Repstor Secures Global Contract Following Invest NI Assistance

Belfast software company Repstor Ltd has secured a contract with Premier Oil, a FTSE250 international oil and gas exploration and production company, for its unique products developed with support from Invest Northern Ireland.

Since it was set up in 2012, Repstor has focussed on developing products for the global enterprise content management (ECM) market. With research and development support from Invest NI it created its Repstor affinity and Repstor assist products.

These will be used by Premier Oil to underpin its document and records management and compliance programs and to ensure adoption of their newly deployed ECM platform. Invest NI’s R&D funding is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Commenting on the contract Alan McMillen CEO, Repstor, said: “In a selection process that included evaluation of several competing products, Repstor affinity and assist products were the clear winners in every important area of functionality. Highlighted in the evaluation were, ease of use, depth of integration with Microsoft Outlook and Office, email filing and management, performance and stability, support for search, ease of enterprise-wide deployment and off-line working.”

Repstor’s products make using content systems easy and intuitive, by providing access to them within the familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook®.

George McKinney, Invest NI’s Director of Technology & Services, said: “This is a significant contract for this exciting company, which has identified a niche in the content management market and has developed innovative products to increase ECM user adoption.

“Invest NI has provided a range of support to Repstor since it was set up. In addition to research and development support, we have provided assistance with marketing, management and brand development. This has ensured that alongside developing excellent products the company has been able to develop a robust business strategy that will help it to grow by building sales globally.”