Remploy Offiscope and Invu join forces to tackle the document management market

Remploy Offiscope, the not-for-profit, ethical outsourced front and back office services provider, has signed an agreement with electronic document management software company Invu which will see the two companies working closely together on new business.

Part of Remploy the UKs largest employer of people with disabilities Offiscope specialises in providing document imaging services for a host of major organisations including Hewlett Packard, Network Rail, Unilever, Hoover, Honda, Matthew Clark and charities such as Age Concern and Christian Blind Mission.

A public company, Invu has sold its document management software to more than 1,600 customers primarily in the small-to-medium size enterprise market and as a result has in the region of 28,000 licensed users. Its software allows companies to manage all types of information and documents electronically such as forms, correspondence, literature, faxes, e-mail, technical drawings, electronic files and web pages.

The agreement will allow both companies to capitalise on each others experience, expertise and salesforces. Invu has a network of more than 100 Value Added Resellers whereas Remploy Offiscope offers a full document imaging bureau service and has a strong track record across the not-for-profit, public and private sectors.

Under the agreement Invus reseller network will actively promote Remploy Offiscopes imaging services and Remploy Offiscope will provide Invu with introductions to potential clients. Together the two companies will be able to provide customers with a complete end-to-end document management solution.

Remploy Offiscope general manager Dave Knight said: This is another important step for Offiscope as we become more well-known in the document management market. Invu has not only developed a highly effective document management software suite, it has built a business to match. This presents us with a great opportunity to grow our business in accordance with our core principle of creating sustainable jobs for disabled people in the most ethical way possible.

The agreement also complements the work and relationships we already have with our other partners in the document imaging market.

David Morgan, chief executive of Invu, said: We are looking forward to working with the team at Remploy Offiscope as we believe both organisations have much to offer each other. Our software is established as a market leader and Offiscopes capabilities will enable us to develop our client list, especially in the larger organisation market.

Remploy Offiscope, which employs 350 people throughout its nine sites around the UK, also provides other important outsourced front and back office business processes such as contact centres, fulfilment and direct mail.

In addition to creating jobs for disabled people Remploy Offiscope also believes in doing business in an ethical way, from providing training and personalised employee development to its relationships with clients.

To reflect this it conducts its day-to-day business in line with a 10-point Gold Standard in Ethical Outsourcing to show clients that strong ethical values are applied in every aspect of its work.

From left to right: Dave Knight (General Manager, Remploy Offiscope), Chris Wood (Strategic Partnerships Manager, Remploy Offiscope), Jon Halestrap (Director of Sales and Marketing, Invu) and David Morgan (Chief Executive, Invu).

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