Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a leader in viewing, annotation and redaction technology, today announced that the company experienced 50% growth from November, 2007 to November, 2008 as demand for its secure viewing and collaboration products accelerated worldwide. More than 4000 customers in healthcare, insurance, government, financial services and other verticals currently use Informative Graphics for workflow efficiency, information security and compliance.
Demand for enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that provide secure document viewing and collaboration continues to fuel growth for Informative Graphics as organizations’ concerns around information security and privacy protection increase. This demand has resulted in across-the-board expansion of strategic partnerships including EMC Documentum, Open Text, IBM, Interwoven and Kofax. Secure ECM solutions are a high-priority investment for enterprises concerned with e-Discovery readiness, optimizing workflows and regulatory compliance. Analysts agree that solutions in this area are expected to remain a must-have technology for 2009.
Since its inception, Informative Graphics has demonstrated technology excellence with viewing, annotation and electronic redaction products that address secure content access and delivery. Its unique Content Sealed Format (CSF) with Visual Rights® allows users to add additional file security like an expiration date and password and feature restrictions like print, copy and annotation. These capabilities help organizations answer compliance concerns and reduce liability by making it easier to protect privacy information and confidential data.
2008 witnessed a number of new innovations by Informative Graphics. The company introduced Redact-It®, the industry’s first comprehensive suite of redaction software products including a desktop version, fully automated server product that can be integrated into workflow process or used for batch jobs, and a plug-in to scanning systems. Redact-It intelligently detects and removes privacy information, including social security numbers, names and phone numbers, before making documents secure and available to a wider audience. Also this year, Informative Graphics raised the bar for unified viewers with its latest version of Brava!®, a multi-format viewer with advanced electronic redaction and Visual Rights persistent file security. The company also unveiled the industry’s first role-based redaction for ECM as part of its Brava! Enterprise viewing, annotation and redaction software for Open Text Livelink ECM™.
Informative Graphics continues to assert its position in the market as the leading enabler of document viewing, collaboration and redaction solutions and is capitalizing on its technology advantage to aggressively capture market share in key industries such as government, life sciences, insurance, legal, and education verticals. With a growing distribution network, Informative Graphics expanded its footprint in 2008 with installations around the world reaching an estimated three million installed seats.
2008 Achievements - A Year in Review
Informative Graphics significantly exceeded forecasts for 2008, achieving record milestones on the corporate, customer, and partner fronts. 2008 company highlights include:
• Celebration of the company’s 18th year in business;
• 50% revenue increase year-over-year with expanded profitability;
• Next generation Redact-It Desktop and Redact-It Enterprise solutions for protecting privacy information and significantly reducing the eDiscovery review process;
• Industry’s first role-based redaction technology, integrated with Open Text Livelink;
• Expanded secure document viewing and collaboration with Brava Enterprise 6.1;
• Passed the 4,000 customer milestone;
• Extension of partner network through agreements with EMC Documentum, Open Text, IBM, Interwoven and Kofax.
2009 Informative Graphics Looks Ahead
For 2009, Informative Graphics is focused on rapidly expanding revenue worldwide to take advantage of the continuing demand for solutions that promote secure and efficient content-based workflow. As part of its strategy for growth, Informative Graphics will continue to add strategic partners worldwide and will continue to add product features that provide its partners with a competitive market advantage and customers with the security and ease-of-use they have come to expect from Informative Graphics.
"Informative Graphics is focused on delivering superior document viewing, collaboration and redaction software that provides content security for both corporate and individual privacy needs," said Gary Heath, President and CEO of Informative Graphics. "In 2009 we will continue to drive innovation to deliver products that address privacy protection, operational efficiency and secure content sharing. Informative Graphics will continue capitalizing on its technology advantages to increase adoption in this important segment."
About Informative Graphics (IGC)
Informative Graphics Corporation (infograph.com), founded in 1990, is a leading developer of commercial software products for content visualization, secure publishing, and collaboration. Renowned for their cost-saving value, ease of use, features and scalability, IGC products are deployed by thousands of corporations in the United States and internationally. IGC maintains offices in the United States and has key distribution and OEM partners worldwide.