EASY Wins Software Product of the Year at the Document Manager Awards

EASY Contract Comfort ™ solution wins EASY its 16th DM Award in 12 years at the premier annual event for the UK content management community

Bury St Edmunds UK, November 27th, 2018 – EASY SOFTWARE UK, Europe’s leading supplier of document management solutions, has won ‘Software Product of the Year’ at the annual Document Manager Awards for its EASY Contract Comfort ™ solution. It was also named runner-up in the ‘Accounts Payable/Invoicing Product of the Year’ and ‘Records Management Product of the Year’ categories.

The firm, which has now won 16 DM Awards during the event’s twelve-year history, was crowned winner at a black-tie reception on November 22nd at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street in London’s Bloomsbury. The DM Awards are given based on outstanding contributions to the document management industry.

Andy Boulton, CEO at EASY, commented:

“We’re delighted to continue our winning streak at the Document Manager Awards, and we’d like to thank everyone who voted for us as well as our loyal customers. This award demonstrates that EASY Contract Comfort is a category leader in its field when it comes to flexible, comprehensive contract management solutions.”

The Software Product of the Year award joins previous DM Award category wins, including ‘Email Product of the Year’ (three times), ‘Channel Partner of The Year’, ‘Enterprise CMS Product’, ‘Workflow/BPM Product of the Year’, ‘Compliance Product of the Year’, ‘Invoicing Product of The Year’ and ‘Marketing Team of the Year’.

Webinar Recording: 5 great ways to deliver Contract Management

Relax, grab a coffee and enjoy the recording of this recent Contract Management webinar. It takes around 30 minutes and includes slides and audio.

For more information on our Contract Management solution, take a look here.

Here is the link to the webinar – enjoy!

Take a look at our EASY Contract product brochure

The days of trying to remember Contract deadlines, terminations or extensions are over.  EASY Contract ensures end to end, automated, contract lifecycle management.

Take a look at the EASY Contract brochure

EASY Contract 3.0 – Flyer

Working with EASY – ECM is a Team Effort

Whether a prospective customer or partner, we think you’ll find us ready and willing to make the relationship work. Partnership is not just an expression here at EASY SOFTWARE, it is essential to our success. Because only through our extensive network are we able to offer our customers the advice and support that successfully delivers ECM.

A highly motivated team of over one hundred specialist partners in Europe and the rest of the world are there for our customers. And thanks to our advanced competence scheme, they are experts in a wide range of areas: from archiving and incoming invoice solutions to contract and HR records management.

Take a look at our EASY – Why EASY Flyer

Giving Our Partners A Welcome Boost

At EASY Software we recognise that our market success relies on selecting key, strategic partnerships with organisations that have the right mix of technology skills and consultancy serviced to add value to or solutions.

Partners have always been at the centre of our go-to-market strategy. We are fortunate to have a network of over 200+ global sales partners and more than 100 software development companies with interfaces to our flagship solution, EASY Enterprise.

So when you partner with EASY, you’re assured of providing your customers the most advanced enterprise document and content management technologies and solutions. But don’t take our word for it – take a look at our newly revamped partner page listing our partners and their success stories.  Enjoy our partner day videos featuring many of our partners and their frank views of EASY and what we’re like to do business with.


Oh and if you’d like to know more about becoming an easy partner just contact us on 01284 727870

Let’s Make Email Work for Us All Again

IS Opportunities article from EASY UK’s Howard Frear published in October 2015

Is it time to go not just paper free but email free?

Read the full article here


Don’t Mistake a Perfect Solution for One That Takes Years to Start Implementing

By Tony Cheung, CTO at EASYSoftware

Who in their right minds would want to disagree with this: you need to get technology introduced right, or it runs too high a risk of de-railing – and we all know the cheerless effects of that, from wasted money to red faces to, occasionally, cheeky headlines on Web sites.

What I am going to do is challenge it in this sense however: are you holding off implementing something that could be great and start delivering simple benefits for you, if the macro ones you really want are not in place from the get-go?

Here’s a prime example of what I mean: I was talking recently to a very smart and savvy Financial Director. He was insistent that a new piece of tech he’d bought in from us and was perfectly happy with – indeed, so convinced was he of its usefulness that he’d paid up front for it – needed to sit in the drawer until he smoothed the way for it.

What do I mean by that? This experienced businessperson, possibly carrying some scar tissue from one or two crashed and burned projects, felt the best use of his resources was to tinker with his business processes to get them ‘just right’ for the new system to seamlessly start supporting.

Here’s the problem, though. By our reckoning, he’s spent the best part of 12 to 16 months trying to create an ideal world. We started to get worried about this on his behalf: he spent so much cash re-designing processes, doubtlessly improving them – despite the fact he went to market in the first place to buy software to manage his problems!

This client says he wants to do it once and do it right. It’s a very good philosophy. It would be ideal of course if IT were an exact science, but the reality is, it isn’t. I think trends such as Agile, Cloud and SaaS are telling us is that IT is now there to help you get started with one part of the problem, something simple, and then you experiment, adapt and perfect it while making it useful from day one.

Even just by implementing a simple electronic document management system, what our client would gain would be the fact everybody would be able to communicate and rely on electronic information instead of paper; they would have the benefit of audit trails, begin to identify any bottlenecks, gain more visibility and a centralised interface, so that they would eradicate any excuses and hiding places or delays in the process.

In a way, what those customers determined to do all the planning and change up-front miss is that in their determination to end up friction-free, they fail to pay enough concern to the fact that, business being what it is, things might change or people might end up working in a totally different way.  It is easily forgotten that it will be much easier to enhance your processes once you have adopted an ECM solution to help deal with your workflow processes.

My sincere advice is don’t spend too much money and time to get what you deem to be the perfect solution. Start small, keep it simple, go for quick wins, then observe how the impact of technology on changing how people do their work as soon as you can – for even in its undeveloped state staff can start finding real benefits from ECM. Have more faith in your staff being able to adapt further than you can imagine.

Of course, another problem is lurking here too. It’s the difference between the view from the top and that of the people on the shop floor. You need to ask yourself if you really know how your business makes money, and do you understand what your staff are confronted with having to do every day?

It sometimes takes an outsider to come in to open up the organisation enough for everyone to step back and get answers to these questions – which is another reason, I think, to stop being frightened of technology and change management and embrace both. It really will help to start sooner rather than later, otherwise you risk delaying the chance of gaining those benefits until it is too late!

Contract Killing

Contracts are incredibly important documents containing, as they do, the details of your organisation’s relationships with its suppliers, customers, partners and employees.  It is not unusual for larger organisations to have thousands of them and the more there are, the more difficult it is to keep track of where they are and how they’re performing.  In the past, this may have been acceptable; but with organisations in both the public and private sector currently under intense pressure to improve their financial and operational performance, contracts have to work harder to reduce costs and increase productivity.

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EASY Shortlisted in Six Document Management Award Categories

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk – August 15th,  2013 – EASY Software UK, Europe’s foremost provider of document management solutions, has today announced that it has once again been shortlisted in a whole host of categories in the 2013 Document Manager (DM) Awards, hosted by DM Magazine.

The multiple award winning company is a finalist in the following six categories

  • Channel Partner of the Year
  • Company of the Year
  • Enterprise CMS Product of the Year – EASY Enterprise 4.0
  • PR Marketing Campaign in the DM Industry – Sarum PR
  • Records Management Product of the Year – EASY Records for HR
  • Email Product of the Year –  EASY for Exchange

Now in its seventh year, the DM Awards event has fast established itself as one of the ‘must-attend’ dates on the calendar for the document and content management industry. The awards span a range of product and project categories, with winners selected via a combination of online voting and the opinions of an expert judging panel. As last year, voting is expected to be significantly boosted by social media channels including Twitter and LinkedIn which now play a significant role in promoting the event and individual categories, and in driving online voting.

Voting for the shortlisted entries is now open. The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner on Thursday October 25 at the Hotel Russell in London, attended by around 200 guests from across the highest levels of the UK document management industry.

Howard Frear, sales and marketing director at EASY Software UK, commented, “We are fortunate to have been very successful in these awards in the past, scooping Channel Company of the Year and Email Product of the Year in 2012.  We credit all of our success to a fantastic product set and a dedicated, committed team whose skills and experience speak for themselves.  We are looking forward to a good evening at the October awards night. ”

To find out more about The DM Awards, and to vote for EASY Software, visit Follow our success on Twitter @software4docs and @DMMagandAwards


EASY Software UK creates first Document Management community blog – and invites you to join in!

Bury St Edmunds, UK – July 16th, 2013 – Document Management software leader EASY Software UK has launched a new community blog, TheDMCollaborators – set to become the ‘go to’ resource for views, insights and updates for the UK Document Management sector.

Featuring a wide range of guest bloggers – such as executives and company leaders from EASY partners Cognite, InkwrxSpigraphIntelligent FilingTouchstone,FujitsuPaper RiverGreen DuckGreen Plane Solutions, Archival Record Management,Northamber as well as experienced industry watcher and Editor Dave Tyler of Document Manager Magazine – the domain is going to be a major resource for stakeholders in this vital area of business information technology.

The site will also take a fresh, sometimes critical look at what the community sees as the industry drivers and challenges it faces, as well as provide truly independent and well-informed perspectives and opinions. Topics will range from scanning, capture and archive issues, through to workflow, indexing, retrieval, ERP integration, SharePoint, enterprise content management and all subjects in between.

Standard document management subject matter? Yes, but it’s going to be presented in such a way that it will grab you and get you interested in not just following these opinions, but also joining in the debates shaping the future of the sector.

Visitors can rest assured that there’ll be zero product promotion… while a bit of realism as well as non ‘PR’ war stories from vendors, software authors, commentators and customers, is going to be the order of the day.

To whet your appetite, topics first up are SharePoint: Has it Reached a ‘Marmite’ Moment? and

The Sky Could Be The Limit, Yes; But Only If Your View Isn’t ‘Clouded’.

Commenting on this exciting development, EASY Software UK Sales & Marketing Director Howard Frear points out that, “There are no Document Management blogging communities in existence. Yet with the ever-increasing volume and diversity of information in businesses today, the issues surrounding how you manage your documents are critical – and so a forum such as TheDMCollaborators is invaluable for CIOs.

“We want it to be a conversation, however, a place for sharing stories, experience, expertise and even some humour.

“That’s got to be the way forward!”

The blog roll will commence in July; to be part of the conversation, go to TheDMCollaborators. See you there soon!

More at or Twitter @software4docs

EASY SOFTWARE, which was founded in 1990 and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, is Europe’s foremost provider of integrated document management technologies with more than 11,500 customers worldwide. Global and local companies rely on EASY’s comprehensive suite of scaleable document technologies to automate their businesses, improve productivity and efficiency and to meet increasing regulatory requirements.

EASY SOFTWARE is a Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and the second largest provider of SAP archiving solutions worldwide. EASY promotes it extensive suite of document management solutions both directly and indirectly through a network of 200+ global sales partners. More than 100 software development companies have created interfaces to EASY ENTERPRISE™, the company’s flagship solution.

EASY AG is headquartered in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, with further offices and subsidiaries throughout Germany, Austria, the USA, Singapore, Turkey and the UK. More information on EASY SOFTWARE UK can be found at