Implementing DMS in Engineering Companies

In engineering companies, the issue of document management poses a challenge that must be managed across departments and disciplines. It is directly tied to workflows and the control of related documents.

Their project-driven work environments impose specific requirements on document management systems. Documents from the different disciplines and departments must be brought together and kept complete and up to date at all times.

A guideline published by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) provides assistance in the selection, implementation, and operation of document management systems. It describes the basic features of document management systems and offers insights into how to separate and integrate a document system from and with other IT solutions such as CAD, ERP, and authoring systems.