Houston, Texas - January 4, 2014 - ACAD-Plus has been awarded a contract to implement a comprehensive facilities drawing/document management solution at McGill University. Following a focused Needs Analysis process, ACAD-Plus will proceed to build a prototype solution to house McGill’s facilities drawings and documents. Once the prototype solution has been validated a process for migrating documents from McGill’s legacy OCE system. More than 100,000 documents will be migrated into the new Meridian Enterprise vault. Integration between Meridian and FAMIS will be developed as part of the initial release of the Meridian Enterprise solution into the McGill environment. The solution will then be expanded for use to additional departments within McGill University in a multi-phase approach.
About McGill University
McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from some 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country. McGill was founded in 1821 thanks to a generous bequest by James McGill, and since then, we've grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 11 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and more than 37,500 students. The University also partners with four affiliated teaching hospitals to graduate over 1,000 health care professionals each year.
McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. Ernest Rutherford's Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at McGill, part of a long tradition of innovation on our campuses that includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas. Today our professors are building the new field of epigenetics, developing alternative energy sources from crop plants and driving human achievement in every field imaginable. Our 250,000+ graduates form a vast global network, with many alumni reaching the top of their professions as Supreme Court Justices, award-winning authors and musicians, astronauts and more.
In addition to a stellar faculty, McGill is known for attracting the brightest students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world. McGill students have the highest average entering grades in Canada, and our commitment to fostering the very best has helped our students win more national and international awards on average than their peers at any other Canadian university. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship has gone to a nation-leading 136 McGill students.
The ability to balance academic excellence with the extracurricular is another hallmark of the McGill student. In addition to a rich athletic tradition that includes many Olympians and the birth of hockey and football, thousands of McGill students participate in the hundreds of clubs, associations and community groups that enrich Montreal and contribute to a vibrant campus life.
About ACAD-Plus, Inc.
ACAD-Plus is a full-service firm specializing in best-of-class Document Management, Engineering Content Management, and Integrated Workplace Management Systems software and services in the Facilities Management industry. ACAD-Plus is a premier Solutions Partner for BlueCielo ECM Solutions, focusing on the unique document management challenges in the Higher Education Facilities Management environment. ACAD Plus developed IntelliModules to enhance BlueCielo's Meridian software to match the integration requirements of our Higher Education Facilities Management customers. This solution integrates Meridian with existing Project Management, Maintenance Management, and Space Management systems. ACAD-Plus also developed FMG Plus, the most powerful and flexible solution for linking AutoCAD drawings to facilities management data. To round-off our full-service approach we provide "as-built" field verification and drafting services, having documented more than 400 million square feet of facilities worldwide.