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- EASY is system of choice for Coscon (UK) Ltd -

January 29th , 2008 – EASY SOFTWARE UK, Europe’s foremost supplier of integrated document & email management, workflow and archive solutions has today announced that Coscon UK, the London headquartered container services company, has standardised on EASY SOFTWARE to automate its import and export documentation.

Coscon (UK) Ltd is a subsidiary of COSCO Container Lines Europe and Coscon Shanghai, which owns and operates over 120 container vessels and is one of the top ten container lines in the international shipping community. Shipping and container services companies produce a staggering amount of paper and documents relating to their cargo and the Coscon’s import and export functions are no exception. Recognising the cost and time taken to store and retrieve documents and the risks and inefficiencies that that entailed. Mr Hua Fujun, Managing Director of Coscon (UK) Ltd authorised an internal project group to embark on a search for a document management solution and partner to automate Coscon’s (UK) document handling and integrate seamlessly into its corporate email system.

From a shortlist of five, EASY SOFTWARE was selected as the supplier best suited to offer a turnkey document management solution, integrated into Lotus notes and with the necessary local support services that Coscon (UK) would need.

“We liked EASY SOFTWARE from the outset,” commented Conway Nowell, the IT Manager. “The team seemed to fully understand our needs and the challenges that would lie ahead and so put forward a solution that ties in closely with our email communication system and offers that close-mix of sophisticated document management technology coupled with good customisable features that will enable us to adapt the system to our needs.”

Coscon (UK) stores much of its paper records in an on-site storage facility where containers are filled with documents making access difficult and particularly so for remote offices. “There is a high cost linked to employing staff to file, retrieve and store paper and as we move more to an electronic way of working, we aim to eliminate paper as much as possible by capturing it electronically and storing and integrating it in our EASY system,” adds Conway.

Coscon (UK) is poised to implement its new system early in 2008 and will begin the backlog scanning process of import and export documentation in its accounts department and electronically linking files and documents in its email system. Phase two of the project envisages implementing broader functionality such as workflow to enable document routing and processes across the business.

“This is a great win for EASY SOFTWARE and one that we are very much looking forward to making a real success,” said Andrew Graham, Managing Director of EASY SOFTWARE UK. “We have established a strong track record of delivering first class implementations in paper and document intensive industries such as shipping and our Notes integration further strengthens our product fit and suitability for Coscon.”

About Coscon (UK)

Coscon (UK) Ltd has been operating in the UK and Ireland market place since 1989. Consequently our team has accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge to handle all types of containerised cargoes.

As well as developing shipping business and carrying out service work, Coscon (UK), through other Cosco subsidiary companies, is also actively involved in other land based industries such as, road transport amongst others.

Coscon (UK) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of COSCO Container Lines Europe GmbH and Coscon Shanghai which owns and operates over 120 container vessels totalling over 300,000 Teus. Coscon Shanghai is presently one of the top 10 container lines in the international shipping community and serves over 60 international shipping routes and provides regular service to over 100 principal ports in over 30 countries and regions across the world.


EASY SOFTWARE, which was founded in 1990 and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, designs, is Europe’s foremost provider of integrated document management technologies. Apart from its head office in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, the company has further branches in Germany and subsidiaries in Austria (Vienna), Singapore, the USA (Philadelphia) and the UK (London and Bury St. Edmunds).

EASY SOFTWARE markets its innovative products worldwide through its distributed sales, service and support organisation. EASY SOFTWARE has received the endorsement of Microsoft and has formed more than 400 strategic alliances with systems integrators and line of business application partners. Further information is available from the EASY SOFTWARE UK website at

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