Founded in 1967, Applied Technical Services (ATS) is one of the leading testing, inspection and consulting engineering firms in North America.

Introduction

Applied Technical Services (ATS) is one of the leading testing, inspection and consulting engineering firms in North America with expertise in a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, nuclear, and pulp and paper, to name a few.ts corporate headquarters are in Marietta, GA, with 28 satellite offices predominately in the South and Northeast. Some 700 employees support the firm’s expert services in a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, nuclear, and pulp and paper, to name a few

The Challenge

With year-over-year growth of 15-to-20 percent and thousands of active projects, ATS’ information management approach no longer served its needs. Information storage had become fractured and inconsistent among departments, and the lack of clear, consistent process and data workflows were impeding operating efficiency. The firm also wanted to overhaul its legacy internal portal, building a home page for each department with document storage centralized within the system, and to create a customer portal, as well.

The Abel Solution

With SharePoint 2013 and Nintex products, Abel Solutions helped ATS create a more efficient, unified system to achieve document, form and data record standardization across the enterprise, including workflow automation for project, job, prospect and client records.

Conclusion

To find a better, more intuitive and automated solution, ATS IT Director Mike Murray worked with Abel Solutions to create a centralized repository, using SharePoint 2013 with Nintex Workflows and Nintex Forms, for project, job, employee, and even prospect and client information. Nintex Workflows and Nintex Forms have played a pivotal role in achieving one of the organization’s biggest successes—dozens of automated workflows, with system triggers for new workflow creation based upon predefined events. In the process, ATS has transitioned to a robust document creation, editing, and management system where workflows dramatically increase consistency of data storage and access to information.

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