Assa Abloy ES is continuously developing and improving its products, so large amounts of technical information and documentation are under constant revision. Previously, the company had different systems for different types of products and information was only accessible to a handful of people. In planning to modernise the entire system by replacing these with a single flexible and simpler system for managing product structures, models and drawings, the choice fell on Advantum.
With Advantum, Assa Abloy ES can work uniformly with all their products. At the start, Assa Abloy ES used Advantum as a pure PDM system (Product Data Management) for technical documentation, where drawings, 3D models, product and item structures and other technical information are important ingredients. In time, the installation grew, as has the number of users and functionality.
In the change control process, vital to Assa Abloy ES, the powerful workflow functionality of Advantum becomes the natural engine behind it. Advantum now gives Assa Abloy ES natural control and oversight over this extensive process. Many company functions are involved and Advantum enables traceability for all actions taken – and speeds the process if a drawing gets stuck along the chain.
Assa Abloy ES uses Advantum globally at their development centres in China, Czech Republic and USA thanks to Advantum’s ability to manage distributed file vaults.
Simplified daily routines and better quality assurance are two early factors that noticeably improved after installing Advantum. Advantum's functions for security and permissions controls enables users to always be sure of when, where and how documents and drawings are created and edited. The system supports Assa Abloy ES regular procedures, which means work flow becomes significantly easier to follow.