26th April 2017
Reasons for Project
The company identified an opportunity to specifically address ECM in an environment where very large quantities of information are grouped and managed on a casework basis, such as is required by large legal services companies.
Repstor were offered £91,497 of grant support for its “LSCIM project” to develop a platform which manages and protects case and email information within Office 365 by extending the capabilities of SharePoint to help easily manage cases. Secure and familiar case management tools are provided within Office 365 and are accessible from Microsoft Outlook. Users can use SharePoint sites and lists to store case content. Users can apply structure, metadata, workflow processes and policy to each case type easily and consistently.
Results and summary of benefits realised
The company is now a Microsoft Gold partner and as a result of the project the company has secured Kana, a Verint Company, which has deployed Repstor solutions across its legal department worldwide to assist with filing, improve collaboration and provide efficient offline working. Three of the UK’s top 30 legal firms and a US 1,800 person practice are currently engaged in product trials.
How did ERDF funding, through the EU Investment for Growth & Jobs Programme, contribute to the success of the project/scheme?
The R&D project would have been scaled back and not fully implemented. The financial risk to undertake all proposed activities in the proposed timescale without the ERDF assisted funding from Invest NI would have been too high.
Repstor are currently assessing further R&D opportunities to lever Microsoft’s ongoing significant investments Business Analytics, Cloud Workflow and Machine Learning to develop market leading capabilities in their sector.