There are those things you HAVE to do and those things you WANT to do. And so it is with document management. Energy companies HAVE to comply with certain regulatory requirements, but I propose that effective document management does more than just keep the lights on.
The many business applications of the PDF standard
From compliance to collaboration, from ingestion including classification to archiving, advanced applications of PDF technology allow organizations in the Energy sphere to automate a number of critical business processes in support of corporate and industry mandates. Not only can Advanced Rendering help those companies comply with regulations, but they can help them comply faster, easier and with just less fuss.
What if you could easily share CAD designs with internal and external stakeholders, regardless of viewing platform? How about compressing files to the point that a great deal less bandwidth and a great deal less money is needed? Or automatically archiving critical materials so they are easily accessible and shared years and years down the road? All possible with Advanced Rendering.
Adlib had the privilege of sponsoring a recent webinar hosted by NIRMA, where our partner McLaren Software joined NIRMA to explore the various applications of the PDF standard for the Energy and specifically the nuclear industry, and hinted briefly at the next major version of PDF – 2.0! From 3D PDF for modifications in nuclear plants to managing TIFF files to applying digital signatures and OCR for better searchability, we enjoyed an hour of informative discussion on the state of the industry. Keep them coming NIRMA!
What lies ahead for PDF and Nuclear?
A lot of exciting stuff actually! With the continuing innovation and evolution of the PDF standard, Energy companies are applying this standard in a variety of ways, like making sharing CAD files easier, accelerating the process of archiving with automation and integrating multiple systems with a shared services approach to document management, all while maintaining the fidelity of the original documents.