with Stefano Beschi, IT Manager – Nicola Giaon, Manuals – Roberto Manganotto, Marketing of ICI Caldaie Spa
EKR allows you to build a single centralized database.
One of the main advantages of the system is that it leads you to manage only one data container, capable of ordering all the information, before divided between the various archives of the various company departments.
Even the translation management is very handy.
We appreciate the flexibility in generating and publishing different documents starting from a single master. With EKR we created the catalog and then we published it in 5-6 different language versions, maintaining a single graphic layout. The same for the technical manuals and for other documents that we intend to carry out, when we will be even better!
From a graphic point of view we work better than InDesign. With EKR we create established templates that are then reused, without having to get them back in each time. The uniformity that derives from it visually is definitely an improvement. Using InDesign released from the database always changed the details, the layout was never the same. Especially with the linguistic variants: in addiction to longer times, the document was never the same. With EKR, once the layout has been set, go away safely!
The centralization of the single data in the company is an organizational effort that surely costs, but it is a mandatory step. What you pay for otherwise is to always have redundancies and waste, not only of spaces for the storage of data but also of lost time in recovering what is actually the right information!
Having a central, aligned and maintained archive that is the only source of information is certainly the need of every company. Getting there from an organizational point of view is not easy, but it is the goal to aim for. We come from SAP, so we are already well established! EKR helps, indeed forces towards a solution of this type: it was a positive coercion! Giving too much freedom in these areas could be deleterious, if the purpose is to maintain an organized infrastructure and above all to guarantee the coherence of information.