Staying focused on your core expertise is the key to success and when you’re employing highly paid engineers then you want them to work on things that really matter. Instead of spending their time on repetitive routine drafting and file conversion let them work on product development and innovation. Leave the routing engineering tasks to GrabCAD.
There are questions that keep coming up when we discuss using outsourcing CAD services with different companies. We’ve taken this feedback and addressed the issues to turn a weakness into a strength.
"Intellectual property is our competitive advantage and we must keep in in-house"
GrabCAD takes intellectual property very seriously. We’ve built a process where only engineer who has signed an NDA can get access to client projects and related materials. The sole purpose of this NDA is protection of the intellectual property of our clients. We also track all engineers who have been attached to any project so at any time we know the circle of people who have viewed any materials.
It is worth stating that client project files will not be added to the CAD library that our members maintain, and all project related documents are located on a secure server.
"We don’t have the time to outsource, it takes too much time explaining and we have too much work to do"
Outsourcing, like delegation, takes effort but it pays off in the end. Just like you need to delegate your tasks to be able to focus on the important things and stay effective, you need to take the time required to start outsourcing successfully. It helps to split the task up into small steps.
GrabCAD is here to help you outsource the routine engineering work - repetitive tasks that can be explained once. Preparation in the beginning pays off - this means less questions and mis-understandings, and eventually better results.
We have one promise - deliver work in 48 working hours. So even if you invest a little more time upfront preparing the instructions, the speed of delivery and ease of scaling the work pays off really fast. Our simple order form answers all the necessary questions to get us going and online project management tool ensures you have good overview of the progress of each of your order.
GrabCAD’s engineers are placed around the world and we deliver work 24/7. Think of us as the always-on virtual engineer.
"Does your engineer have the skill, knowledge and experience needed for my job?"
One of the key advantage we have is the large pool of engineers we can use for any job. Our database contains the details of over 2700 engineers (as of 25th of April, 2011) so when an order comes in we can match it to the best engineer(s) based on their location, software skills, industry, experience, rating, language skills, previous performance.
Large community and good understanding of each members skill set is one of GrabCAD’s key advatages.
Our customers have said, that GrabCAD is of major help when their own engineers are too busy with new projects and certain jobs just need to get done. We make CAD services in 48 hours possible.
Several other important questions have been answered in our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you want to hear more about our customer’s experience, case studies or discuss specifics of your company and work then please get in touch.
Lauri Põldre, Sales Director