iManage partner Ascertus today (20 January) announced that the company has realised a 30% year-on-year growth in revenue in 2021, driven in large part by the increased adoption of iManage Work by corporate business departments and accountancy firms.
“In 2021, many of our sales efforts outside of legal came to fruition,” says Roy Russell, CEO of Ascertus. In the corporate sector, we already have a well-established presence in legal departments, but with the pandemic and working from home continuing through the year, other business departments realised that their ‘making do’ way of operating was simply untenable for such an extended period of time. With iManage Work already deployed in the legal function, corporates saw that the department made the transition to remote working a lot more easily, so expanding the solution into other business functions became a logical next step.”
In corporate organisations, across industry verticals – most notably insurance, financial services, pharmaceutical, higher education and automotive – Ascertus has implemented iManage Work in departments including tax, HR, facilities, client services and compliance in the UK and throughout Europe.
Russell adds, “In 2021, we gained significant traction for the solution in the accountancy sector too. There was obviously a business need for document management capability and the cloud made it quick and easy for them to deploy the solution, despite all the restrictions the pandemic imposed.”
Geographically, whilst the UK remains Ascertus’ core market, the company, which provides document and information lifecycle management solutions, reports making great strides in the Nordic countries, The Netherlands, Germany, and in North America through its membership of The Global Efficiency Group (TGE Group) alliance.
To support the company’s growth, Ascertus grew headcount by the same value of 30% in the past year, including staff increases across administration, professional services, sales and support. Ascertus says that it will continue to invest in hiring new talent through 2022.