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Geographic information specialist orders TRIM Context electronic document and records management (EDRM system)

Wokingham, Berkshire – 14th August, 2007 – TOWER Software today announces that geographic information specialist, Ordnance Survey has selected its EDRM system, TRIM Context to rationalise the 700,000 folders of documents and mapping files in its shared corporate network. The project has already commenced and is being rolled out to approximately 1500 users department by department.

An EDRM system was specified by the organisation in order to improve the availability of business information to staff as well as its organisational efficiency. Ordnance Survey also aims to tighten version control and rationalise its current information, while meeting regulatory requirements such as those detailed in e-Gov, the Public Records Act, the Freedom of Information Act and the Modernising Government white paper.

Tony Sumpster, President Northern Region for TOWER Software adds, ”Our Professional Services team has been heavily involved with the technical design, configuration, load planning and testing of the system at Ordnance Survey. Their project team, quite rightly, is placing a lot of emphasis on the transfer of skills between our team and theirs. So, the technical people at Ordnance Survey have undergone a very high level of training.”

Jan Hutchinson, Director of HR and Corporate Services and business sponsor to the EDRM system at Ordnance Survey explains, “In making our business case for the system, we were able to identify areas where significant cost savings can be made. Time might be a major factor, as searching for specific documents without a system like TRIM Context can be an extremely lengthy process. Just as important as this though, is the positive impact we can have on customer service with the right information readily available to the right people, when they need it. This brings us much closer to our corporate efficiency goals and will enable sharper business decisions.”

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 TRIM Context is a registered trademark of TOWER Software. All rights reserved.

About Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping agency providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and the public.

For more information visit Ordnance Survey and the OS Symbol are registered trademarks of Ordnance Survey.

For further information contact:

Natalie Sutton
Proud Public Relations
Tel: +44(0)7768 026197 / +44(0)1276 679570


Philippa Ochonski
Tower Software Marketing
Tel: +44(0)118 977 1212


Scott Sinclair
Ordnance Survey Press Office
Tel: 02380 792265

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