Is There Still a Need for Scan to CAD?
According to an AIIM post from Neale Stidolph, Head of Information Management, Lockheed Martin UK, at least one industry – oil and gas – still manages a great deal of paper in their engineering departments.
According to Mr. Stidoplph’s post “Most oil companies do not achieve data-centric engineering and do not practice engineering lifecycle management, though they may believe their engineering contractor does this for them. Records, drawings, specifications, datasheets and other documents are variously controlled, uncontrolled, lost, out of date, duplicated, rendered and generally not in an acceptable condition or one that can be used to advantage.”
Certainly, we find this to be true.
Our customer base contains several oil & gas companies who routinely come to us to have segments of their paper engineering drawings converted to digital, through the process of “Scan to CAD.”