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M-Files Selected by Link Engineering for Mgmt of Vehicle Component Design, Manufacturing & Testing Documentation

19 Mar, 2013

Dallas, TX - March 19, 2013 - M-Files Inc., the developer of M-Files metadata-powered cloud, on-premise, and hybrid enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, today announced that Link Engineering, a multinational company that designs and manufactures precision test equipment and provides comprehensive testing services for the transportation industry, is deploying M-Files to more effectively manage its quality documentation and associated processes.

Established in 1935, Link Engineering develops solutions based on advanced technology to serve the transportation sector including the passenger car, truck, trailer, bus, motorcycle, aircraft, railway, military and off-road vehicle industries.

Prior to M-Files, Link Engineering was using traditional Windows network folders that contained tens of thousands of quality-related documents. With M-Files, the company's staff can not only find quality documents and information pertaining to test procedures much more quickly and easily, but they can also create relationships between families of documents and projects while M-Files automatically maintains all file versions and ensures the employees always access the correct  version. In addition, Link Engineering can establish access permissions and workflows to improve document control and maintain confidentiality.

"With M-Files, we can build our own metadata cards specifically for the information we feel is most important to us based on the document type. We can also create customized views based on metadata to provide better insight on specific projects," said Jerry Curtis, Director of Test Operations at Link Engineering. "As a result, M-Files makes the process of conducting tests and issuing reports to our customers much more accurate, reliable and timely.”

Link Engineering has adopted rigorous quality assurance processes and adheres to internationally recognized quality standards, including ISO 17025 which specifically addresses the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Additionally, Link Engineering is a defense contractor and must maintain ITAR (International Traffic and Arms Regulations) compliance. The M-Files implementation will assist in ensuring that the company can continue to provide the highest quality products and services to its customers with the appropriate balance of control and efficiency.

"All of our quality documents and files are structured under ISO 17025, and we found M-Files to be a superior solution for ensuring we can consistently fulfill the documentation requirements associated with this industry standard," added Curtis.

"The unique metadata-driven architecture of M-Files gives Link Engineering the power and flexibility to not only become more efficient in managing their testing processes and quality control documentation, but also to securely and reliably control access to confidential information and automate workflows to ensure specific compliance-related processes are followed," said Greg Milliken, president of M-Files Inc. "With M-Files, Link Engineering has simplified regulatory procedures, streamlined processes, improved information exchange and reduced administrative overhead. Personnel have quick access to the right information when it's needed, so they're better informed and remain on task, and as a result, their teams work together more effectively and produce higher quality work."

About Link Engineering
Link Engineering Company is a multinational company dedicated to the design and manufacture of precision test equipment and provides comprehensive testing services for a wide variety of vehicle and other mechanical components. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, Link Engineering maintains offices and test laboratories throughout the world. Link Engineering systems are recognized as an industry standard for many test applications. For more information, visit www.linkeng.com.

About M-Files Inc.
M-Files enterprise content management (ECM) solutions transform how businesses manage, secure and share information with a unique metadata-driven approach that organizes and processes content based on what it is, rather than where it resides. Thousands of businesses in over 100 countries use M-Files on-premise, in the cloud or in hybrid environments to improve productivity and quality, and to ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards, including companies such as AstraZeneca, Parker Hannifin, and EADS. For more information, visit www.m-files.com.

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