Eversheds Sutherland Consulting Launches New Matter Lifecycle Management Solution in Collaboration with Repstor

New digital offering, built exclusively for the Office 365/SharePoint platform, empowers legal teams with sophisticated legal matter management

Eversheds Sutherland’s consulting arm has today launched a matter lifecycle management solution for legal teams, ES / Unity – Powered by Repstor. This new product combines Eversheds Sutherland Consulting ‘Unity’ system and the ‘Custodian’ platform developed by leading email and document management software experts Repstor. ES/Unity will support legal teams tasked with driving innovation and efficiency in online legal matter and document management allowing them to leverage a complete matter lifecycle management solution built exclusively for the O365 / SharePoint platform. ES / Unity delivers scalable and sophisticated Management Information (MI) for legal teams and is deployable practically anywhere in the world.

Head of Eversheds Sutherland Consulting Graham Richardson commented:
“We work with many legal teams to help them find innovative new ways to drive efficiencies and operational effectiveness and, although many realise the need for better technology tools, they find it hard to find the right provider and right price. ES / Unity is built by lawyers for lawyers and provides a slick matter management solution that is cost effective and, crucially, easy to implement.”

To provide the new offering, Eversheds Sutherland Consulting will enter into a joint venture with UK-based software provider Repstor. The solution will be delivered collaboratively by Eversheds Sutherland Consulting and Repstor. Built exclusively for the Microsoft SharePoint/O365 platform and offering native integration into Microsoft Outlook, the software has been designed from the outset to be Cloud ready but also have the flexibility to be deployed on client’s own networks if required. Eversheds Sutherland Consulting will focus on project management and working with clients to maximise the business benefits of using legal matter management technology, with Repstor providing the technical software expertise.

CEO of Repstor Alan McMillen added:
“We are very excited about the collaboration with Eversheds Sutherland Consulting. We are confident in the power and capability of our software platform which through this joint venture, we now have the opportunity to propel to the next level. Together we can leverage the extensive knowledge that Graham and the team have built of the legal sector alongside our own significant software and digital expertise in Microsoft 0ffice 365 and SharePoint technologies. We are committed to offering legal teams an innovative new solution that meets their requirements not just now but also in the future.”

About Eversheds Sutherland (International)
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals. With more than 2,300 lawyers, the firm operates in 55 offices across 28 jurisdictions. In addition, a network of over 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support across the globe.
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is part of a global legal practice, operating through various separate and distinct legal entities, under Eversheds Sutherland. For a full description of the structure and a list of offices, please visit www.eversheds-sutherland.com.

gunnercooke Boosts Cloud-Based Matter Management with Repstor

Almost 200 partners & support staff will use Repstor solutions to manage content from Outlook

March 3rd , 2017 – gunnercooke llp, one of the UK’s fastest-growing challenger law firms, has rolled out Repstor’s email and content management suite to almost 200 fee earners and support personnel across its nationwide legal practice, to extend the benefits of Office 365 and make it easier to share and access content from within Outlook.

gunnercooke provides corporate and commercial legal services to businesses, banks and investors. The firm has expanded rapidly from inception, growing from 10 to 125 partners over the last five years, with the business projected to double in size across 2017. The firm operates nationally from offices in London and Manchester which support hot-desking, though partners are enabled to work remotely, from client offices or from home. It is a committed user of the cloud – in particular Office 365 – to encourage easy collaboration between team members and clients.
As the natural next step, gunnercooke wanted to make it easier for colleagues to securely manage and share email correspondence relating to client matters, to ensure everyone had access to the latest updates and that accurate records were being kept.

Repstor specialises in providing intuitive access to Office 365, SharePoint and other content systems, natively from within Microsoft Outlook. gunnercooke came across the company at last year’s British Legal Technology Forum in London.

“It was the holy grail,” says James Williams, gunnercooke’s systems manager. “We’ve been very happy with Office 365 and are using SharePoint Online, but off the shelf SharePoint isn’t great with emails,” he explains. “You can end up with division between SharePoint documents and those being circulated via email.”

Initially, gunnercooke has deployed Repstor’s affinity™, assist™ and drive™ solutions, which together will allow users to easily and intuitively manage all of their content sources from within their familiar, existing Outlook environment. “It was all configured very quickly, and will be used by all partners, the administration team and our legal counsel [other lawyers who work on a project by project basis for gunnercooke partners],” James says. In total over 190 people will use Repstor’s software.

In due course gunnercooke may also implement Repstor custodian for legal™, which provides more advanced matter management from within Outlook, he adds – through the ability to apply structure, metadata, workflow processes and policy to document or ‘matter’ types.

Although there are other ‘email-friendly’ document management systems on the market, these are typically expensive and require disruptive migration, James notes.

“With Repstor’s products, we could do what we needed to very affordably and without any changes to the set-up we already had. It’s all very easy and seamless to use, and that’s very important because if a system is hard to use people will avoid it or find their own ways of doing things, resulting in compliance issues.”

gunnercooke has just gone live with the Repstor products, and expects these to make life much easier for fee earners. “Our job in IT systems is to provide the best possible back-office experience and service to our partners for the budget allocated. Repstor’s content management tools will make a big difference, and support our continued rapid growth plans,” James says.
As well as getting ‘great value for money’, gunnercooke has found working with Repstor a very positive experience, he adds. “They’re a really nice company – everyone’s very friendly, they’re extremely responsive and they’ve been very flexible on timings. It’s been a pleasure.”

Repstor is exhibiting at the British Legal Technology Forum on March 14th at Old Billingsgate, London. Visit us on stand A2, next to the wine bar on the ground floor.

About gunnercooke
gunnercooke is one of the UK’s leading new model corporate and commercial law firms, established to challenge, improve and evolve the way that legal services are delivered to businesses. At present the Firm comprises 125 partners across London and Manchester offices, practicing via a fixed and certain fee model, without time recording.
All gunnercooke partners have over 10,000 hours practicing experience, and the majority have spent time in business or in house, learning commerciality first hand. The Business has an ambitious growth strategy, seeking to recruit further senior, quality lawyers from leading firms and counsel. More at www.gunnercooke.com

Repstor Helps Organisations Maximise their Microsoft Investment with Latest Content Management Tools at AIIM UK Forum, London

Repstor is showcasing the new product features at the AIIM Forum in London on 22nd June.






London, 22 June 2016

Leading ECM adoption specialist Repstor, today announced the launch of the latest version of its Outlook content management tools Repstor affinityTM and assist 3.3. 

Repstor is showcasing the new product features at the AIIM Forum in London on 22nd June. Repstor products are perfect for users who spend a lot of time in Microsoft® Outlook® and want to manage all of their content from there, as its seamless integration with Outlook means the products are simple and easy to use, creating happy users.

Using Repstor affinity and assist enables users to file emails and documents accurately into their chosen repository directly from Outlook – without asking them to learn anything new. Repstor products plug straight into Outlook and leverage all the features of SharePoint or other ECM system, but in an on-screen environment familiar to users. They don’t slow down Outlook’s performance and because they are easy to use, people use them.

Advanced Filing

With release 3.3 Repstor has taken filing to a new level. With Jump to folder and Quick File finding and filing information has always been easy.  However, now you have even more options by allowing you to search for a parent level folder and then browse its child folders in the search window.

The Quick File and Jump to Folder dialogs now support expanding any folders from search results, recent locations or Repstor assist suggested locations. This allows users to locate a folder and then drill down to lower levels to identify the correct folder to use.

Document Template Creation

Repstor assist now gives users the ability to create Placeholders. Placeholders provide basic document generation for documents created within Repstor affinity.  They help users to create documents consistently and use the properties associated with individual users, departments, clients, projects etc. by creating a template that can then be inserted into Word documents and/or updated in bulk with their current values. Repstor assist now provides the ability to sync SharePoint lists of individual user placeholders.

Comparison Everywhere – further extending Repstor and Microsoft Office 365 Integration

Repstor affinity and assist provide enhanced email and content management by providing deep integration with Office 365 and the Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint products. In addition to the ability to compare the contents of two affinity documents in Word and convert documents accessed from affinity to Adobe PDF directly from Microsoft Word, users can now also compare Word documents with their previous SharePoint versions within affinity. When filing Word documents to a Repstor folder affinity will now notify users if there’s a matching file and provide an option to compare the documents.  Customers can also integrate this with more advanced comparison applications if required.

Improved Repository Support

Repstor affinity 3.3 adds to the already extensive multiple repository support provided by extending the existing support for HPE Content Manager, formerly Records Manager to include:

  • Full support for the new HPE Content Manager service API
  • Search and add classifications as a set of folders in affinity
  • Prompt for the Record Type when adding folders

Click here to request a demo of affinity and assist release 3.3

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About Repstor
Repstor was created to inspire ECM Adoption. We are dedicated to developing products that enable collaboration and compliance for the Outlook-centric workforce. Repstor’s products make access to content systems easy and intuitive for users, by providing access to them within the familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook®.   By making access to the content system easy and intuitive for users, we overcome the main cause of failed deployments of ECM systems – failure of users to adopt the system.

Our products are ideal for mobile, remote and semi-disconnected users especially in industries like Professional Services, Legal, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and other regulated industries.  We significantly reduce change management costs when rolling out systems, improve ROI for existing systems, and fully support Microsoft Office 365.

Repstor and CompanyNet will be joined by Hymans Robertson at AIIM Forum

Barry Smart, IT Director at Hymans Robertson is confirmed….






London, 26th May 2016

Barry Smart, IT Director at leading pensions, benefits, and risk consultancy Hymans Robertson, will be joining Repstor and CompanyNet on stage at this year’s AIIM Forum UK on 22nd June, Ibis London Earls Court (ILEC).

In the session, Barry will talk about their newly implemented Client Information Management (CIM) system which has transformed the way they record, manage and use information about their customers, enabling them to better manage the entire customer lifecycle.

Barry is confirmed to talk alongside Repstor and CompanyNet. CompanyNet, a leading business solutions provider implemented the solution at Hymans Robertson. Repstor is an ECM Adoption specialist, whose affinity and CRM Link products have been deployed in Hymans Robertson as part of the CIM solution. The session will provide insight on how the CIM system has been designed to help Hymans Robertson enrich the overall customer experience.

Barry Smart PR_smallBarry is delighted to be talking about his insight into this exciting programme, “CIM is all about delivering a great service to our clients, by harnessing the latest technology to transform the way we record and manage information across the end to end lifecycle.

 

 

Andy headshot PR_smallAndy Hamilton, CEO at CompanyNet, is especially excited about this year’s event, “This will be our second year at AIIM Forum UK having become an AIIM Member earlier this year. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase such a successful project and we are delighted Barry will be joining us on stage to talk about CIM and the exciting innovation that is being rolled out to their organisation.”

 

Repstor team“We are a regular sponsor of the AIIM UK event and are looking forward to a successful show. We are excited to be joined this year by CompanyNet and Barry from Hymans Robertson to share this success story and the ease with which the Repstor products have been deployed as part of this project ensuring end user productivity and adoption,” said Alan McMillen, CEO at Repstor.

 

AIIM Forum UK is a must attend event for information professionals that regularly attracts over 300 attendees. The theme of this year’s forum is “Time to Transform Your Information Processes”. If you are attending, please visit Repstor at stand 7 and CompanyNet at stand 13 for more information and a chance to see CIM for yourself.

About Hymans Robertson LLP 
Founded in 1921, Hymans Robertson is one of the longest established independent actuarial firms in the UK. We deliver a full range of services including actuarial, investment consulting, enterprise risk management, third-party pensions administration and communications consulting. Our client base includes FTSE 100, FTSE 250, privately owned firms and financial institutions. We’re also recognised leaders in the field of public sector pensions. For more information see www.hymans.co.uk.

About CompanyNet
CompanyNet is a leading independent software-based solutions company that continues to build upon two decades of experience at the front line of technology, with our distinct expertise. We are passionate about what we do and have a professional pride, acute attention to detail, track record for delivery, and exemplary levels of customer satisfaction with a reputation for excellence.

We are dedicated to building upon and extensively customise proven Microsoft platform to help enable our customers to increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve customer service to gain competitive advantage. We build upon technologies (SharePoint, Dynamics CRM and SQL Server) to develop a uniquely-fitting solution for your organisation and its requirements.

CompanyNet is flying the flag as Scotland’s only Gold accredited Dynamics CRM partner as well as acquiring Europe’s first gold level in both Dynamics CRM and SharePoint; making us, as Microsoft would say, “trusted experts using innovative technology supported by Microsoft.”

For more information please visit: www.company-net.com

About Repstor
Repstor was created to inspire ECM Adoption. We are dedicated to developing products that enable collaboration and compliance for the Outlook-centric workforce. Repstor’s products make access to content systems easy and intuitive for users, by providing access to them within the familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook®.   By making access to the content system easy and intuitive for users, we overcome the main cause of failed deployments of ECM systems – failure of users to adopt the system.

Our products are ideal for mobile, remote and semi-disconnected users especially in industries like Professional Services, Legal, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and other regulated industries.  We significantly reduce change management costs when rolling out systems, improve ROI for existing systems, and fully support Microsoft Office 365.

ForFarmers Selects Repstor custodian for Legal

The legal department of ForFarmers has selected the custodian for Legal product as its new document, email and legal project management system….






London, 18 April 2016

Repstor, ECM adoption and Matter Management specialist, is proud to announce that the legal department of ForFarmers has selected the custodian for Legal product as its new document, email and legal project management system. Transform Data International (TDI), the BeNeLux based partner of Repstor, will lead the implementation for ForFarmers.

During the upcoming weeks TDI will work with the ForFarmers organization to ensure a smooth implementation and to setup training sessions for the legal team.

Vince van de Weijer

“We are delighted to be able to add ForFarmers as a new customer, and that the Repstor custodian solution is such a good match to their technical and business requirements,” said Vince van de Weijer, General Manager at Transform Data International.

 

Ilse Niehof ForFarmers_smallIlse Niehof, Legal Counsel Business at ForFarmers commented, “We evaluated the Repstor custodian solution and found that it clearly fits with our technical legal strategy and from a business perspective, it is definitely the most appropriate solution for our needs.”

 

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About ForFarmers
ForFarmers is an internationally operating company active in the area of conventional and organic total feed solutions for livestock. With sales of approximately 9.1 million tons of feed annually, ForFarmers is a market leader in Europe. With its products, ForFarmers offers customers additional knowledge and advice in the areas of feed, animal keeping and business development. Net sales amounts to €2.2 billion.

About Transform Data International (TDI)
Transform Data International was founded to help organizations optimize the overall productivity of their workforce by reselling and implementing ECM, Mobility and Cloud solutions.
TDI specializes in finding solutions for making the optimal use of information, for instance to support decision-making processes or day-to-day operations that require the availability of accurate data.
TDI has a special focus on professional services and legal markets to help companies and corporate departments manage their information in an easy and intuitive way to be compliant and efficient.
Learn more about Transform Data International and custodian for Legal and Professional Services on our website www.transformdata.eu or contact us via info@transformdata.eu.

About Repstor
Repstor was created to inspire ECM Adoption. We are dedicated to developing products that enable collaboration and compliance for the Outlook-centric workforce.  Repstor’s products make access to content systems easy and intuitive for users, by providing access to them within the familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook®.  By making access to the content system easy and intuitive for users, we overcome the main cause of failed deployments of ECM systems – failure of users to adopt the system.

Our products are ideal for mobile, remote and semi-disconnected users especially in industries like Professional Services, Legal, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and other regulated industries.  We significantly reduce change management costs when rolling out systems, improve ROI for existing systems, and fully support Microsoft Office365.

Repstor encourages a Microsoft approach to Matter Management at the British Legal Technology Forum 2016

Repstor is exhibiting at the ‘British Legal Technology Forum 2016’ at the Old Billingsgate, London on Tuesday, 8th March 2016…






London, 7 March 2016

Repstor, ECM adoption and Matter Management specialist, is proud to announce it is exhibiting at the ‘British Legal Technology Forum 2016’ at the Old Billingsgate, London on Tuesday, 8th March 2016.

With over 1,200 visitors from the world of law and legal technology expected to attend the 2016 event, The British Legal Technology Forum will bring together the most respected professionals from both the legal and commercial technology sectors to examine and explore the systems, strategies, processes and platforms that will drive law firms and legal businesses into the next decade and beyond.

Repstor will be showcasing its “custodian for legal” product which enables firms to maximize their Microsoft investment to provide Legal Matter Management.

Legal professionals will confirm that email is still their primary communication tool and that they need an intuitive solution to manage emails as part of a matter.  custodian is this solution – it enables users to manage matter related emails and documents together, avoiding the issue of isolated email content and applying consistent structures for managing matter based content. By utilizing the powerful and familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook® custodian ensures the highest level of user-adoption and minimizes the need for migrating complex and costly legacy systems.

Repstor custodian extends Office 365TM/SharePoint®, to deliver a complete matter management solution by providing matter-centric collaboration, document and email management capabilities directly within Office 365/SharePoint. Most importantly, this capability is provided seamlessly within Outlook. Users can also work on or offline and access content from multiple different sources in addition to the matter management system.

custodian also allows firms to ensure that they maximize investments in Microsoft technologies, and can take advantage of the broader Microsoft platform including analytics, compliance, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and so on.

Alan McMillen from Repstor will be speaking on the demonstration stage at 10:25. Alan will discuss how to achieve high performance remote access to your DMS (Document Management System) and use your Microsoft investment to deliver enhanced Matter Management.

If you are attending the ‘British Legal Technology Forum 2016’, come and see Repstor at stand #A4.

Event Details

Event:  British Legal Technology Forum 2016
Date:   8th March 2016
Time:   08:30 – 18:30
Venue:  Old Billingsgate, London
Address:      16 Lower Thames St, London, EC3R 6DX
Nearest Tube:  Monument / London Bridge / Tower Hill

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About Repstor

Repstor was created to inspire ECM Adoption. We are dedicated to developing products that enable collaboration and compliance for the Outlook-centric workforce.  Repstor’s products make access to content systems easy and intuitive for users, by providing access to them within the familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook®.   By making access to the content system easy and intuitive for users, we overcome the main cause of failed deployments of ECM systems – failure of users to adopt the system.

Our products are ideal for mobile, remote and semi-disconnected users especially in industries like Professional Services, Legal, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and other regulated industries.  We significantly reduce change management costs when rolling out systems, improve ROI for existing systems, and fully support Microsoft Office 365.

Natural Resources Wales benefits from easy filing, better collaboration and compliance in Office 365 with Repstor affinity

NRW has deployed Repstor affinity to enable users across their Office 365 deployment to meet regulatory needs…






London, 15 December 2015

Leading ECM Adoption specialist, Repstor, today announced that Natural Resources Wales, has deployed Repstor affinity, to enable users across their widely dispersed Office 365 deployment to meet regulatory needs for records management and compliance.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the largest Welsh Government Sponsored Body – employing 1,900 staff across Wales with a budget of £180 million. It was formed in April 2013, largely taking over the functions of the Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Commission Wales and the Environment Agency in Wales, as well as certain Welsh Government functions.

One of the key commitments for NRW, and in keeping with Central Government strategies, was to deliver secure, accessible, effective, easy to use, online services to its customers.  Where possible, and appropriate, NRW has committed to using cloud services, existing solutions and shared services. Office 365TM is at the heart of NRW’s strategy and was chosen as it would support the early days of the new organisation by providing cost effective browser based functionality to staff, who at that time were operating on three separate systems. The core functionality at that time was email, intranet and document management.

In selecting Office 365 NRW knew that it wouldn’t meet all of their business needs and that additional tools would be required. One requirement was to support the management of email content as part of formal records management. User adoption of any new system was a critical factor. Staff were facing significant changes and it was important that any new tools could be deployed with minimum impact.

Over a four month period, NRW completed a comprehensive review of products available under the G-Cloud programme that could potentially allow this requirement to be met with Office 365. This resulted in the selection of Repstor affinity and its rapid roll out to all users of the NRW Office 365 system.

The NRW G-Cloud procurement included comprehensive presentations and demonstrations of the products alongside subsequent evaluation of the software on the Natural Resources Wales Office 365 system.  Repstor affinity was chosen because when the extensive evaluation was completed the product was seen to provide the best value for money including providing everything that was needed to meet all of the functional and non-functional requirements in the most effective manner. Critical to this was the depth of integration with Outlook for ease of use, adoption and configurability of the product to meet the very specific requirements without any customisation.

“Repstor affinity is a key part of our Office 365 deployment. Its quick deployment and ease of use has meant that users have adopted the system without the need for any special training enabling us to seamlessly bring users on board, focusing on ensuring that our policies are effectively implemented,” Debra Jones, Project Manager, Natural Resources Wales.

“The ease of use particularly around filing and retrieval of content has been an essential part of rolling out this project without the need for a large change management effort on our part around the use of the software,” adds Debra.

Repstor products were seen as being the best performing, most tightly integrated and most feature rich option while being the easiest for users to adopt, meaning that users are more productive and are able to take advantage of the software with zero training requirements.

To read the full Natural Resource Wales case study click here.

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About Natural Resources Wales
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the largest Welsh Government Sponsored Body – employing 1,900 staff across Wales with a budget of £180 million. It was formed in April 2013, largely taking over the functions of the Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Commission Wales and the Environment Agency in Wales, as well as certain Welsh Government functions. Learn more at http://naturalresources.wales.

About Repstor
Repstor was created to inspire ECM Adoption. We are dedicated to developing products that enable collaboration and compliance for the Outlook-centric workforce. Repstor’s products make access to content systems easy and intuitive for users, by providing access to them within the familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook®.  By making access to the content system easy and intuitive for users, we overcome the main cause of failed deployments of ECM systems – failure of users to adopt the system.

Our products are ideal for mobile, remote and semi-disconnected users especially in industries like Professional Services, Legal, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and other regulated industries.  We significantly reduce change management costs when rolling out systems, improve ROI for existing systems, and fully support Microsoft Office 365.

For further press information please contact Olivia Bushe at Repstor:
Email: olivia.bushe@repstor.com or telephone +44 (0)28 9072 6061.
For more information please visit www.repstor.com.

Repstor awarded place on the G-Cloud 7 services agreement by Crown Commercial Service

Repstor, is pleased to announce it has once again secured its position as a supplier to the UK public sector by being awarded a place on the G-Cloud 7 agreement






London, 2 December 2015

Crown Commerical Services

Leading ECM adoption specialist, Repstor, is pleased to announce it has once again secured its position as a supplier to the UK public sector by being awarded a place on the G-Cloud 7 agreement for the supply of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Specialist Cloud Services (SCS) by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).

Repstor is delighted that it has been awarded a place on the latest Crown Commercial Service G-Cloud programme, G-Cloud 7. This means that all G-Cloud customers will continue to have access to Repstor Software as a Service and Specialist Cloud Services offerings via the G-Cloud online store, the Digital Marketplace. These offerings have been expanded to include more products from the Repstor product line including the Repstor affinity, assist, custodian and CRM Link products.

The G-Cloud 7 agreement supports the Government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function at the heart of government. The agreement can be used by organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations.

Repstor helps government organisations successfully deploy ECM (Enterprise Content Management) systems by inspiring user adoption. We create products that users will adopt by making them intuitive and familiar. The Repstor flagship products, affinity and assist provide uninterrupted access to content from systems such as Microsoft® SharePoint®, HP Records Manager 8/TRIM®, Meridio® and File Shares through the familiar, intuitive interface of Microsoft Outlook®.

Repstor’s products and services enable users to continue with their preferred way of working while easily managing their information from Outlook hence ensuring content is filed correctly in the ECM systems that control policy and security. This avoids much of the change control, training and policy enforcement required where tools are new, unfamiliar, often perform poorly and are too complex for the general end user.

Repstor products currently available as part of the G-Cloud7 programme include:

  • Repstor affinityTM provides uninterrupted access to content repositories within the familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook®. Repositories like Microsoft SharePoint®, HP Records Manager 8/TRIM®, Meridio® and File Shares can be accessed seamlessly from within Outlook.
  • Repstor assistTM provides additional filing capability that keeps the filed content fully available while on or offline. It provides assisted filing to users by taking best practice filing and using this to suggest the most suitable location for new content.
  • Repstor custodianTM turns Microsoft SharePoint into an effective case document management system to help organisations gain rapid ROI from SharePoint and Office 365TM investments.
  • Repstor CRM Link provides users with a secure and fast link to Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint (or other ECM Systems) from within Microsoft Outlook.

By providing intuitive access to Office 365 and other content systems from Microsoft Outlook, Repstor helps organisations manage their content easily and to successfully deploy ECM systems by providing the tools needed to ensure their users adopt these systems.

The UK Government G-Cloud Programme is an initiative targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies in departments of the United Kingdom Government of commodity information technology services that use cloud computing. The G-Cloud consists of:

  • A series of framework agreements with suppliers, from which public sector organisations can buy services without needing to run a full tender or competition procurement process
  • An online store – the “Digital Marketplace” (previously “CloudStore”) that allows public sector bodies to search for services that are covered by the G-Cloud frameworks

G-Cloud covers the processes of buying, managing and using cloud services and provides Public Sector Bodies with a range of the best industry IT services and solutions available off-the-shelf for use when they need them.

Alan McMillen, CEO Repstor“Being awarded this place on the G-Cloud 7 agreement further confirms Repstor’s position as a leading SME supplier of Cloud services to the UK Public Sector. As part of the G-Cloud 7 agreement we have extended the range of products and services we are offering on the Digital Marketplace online store and are excited to be part of the G-Cloud 7 programme delivering great value cloud based products and services to Public Sector Bodies,”                   Alan McMillen, CEO, Repstor.

 

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About Repstor

Repstor was created to inspire ECM Adoption. We are dedicated to developing products that enable collaboration and compliance for the Outlook-centric workforce. Repstor’s products make access to content systems easy and intuitive for users, by providing access to them within the familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook®. By making access to the content system easy and intuitive for users, we overcome the main cause of failed deployments of ECM systems – failure of users to adopt the system.

Our products are ideal for mobile, remote and semi-disconnected users especially in industries like Professional Services, Legal, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and other regulated industries. We significantly reduce change management costs when rolling out systems, improve ROI for existing systems, and fully support Microsoft Office 365TM.

For further press information please contact Olivia Bushe at Repstor:
Email: olivia.bushe@repstor.com or telephone +44 (0)28 9072 6061.

About the Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery. The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.

Contact: Government Procurement Service Press Office
Tel: 0345 010 3503            Email: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk   Web: www.gov.uk/ccs

Repstor Displaces Competitor in Email Management Software deployment at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast, one of the UK’s leading universities, has selected and is deploying Repstor affinity across its Contracts team






Belfast, 15 October 2015

Leading ECM Adoption specialist, Repstor, today announced that Queen’s University Belfast, one of the UK’s leading universities, has selected and is deploying Repstor affinity across its Contracts team to underpin its email and content management program and to facilitate easy filing of email and content into their ECM platform Microsoft® SharePoint®.

Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, alongside Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London and among the top one per cent of global universities. The Contracts team is part of the Research and Enterprise Directorate at the University and leads in the preparation, negotiation and execution of contracts for research and consultancy undertaken by academic staff.  The key role of the team is to ensure the interests of the University are protected in relation to intellectual property rights, research income and consultancy and supporting the delivery of the best possible commercialization outcomes. In order to do this team members are required to file relevant email and other content into contract folders so that all of the Contracts team members are able to access, manage and collaborate around this content.

In an effort to increase team collaboration Microsoft® SharePoint® was being used to store contract and commercial content. Queen’s University had also previously selected a leading competitor’s email management software to assist with the filing of email and content from Outlook into SharePoint. However this tool was slowing down the performance of Outlook which resulted in it being a very time consuming way of adding content to SharePoint. In particular the filing of email content to a large number of folders was extremely slow and cumbersome and there was no effective solution capability for Contract team users to use when working offline. Indeed the performance of Outlook had become so slow that most of the Contract team had de-installed the email management application.

In searching for a solution Queen’s selected Repstor affinity based on its ease of use, and true native integration with Microsoft Outlook and Office. Also highlighted during the evaluation was email filing and management, performance and stability, support for search, ease of enterprise-wide deployment and offline working. Using Repstor affinity the Contracts team could file email and other content quickly and easily into Microsoft® SharePoint® while also having an effective offline working solution. They could achieve all of this without impacting Outlook’s performance.

TomQUB_7055s“Queen’s University chose the Repstor affinity product because it provided a level of product integration, ease of use and performance that we did not see elsewhere. The filing of email is key within the Contracts team and in our evaluation filing of email to SharePoint using the Quick File tool in Repstor affinity was fast and easy, which was not the experience with competing products. The affinity product required no user training and was easily deployed across our entire team,” Tom Edgar, Head of Consultancy & Technical Services, Research and Enterprise Directorate, Queen’s University Belfast.

In selecting Repstor affinity Queen’s recognized that by providing an effective and easily adopted Outlook application, email and content filing into its Microsoft SharePoint ECM system would increase, improving team collaboration and productivity while meeting compliance needs.

Alan McMillen of the Repstor team.“We are delighted to be working with Queen’s University Belfast. It is great to work with a local University and to hear how their evaluation of the market led to our product being clearly identified as the market leader for Outlook and SharePoint integration,” Alan McMillen, CEO, Repstor Limited. 

 

 

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About Queen’s University, Belfast
Queen’s University Belfast was founded as Queen’s College in 1845, before becoming a university in its own right in 1908. Today, it is an international center of research and education and a major part of the fabric of Northern Ireland. With more than 23,000 students and 3,700 staff, it is a dynamic and diverse institution, a magnet for inward investment, a major employer and investor, a patron of the arts and a global player in areas ranging from cancer studies to sustainability, and from pharmaceuticals to creative writing.

About Repstor
Repstor was created to inspire ECM Adoption. We are dedicated to developing products that enable collaboration and compliance for the Outlook-centric workforce. Repstor’s products make access to content systems easy and intuitive for users, by providing access to them within the familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook®.   By making access to the content system easy and intuitive for users, we overcome the main cause of failed deployments of ECM systems – failure of users to adopt the system.

Our products are ideal for mobile, remote and semi-disconnected users especially in industries like Professional Services, Legal, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and other regulated industries.  We significantly reduce change management costs when rolling out systems, improve ROI for existing systems, and fully support Microsoft Office 365.

For further press information please contact Olivia Bushe at Repstor:
Email: olivia.bushe@repstor.com or telephone +44 (0)28 9072 6061. For more information please visit www.repstor.com

Repstor affinity 3.0 – the Content Management tool for Office 365 introduces Windows Explorer integration with Repstor drive

Repstor is pleased to announce the launch of the latest version of its Outlook content management tool Repstor affinity 3.0.






London, 4 August 2015

Repstor, the leading ECM adoption specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of the latest version of its Outlook content management tool Repstor affinityTM 3.0.

Microsoft® Outlook® is familiar to most as their email client. It is simple and easy to use. For many people it’s the first thing they open when they arrive in work, and the last thing closed before home time. They use it to collaborate with colleagues and customers.  Since we spend so much time in Outlook, wouldn’t it be ideal if all of the things we need for day-to-day work were accessible there?

Using Repstor affinity 3.0 makes this possible. Users get seamless access to their content repositories both on and offline without leaving the Outlook interface, regardless of what document repository it is saved in, meaning they can collaborate easily with colleagues. With this release there is enhanced Microsoft Word®, Excel® and PowerPoint® integration. You can compare documents and convert documents to Adobe® PDF directly from affinity. Property support has also been improved. Repstor affinity 3.0 adds new repository support for HighQ Collaborate and Meridio®, ECM repositories along with the existing SharePoint®, OneDrive® and HP Records Manager/TRIM® support. Access to Repstor affinity folders and content is now also possible using the file system through the Repstor driveTM product. This enables users to save from any Windows Application directly into Repstor affinity.

CTO, Repstor“With 3.0, the affinity product further extends its deep integration with Office®, 365 and other ECM repositories – providing access through the familiar interface of Microsoft Outlook without impacting Outlook’s stability or performance. We continue to deliver enterprise ECM user adoption by providing users with access to tools from where they prefer to do their work,” said Fergus Wilson, Repstor’s CTO.

Extending Repstor and Microsoft Office 365 Integration

The affinity 3.0 release delivers enhanced email and content management by providing deeper integration with Office 365 and the Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint products. In affinity 3.0 Repstor has provided a new Compare Word Documents content menu which compares the contents of two affinity documents in Word. Users can also convert documents accessed from affinity to Adobe PDF directly from the Microsoft Word application. 3.0 also improves property support for managed metadata and user and group properties (allowing auto-complete for these property types both on and offline).

New Repstor Drive Module

Repstor focuses on giving users the choice to manage their content and access their documents via the application of their choice. With affinity 3.0 Repstor delivers a new Repstor driveTM module which enables users to access and save content via Windows® Explorer®. Users are able to save to Repstor affinity in the File->Save dialog, removing the need to move away from the source application in order to add a document to the organizations repository.

Improved Repository Support

Today Repstor affinity leads the ECM market with its extensive integration to multiple repositories. At every release of the affinity product Repstor aims to extend this support. Affinity 3.0 provides Outlook integration and support for the HighQ Collaborate product which is largely used as a collaboration tool for legal companies and also the Meridio ECM repository, providing users with the ability to store and access content in multiple repositories. Existing repository support has also been improved by providing property synchronization for HP TRIM® repositories.

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About Repstor
Repstor was created to inspire ECM Adoption. We are dedicated to developing products that enable collaboration and compliance for the Outlook-centric workforce. Repstor’s products make access to content systems easy and intuitive for users, by providing access to them within the familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook®.   By making access to the content system easy and intuitive for users, we overcome the main cause of failed deployments of ECM systems – failure of users to adopt the system.

Our products are ideal for mobile, remote and semi-disconnected users especially in industries like Professional Services, Legal, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and other regulated industries.  We significantly reduce change management costs when rolling out systems, improve ROI for existing systems, and fully support Microsoft Office365.

For further press information please contact Olivia Bushe at Repstor: Email: olivia.bushe@repstor.com or telephone +44 (0)28 9072 6061. For more information please visit www.repstor.com