Natural Resources Wales manages records compliance with Repstor Affinity

Email content management adoption specialist Repstor announced that Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has deployed Repstor Affinity, to enable users across their widely dispersed Office 365 deployment to meet regulatory needs for records management and compliance.

One of the key commitments for NRW, and in keeping with Central Government strategies, was to deliver secure, accessible, effective, easy to use, online services to its customers. Where possible, NRW has committed to using cloud services, existing solutions and shared services.

Office 365 is at the heart of NRW´s strategy and was chosen as it would support the early days of the new organisation by providing cost effective browser based functionality to staff, who at that time were operating on three separate systems. The core functionality at that time was email, intranet and document management.

In selecting Office 365, NRW knew that it wouldn´t meet all of their business needs and that additional tools would be required. One requirement was to support the management of email content as part of formal records management. User adoption of any new system was a critical factor. Staff were facing significant changes and it was important that any new tools could be deployed with minimum impact.

Over a four month period, NRW completed a comprehensive review of products available under the G-Cloud programme that could potentially allow this requirement to be met with Office 365. This resulted in the selection of Repstor Affinity and its rapid roll out to all users of the NRW Office 365 system.

Natural Resources Wales is the largest Welsh government sponsored body, employing 1,900 staff across Wales with a budget of GBP180 million. It was formed in April 2013, largely taking over the functions of the Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Commission Wales and the Environment Agency in Wales, as well as certain Welsh Government functions.

Repstor was created to inspire ECM adoption. Its products are used by mobile, remote and semi-disconnected users especially in industries like Professional Services, Legal, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and other regulated industries.