New Partnership with M-Files Brings in New Business for Repstor

  • As an M-Files Certified Application Partner, Repstor has secured several new customer wins
  • Repstor will sponsor and present at M-Files’ upcoming partner conference

Belfast, May 8th , 2018 – Repstor, the ECM adoption company that helps businesses exploit their ECM investments, has today announced a strategic partnership with intelligent information management solution provider M-Files and reports a series of new early customer wins.

Repstor has been awarded Certified Application Partner status by M-Files. Through the technology alliance, it has integrated the M-Files Intelligent Information Management system within its Repstor affinity™ Outlook plugin, adding email management and making it second-nature for Outlook-centric workers to keep storing key documents and associated communications to the M-Files system – even when users are on the move.

Noting the appeal of the tight integration between the two platforms, Dr. Petri I. Salonen, Americas General Manager at Repstor, said, “If people have to take special actions to keep content organised, it can jar with the way they instinctively want to work. Yet, without every user storing files in the right places, things can unravel quickly. Repstor addresses this issue directly, using software that companies have already invested in.”

Meanwhile IT decision-makers can reap additional returns from their existing investments in both Microsoft and M-Files software, knowing this is now driving more efficient, standardised working practices and more controlled and effective collaboration.

Since forming the technology alliance, Repstor has agreed to sponsor and speak at M-Files’ annual Global Partner Conference, taking place from May 29-June 1st in Miami, Florida.

About Repstor

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Belfast, Repstor helps companies exploit their ECM investments.

Repstors’ founders have deep heritage and experience in Microsoft and ECM technologies uniquely equipping them to deliver world-class integration technologies that transform user adoption and acceptance of SharePoint, M-Files and other popular content stores.

Our world-class suite of products based on integrations of these established platforms to our case management and legal matter management solutions, underpin the success of many organisations including Eversheds Sutherland, gunnercooke, ForFarmers, Pentland Brands, Value Retail , Boels Zanders Advocaten and Brose Group.

More at www.repstor.com and on Twitter @Repstor1.

87% of users report an ‘excellent’ experience as National Grid deploys Office 365-based Matter Management

The legal matter management solution from Eversheds Sutherland & Repstor harnesses existing MS platforms to improve productivity, efficiency & flexibility

Belfast, UK – May 1st, 2018 – Repstor, the ECM adoption company that helps businesses exploit their SharePoint and Office 365 investments, has named National Grid plc as the latest happy customer of ES/Unity™. The consultancy-led, Office 365-based proposition, developed by Repstor in partnership with international law firm Eversheds Sutherland, is already recording very high user acceptance scores thanks to the way it harnesses National Grid’s existing Microsoft software platforms.

The British multinational electricity and gas utility company has a large UK legal department whose six teams provide legal services to more than 17 business entities and 24 business areas. A reorganisation of the business and a drive to provide more with less prompted the legal function to bring improved consistency and coordination to the way it managed legal matters.

“We wanted to move to a standardised approach – to improve productivity, simplicity and efficiency,” explains Mo Ajaz, National Grid’s Group Head of Legal Operational Excellence, whose role is to ensure that any IT investments within the legal department achieve results. Rather than invest in a dedicated legal document management system, National Grid wanted to make fuller use of standard software that users had already – across and beyond the legal department.

It chose ES/Unity, Powered by Repstor™ because it brings consistency to the way people store and access matter-related documents and emails, without users having to change the way they do things. They simply work on matters using a familiar Outlook user experience for email filing, document management and collaboration, and managing the matter lifecycle.

Importantly, ES/Unity was developed with direct input from Eversheds Sutherland’s own legal teams. Eversheds Sutherland provides the associated implementation consultancy too, supported by Repstor, ensuring a smooth transition and high user adoption.

Evidence of this is abundant: in a follow-up user survey, 87 per cent of National Grid’s legal team said their experience of ES/Unity and the new way of working was ‘excellent’; the remaining 13 per cent were very positive too. “Everyone is very happy,” Mo says. “Collaboration is very good, there’s improved visibility of where things are and what is happening, and people are working well and retrieving matter-related content easily.”

Word of the project’s early success has already spread to other functions at National Grid. Risk and Head of Investigations have now also rolled out ES/Unity, and the Company Secretary’s office, Property and other departments are interested too. “Having seen how easy ES/Unity has been to adopt, enthusiasm has spread across the business,” Mo says.

  • Based on the project’s successful adoption, in early 2018 National Grid entered it for The Lawyer Awards for Most Innovative Use of Technology.
  • National Grid will give a presentation about its experience of deploying and using ES/Unity at AIIM Forum UK 2018 on June 20th in London.  Register to attend here.

Repstor Confirms Participation at AIIM Forum UK 2018

After launching its mobile content filing and matter management solutions at last year’s event, Repstor will demo its full suite of O365-native products this June

March 21st, 2018 – Repstor, the ECM adoption company that helps businesses exploit their SharePoint and Office 365 investments, has announced that it will once again be participating in AIIM’s annual UK meeting. AIIM Forum UK 2018 will take place on June 20th in London.

Repstor customer National Grid is confirmed to deliver a presentation at 10:15 at the Forum. Mo Ajaz, National Grid’s Group Head of Legal Operational Excellence will present his talk entitled, Transforming Legal Matter Management with Office 365.

Last year, Repstor used the London AIIM Forum to launch its new mobile platform, which transforms information workers’ ability to file and retrieve content, and to collaborate more fully with colleagues and clients, when on the move. This year, as well as showcasing its Outlook-native products, the company will host a SharePoint/ Office365 round table session at giving delegates a unique chance to debate and discuss their O365 challenges and garner advice and recommendations first-hand from experts in the field.

Repstor specialises in matter/case and email/document management solutions that work natively within Microsoft Office, Office 365 and SharePoint. Its ECM adoption technologies have attracted worldwide interest because of their ability to increase the payback on companies’ existing investments in Office 365 and SharePoint, as well as content management tools such as Box, M-Files and OpenText. Its case and matter management products, meanwhile, have experienced enthusiastic take-up among private law firms and corporate legal departments.

Over the last year, Repstor technology has enjoyed significant business wins in the US, Canada and the UAE, as well as the UK.

This time last year, the company was also gearing up to launch ES /Unity™ in partnership with international law firm Eversheds Sutherland. The powerful legal matter management, which works with companies’ existing Office 365/SharePoint systems, has attracted a strong client base among corporate legal teams. National Grid, Wellcome Trust, Queen’s University Belfast, and Miral, an asset management company in the UAE, committed to ES/Unity within the first quarter of the product’s launch, and business has continued to be brisk over the last year.

Commenting on Repstor’s planned presence at AIIM Forum UK 2018, Fergus Wilson, Repstor’s CTO, said, “The annual AIIM event is one of the highlights of our company’s calendar, not just for showcasing our technology to our target market, but also for the networking opportunities. We look forward to another lively event this June.”

AIIM Forum UK is a FREE independent, single-day event hosted by AIIM International, designed to deliver thought leadership, market insights and expert advice around all aspects of content management, and to showcase the latest developments in information management.

Register to attend here.

Andrew McManus, IT Director at Eversheds Sutherland to share Office 365 for Matter Management insights at British Legal Technology Forum

‘3 reasons to use Office 365 to Automate Matter Management’ – British Legal Technology Forum – Innovation Stage – 10:50am – March 13th

February 9th, 2018 –Repstor, the company that helps law firms exploit their SharePoint and Office 365 investments for matter lifecycle management, has today confirmed that Andrew McManus, IT Director at Eversheds Sutherland, a key Repstor client, is to present at this year’s British Legal Technology Forum (BLTF) in London. The event will take place on March 13th.

Andrew will speak at 10:50am on the Innovation Stage and his talk entitled ‘3 reasons to use Office 365 to Automate Matter Management’ is sure to draw significant interest. Andrew’s talk will centre on how to get the best from Office 365 to help simplify lawyers’ lives, encourage collaboration and provide clients with real time information.

A CIO with a track history in a diverse range of industries including Construction, Live Events, Professional Services and Legal Services, Andrew has overhauled the technology platform at Eversheds Sutherland and led the development of a totally new set of digital solutions and capabilities. In previous roles Andrew has also delivered major system and infrastructure projects servicing some of the world’s largest and busiest Arenas and Exhibition Centres as well as the technology behind a major element of the Olympic Park catering service during the London 2012 Olympics. As an experienced CIO, Andrew has a particular interest in how fast moving technology platforms can totally revolutionise the client experience and quality of operations in any organisation.

Andrew is no stranger to Office365 or indeed Repstor. Two years ago Eversheds Sutherland selected Repstor’s custodian for legal to enable it to exploit Office 365 for matter management and the relationship and project success has gone from strength to strength.

Commenting on Andrew’s involvement at BLTF 2018, Sheila Gormley, Repstor’s Director of Business Development, said, “It is testament to the strength of our relationship with Eversheds Sutherland that Andrew is presenting at this year’s British Legal Technology Forum. He is a much experienced speaker and has great insight and experience to share with other law firms and legal departments alike.”

The 2018 British Legal Technology Forum, Europe’s largest legal technology conference and exhibition, will take place on Tuesday, 13th March at London’s Old Billingsgate. Some 1,200 visitors from the world of law, legal technology and IT security are expected to attend, to debate and discover the systems, strategies, processes and platforms that will drive law firms and legal businesses into the next decade and beyond.

Register to attend here

Repstor to Return to the British Legal Technology Forum

Following the launch of ES/Unity™ at last year’s event, Repstor expects keen interest from both law firms and in-house teams looking to exploit their Office 365 investments for matter lifecycle management

January 29th, 2018 –Repstor, the company that helps businesses exploit their SharePoint and Office 365 investments for matter lifecycle management, has confirmed that it will participate in this year’s British Legal Technology Forum (BLTF) in London. The event will take place on March 13th.

Last year, Repstor made a big splash at BLTF with its launch of ES /Unity™ in partnership with international law firm Eversheds Sutherland. The powerful legal matter management solution, which works with companies’ existing Office 365/SharePoint systems, has attracted a strong client base among corporate legal teams since its launch. National Grid, Wellcome Trust, Queen’s University Belfast, and Miral, an asset management company in the UAE, signed up within the first few weeks, and business continued to be brisk throughout 2017.

This year, the company will showcase its Office 365-native products including Matter Management; Repstor affinity™ the only truly native SharePoint Outlook integration delivering both online and offline access to SharePoint content plus other repositories including M-Files, High-Q, Microfocus Content Manager, OpenText etc; and Repstor assist™, categorisation technology that provides fast and accurate SharePoint email filing as well as other content stores and offers suggested locations based on existing filed content.

Repstor’s products have attracted worldwide interest because they increase return on Office365 and SharePoint investments. In particular by adding case and matter management to Office365, the company has experienced enthusiastic take-up among law firms and corporate legal departments.

Commenting on Repstor’s involvement at BLTF 2018, Alan McMillen, Repstor’s CEO, said, “We can’t wait to return to the British Legal Technology Forum this summer. Last year’s was a pivotal event for Repstor and our strategic partner Eversheds Sutherland. ES/Unity has been fantastically well received by the corporate legal sector. Having added mobile capabilities and exploiting more of the Office365 platform, plus the opportunities that Azure cognitive services (AI) present, we have an exciting portfolio to talk to firms about this year.”

The 2018 British Legal Technology Forum, Europe’s largest legal technology conference and exhibition, will take place on Tuesday, 13th March at London’s Old Billingsgate. Some 1,200 visitors from the world of law, legal technology and IT security are expected to attend, to debate and discover the systems, strategies, processes and platforms that will drive law firms and legal businesses into the next decade and beyond.

Register to attend here.

Legal Services Provider Halsten Implements Custodian for Legal

Working together on files in a safe and efficient manner

MAASTRICHT/AMSTERDAM, 18 January 2018 – Transform Data International has today announced that European legal services provider Halsten has selected and implemented Custodian for Legal as its Legal Dossier & Project Management system.

Halsten had for some time been seeking a solution to share documents in a user-friendly and secure manner with its client group, a group that consists mainly of legal departments. Halsten was also looking to automate file handling and archiving internally in its business. User adoption, optimal security and accessibility of employee and client data were key considerations.

Halsten has been working with Office365 for quite some time and was looking for a solution that fits seamlessly into their system. With Custodian for Legal, Halsten has a very secure, affordable and future-proof solution that gives online and offline access to all dossiers with minimal effort needed from IT Management.

Custodian for Legal is a collaboration and document management solution, based on the Repstor product suite and utilises the powerful and familiar interface of Microsoft Outlook and other Office applications to ensure the highest level of user-adoption. Custodian for Legal is used worldwide by firms and companies including Boels Zanders, Morris law, Eversheds Sutherland, Gunnercooke & KANA.

Roel Hakvoort, operations manager at Halsten Legal commented: “After a proof of concept, the end-user adoption turned out to be high and the system met all our needs. Custodian for Legal integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Outlook and other Office applications, enabling us to fully benefit from our investment in Office 365.”

Rob Kubben, managing partner at Transform Data added: “We are delighted to welcome Halsten to our customer base. A project like this shows once again that Custodian for Legal is not only suitable for large corporations but that also small and medium-sized companies can benefit from the functionality we have to offer.”

About Halsten
As a provider of legal services, Halsten acts as your external legal department. The team consists of corporate lawyers who have expertise and experience in various fields. Halsten works from its own locations in Amsterdam and Eindhoven and regularly at the locations of its clients throughout the Netherlands.

More information can be found at www.halsten.nl

About Transform Data International
Transform Data creates context based systems on the principle of “Business First, User First”. By prioritising business innovation and the end-user, Transform Data creates an environment that combines structured data, unstructured data and controlled activities within an intuitive user interface using renowned software products. Companywide adoption is the goal.
Transform Data provides solutions to many industries, but has a specific focus on professional and financial services organisations, law firms and legal departments. Transform Data’s solutions strengthen the adoption of Office365 and SharePoint. They ensure the optimal use of information within organisations. Transform Data helps organisations to optimize their employees’ total productivity by combining documents, tasks, workflows, external data and reports into one context based user interface.  More information can be found at: http://www.transformdata.eu/

Repstor Gets Ready for the Legalweek Show in New York

The Top 15 Deloitte Fast 50 Company will join 9,000 industry associates and 300 exhibitors on January 29 to Feb 1 in New York City for the USA’s largest legal conference

Belfast, January 23rd , 2018 – Repstor, the company that helps businesses exploit their SharePoint and Office 365 investments for matter lifecycle management has today announced that it is to exhibit at the Legalweek Show in New York.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Running January 29 through Feb 1 at the New York Hilton, Midtown the event is the world’s largest and longest running tradeshow for legal technology.

What: Join Repstor on booth #221 at the upcoming Legalweek show 2018.  The event provides a forum to network, exchange ideas, and leverage the expertise of all sides of the legal profession.

When: January 29-Feb 1.

Where: New York Hilton, Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, 10019

Throughout the three-day event, Repstor’s matter management, SharePoint and Office365 experts will be on hand to discuss your matter lifecycle management challenges, offering insights and advice into how your organization could see business benefit from addressing such challenges through the exploitation of SharePoint and Office365.

To register for the event, visit here

To learn more about our matter lifecycle solution, custodian for legal™ please visit here.

Repstor Prepares for Increased Growth in 2018 and Bolsters its Sales & Support Team with Several Key Appointments

The Top 15 Deloitte Fast 50 company looks forward to another year of growth as demand for its Office 365, M-Files, OpenText and Box-based content management solutions soars

Belfast, January 15th , 2018 – Repstor, the ECM adoption company that helps businesses exploit their SharePoint, Office 365 and ECM investments, has announced a number of key appointments in its sales and support functions. The company which shot straight into the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in 11th place in its first ever ranking late in 2017 has made several new sales hires and continues its recruitment drive into 2018. Amongst the latest appointees are:-

Paul Wilmott – who joins Repstor as VP Sales. Paul is a deeply experienced sales professional with a wealth of knowledge in document and records management technologies.
Dr. Petri I. Salonen –joins as General Manager, Americas. Petri is charged with building a channel for Repstor in the Americas region and helping with enterprise sales.
Tony Ogilvie – who joins as Head of Services. A highly versatile IT and Information Management professional, Tony has deep technology experience in Office 365, SharePoint, document and records management.

Repstor enjoyed a tremendously successful 2017. Its highlights included a second consecutive doubling of revenues year on year, an office move to the iconic Scottish Provident building, a British Legal Technology awards finalist placement with international law firm, Eversheds Sutherland and finally capping off the year with the Deloitte Fast 50 awards, shooting straight in at 11th place in its first ever ranking.

Repstor’s products have attracted worldwide interest because they increase return on Office 365 and SharePoint investments. This is also true for ECM platforms provided by M-Files, HP OpenText, Box and others. In particular by adding case management to Office365 with its custodian product, the company has experienced enthusiastic take-up among its core markets in Professional Services, Legal, Public Sector and Regulated industries. Its matter management product for corporate legal provided with Eversheds Sutherland – ES /Unity™ also continues to enjoy enthusiastic take-up among corporate legal departments.

Repstor’s increased recruitment activity continues into 2018 aiming to boost its sales, pre-sales and delivery teams, as demand for its products continues to snowball.
Commenting on the company’s new appointments and the outlook for 2018, Alan McMillen, Repstor’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome such seasoned talent to the Repstor team. Our people are key to everything we do so getting the right fit of skills and personalities is really important to us. We have been lucky to attract such great people and we look forward to them sharing in our success in 2018.”

To find out more about Repstor’s job openings, visit the website here.

Repstor Storms into Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in 11th Place

• Rapid growth catapults the company straight into the top 15, in its first ever listing
• Repstor revs up its recruitment drive in response to soaring demand for its Office 365 for matter management approach

Belfast, November 10th , 2017 – Repstor, the ECM adoption company that helps businesses exploit their SharePoint and Office 365 investments, has shot straight into the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in 11th place in its first ever ranking, the company has reported.

The Deloitte Fast 50 awards, now in their 18th year, showcase the cream of the Irish technology industry, ranking the fastest-growing indigenous companies based on their performance over the last four years. Belfast-based Repstor has has just relocated to the iconic Scottish Provident Building following a second consecutive doubling of revenues year on year, a growth trajectory that secured the company a high listing in this year’s awards.

Repstor’s ECM adoption technologies have attracted worldwide interest because of their power to increase the payback on companies’ existing investments in Office 365 and SharePoint, as well as content management tools such as Box, M-Files and OpenText. Its case and matter management products, meanwhile, have experienced enthusiastic take-up among private law firms and corporate legal departments.

By offering organisations a way to better organise and manage their content using software they already use every day, Repstor has struck a chord with user communities, IT teams and budget controllers. In recent months Repstor has made significant headway in markets as far afield as the US, Canada and the UAE, a feat that did not escape this year’s awards panel.

The Deloitte Fast 50 awards

Announcing the winners of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 programme, Peter Allen, a partner at Deloitte (NI) Ltd, commented: “What really strikes me this year is the focus the winning companies have on global markets – we estimate just under 90% of our winning companies’ revenues are generated by exports… Last year we highlighted that export markets would become increasingly important for the indigenous sector given the Brexit challenge, and it’s clear the Fast 50 companies are tackling this challenge head on.”

He added: “These awards offer a glimpse into the future of the technology market for venture capitalists and multinational companies, and also provide an excellent opportunity for businesses to highlight their achievements, their future ambitions and aspirations in the global marketplace. Congratulations to all our winners.”

Repstor recently stepped up its recruitment activity, aiming to boost its sales, pre-sales and delivery teams, as demand for its products continues to snowball.

Commenting on Repstor’s high ranking in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Alan McMillen, Repstor’s CEO, said: “We’re astounded and delighted to have entered the Fast 50 in such a high position. Certainly, 2017 has been a phenomenal year for Repstor, and we’re confident that we can sustain this speed of growth for the foreseeable future because we’re delivering a range of solutions that companies are crying out for.”

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards were announced in Dublin on 3 November 2017. Details of the final rankings are available to download at www.fast50.ie.
To find out more about Repstor’s job openings, visit the website here.

Pact Advocaten Implements Custodian for Legal in 10 days

New ‘Out of the Box’ implementation approach delivers integrated Office 365 for matter management in a fraction of the time of other systems- days rather than weeks.

MAASTRICHT/AMSTERDAM, November 1st, 2017 – Transform Data International today announced that Custodian for Legal has been chosen by Pact advocaten as its document, email and knowledge management system.

Pact advocaten greatly values end user adoption and the security of its customer data. The firm has been using Office 365 for several years and was looking for a solution to improve end-user adoption. As Custodian for Legal seamlessly integrates with Office 365, Pact advocaten is now taking full advantage of its advanced functionality designed for the legal market such as matter management, document and email-management, collaboration, archiving and knowledge management.

Implementation began early October and was finished within 10 days. All Pact employees are using the new solution daily.

Custodian for Legal is a collaboration and document management solution, based on the Repstor product suite. It utilises the powerful and familiar interface of Microsoft Outlook and other Office applications to ensure the highest level of user-adoption. Custodian for Legal is used worldwide by law firms and corporate legal departments including Boels Zanders, Morris Law, KANA, Eversheds Sutherland & Gunnercooke.

Rob Kubben, managing partner at Transform Data said:

“We are delighted to welcome Pact advocaten to our customer base. It is particularly gratifying to have successfully implemented custodian for legal in such a remarkably short timeframe – 10 days!” This is down to our new ‘out of the box’ implementation approach which means systems are implemented in days rather than weeks.”

Maarten Klaassen, Lawyer at Pact advocaten added:

“In order to keep delivering the best service to our clients, we like to invest in IT solutions that allow us to work more efficiently and serve our clients faster.

The combination of advanced search capabilities, ease of access to knowhow libraries and matter management within the familiar interface of Outlook, allows us to deliver even better service to our clients.”

About Pact advocaten
Pact lawyers is a young, ambitious law firm with specialists in employment law, real estate law, IT law, corporate law and zoning law. Pact lawyers offers commercial, professional services tailored to the demands of the current market. Our approach is governed by several key elements: practical, no-nonsense service, close client contact and a highly competitive fee structure.

Our lawyers realise that the current climate requires nuanced client relationships and a modern approach. More at www.pactadvocaten.nl

About Transform Data International
Transform Data helps businesses optimise their workforceproductivity through the implementation of ECM, Mobility and Cloud solutions.

Many organisations across Europe rely on Transform Data to solve their information management challenges whether to support decision-making processes or by automating day-today operations that rely on accurate data.

With a focus on professional services and health markets, Transform Data helps companies and corporate departments to manage their information easily and intuitively, meeting compliancy and efficiency goals.

More at www.transformdata.eu