Written by Lisa Polonski.
Success is a popular destination and never an easy road to traverse (nor should it be!). It takes building multiple pathways and continued construction to avoid delays in arriving at the destination – in this case, improved efficiency in the CAD department and thus additional return on your technology investments. when these continually maintained roads converge within your CAD department, you will arrive at your target of profitable success.
One of the roads leading to success is that of on-going training for CAD users. With the constant flow of software updates and the complexity of today’s software suites, CAD users need consistent training in order to take full advantage of software capabilities and to exercise standards and workflows that lead to increased efficiency.
A second road to success is that of technical expertise. It takes CAD professionals with years of experience to be able to analyze a CAD environment for efficiency, recognize workflow gaps, develop enhanced workflows, and sustain an infrastructure capable of supporting full software functionality. Only then can you reap the benefits of your technology investment with increased productivity – yielding a significant ROI.
With continued travels toward success is the third road – user support. CAD users are most productive in a supported environment. When problems arise, the significant wait time experienced when searching for solutions via software vendors results in not only frustration, but wasted time. CAD users need an expert at their fingertips that can troubleshoot snags and keep users as productive as possible while seeking and executing solutions.
Yet another road is that of good management practices. A good CAD manager has a shared vision of profitability, serves as the bridge that connects departments from design to production by sharing CAD knowledge, and works alongside IT and senior management to plan for future technology investments and maximum ROI. This vision is imparted to the team that this manager leads. The needs of the users and the CAD department as a whole are readily recognized and solutions delivered. A well-oiled machine works at maximum efficiency.
Managed Service Solutions
A managed CAD environment allows for the building and on-going maintenance of all roads that converge at success. Since this is a duty that requires the finesse of experience CAD professionals with the dedicated time out of production for full implementation, a managed services solution may be the key.
If you’d like to know more about the ROI resulting from these well-maintained and converging CAD roads and how CAD managed services may be the entrance ramp, visit www.EnvisionCAD.com, or give us a call at 608.836.3903. We’re ready to support the building and maintenance of your CAD roads to success by helping you maximize the efficiency of your technology investments.