Tribal Group, a prominent provider of consulting and professional support services in the UK, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Open Text, a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technology. This agreement will allow Tribal to offer software and services around the delivery and implementation of Open Text’s ECM solutions. These solutions include document and records management, knowledge and information management, business process management and workflow collaboration, and e-mail management. Tribal has been around the block, specializing in information and document management for 15 years and working with such notable clients as Ernst and Young, Home Office, and London Underground. They provide project management, staff and technology solutions, and specialist advice and implementation around information governance issues such as the Freedom of Information Act or Sarbanes Oxley. Needless to say, Tribal’s information management experts know a thing or two about the various legislation, regulations, guidelines and audit requirements that can apply to different markets and wider ECM agenda. Open Text’s ECM solution helps ensure Tribal’s clients minimize risks to their business, increase productivity and efficiency, and reduce integration costs, along with a bundle of other nifty perks. Brandon Gore, Tribal’s managing director of information management is quite confident in the potential of this agreement. He believes Open Text’s collaboration and content management software, Livelink, will save Tribal clients money by being open and scalable, and by providing them with quick returns on investments with a low cost of ownership. Livelink also enables the user to maintain auditable trails of records and also creates efficiencies through streamlining processes; a mighty big plus. Mr. Gore hopes Open Text’s software will reinforce Tribal’s position as one of the most prominent UK providers of Records and Information Management consultancy and professional support services. From the looks of things, he may be on to something.