Volume 6, Number 39 -- October 3, 2006

Wabash Taps ACOM For Content Management

Published: October 3, 2006

by Alex Woodie

Wabash Technologies, a car parts manufacturer, will soon go live with a content management solution from ACOM Solutions, called EZContentManager, to streamline the way it archives and stores documents, and also to help it comply with new government regulations.

Based in Huntington, Indiana, Wabash Technologies makes and sells more than 20 million sensors and 5 million fuel injection stators/actuators per year through two domestic facilities and three international locations. The company, which uses the BPCS ERP system, already used two other ACOM products, including EZeDocs/400 and EZPayManager/400, before selecting EZContentManager.

For the last year, Wabash has been putting together a new document retention policy that would accommodate new government regulations as well as the company's own requirements for archiving and rapid retrieval of corporate documents, says Mariano Vilches, the IT manager with Wabash.

"We have been using a proprietary solution to manage documents such as invoices, accounts payable, and accounts receivable, but it was less efficient than we had hoped," Vilches says. "When we found EZContentManager, we realized that we could put both activities onto a single platform, and that our search and retrieval operations would be accelerated significantly."

Vilches cited several benefits of the EZContentManager system, which runs on a Windows server and delivers a Web interface. These benefits include: a friendly interface, support for the PDF format, and more fine-tuned searching capabilities. "We will be able to find documents faster," he says. "The previous system tended to search everything associated with a particular number and since we have many systems, the number could be associated with many documents."

The migration from the OS/400-based content management system to the Windows-based EZContentManager is expected to be completed by the middle of the fourth quarter.

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