Baltimore Gas & Electric
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.
Grenada Electricity Services
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.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
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
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.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a unique national research facility, managed for NASA by Caltech, that carries out robotic space and Earth science missions. The JPL Electronic Library Service (ELS) manages mission critical program information with a legacy ECM software tool called DocuShare. The JPL ELS is comprised of approximately four hundred (400) libraries distributed amongst eleven (11) DocuShare instances, and manages five million files and approximately twenty (20) terabytes of data.
JPL subcontracted with Formtek for information technology consulting services to assist the ELS team with the migration, over time, of all of the data from the legacy DocuShare systems to a new system based on Alfresco Content Services (ACS). Formtek services include the analysis of the existing DocuShare systems, the migration requirements to Alfresco Content Services, migration design and development, technical support, and follow-on consulting assistance to JPL for further migration effort.
A global clean energy leader, Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and land-based wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants. Ørsted was the first energy company to transition to clean energy from fossil fuels, and is committed to being the first energy company to reach net-zero carbon emissions. Today, Ørsted operates more offshore wind energy projects than any other company in the world. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs approx. 8,000 people around the world.
With 8000 employees spread across 27 countries, accessing and collaborating on critical engineering information was a challenge. Ørsted needed a secure, yet flexible solution that provided simple access to complex information that included engineering drawings and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) files. In 2017, Ørsted chose Tietoevry, a Formtek Partner, to deliver such a solution based on Alfresco, the Formtek Engineering Data Management (EDM) Solution for Alfresco, and ARender. Today, the solution has grown to support over 6,000 Ørsted users.
The Grand Ducal Police is the national police force of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The Police is under the control of the Minister for the Interior of Luxembourg, although they operate in the name, and under the ultimate control, of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police is responsible for ensuring the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg’s internal security, maintaining law and order, border control and enforcing all laws and Grand Ducal decrees. It is also responsible for assisting the Military of Luxembourg in its internal operations.
The Police needed their implementation of Alfresco to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is a European Union regulation on information privacy. Among other things, GDPR requires that a record be kept of accesses made to view, create, modify, delete, etc., data that may contain personal information. The Data Protection Officer (DPO) must then be able to use those audit records to conduct audits in a manner compliant with GDPR. The Police were able to meet the audit requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation by implementing the Formtek Auditing Extension for Alfresco.
TELUS Communications Company
TELUS is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $18 billion in annual revenue and 18 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. The numerous, sustained accolades TELUS has earned over the years from independent, industry-leading network insight firms showcase the strength and speed of TELUS’ global-leading networks, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better.
TELUS requires a secure, multi-tenant repository for sharing and disseminating client-specific information and documents with their Enterprise Network Services clients. In 2017, TELUS chose Formtek to provide Alfresco Content Services (ACS) as the solution to meet this need. Today, ACS forms the basis for the TELUS Client Engagement Portal Document Repository through which the company is able to manage and share documents which include SLAs, usage and other network/account related reports, diagrams, etc.
The Volvo Group
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.
U.S. General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service
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.