What is this whitepaper about?
Document control may sound like a trivial part of a business process that project-driven engineering firms and Owner Operators must face. However, even those that consider this a large and daunting task may never take into consideration some of the most important aspects of an effective document control system.
It is true that an effective document control system reduces both time and risk for a project or organization that is motivated heavily by deadlines and accuracy. Maybe even more importantly, a document control system could be considered the silent and on-going concern of reducing risk.Read more
The Importance of a Document Control System
So, whether looking at project management during the development phase, during regularly scheduled maintenance, or during unscheduled repairs throughout the lifecycle of an oil & gas project, having up-to-date, as-built information is critical to reducing both the risks and the high costs associated with revisions to project documentation.
The lack of optimal document control can cost a company millions of dollars, cause safety threats to employees, and create health and safety concerns to both the environment and the people involved. Implementing strong engineering document management and/or document control systems can reduce the risks that engineering and Owner Operator companies face.
How to Choose an Effective Document Control System?
Based on our expertise, we can provide a few tips to help you choose an effective document control system.
- Get the right people involved.
- Know the difference between Engineering Data Management and document control.
- Determine your most important priorities.
- Look ahead.
- Do not be fooled, and do your homework.