At Opentree, we are proud of the long-standing relationships we have developed with some of our customers. In volatile industries such as steel, engineering and construction, there can often be a steady stream of mergers, acquisitions and disposals. However, I am pleased to say, Opentree’s products and people can be a constant source of support during times of change. For example, we have been working for TSP Engineering‘s design and manufacturing operations over more than 25 years of corporate change.
As a new case study just published to our website shows, our relationship with TSP stretches back to 1993. As TSA Advet, we helped TSP implement its first document management system. Around a decade letter, we helped with a migration to our own Cabinet solution, and the Workington-based company has been using our platform ever since.
During this time, TSP has undergone several changes of ownership and developed different relationships with sister companies. Throughout, Opentree has been the system of choice for James Critchley’s team at Workington, but other group businesses used different technologies.
TSP Engineering values Opentree consultancy support
However, when the time came to consolidate information into one system at Workington, James also asked the Opentree consultancy team, led by Jayne Squires (right), to help with a substantial information migration. Jayne’s team successfully migrated what turned out to be 63,270 folders and 123,685 documents and associated metadata. This was previously hosted on a Bentley ProjectWise system deployed by a York-based British Steel sister company.
And it’s not just been about managing design information held in CAD files. Over time, Cabinet has become TSP’s “workhorse,” managing everything from Microsoft Office Word documents and Excel spreadsheets to thousands of photographs. James says:
“It is especially good for managing workflows, at displaying a document’s history, and for document control. While we originally implemented the system to support our CAD files, it also now manages all our project information, for all our contracts. As our requirements have grown and business needs have changed, the system has flexed accordingly, holding many different file types, including Microsoft Excel and Word files, as well as our design deliverables.”