Stretch-Tubing Manufacturer Chooses Cincom ECM to Manage Enterprise-Wide Content
PARIS – September 8, 2010 – Worldwide EDM/ECM software provider, Cincom Systems, announces today that Salzgitter Mannesmann Précision has selected Cincom ECM for the management of their enterprise-wide content.
Salzgitter Mannesmann Précision GmbH, the new European market leader in precision tubing was created following the acquisition of Vallourec Précision Etirage (VPE) by Salzgitter AG. Its French subsidiary, Salzgitter Mannesmann Précision Etirage SAS (SMPE), manufactures and sells welded and non-welded stretch tubing from its four French factories.
Following the acquisition by the Salzgitter Group, SMPE Tubes recognized a need to reorganize the management of all of its operational and transactional documents, as a result of replacing Lotus Notes with Microsoft Exchange.
The objective of the project, lead by the Content Management department was to implement an ECM platform for the management and storage of content throughout the company.
Cincom ECM will be used as a reference point for all of the operational and transactional documents from numerous departments including R & D, Purchasing, and Environment and Quality in excess of 300 users.
By the end of 2010, a joint portal using Cincom ECM will allow 1250 French staff to easily access the documents stored in a repository.
In addition to the functional innate qualities of Cincom ECM, SMPE will benefit from:
- its simplicity of use and deployment
- an improvement in document access and exchange between departments
- a new autonomy for users
- easy integration with other applications
Caroline Witmer, SMP Knowledge Sharing Manager, was impressed with ECM’s many proven benefits. “Cincom ECM has been chosen for its flexibility of use and deployment and for the improvement of our autonomy,” she said. “We were impressed by the business knowledge demonstrated by the Cincom team and their ease to forecast our future requirements.”
Didier Romeu, Cincom Document Solutions Business Development Director, added, “We are very happy to add a market leader to our Cincom ECM client list. Cincom ECM demonstrates its ability to help companies to optimize content management across their organization. As well as its functional qualities, the flexibility, ease-of-use and ergonomy of Cincom ECM are real differentiating factors.”
About Cincom ECM
Cincom ECM is a content management application package capable of managing a company’s documents, transactional content and various associated life cycles. Easy to use, integrate and deploy, Cincom ECM joins the best of two worlds combining Open Source and editing expertise. Cincom ECM also responds to the growing needs of collaboration, improving the agility of the business and decision-making processes and ensures regulatory compliance. The areas of application are numerous since Cincom ECM can address any need to reference documents and manage their distribution and life cycle and the subsequent workflow.
As a leading manufacturer of stretched welded and non-welded precision steel tubing, Salzgitter Mannesmann Précision offers a wide range of products and services. Its integration to the Salzgitter Group enables the company to achieve greater efficiency from the raw material to the finished product, due partially to the synergy effect of its various subsidiaries. SMP is present in the automobile, engineering (hydraulic and mechanical) and energy industries.
For 42 years, Cincom has helped thousands of clients worldwide by solving complex business problems with its software and services.
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