Michigan Department of Transportation
Michigan Runs on Project Wise
Lansing, Michigan, United States
The business objective for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
was to reduce paper processes, increase efficiencies, and add accountability
to project teams. With 1. 4 million documents, 320,000 folders, 186 document
states, and 38 workflows, MDOT decided to run on Project Wise. MDOT
extended its use of Project Wise outside of the CAD environment to save money
and improve processes.
Project Wise has allowed MDOT to develop low-cost IT solutions that would
have previously been solved with custom-built software at a higher price. The
workflows in place are saving an estimated $3 million per year in reduced
travel, printing, scanning, mailing costs, and hands-on time. The audit trails
have made staff accountable for tasks and provided the means to produce
automated corporate measurements of critical processes.
Philadelphia Water Department
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The Philadelphia Water Department designs and manages a $50 million annual
capital improvement program. Project information was scattered, however,
with CAD files on one server, specifications on another, paper folders in various
places, and documents saved on individual hard drives. The department had a
project management system that tied into the as-built document management
system, but it needed one integrated engineering content management system.
Project Wise provided the solution without replicating data. When a
Project Wise folder is created, project metadata is pulled from the project
management system and incorporated in the project folder. Links to and from
the project management system enable users to retrieve data from either
location. A street centerline-based system, the document management system
has an interface that allows users to search for projects geospatially. As a
result, project-specific content is accessible from any system.