Formtek® Announces Delivery of the First Phase of an Alfresco® Content Management and Workflow Solution to the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
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Press release date: September 26, 2013
CONCORD, Calif. – Formtek, Inc., a leading provider of document and content management solutions for over two decades, announced today that it had delivered the first phase of a content management system for use by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI).
OCALI serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments and traumatic brain injuries. OCALI's mission is to build state- and system-wide capacity to improve outcomes for individuals with autism and low-incidence disabilities through leadership, training and professional development, technical assistance, collaboration and technology.
OCALI resources are widely used by parents, groups and institutions from across all of the US, and in 101 different countries. Formtek was retained to provide a technology solution, based on the Alfresco One content platform, to help with the management of OCALI's large collection of educational and training documents and videos, and to automate processes associated with these resources.
After analyzing OCALI's requirements, Formtek installed, configured and tuned Alfresco, and developed a number of customizations, highlighted by a rigorous workflow process. The workflow automates the Integrated Systems Task (IST) Request process, beginning with a request for a video, through all steps of approval, scripting, production and uploading of the video to the web. Optimizing the video request and production process required customizations to the content model and forms, automatic folder creation during the workflow, and custom dashlets, dashboards, and data lists. As a key part of this engagement, Formtek implemented methods to record the time spent per workflow task (using data lists) and to associate in-process and completed requests with their workflow history, including a record of all documents used in the process. Planned enhancements to the solution will include automation of other OCALI workflow processes within Alfresco.
"It has been a pleasure working with Formtek," said Larry Sexton, OCALI IT Specialist in charge of the project. "They took the time to understand our needs, and then crafted an excellent solution that has enabled us to spend more time getting work done correctly, and to waste much less time trying to manually manage the process. The amount of labor hours the Formtek solution is saving us is unbelievable, and you just can't put a price on that."
"Formtek is very pleased to add a prestigious organization such as OCALI to our growing client list," said Dennis M. Scanlon, Formtek's President and COO. "Our organization recently celebrated its 30th year of successfully delivering document and content management solutions. We offer that experience and our deepest commitment to OCALI, as we do to all of our clients, in meeting their requirements and goals."
For three decades, Formtek has been providing mission-critical Enterprise Document and Content Management solutions and services to some of the most demanding industrial operations in the world. Our capabilities and experience have helped both small organizations as well as large global enterprises manage their most important information assets. Formtek solutions address real, day-to-day engineering data management, document management, content management, records management, and secure collaboration requirements for worldwide customers in a growing number of markets, including manufacturing, aerospace, defense, telecommunication, utility, and government. To learn more about Formtek, visit http://www.formtek.com.
Mr. Victor Malespina, Formtek Inc.