#ISAutowk: Help for vendor document process from TransactVDR

TransactVDR is launching its industrial documentation interface after successful beta testing at ISA Automation Week in Mobile. Their market focus is tagged equipment suppliers (manufacturers and reps) struggling with complex requirements for vendor data and drawing submissions.

TransactVDR minimises the manual work required to deliver project documentation. As customer document systems become more complex, the document formatting and submission requirements for project documentation have become more stringent. The new company provides an interface to simplify this process, effectively providing an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solution for industrial project documentation.

“There is an enormous advantage for project engineering departments to adopt digital document workflow and approval processes.” says Brad Bowyer, Founder, TransactVDR. “The same advantage does not apply to manufacturing test data. These documents need only be created and archived. Generally, there is minimal (if any) meta data stored with these documents, so the vendors must rely on manual processing to deliver these documents in the required formats”

TransactVDR accommodates any level of document sophistication for either party; from supporting web services/XML interfaces, to working with more typical “print and file” systems. The two sides of the interchange do not need to change their current document management practices. They can now apply significant automation to a once manual process.

More than EDI, TransactVDR manages the entire scope of document supply for a project. Upon initiation of a project, TransactVDR builds and manages the entire document index. The system tracks the approval status, current location, transaction history and due dates for every unique document. It appends customer specific cover-pages to every document upon submission, and manages the creation of all document compilations (record books, dossiers, etc…). TransactVDR supports project access for external parties (when enabled by users).

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About Eoin Ó Riain

Sé Read-out iris uaithoibríoch, ionstraim agus stiúradh na hÉireann agus an "Signpost" a áit ar an idirlín! Read-out is Ireland's journal of automation, instrumentation and control and the Instrumentation Signpost is it's web presence.
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