Saint-Etienne EPA (Établissement public d'Aménagement) originated in January 2007 from a partnership between the State and the Local authorities ( St-Etienne City, St-Etienne Metropolis, Departmental Council of the Loire, Rhône-Alpes Region) in order to accelerate the St-Etienne’s urban renewal.

On the territory of 970 hectares and with a budget of 255 M € over 7 years, St-Etienne EPA is responsible for accelerating progress, urban renewal and economic development. It helps to enhance the St-Etienne territorial activity within the Lyon metropolitan area.

The project :

In 2015 St-Etienne EPA initiated a call for tenders for a DMS collaborative platform with multiple functionalities :

  • Efficient management of the document repository
  • Collaborative work and document sharing
  • Configurable electronic validation system (workflow)
  • OCR dematerialization brick (including invoices) coupled with DMS
  • etc.

Beyond the functional needs, St-Etienne EPA required an open platform, which could be integrated into its business applications. After several phases of selection (call for applications, call for tenders, presentation), the St-Etienne EPA tests GoFAST during a several months POC.

Attracted by the involvement and responsiveness of the CEO-Vision team in the project, the St-Etienne EPA chose the GoFAST platform among many competitors, thus strengthening the collaboration and the efficiency of its teams. Proximity to customer-users also played an important role. CEO-Vision is proud to win a tender of such magnitude, where the involvement and skills of the teams were as important as the quality of the solution.

The major stages, such as the recovery of existing data and the massive dematerialization of all documents are already announced and will be carried out by CEO-Vision and its partners from the start of the project.

Nos Clients-Utilisateurs témoignent...

  • From a documentary standpoint, the solution notably replaces file servers. With these, in addition to the difficulty of setting up access rights, the information duplication rate was 4 or 5, or even more. Folder trees multiplied, document versioning was impossible. There was a wealth of information, but an overall loss of knowledge.

    Chief Information Officer and Digital Uses @ Occitania region

  • We always use the GoFAST solution with great satisfaction; We have all been telecommuting since mid-March 2020 and we do not encounter any difficulties.

    As with any change, the adoption of GoFAST asked everyone to change their habits, but quickly the use of the platform - very reliable - won everyone's support.

  • CEO-Vision has successfully combined some of the best Open Source “bricks” to provide the GoFAST solution. It, coupled with the efficiency and sense of service of its teams, allows us to tackle one of the aspects of our digital transformation with confidence.

  • Portrait Samira El Keffi

    Besides the fact that the GoFAST solution is simply great, I also particularly appreciate the collaboration with the CEO team who has always been very responsive and attentive to the specific needs of our organization.

    Organizational Development coordinator @Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency

  • The choice of Open Source has not only been a political choice but also economic, because the proprietary solutions of major editors are too expensive when the number of users is large.

    In the end, standards "smooth" complexity and allow interoperability. With GoFAST, we have the best of both worlds!

    Chief Executive Officer @ Botanic, the natural gardening

  • Portrait Bénédicte Speidel

    GoFAST has revolutionized the way of working at Enabel and especially to collaborate in the digital age, thanks to its applications that allow to manage thousands of documents on a single platform; to edit online instantly and simultaneously by several users; always make accessible updated versions, shared among hundreds of people around the...

    Administrative assistant and Product manager @ Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency