Professional services

Experience

Cimtech has over 40 years' experience in managing information in all its forms and formats and has operated as a commercial consultancy since 1989. The breadth of our expertise ranges from records management theory and strategy to highly technical scanning, workflow and content management solutions, from early research through to implementation of solutions and the change management that drives an implementation to success.

See our consultancy information sheets for the range of services we can offer:

Information types

The information we help manage includes structured information in databases and unstructured information in paper and electronic files. It includes emails and transient documents, work in progress and telephone notes. It includes blogs, wikis and discussion threads. It includes vital records essential to the continuation of business and long-term records that must be preserved through many generations.

Compliance

We cover information compliance: compliance with the public sector legal framework, including Public Records Acts, Freedom of Information and Re-use of Public Sector Information, compliance with Data Protection and information security, which is applicable to all organisations, and compliance with the legal liability and regulatory requirements specific to market sectors such as construction, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, aviation and financial services.

Governance

We cover information governance in its widest sense, with data quality, security, content control, naming conventions, intellectual property rights and information sharing protocols added to the well-managed information environment.

Technologies

We cover a broad span of technologies, including the growing list of acronyms for document and records management systems (EDM, ECM, ERM, EDRM, BCS, DRM, WCM), process management systems (BPR, BPM), scanning and capture methods (OCR, ICR) and the whole spectrum of media, file formats, archive and storage solutions.

Assignment types

Information and Records Management

  • Information management strategy studies
  • Records management reviews
  • Information audits
  • Business classification schemes and fileplans
  • Information governance health checks
  • Data protection and security audits
  • Records management policies and procedures
  • BSI BIP 0008 legal admissibility compliance

Analysis

  • Feasibility studies
  • Options review
  • Process and workflow modelling
  • Analysis of suppliers, products and user experience

Design

  • Business process re-engineering
  • Specification of functional and technical requirements
  • Scanning, recognition and forms processing design
  • Integration

Procurement

  • Business cases
  • Supplier shortlists
  • Tender documentation
  • Evaluation
  • Contracts

Implementation

  • Project management
  • Quality assurance
  • Solution design
  • Change management
  • Post-implementation reviews

Technology

  • EDM, ECM, EDRM
  • BPM
  • OCR, ICR
  • WCM

Custom services

  • Expert witnesses in legal cases
  • IT and outsourcing procurement exercises
  • Market and technical research
  • Product evaluations
  • Mergers and acquisitions