Melbourne, 11 June 2013 – Australian IT services company OBS has formed a strategic partnership with records management specialist RecordPoint, delivering more flexibility for customers, particularly those looking to implement a commercial off the shelf (COTS) standards based compliant records management system within Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. OBS will provide RecordPoint with business consulting, implementation and support services through its national network of offices.
Until now OBS has offered VERS and standards compliant records management consulting and solutions, under the brand name i5 Software. This new RecordPoint partnership will enable OBS to provide customers continued access to OBS compliance consulting skills for non-standards based solutions and offer RecordPoint where standards based solutions are required. While OBS will no longer market i5 Software it will continue to support existing i5 Software customers to remain VERS compliant, or provide the necessary consulting needed to migrate their SharePoint records management processes onto the RecordPoint platform.
Des Russell, National IM Practice lead at OBS said: “Companies implement records management initiatives to comply with regulations or business strategy, but users don’t always embrace the new solutions. A growing number of organisations are looking at integrating existing SharePoint environments with records management solutions. Because SharePoint is often already in use it is easier to engage staff and drive records management adoption when it is accessed via a familiar interface like Microsoft office and SharePoint. These interfaces provide tools that are familiar to end users whilst ensuring that records management controls are being systematically applied.. This new approach is likely to make it easier for companies to achieve their compliance goals as staff fully embrace new records management initiatives with far less resistance than traditional records management initiatives.
Elon Aizenstros, CEO of RecordPoint said: “It is great that OBS has come on board as a strategic partner. OBS’s impressive credentials and experience as a Microsoft partner and its specific electronic document and records management system (eDRMS) expertise adds significant value to Australian customers that are looking to implement a RecordPoint solution. The partnership enhances our collective capability to enable records compliance in Australia. It offers added value to customer investments in SharePoint as a platform.”
OBS is a leading Australian IT Services Company focused on helping organisations transform their business with Microsoft technology. OBS provides world class consulting, implementation, development and managed application services around Microsoft SharePoint, Dynamics CRM and Cloud technologies.
OBS is recognised for its passionate people, innovative solutions, and proven success in more than 300 organisations across Australia including a quarter of the ASX 200.
Backed by TA Associates, Updata and Macquarie Capital, OBS has more than 150 staff in offices across Australia that service Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.
RecordPoint is an enterprise grade, local standards compliant record management solution. Built to extend the native document and records management capabilities in Microsoft SharePoint, RecordPoint provides a 100% SharePoint solution. RecordPoint also addresses the challenge of records management of social content, with its solution now extended to Facebook, Twitter and a growing number of other Microsoft surfaces. RecordPoint provides records management capability to an ever-growing client base within the Asia Pacific and European regions.