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Hummingbird Portal - Conoco Phillips

conocologoHummingbird partner Cad-Capture, a British system integrator with a longstanding relationship with the Humber Refinery, recommended a solution based on Hummingbird Portal, the enterprise information portal solution from Hummingbird that offers organizations a solid platform for building e-Business solutions while leveraging and rejuvenating existing investments in enterprise resources and applications.

Hummingbird Portal provides Conoco with a common front-end view to a variety of applications used within Conoco and meets the objective of providing a unified interface through which users can view, search and work on documents in all repositories. Particular priority was placed on the ability to search and access SAP-related content residing in the document management system directly from the ERP application...

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Document Management Solutions - Kerry Foods

kerry-foods-logoAfter the company's existing document management system became out of date due to changing needs and requirements, Kerry Foods employed Cad-Capture to develop a unique solution that would enable the company to easily store and retrieve financial documents such as invoices and proof of delivery notes which would be provided by other companies within the supply chain.

The tailored solution that Cad-Capture provided consisted of Hummingbird DM and MaxRetriever, an integrated Data Online Computer (COLD) solution. MaxRetriever was integrated with the company's Promix ERP...

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Document Management Solution - Glen Dimplex Home Appliances (GDHA)

glen-dimplex-logoCad-Capture has implemented an integrated Document Management and Workflow solution, enabling Glen Dimplex Home Appliances (GDHA), a global producer of domestic appliances, to reduce operating costs and improve customer services by replacing an inefficient and expensive paper based system employed for archiving and retrieving documents associated with its Accounts Payable and Invoicing and Receipt operations based in Prescot, Merseyside.

Part of the Glen Dimplex Group, GDHA is the largest manufacturer of cooking products in the UK, commanding an impressive 20% share of the market with established and well known brands including Stoves, Belling, New World and Lec. With storage space at Prescot limited, GDHA were previously forced to regularly transport large quantities of paper documentation including, for example, orders, acknowledgements, invoices, despatch notes and proof of deliveries and so on, to its site in Warrington for archiving...

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Document Retrieval - Perkins Engines

perkins-logoThe Stafford manufacturing plant of Perkins Engines Company Limited (PE) recently seized the opportunity to improve the retrieval of information contained within engineering drawings that were stored on 18,350 aperture cards. Perkins Engines saw the opportunity to speed up response, increase efficiency and decrease costs, all by changing the way the information was stored from aperture card media to a more readily accessible form. This improvement was made all the more pressing because the Stafford site is currently experiencing phenomenal success and is busier than it has ever been.

Images of documents and drawings, previously scanned by Cad-Capture, had been instantly accessible from any point on the Caterpillar worldwide network for some time. When it became necessary to frequently access these particular aperture cards Perkins Engines staff at Stafford were quick to see the method of access would translate well to scanned image.

As Cad-Capture had reliably scanned hundreds of thousands of aperture cards for Perkins Engines, Peterborough and Shrewsbury sites some years earlier their Central Purchasing Group recommended contacting Cad-Capture once again to see if they could be of assistance.

Cad-Capture presented a total solution. The aperture cards were collected and scanned into a TIFF format that was compatible with the previous images supplied and would work well with their existing systems e.g. Teamcenter Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) System. The resulting images were indexed by part number, issue number, sheet number and number of sheets. All indexed data was provided in an Excel workbook ready to import into the existing systems.

The images were also hyperlinked to the index data. This provided an additional structured yet inexpensive way of accessing the images. The images and index data were delivered back to Perkins Engines on DVD.

Adrian Crosby of Perkins Engines said, “Cad-Capture came in to investigate our requirements. They combined their extensive experience of scanning and indexing aperture cards with their extensive experience of working with Perkins Engines, our procedures and our systems. Cad-Capture proposed a service that once again proved to be efficient and effective. Despite us giving them some additional and unexpected work Cad-Capture still managed to complete the project to budget and plan. We are very pleased with the end result”.