Roofing firm lets Linux shelter wayward documents

Monday, September 20 2004 @ 11:37 PM CST

Contributed by: Linegod


A London, Ont.-based firm that had previously used a proprietary document storage system and ordinary filing cabinets has chosen open source software to provide document management capabilities to its salespersons, project managers and designers.

London Roof Truss, which produces pre-engineered roof and floor trusses for contractors, homebuilders and lumberyards, had been storing its documents on Microsoft Windows NT Server, but the absence of management tools had thwarted efforts to prevent documents from getting lost or being accidentally deleted, according to Wayne Bilger, the company's systems administrator. And while hard-copy documents were being stored in filing cabinets, the time spent searching for these documents hampered employee productivity and impeded customer service.

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