I work for a company that does contract work for a local utility. Because it's a contract, our client retains ownership of the drawings we're working on for them. As a result of this, it's up to them which drawings they want to hand off to us for revision; they'll sometimes hold it back if they don't think we need this specific drawing or if some other firm is doing work on it right then. That's where I come in - my job is basically to track what we've requested, what we've received, and other issues with what we've ordered.
This can become a huge pain in the ass for one person to deal with (we're currently dealing with about 11K drawings, and we're only about a third of the way through the project), so my boss and I are looking into some EDM software to make life a little easier around here. We've also noticed that most of them also contain workflow managers, security settings (so people aren't working on old revs or something like that), and some other automated tools that are big plusses for what we're doing here.
I know that the people on this board are pretty young, by and large, but I know we also have quite a few people that are actually out in the working world and may have dealt with these things. What (if anything) do you guys use to control project documents at your companies? We're currently looking at Documentum, AutoEDMS, Projectwise, and Cyco, if anyone has any more specific info on those.