Repstor strikes oil company deal
A Belfast software company has won a contract with a FTSE250 oil and gas exploration company after developing new products.
Repstor will be selling its new enterprise content (ECM) management products to Premier Oil.
The products make a company's own content systems easier to use by integrating them with Microsoft Outlook.
Repstor affinity and Repstor assist were created by the company, which is based in the city centre, after it received research and development grants of £140,186 from Invest NI. Premier Oil will use the products to reinforce its document and records management and compliance programs.
Alan McMillen, chief executive of 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."
George McKinney, Invest NI's director of technology and 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."
Invest NI also gave the company £52,500 in other forms of assistance and consultancy support.