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Every day, engineers and other technical professionals rely on a wide range of knowledge to improve operational performance, reduce risk, and drive innovation.
Companies have spent millions on information management systems to capture information needed by engineers, scientists and researchers. Yet technical professionals are still drowning in a sea of internal and external content, little of it organized in a way that helps them drive productivity or innovation. Worse, some of the best information in those systems is never found by the engineers that need it most.
IHS helps organizations accelerate productivity, improve problem solving and innovate ahead of competition by giving engineers and other technical professionals access to relevant knowledge – inside and outside the organization – and advanced research and problem-solving tools.
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Effectively manage internal and industry standards across the enterprise
Today’s complex engineering environments demand a new level of engineering excellence that hinges on having ready access to trusted engineering knowledge, standards and specifications. Industry studies suggest that more than 40% of an engineer’s time is spent just gathering information, instead of applying that knowledge to value-added activities.
IHS standards management solutions uniquely help companies:
Providing single-source access to trusted, authoritative technical reference
When engineers have access to trusted, authoritative reference content from leading publishers, they make decisions faster and with the confidence that they are using industry best practices. IHS offers engineers, researchers, scientists and related professionals single-point access to the essential technical content needed at each stage of the project lifecycle. With IHS Knowledge Collections, engineers get precise answers from more than 100 million documents drawn from validated content sources — across industries and fields of science. Using IHS Knowledge Collections helps you:
Deliver better products and projects, faster
IHS Goldfire’s advanced knowledge discovery tools and proven innovation tools and methods streamline research and accelerate innovation:
The Intranet solution for managing your IHS content
Residing behind your firewall, IHS IntraSource delivers millions of technical standards documents and your internal documents—all in a safe and secure environment. With user-defined search and interface tools to accommodate internal control, IHS IntraSource assures standards management, enables a multi-lingual user base and provides insightful usage reporting. IntraSource allows you to:
Achieve success through single-source standards management
IHS Internal Standards Management provides robust options for storing, controlling, revising and tracking your internal and IHS documentation. Built with the specifications and requirements you provide, the Internal Standards Management solution supports fully integrated internal and external standards and documents for better interconnectivity, more relevant results, and better collaboration among you and your third-party suppliers.
Internal Standards Management can supply you with:
A Fortune 500 aerospace company that is addressing industry-wide engineering and knowledge retention challenges -- by using a new system to harness internal and external technical information and derive new ideas across numerous projects -- reports a 10-fold return on investment within the first year.Learn more about our client’s successes
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Imagine giving your engineers back 15 percent of their time to solve problems and innovate. In this video, IHS Product Design VP Chad Hawkinson discusses how leading-edge companies in multiple industry sectors are harnessing the power of unified information access for their engineers to drive innovation, resolve issues and deliver products to market ahead of the competition.View Video