DOCS Open finds wide acceptance in '97

DOCS Open finds wide acceptance in '97

As an indication of the growing implementation of document management tools in Australia, the local distributor of the DOCS Open system has recently reported several large new sites.

David Libesman, managing director of DOCS Open distributor Educom, said, "organisations are recognising the value of having records and document management."

Some installations over the past 12 months include:

* ACTEW, which supplies electricity and water to the Canberra community, has implemented a 900-seat solution based on DOCS Open and RecordMANAGER.

* Bankstown City Council selected the DOCS Enterprise Suite and RecordMANAGER after its main building was destroyed by fire.

* Cairns City Council has elected to adopt Educom's Records Management Solution for 200 users, with a plan for more than 500 users.

* The City of Melbourne has chosen Educom's solution to provide full electronic management of documents, including correspondence, forms, publications and periodicals, contracts, policy manuals and other office documents.

* Cooperative Bulk Handling (CBK), which handles more than one-third of Australia's average grain production, will roll out DOCS Open and RecordMANAGER to over 200 users.

* The Department of Health and Family Services is the main administrative body for Health Services around Australia. The Department has undergone a review of its information technology and has elected to implement DOCS Open and RecordMANAGER, to over 3000 users.

* The Gold Coast City Council has selected both applications for enterprise wide deployment across its three sites for over 1200 users.

* Goulburn Murray Water selected the tools for over 270 users.

* The Reserve Bank of Australia has initiated a Pilot of both solutions after going out to tender for a document and records management system in early 1997.

* Western Power Corporation has elected to implement Educom's solution to approximately 1000 users.

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