Aussie startup launches hosted SharePoint DM

Seeing a gap in the Australian market, Nathan Harman and Steve Nelson have teamed up to offer a new hosted, document management solution for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries. The new joint venture, AEC Docuflow, will offer the Cadac Organice suite of engineering document management solutions hosted by Harman’s company Zettaserve.

AEC Docuflow has signed a partnership agreement to resell the Cadac Organice suite of products with Cadac Organice APAC, distributor of Cadac Organice BV. Cadac is a Microsoft Partner Network member with gold and silver competencies and the developer of Cadac Organice, a SharePoint based solution for engineering document management and document control.

Steve Nelson, Sales Director of AEC Docuflow, commented: “Having evaluated several Electronic Document Management and SharePoint based solutions, we believe that the Cadac Organice suite offers clients an industry leading feature set. Cadac Organice has over 25 years experience in the engineering document management field, and this plainly shows through in the depth of functionality they have developed.

“The solution integrates with all of the leading CAD systems, providing reference file management and seamless title block integration. Users can view, redline and compare document versions through the integrated viewer without the need for the originating CAD software licenses. It handles time consuming industry specific tasks such as transmittals with ease. In addition, being based on SharePoint allows our company to further build on the solution in areas such as company intranets and client portals.”

Nathan Harman managing director of ZettaServe added: “By combining Cadac Organice and SharePoint with the ZettaGrid cloud hosting offering and monthly SaaS licensing options we have created an affordable solution for small and mid market AEC organisations We are delighted to furt her expand and complement our group’s services via the AEC Docuflow offering.”

John Kerford, Regional Sales Manager Cadac Organice APAC said: "We are very pleased to have AEC Docuflow selling and supporting Cadac Organice here in Australia. We see enormous potential in this market place and look forward to working with Steve Nelson and his team."

The solution incorporates industry templates and workflows and a pre-established SharePoint environment. When combined with the hosting service, they offer rapid implementation whilst also reducing upfront establishment costs.

It can be coupled with on-premise scanning or this can also be outsourced to a scanning bureau. For enquiries contact

Meanwhile, Cadac Organice has just introduced a SharePoint framework for the mining industry. Over the years, it has been implemented worldwide by several mining companies, mining projects and suppliers to the mining industry. Examples are Exxarro, Koniambo Nickel SAS(a joint venture between the government of New Caledonia and Xstrata Nickel and executed by Hatch and Technip), and Sinclair Knight Merz, providing engineering consulting services to the mining industry.

Based on its experience with these companies, Cadac Organice has developed a SharePoint framework to manage all operational documents in mining projects, such as engineering (CAD), quality, regulatory, specifications, and vendor documents, procedures, policies and external communications.

The SharePoint document and content structure, as well as predefined libraries and lists, content and document types, metadata fields and values are aligned with policies and working methods in the mining industry. The framework gives mining companies a head start in using SharePoint and Cadac Organice for the engineering document management and document control needs.

The SharePoint mining framework is part of Cadac Organice Explorer (a smart client for Microsoft SharePoint and enhancing SharePoint with functionality for engineering document management), and available from May 1st, 2011.