As the U.S. arm of a global design-build firm, Kajima USA has more than 1,000 employees working on vital projects in 20 cities, nationwide. The company had previously installed SharePoint 2007 and then upgraded to SharePoint 2010, using it primarily…
As a leading facility services provider, ABM oversees a large pool of documents relating to its business. The firm has standardized on SharePoint for document management and been very satisfied with its choice. However, when one of its financial institution…
Oglethorpe Power Corporation’s goal was a solution that would enable, not only user-friendly electronic updating and publication of an electronic RDG (or eRDG), but also the ability to import, manipulate, filter and export the data stored in the document. “We wanted a centralized, e-repository of that guide and its information,” says Oglethorpe Power Corporation’s Director of Energy and Operational Interfaces Scott Billiot.
In late 2011, the U.S. Programs division of Save the Children turned to Abel Solutions to deploy a new website to share its educational resources with the public and enhance user experience. A year later, the award-winning non-profit has upgraded…
North Highland had a well-utilized SharePoint framework, but older documents were not easily searchable. And geographically-dispersed subject matter experts (SMEs) were difficult to identify.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta had a home-grown, inefficient contract review system. Document reviews were local with redlined documents being reloaded, and there was no version tracking. Notifications were generated via email, making it difficult to track the process, and the system offered no views that facilitated reports or detail level status evaluation.
After 25 years in operation, Metametrix Clinical Laboratory had reached the point of pain with project management. Projects were costly in terms of resources and capital expenditures, yet there was no system for integrated, company-wide monitoring and management of projects and workflows. From R&D projects in the laboratories to marketing efforts, Metametrix could not track project requests, priorities and progress. “We had a long list of congruent projects happening in their own bubbles,” says Metametrix Director of Information Technology Dave Kuehling. “We had overlapping resources and spent a lot of time backtracking.”
RPC was first introduced to Abel Solutions in 2007 when they sought guidance on upgrading from a rigid, outdated intranet to SharePoint (SP) 2007. Although the company chose to use in-house resources to perform what proved to be a lengthy migration process, their relationship with Abel Solutions as a trusted partner continued to develop with Abel Solutions receiving subsequent invitations to perform proof-of-concept tests and assist with other projects.
Landis+Gyr, in their continued commitment to quality, was orchestrating a global expansion of the Quality Monitoring system used in its North American operations. As part of the project, the firm had a vision of incorporating an advanced, automated SharePoint dashboard for its CAPAs (corrective and preventative actions), where previously the firm had used a manually tabulated dashboard built in Microsoft Excel. The new dashboard would support all the firm’s regions, with global and regional views for different users of the system.
CARE had previously migrated from a basic data portal (used since 2000) to Windows SharePoint Server (WSS) 3.0, running a pilot program in Sudan and eventually rolling out WSS to 20+ locations. In fall 2006, Microsoft donated Enterprise 2003 licenses to CARE, making it feasible to transition to the more powerful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007.
Like many firms, Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC) suffered from productivity challenges due to isolated and inconsistent document storage, access and routing solutions that had been cobbled together over time. Personnel needed more effective and in some cases customized document management, collaboration and workflows but the current systems were incapable of handling them.
To flourish in a slow economy, IDI had shifted some of its focus from property development to investment management, putting funds of properties together for investors and helping manage those funds for them. As such, IDI found itself with the need to externally publish a substantially greater amount of due diligence, research and financial data to keep clients apprised regarding their investments.
Coming out of the economic downturn, North Highland saw signs in the second half of 2009 that their business was going to quickly pick up. Where they had historically on-boarded 50-60 affiliates during a typical quarter, current sales logs were forecasting staffing up to 200 contractors over a 90-day period – and potentially crippling their revenue management department where contractor management is performed.
In 2007, the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) conducted a survey on records management for county governments across the state. The universal issue that emerged was how to effectively manage the process of capturing, storing, protecting, and producing county records. In December 2008, ACCG teamed up with Microsoft, Abel Solutions, KnowledgeLake, and Fujitsu to develop two demonstration projects to showcase integrated records management solutions. Chatham County was invited to participate in this opportunity and chose to work with the Microsoft® Records Management Preferred Partner Program. With its new Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server–based solution, the county now has improved its ability to access key documents, streamlined operational workflow, and introduced greater transparency into the records management process for both county employees and taxpayers.
A document repository and management system centered on SharePoint houses all existing documents relating to ISO quality processes, including control documents and records, internal audits, training documents and corrective/preventative (CAR/PAR) action requests.
As members of a highly regulated industry, it is mission-critical for Catlin Group Limited and its field offices to stay abreast of regulatory updates and ensure compliance with regulatory and governmental requirements. Before working with Abel Solutions, Catlin’s workflow processes for both document dissemination and product forms creation and review (including approval by governing
The Dawson County pilot proved the concept that a small-to-medium sized Georgia County can automate its records management processes at a reasonable cost, and maybe even lay the foundation for a completely interoperable family of county processes and information resources.
Although the consultancy’s vast store of collective knowledge and expertise could add substantial value throughout the enterprise, a geographically dispersed business model encouraged segmentation rather than accumulation. The firm needed a way to aggregate its expertise and intellectual property, thereby making it more readily available and reducing the risk of losing important knowledge when
By the time Skylight Financial, Inc. began an in-house implementation of SharePoint, inefficient work flows and scattered communication processes had already become a source of major frustration. When the in-house effort stalled, Skylight Financial management knew the company needed help,…
Despite being known for its novel business approaches, this consultancy found itself following a very traditional approach – file servers and email – for information sharing among project teams, account teams and offices. As the company grew, executive management increasingly saw the need for better knowledge management that would facilitate communication and collaboration across
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) sought a leading solution provider that could design and implement the Web component of its Family Support initiative. The Website’s main purpose would be to attract attention to and share components of the program, which empowers parents and caregivers to be partners in the positive development of
In conjunction with an internal rebranding program, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) planned a redesign of its teen-oriented YouthNet website, originally launched in 2001. BGCA wanted to transform the site from a purely entertainment destination to a teen-savvy resource that would serve as an online extension of the club experience. BGCA had
Prior to contracting with Abel Solutions, change requests to quality documents involved a cumbersome process that increased the potential for error. For all change requests, one system accepted and tracked the change request itself, while another system archived the affected document. The requestor actually made two change requests – one to the tracking system
Despite the presence of well-developed policies regarding the code of business conduct, approval of requests submitted by employees to E&C had been handled very informally, often via phone or email. The current code of conduct failed to outline consistent, documentable procedures, and there was no central repository or formal tracking of requests and approvals.
Jamestown Properties is a dynamic, progressive company with ongoing real estate interests in many markets, yet its method of storing files was as outdated as the corner store. Since its inception in 1983, the company had utilized a flat-file structure for document storage and retrieval related to the properties they manage. Recognizing the inefficiencies
As a rapidly-growing real estate development and acquisition firm, Lane Company required vast amounts of due diligence research before making decisions on new opportunities. Over time, the firm had developed an inefficient, fractured and individualized approach to data warehousing and systems. Information-intensive internal and external communications – which included property records, engineering and financial
Historically, this company had produced monthly activity reports using a tedious manual process that involved tracking down status and information for hundreds of projects around the globe. Data management and tracking processes were well defined and routinely followed. However, document templates for various deliverables changed periodically, making it difficult to ensure employees were all
John Wieland Homes had been using a custom-designed, outdated and unwieldy intranet solution that over time had become extremely expensive and inefficient to maintain. The firm wished to replace the old solution with a new Windows SharePoint Services 3.0-based portal system, but its technology team was uncertain how to approach the project or determine
Silverton contracted with Abel Solutions to create a scalable, secure, Web-based system – TBBConnect – for electronic transaction clearing, receipt (advice) and statement presentation, Office of Foreign Asset Compliance (OFAC) tracking and other processing that could be handled most efficiently by electronic means. The implemented solution consists of an ASP.NET web application providing the