Hello all! We have a storage area filled with cabinets filled with paper! We are running out of room! We have decided to have them scanned, as we are required to hold onto this data forever + 5 years by the FAA! ;) We are talking about 15,000 folders, 5 to 20 pages per folder. Since our mfg order numbers are unique (MFA3450, MTZ5060, etc) I thought a network directory per MO, then within the directory have each document related to the MO. The MAPICS routers are between 1 to 12 pages, there are also various certification documents and typically an 11X17 drawing. I don't see the need to index (read: software/database) or put much intelligence behind the names of the files, ex: within folder MFG3450, docs would be MFG3450-1.pdf, MFG3450-2.pdf, etc. I plan to create a folder list, publish it in Integrator, include a button to open the directory for browsing & viewing. We did the same for our mfg drawing quite successfully, approx 10,000 dwgs available in Integrator!! We may be retiring that our old Oracle PDM system as a result! Since this is rarely accessed historical data I wanted to keep it simple. I was curious as to the thoughts or current experiences any of you have with this documentation dilemma. Thanks in advance for your comments....james
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