Today, May 28, 2013 Soutron Global, based in Encinitas, California, announced that the Energy Institute (EI) has chosen to switch from Inmagic® to Soutron. The EI in London, incorporated by Royal Charter in 2003, is a professional body that promotes professionalism, best practices (called “good practices” in the U.K.), and the dissemination of knowledge.
The EI serves 16,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 energy companies in 100 countries. It provides access to consultants through two searchable databases.
Members can attend breakfast-time or late evening briefings and lectures. The EI supports original research, makes technical responses to legislation and regulation, and provides workshops and seminars.
“We are delighted to have been selected to help the EI improve and streamline their library processes, and are looking forward to providing the levels of good practice and professionalism that the EI champions within the energy sector,” stated Soutron Global President & CEO, Tony Saadat.
“The EI is pleased to be building upon our long-standing relationship with Soutron, dating back some 20 years. Our partnership with Soutron and their experience and knowledge of the EI meant they have been able to deliver a comprehensive solution that meets our specific needs. This new system will enable us to search, present and relate data and information to ensure an increased level of interaction for our members,” stated Gareth Parkes, Knowledge Manager, Energy Institute (EI). “The team at Soutron has been approachable, engaging and easy to work with. For a development project with a number of intricacies, the Soutron team worked hard to manage these complexities and find solutions to any challenges we have thrown at them. We look forward to continuing to work with Soutron to enhance the capacity and capability of our new system.”
Graham Beastall, Founder & Managing Director of Soutron Limited in Derby, England commented, “Soutron has a long history with the Energy Institute and we are very excited to build on our past successes and power into the future with them.”
The allied firms offer cloud-based hosting, product support services, consulting and database design services, and onsite or online training services. Although their products and consulting services have broader applications for libraries of all types, the allied Soutron companies focus on special libraries: law libraries, medical libraries, corporate libraries and research libraries.
Beastall founded Soutron Limited in the U.K. in1989, which makes it the longest-serving software supplier to special libraries in the U.K. Prior to founding Soutron Global last year, Saadat was CEO and Board Member of EOS International, a global software company. Previously, he held a senior executive position at SydneyPLUS International. Beastall and Saadat met in the mid-1980s while both worked for SydneyPLUS.