Quality Shines Through as EASY SOFTWARE is Awarded Storage Magazine’s Best Laboratory Tested Product 2009

EASY SOFTWARE further extends its reputation for quality, German-engineered and tested software-

Bury St Edmunds, UK – June 23rd, 2009 – EASY SOFTWARE UK, Europe’s foremost supplier of integrated document management, workflow and archive solutions was awarded Storage Magazine’s Best Laboratory Tested Product 2009 for EASY Enterprise 3.0 at the Storage Awards 2009 held at the Tower Hotel, London on June 11th.

EASY is no stranger to winning awards having scooped category awards such as Compliance Product of the Year and Best Archiving Product a number of years running.  However this year’s award is very timely and appropriate given EASY’s growing differentiator as a high-quality, highly-engineered and scaleable document management solution.

Howard Frear, EASY’s director of sales and marketing explains, “We know that IT managers are being asked to do more with their IT budgets which have themselves at best remained the same or very typically, reduced.  So there may be a temptation to ‘buy cheap’.  If cheap means risking quality, engineering and scaleability then it is indeed a high risk strategy especially from a legal and compliance perspective.”  Howard continues, “That is where a hard-earned reputation for quality, robustness and rigorous testing stands EASY in good stead. We can offer a range of purchasing options to suit each client so price is less of an issue and focus instead on providing a quality, tested document management solution that will suit the needs of their business both now and in the future and deliver real value. Hence our delight at receiving the Best Laboratory Tested award for EASY ENTERPRISE 3.0.  This further confirms our strategy for providing quality solutions that grow with the business – a sentiment that is particularly important in difficult economic times.”

The Storage Awards, or Storries, is where individuals and organisations receive industry wide recognition before an audience of their peers.  The winners are elected by the readership of Storage Magazine.

Lidl UK’s Implementation of EASY SOFTWARE’s Document Management Technology Catches the Eye of Lidl’s European Property Departments

EASY SOFTWARE is the system of choice for Lidl’s Property Division in the UK and soon to be pan-European –

Bury St Edmunds, UK – June 1st, 2009 – EASY SOFTWARE UK, Europe’s foremost supplier of integrated document management, workflow and archive solutions, has today announced that it has been selected by retail chain, Lidl, to deliver an electronic document management solution within its UK property division.   The solution designed using EASY DOCUMENTS™ is now close to final testing and imminently being released to the first property office.

Lidl is one of EASY AG’s largest customers and has several implementations of EASY DOCUMENTS™ integrated into SAP in its finance functions.  Lidl has invested significantly in EASY’s document management technology and has itself a dedicated IT team proficient in implementing EASY solutions across Europe.  So when Lidl UK embarked on its search to find a document management partner to deliver a solution across its property departments, EASY SOFTWARE emerged as the popular choice winning through due to its technology quality and the service delivery reputation already established across the company.

The motivations behind automating the property department documents were described by Lidl as follows.  “Lidl entered the UK in 1994 and since then most property information related to a specific site has been stored in hard copy files at our Head Office. We are a growing company, so the storage space need to house property information is growing at a considerable rate. At present there are more than 200,000 pages of information. The time taken to sort, filter, retrieve, update and file this information is staggering.”

“This problem manifests itself across our property offices with disparate pieces of related information risking either being mislaid or split across different offices therefore impacting efficiency and productivity. One centralised electronic document repository would eliminate the time consuming paper filing tasks, recover costs linked to long term paper storage and preparation and allow interactive file processing between offices making tasks such as the approvals process much faster.”

Global outsourcing company, TNT partnered with Lidl to back-scan the 200,000+ property related documents. By November 2008 all the documents relating to the Lidl UK property department had been scanned and were ready to be indexed and loaded into EASY DOCUMENTS. The project was soon being watched by other European Lidl property offices, themselves growing in their region and building mountains of paper files to support their activities.  Once the project was in the global spotlight the decision was taken to underpin it with an Oracle rather than SQL database to ensure a corporate roll out could be achieved if needed.

The Lidl UK test system is now up and running undergoing extensive testing ready to be launched to its first live property office late May/early June. “We have been very impressed with EASY throughout this project.    The product is very intuitive, flexible and scalable and the workflow capability very comprehensive and versatile. We are looking forward to a successful UK roll-out and then potentially mirroring that capability across other European property offices.”

Tony Cheung is EASY UK’s operations director and has been closely involved in overseeing the Lidl project. “Lidl is a major client for EASY Germany and now the UK too and we are delighted that we have earned our way, through positive endorsements, to developing this important document management solution for Lidl’s property portfolio.  Our product scalability, flexibility and quality engineering pays dividends with an organisation like Lidl and in these difficult economic times it is increasingly becoming the system of choice for organisations of all sizes and disciplines who dare not risk their reputation or future on low cost, low functionality systems.  We are looking forward to supporting the project as it goes UK wide and if need be internationally. ”

EASY SOFTWARE will present at the AIIM Roadshow on June 5th.  To find out more about the roadshow and how to attend, please visit www.aiimroadshow.org.uk.

About Lidl

The first Lidl stores were opened in 1973 and by the 1980s Lidl was a household name throughout Germany. During the 1990s Lidl started to open stores outside Germany and today Lidl stores can be found in nearly every country in Europe. Lidl is now well established as a major European food retailer.

Lidl established itself in the UK in 1994. More information can be found at www.lidl.co.uk


EASY SOFTWARE UK joins the exclusive Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Club

Bury St Edmunds, UK – April 1st, 2009 – EASY SOFTWARE UK, Europe’s foremost supplier of integrated document management, workflow and archive solutions, has today announced that it has been awarded its Microsoft Gold Certified partner status.

Gold Certified Partners are the top level of Microsoft solutions partners and gain early access to advanced resources to increase the company’s Microsoft expertise.   Gold Certified Partners are regarded as the most skilled partners in their specific solutions areas.

EASY’s ISV software solutions competency is for EASY’s xBASE™, a scaleable email storage, management & archive solution and EASY for Microsoft Dynamics NAV™, an integrated solution that compliantly manages all relevant documentation coming in and out of Dynamics NAV. Both solutions are Microsoft certified products and strategic products in EASY’s 2009 promotional campaigns.

“We are delighted that our commitment to Microsoft has been recognised with Gold partner status,” commented Tony Cheung, EASY SOFTWARE UK’s Director of Operations.  “Our partners and customers have the added confidence that we are committed to a future of close Microsoft development and integration and this gives a very clear signal to the market that we uniquely offer the depth of knowledge and expertise needed to securely integrate their applications into the Microsoft application suite.”

Nigel Turner, International Business Development Manager at Microsoft UK, said: “Congratulations to everyone at EASY SOFTWARE UK on this achievement. Partners are at the heart of everything we do here at Microsoft. EASY has been working on its international expansion via Microsoft’s international ISV assistance programme, Open Borders, which is designed to provide business advice and services to our partners that are growing their businesses around the world. To see a document management vendor thriving and growing like this, offering a range of integrated Microsoft solutions for partners and customers alike, demonstrates just what can be achieved with our Open Borders programme.”