, project management, training, and operations support.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (LMAC) is known for building the finest military aircraft in the world. LMAC products play an important role in the national security of the United States and more than 70 other countries, and their workforce of more than 25,000 has pre-eminent expertise in advanced aircraft design and production, modification and support, stealth technology and systems integration.
Generating, storing, managing, releasing and distributing the complex information associated with a fighter jet or transport aircraft represents one of the largest information management challenges in the aerospace and defense industry. To meet these challenges, LMAC partnered with Formtek to implement engineering data management solutions that provide thousands of geographically dispersed enterprise users with the ability to easily store, access, collaborate, distribute and manage all types of information. In addition, Formtek provided a structured workflow solution for electronically managing the engineering change request process.
Since 1947, Steel Warehouse has provided production-ready steel to metal stampers, fabricators and manufacturers. Steel Warehouse responds effectively to customers’ programmed and spot buy requirements with a depth and breadth of inventory, averaging over 100,000 tons on a daily basis.
Formtek was selected to provide a solution to improve the process for managing documents associated with Steel Warehouse’s inventory from purchase order through order acknowledgement and certifications from client mills. The solution uses Ephesoft to capture order acknowledgements and mill certifications, seamlessly transferring the documents and metadata to an Alfresco repository via CMIS. Custom rules standardize the document name and a custom content model allows easy retrieval of all document types.
The Space Physics Research Laboratory (SPRL) is an aerospace design, manufacturing, integration, test and operations organization, located within the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering.
SPRL contracted with Formtek to implement a system to support its engineering data management processes, facilitate sharing data with NASA centers and aerospace corporations with which SPRL collaborates, and manage documents and metadata associated with its projects. Formtek provided an Alfresco software subscription as well as services to implement a custom content model, automatic document numbering and naming, and SPRL-unique workflow processes.
Public Buildings Service (PBS) acquires space on behalf of the federal government through new construction and leasing, and acts as a caretaker for federal properties across the country. In 2003, GSA PBS established the National 3D-4D Building Information Modeling (BIM) Program. A major component of the BIM Program is the establishment of a Central Facility Repository, or CFR, to store all facility data, including AutoCAD design and drawing files.
Software provided to GSA PBS by Formtek supports the goal of the CFR by centralizing all current building information, including 2-D and 3-D models, specifications and manuals, in support of new construction, additions and renovations, and building operations and maintenance. The software includes the Alfresco One enterprise content platform, and the Formtek Engineering Data Management (EDM) Solution for Alfresco – comprised of the EDM Module and EDM Connector for AutoCAD.
The Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company, and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. The Volvo Information Technology group supplies IT solutions and infrastructure in support of all phases of the product life cycle process.
Volvo IT contracted with Formtek to provide an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution that would facilitate global coordination and communication, providing authorized access to information anytime and anywhere. The initial implementation has continually expanded through the years to support tens of thousands of users throughout The Volvo Group global enterprise, and to support all aspects of the product life cycle, from managing the engineering data that is authored and edited during early stage design, to the distribution of marketing publications.