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Conservation organisation chooses TRIM Context electronic document and records management (EDRM) system

Wokingham, Berkshire – 11 June, 2007 – Natural England, the environment organisation that brought together English Nature, the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service has selected the TRIM Context EDRM system to consolidate and better manage its physical records. As part of a new project to merge the three networks into one and modernise its records management and ILM (information lifecycle management) practices, Natural England will use the TOWER Software solution as the backbone of a new file plan. With a comprehensive index of physical records - such as building deeds, estates data, satellite images, photographs, documents, letters and maps – the organisation plans to achieve better control of information across its enterprise, allowing more widespread sharing and accessibility.

“Some of our records go back as far as 50 years. So, when our scientific teams conduct surveys related to mapping, landscapes or conservation and wildlife, it’s often important for them to be able to look back at historical data for comparison,” explains Peter Wingate, Team Leader for Knowledge Management at Natural England. “So, when we started the process of bringing all of these records together, TRIM Context came very high on our list of preferred solutions. It certainly met all of our EDRMS requirements hands down, and the fiscal team was satisfied that the investment was ‘future proof’ too.”

Tony Sumpster, Managing Director for TOWER Software EMEA adds, ”TRIM Context will help Natural England with information sharing between teams and offices – this is particularly important where, for example, they handle freedom of information requests . Until now, parts of the organisation had been using spreadsheets and record systems developed in the 1980s to track records.”

About Natural England

Natural England works for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas. We conserve and enhance the natural environment for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people, and the economic prosperity it brings. We promote access and recreation and contribute to the sustainable management of our natural resources.

To do this, we support individuals and organisations in actions that will benefit the natural environment, increase opportunities to make it an enriching part of people’s everyday lives, and bring together those who influence and shape our environmental future.

About TOWER Software

TOWER Software is the leading enterprise content management (ECM) provider to government. TOWER Software’s award-winning solutions empower organisations to drive their business forward. The TRIM Context® 6 solution is a single, integrated platform that manages and delivers business information throughout its complete lifecycle. By relying on its proven domain expertise, strong strategic partnerships, and powerful solutions, TOWER Software enables organisations to improve the accuracy of information on which business decisions are made; maximise efficiency by finding and delivering business critical information quickly and easily; and achieve and maintain standards compliance and best practices across industries, resulting in sustained competitive advantage. TOWER Software is a privately held company with operations in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.towersoft.com. TRIM Context is a registered trademark of TOWER Software. All rights reserved.

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Natalie Sutton
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