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Royal London Group selects Fortrus Ltd to implement new Laserfiche ECM system within Bright Grey and Consumer Divisions.

Press release   •   Mar 03, 2015 10:45 GMT

2nd March 2015, London - Fortrus announces today that the Royal London Group’s protection insurance business, Bright Grey and Consumer division, have successfully completed a project to replace its Document Management System.

Part of the Royal London Group, the UK’s largest mutual life, investment and pensions company, Bright Grey was started in 2003. It is a specialist provider of life, critical illness and income protection insurance. Bright Grey sells its insurance products through a network of intermediaries (financial advisors) as well as via the internet and a 250 seat contact centre.

By 2012 the original document repository system was approaching end of life and the Bright Grey team required a new ECM solution. It needed be secure, reliable, offer comprehensive search capabilities, as well as scanning and indexing support for document capture.

A shortlist of candidate systems was created, with reference sites visited and a proof of concept exercise set. Working with Gartner one of the worlds best known IT analyst groups, Laserfiche Rio was finally identified as the preferred solution to meet the required needs of the group.

Fortrus was selected as an experienced partner to work with Royal London in the design, establishment of best practice patterns, delivery and technical support of Laserfiche Rio. To date over 14 million Bright Grey documents with all associated metadata have been migrated from the original legacy system to Rio, taking Fortrus only 2 weeks to complete the end-to-end migration.

For further information please contact:

Leigh Baillie

Chief Marketing Officer

Fortrus Ltd

Tel: 07894 517828


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