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Harvey Jones focuses on flexibility with ArtiCAD online
CAD software for the KBB sector, ArtiCAD, has developed an online server-based version of its flagship product, ArtiCAD-Pro, to provide an extremely flexible and cost-effective means of deploying the software across an organisation.
Companies choosing this option can benefit from savings in both time and money for hardware maintenance, the ability to scale usage up or down as required and immediate centralised deployment of software updates and new catalogues.
Harvey Jones Kitchens, an ArtiCAD user for seven years, has recently implemented this new server-based online environment, which has been designed to work on any device with an internet connection. The new system provides Harvey Jones with improved access to files across the company - ensuring, for example, that if a designer is away on holiday, their designs are easily accessible by a colleague who can make changes and continue to liaise with the client. The company also has a shared company drive.
"This is a particularly valuable development for me," says Susan Clark, Training Consultant at Harvey Jones. "New designers are able to store their files on the shared drive. I can then easily access them and work with the designer on any problems they may be experiencing to reach a quick and effective solution - both for them and for their customer."
About 60 designers use ArtiCAD-Pro on a daily basis whilst a number of the company's administrative staff also use it from time to time to amend a design, if the original designer is not available. The software is also used by Harvey Jones for any new showroom developments to plan the new layout and individual design areas.
With its Cambridgeshire-based workshop established for more than 30 years, Harvey Jones Kitchens now has 29 showrooms across the UK - with plans to open more. The company has established a well-earned reputation for premium quality durable carpentry combined with thoughtful design, and a commitment to excellent customer service. Every kitchen is individually designed to meet the needs of the owners - and ArtiCAD-Pro is at the heart of the company's expanding business.
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2nd May 2014