Austin’s FileTrail expands with acquisition of document management unit

Austin-based software company FileTrail announced on Tuesday that it is acquiring the OmniRIM physical records management unit from Access, adding a records management software suite to its offerings.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

FileTrail makes software to manage information governance and records management, primarily for law firms. The company, founded in 2000, recently moved from San Jose, California to Austin.

Founded in 1994 in Vancouver, OmniRIM provides a software platform that enables organizations to manage paper records and business-critical information. Its products are also used to help businesses stay in compliance with laws and regulations.

As part of the agreement, FileTrail has taken over the service for customers using existing OmniRIM software systems, with plans to move them to FileTrail’s GPS Records Manager, which is part of the governance policy suite of the company.

Darrell Mervau, president of FileTrail, said FileTrail and OmniRIM have provided records management products to many of the same industries.

“We welcome OmniRIM customers to the FileTrail community and are committed to facilitating a smooth transition and providing solutions that meet their document management needs as they evolve,” said he said in a written statement.

FileTrail has purchased OmniRIM from Massachusetts-based Access, one of the industry’s largest integration information management service providers. Access acquired OmniRim in 2015 as part of an acquisition from then-owner Archive Systems.

“From the beginning, Access has worked closely with OmniRIM Physical Records Management customers to provide them with the best possible solution for their long-term records management needs,” said Matthew Hillery, Chief Technology Officer of Access, in a written statement. “FileTrail is a leading software solution for managing physical documents, and we are confident that our customers will benefit from their expertise in modern document management. »

In June, FileTrail told the American-Statesman that it had 38 employees, 25 of them in Austin. The company’s new headquarters are on East Sixth Street.

At the time, Mervau said the company moved to Austin to accommodate its growing workforce and take advantage of Austin’s talent pool. The company planned to add employees in development, sales and marketing, quality assurance, and administrative operations.