InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise provides industry-specific engineering content management solutions for companies looking to optimize the management of their production assets, including plants, production facilities and infrastructure.
With InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise, organizations are assured that the latest revisions of the right documents are available to the right people, every time. Fully CAD platform-independent, InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise provides flexible revision management, workflow support for projects and single documents and a safe, secure environment for documents using a "Vault" concept. Based on a client/server architecture, InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise is scalable from a departmental solution up to division level, and is the ECM solution of choice for teams of any size.
New Features in InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise 2008
The latest version of InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise comes feature-packed with email integration, configurable folder types, enhanced user management and support for the latest CAD software.
The new 2008 version provides Microsoft Outlook integration. A new toolbar inside Microsoft Outlook enables storing email messages and their attachments directly into the InnoCielo vault.
In InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise 2008, Microsoft Outlook integration is accompanied by the new InnoCielo Email Manager module. This module provides automated handling of emails via configurable rule sets. Email messages and their attachments can be automatically classified and stored in the InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise vault. The InnoCielo Email Manager is compatible with all email servers that support the common IMAP protocol, amongst which the Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes servers.
As another new feature, Folder Types offers configurable property pages, wizards and commands on folders in the InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise vault. The properties of folders are inherited by the documents they contain, even in lower levels of the Explorer folder structure. Folder Types can be used to organize documents in intelligent groups. For example: all assets related documentation can be stored in an asset folder, or Folder Types can be used for projects, where project-related documents are grouped in a project folder.
InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise 2008 provides the capability to define users and groups in combination with Microsoft Active Directory, facilitating integration in large enterprises. Users and user groups can both be replicated from corporate user data present in Microsoft Active Directory and can be created directly in the InnoCielo Administrator utility without burdening corporate user administration resources.
The new extended Data Import Tool allows the easy importing of batches of documents and their metadata by the InnoCielo user.
InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise 2008 also comes with updated application integration support for:
ADWF offers a rich set of workflow features that can be implemented through configuration. Features such as configurable workflow, parallel review, logging and email notification allow for complex workflow implementations without the need to resort to programming. ADWF has been developed in response to InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise being used more and more in ever-larger implementations in the asset management environment where advanced workflow features have become much more important. This major product enhancement also meets increasing regulatory demands for more stringent document management procedures (design, implementation and auditability).
The BriefCase feature now provides an additional industry standard format to exchange CAD files and assemblies (and other documents) with associated meta-data and references between sites or engineering teams. The Open BriefCase format (a ZIP archive) does not require the receiver to have InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise, InnoCielo TeamWork or InnoCielo View in place to use it and to return an updated BriefCase. This enables document exchange with external parties and other document management systems. Instead of a ZIP archive other formats can also be plugged in.
InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise 2006 introduced the possibility to execute ultra-fast full text searches on document contents and document attributes. Full text search is implemented using Microsoft® Index Server technology and file type specific filters.
InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise provides advanced capabilities for viewing & redlining, plus the capability to synchronize properties between MicroStation drawings and InnoCielo properties.
InnoCielo's Office Client user interface has been overhauled to fit contemporary productivity standards and user expectations. With this design revamp, the Office Client now offers the same user interface as the Power User.
New API functionality enables companies to customize their ECM system for time-managed, complete removal of documents from the vault. This guarantees that only documents are stored, managed and used for as long as they are supposed to in order to maintain compliance in a regulated environment.
The latest versions of Oracle and Microsoft RDBMS systems are now supported in InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise.