The roots of the Chapoo service can be found in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction world. Architects and designers needed an easy way to share CAD models with engineers, construction professionals and building owners / operators, who in turn were not eager to acquire expensive CAD software just to be able to view or print the drawings. Since then the service has been vastly expanded based on the feedback and ideas of thousands of AEC professionals, contractors and consultants using the service on a daily basis to improve the productivity of the projects they are collaborating on. The Chapoo service has also proven its robustness and ability to handle projects with vast amounts of Building Information Modeling (BIM) documents and data, both in the design phase for construction companies or in the operations phase for commercial property management firms.
Design document control in medical devices usually extends beyond a company’s own quality management system, reaching into a bigger ecosystem that includes external engineering firms, contract manufacturers, and sub-system suppliers. With Chapoo, document review, annotation, and approval can follow strict policies and procedures that are expressed in customizable electronic workflows with restricted access rights -role based or named- and audit trails of who reviewed, commented on, annotated, or electronically signed off on what. The powerful support of over 90 document-, CAD drawing-, and image file formats assures that companies can keep the entire process inside the system.
Many local or regional government agencies have a need to manage processes, such as e.g. development plan reviews. These processes involve the requirement to acquire information from and share it with an extended team of both internal and external collaborators, and the ability to finely tune individual’s right to access and edit documents. The ability to quickly and flexibly ramp up, or down, one’s usage of the Chapoo service as demanded by the duration and specifics of individual projects is a major benefit compared to in-house solutions.
The handling of cases by law firms is another prime example of the need for comprehensive project collaboration. When handled the old way, cases with large numbers of documents often lead to information overload or confusion. Some typical examples … which is the most recent version of a document, who has reviewed and approved it, where are the photographs of the evidence? The comprehensive document and data management capabilities of the Chapoo service allow attorneys, paralegals, external experts, etc., to smoothly collaborate to move along cases in a timely fashion.