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May 29th 2007 - Xpro Services DMS has released its XInvoice white paper on invoice processing

Reading - Xpro Services DMS has released its XInvoice white paper on invoice processing. Aimed at the mid size SME market the document management based system incorporates sophisticated work flow techniques and OCR capability. Read more...

May 23rd 2007 - Xpro Services DMS attends for the third consecutive years the BIBA Conference

BIBA - Xpro Services DMS attends for the third consecutive years the BIBA Conference. This year's event is being held at the Excel Centre in the heart of London's Docklands. Over 100 companies will be showing their products and services to the Insurance Broking market, represented by over 1300 delegates.

2nd April 2007 - Industry Analysts place XPRO 3rd in profits

Reading - Leading experts in the field of industry analysis have release their 2007 report on the Document Image Processing industry. This report places Xpro Services DMS as the 3rd (third) most profitable company of the top 230 analysised. In grading overall performance Xpro was awarded  the highest rating - STRONG.  Steve Low, Xpro's Business Development Manager commented that Xpro was very please to have been recognised in this way as it shows the return for the hard work of all concerned.

2nd April 2007 - IFA Group company, Mitchell McKinley, takes TokOpen Document Management System

Reigate - Mitchell McKinley an Insurance IFA based in Reigate, have installed Xpro's Document Management System alongside its 1st Software back office system. Mitchell McKinley cover all lines of business with a heavy involvement in Pensions, Investments, Financial Planning etc. The new system, which included moving historical images from 1st Software to Tokopen, went live on April 2nd.

30th March 2007 - Leading air ground support company choose XPRO

Newcastle Upon Tyne - Named Best Ground Handling Company for the previous five years, Swissport International, based at Newcastle International Airport,  have chosen Xpro Services DMS to supply its Document Management product solution for invoice processing. The initial web based system will process over 1500 invoices per month with 50 office users accessing the system from 5 locations. The system will link initially with SAGE, which will later be replaced with SAP.

27th March 2007 - 1st user, JDP Finacial Services, takes TokOpen Document Management System

Bedford - 1st Software user JDP Financials Services based Bromham, outside Bedford, have opted to install Xpro Services Document Management System. The System will integrate their paper customer files with the electronic data held on 1st. This integrated system will free up storage space and increase Staff productivity.

15th March 2007 - Willis Network company, Mathews Comfort, takes TokOpen Document Management System

Oxford - Xpro Services DMS have won a significant market breaking contract from Oxford based Brokers Mathews Comfort. Mathews Comfort was one of the founder members of the Willis Commercial Network. The new Document Management System integrates with the Willis package allowing for client documents to be viewed hen working on the back office system. This 15 user system is seen as a significant step in the market co-operation between Xpro and the Willis Network.

19th February 2007 - Xpro Targets Open GI users

Reading - Following on from the continued success in providing Open GI users with document management systems, Xpro Services and Open GI have concluded a technology and marketing partnership aimed at providing Open GI users with a closely knit document management system. Xpro are delighted with the agreement as it gives access to the Open GI technology in a timely and professional way. Xpro anticipates launching its integration product in a matter of weeks. Read more...

1st February 2007 – Friends of the Earth select Xpro DMS

London - The London based charity selected Xpro Services to provide TokOpen document management. TokOpen will give Friends of the Earth a cost effective process to track VAT claims on charity donations thereby enabling the charity to accurately claim back tax donations and reduce the risk of Inland Revenue fines. TokOpens easy to use interface and a good understanding of Friends of the Earths business requirements were key to Xpro being chosen

11th January 2007 - Franklands selects Xpro Services DMS

Derby - Having complete the scanning of the 400,000 document archive before Christmas, the Midlands based commercial insurance broker has now placed an order for the Tokopen Document Management system to be installed in their Derby offices

13th December 2006 – Xpro Services to Attend BIBA Conference 2007 at the ExCeL London

Reading - Following on from the success of last year’s Conference in Brighton Xpro Services will be attending this years Conference at the ExCeL London from 23rd May to 25th May. Last year the conference was attended by over 2000 insurance brokers and this year Xpro Services will be at stand F15 to discuss document management in the Broker Market. http://www.campaignpartners.co.uk/biba/

5th December 2006 – Luker Rowe selects Xpro Services to link to 1st Software.

Amersham - Old Amersham, Luker Rowe & Co has selected Xpro Services DMS to provide TokOpen document management system. TokOpen will link directly into 1st Software enabling all client documents to be reviewed by the Luker Rowe staff at a click of a button. Any documents saved into TokOpen can be referenced in the Advisor Office activities page allowing quick access to vital documents. The implementation of this system will help Luker Rowe access and save documents in a more efficient way.

10th October 2006 – Investis, Selects Xpro Services DMS To Implement TokOpen for Invoice Processing.

London - Investis are the market-leading specialists in providing online corporate communications services to listed companies across Europe. They work with 400 companies in eleven European countries. Due to their huge growth since they started in 2000 the paper filing system in the accounts department has grown becoming a full time operation. Xpro Services DMS is implementing TokOpen document management system that utilises TokOpen Web enabling the electronic distribution of purchase invoices for approval. The invoices will be scanned in London and sent via TokOpen to Investis India to be logged onto their Exchequer accounts system. Investis have identified that by using the latest technology they can save money in man hours spent on administration and focus on improving efficiency to increase the profitability in the company.

02nd October 2006 – Xpro Services DMS Awarded TokOpen Reseller Of The Year 2006

Reading - Xpro Services DMS have been awarded the prestigious Tokairo Reseller Of The Year 2006 award. This award recognises the continued success in delivering document management systems into the Insurance and Financial Services market . With integration with all the major finance systems and Xpro Services DMS' understanding of the business processes TokOpen is now one of the leading document management systems in this sector.

29th September 2006 – Routen Chaplin, Misys User Selects Xpro Services DMS To Implement TokOpen.

Nottingham, Misys user Routen Chaplin selects Xpro Services DMS to implement the TokOpen document management system. Business efficiency was a huge driver for Routen Chaplin wanting a document management system and despite fierce competition decided to select Xpro Services DMS due to their comprehensive Misys integration. All incoming documents will now be scanned and stored directly into the TokOpen system and all Misys generated correspondence will be automatically captured and stored into TokOpen when printed. This automation of the filing system will free Routen Chaplin’s staff to spend more time focusing on broking rather than administration.

14th September 2006 - Misys User John Russell Takes TokOpen Document Management System.

Birmingham, with 3 offices located in Warwickshire John Russell is one of the most successful insurance brokers in the area. Their paper problems have stemmed from large growth and they have a need for centralised information to be accessed easily from all of their offices. John Russell chose to take the TokOpen document management system from Xpro Services DMS to address these issues. The Misys integration with TokOpen and strong price performance was a deciding factor in John Russell selecting Xpro Services DMS. With the introduction of document management all the correspondence from post, e-mails, Misys generated letters etc will be centrally stored in TokOpen and therefore are accessible by all members of staff at a touch of a button through Misys.

11th September 2006 – Tam User Franklands Ltd Selects Xpro Services DMS To Scan Archive

Derby, Franklands Ltd has chosen Xpro Services DMS to undertake their back scanning project. Due to their fast growth and the high priority they place on customer services Franklands needed a fast, effective and up to date solution to electronically store their paper archive. The solution involved Xpro picking up all the documents from Franklands and scanning and indexing them at the Xpro Services scanning centre in Reading. As part of the project Xpro Services have provided a Web based solution that gives Franklands staff instant access to their documents from the Web (www.xpro-services.co.uk) as they are scanned in. As part of the service all the documents that have been scanned are updated onto their TAM system.

22nd August 2006 – 1st & SIPP User Westerby Investment Management Takes TokOpen Document Management System

Leicester, established in 1987, in the East Midlands, Westerby Investment Management’s steady growth has been coupled with an ever growing paper problem. To address their concerns Westerby chose Xpro Services DMS to provide the TokOpen document management system. TokOpen will link directly into 1st enabling all client documents to be reviewed by the Westerby staff at the click of a button. Westerby looked at a large number of solutions but chose Xpro Services DMS due to the comprehensive integration with the 1st system.

7th August 2006 – Hightree Financial Services selects Xpro Services DMS

Borehamwood, Hightree Financial Services have chosen Xpro Services DMS to implement the TokOpen Document Management System to help reduce their paper problems. Hightree Financial Services is a fast growing company that has seen its swift success couple with a rapidly growing paper mountain. With the introduction of TokOpen all correspondence including post, e-mails, word documents etc will be centrally stored and will be accessible for all members of staff at the touch of a button. This solution will ensure that Hightree can continue its rapid growth without having to think about the long term paper problems they might have faced.

13th July 2006 Clifton College takes control of spend.

Bristol, Following the spring launch of Xpurchase to the Independent School sector Xpro Services DMS are pleased to announce a flagship contract in the sector. Comprising of three schools (Upper, Prep and Butcombe) Clifton College has selected Xpurchase as its new eProcurement solution. The college has a user population in excess of 700 and Andrew Cann, Chief Accountant, was drawn to the use of Xpurchase as a means of establishing a set of controls into the buying process. Xpurchase will be integrated with the Sage Financial system supplied by Academic Business Solutions (ABS).

6th July 2006 – Another Misys user R T Williams signs up for TokOpen from Xpro Services DMS.

Hove, Misys users RT Williams have selected TokOpen from Xpro Services DMS. The introduction of the TokOpen system will allow all correspondence from post, e-mails, Misys generated letters to be stored centrally and will be accessible for all members of staff at a touch of a button. Strong integration with Misys and strong price performance was a deciding factor for R T Williams.

5th July 2006 – 1st Software and TAM user JBW (Halesowen) select Xpro Services DMS to provide TokOpen Document Management System.

Halesowen, Fast growing 1st & TAM users JBW take TokOpen document management system from Xpro Services DMS. TokOpen will link directly into 1st and TAM enabling all client documents to be reviewed by the JBW staff at a click of a button. Following stiff competition JBW chose TokOpen from Xpro Services DMS due to the comprehensive integration with both 1st and TAM systems.

4th July 2006 – Misys user MRIB selects Xpro Services DMS to provide TokOpen Document Management System.

High Wycombe, MRIB is one of the largest regional Insurance Brokers in the Thames Valley. Due to their on going growth MRIB identified the need for a comprehensive document management system to replace their ever growing paper mountain. The powerful Misys integration, TokOpen’s easy scanning interface and e-mail integration was a deciding factor in MRIB selecting Xpro Services.

26th June 2006 - Sterling Insurance selects Xpro Services to back scan 1 Million documents

Folkstone, Sterling Insurance have selected Xpro Services to back scan 1 million claims related documents. The Xpro Services scan team will capture the documents using 2 Fujitsu 5900 and store the images in the TokOpen Document Management System. Completion of the project is expected to be around two months. Scan Leader, Murad Kathoke commented that Xpro's overall cost of scanning in-house is factors cheaper than Bureau. The main customer advantage, in addition to cost, is obviously that the documents do not leave the premises.

22nd June 2006 - TAM User David Haskolls Takes TokOpen Document Management System

Uckfield, TAM User David Haskolls have selected TokOpen document management system from Xpro Services. TokOpen's TAM integration, easy scanning interface and e-mail integration was a deciding factor in David Haskolls selecting Xpro Services. With the introduction of document management all correspondence from post, e-mails, TAM generated letters will be centrally stored in TokOpen and be accessible for all members of staff at a touch of a button.

30th May 2006 - Xpro Services Launch Xcase - Case Management Filing System

Reading, Xpro Services continue to expand the highly successful document management systems division with the launch of a solicitor focused document management solution. Xcase not only provides a paperless solution for the high street solicitor but Xpro Services also provide the staff to come on site to scan the archive files. The benefits include space saving, reduction in the time to file, instant file retrieval and improved business continuity. Xcase Business Manager Chris Wicksteed stated "the Xcase product and service is 100% focused at helping solicitors focus on growing their business by reducing the time they need to spend filing. This product is the first truly focused solution for the high street solicitor". Read more...

16th May 2006 - Xpro Services Sponsor TAM user group conference.

Reading, After the suceess of the TokOpen Intergration with Insureecom's TAM system Xpro Services are proud to help sponsor the Annual TEAMONe TAM Usergroup conference. Xpro Services will demonstrate how TokOpen is the most cost-effective document management solution for users of the various versions of TAM. These include TAM Portfolio for large broker operations, TAM Central and TAM Xpress, a plug-and-play ASP back office solution for small-to-medium and personal lines brokers. Read more...

8th May 2006 - Misys User Howell Shone Takes TokOpen Document Management System.

Newcastle Under Lyme, High flying Staffordshire based Insurance broker and Independent Financial Advisor Howell Shone have selected TokOpen document management system from Xpro Services. TokOpen's Misys integration and strong price performance was a deciding factor in Howell Shone selecting Xpro Services. With the introduction of document management all correspondence from post, e-mails, Misys generated letters will be centrally stored in TokOpen and be accessible for all members of staff at a touch of a button.

21st April 2006 - The Bateman Group selects Xpro Services to provide TokOpen Document Management System

Warwick, The Bateman Group have selected Xpro Services DMS to implement the TokOpen document management system to replace their ever increasing paper filing system. TokOpen will be initially be rolled out to 20 members of staff in the Commercial, Personal and Financial Services departments. The integration of TokOpen with their back office system TAM and 1st Software ensures that the staff will have access to relevant client documents at a touch of a button.

13th April 2006 - Corrigan's selects Xpro Services to provide TokOpen Document Management System

Coventry, Corrigan's Insurance Broker have selected Xpro Services DMS to provide the TokOpen document management system to capture all their incoming and out-going documents. TokOpen will link directly into Corrigan's back office system enabling all client documents to be reviewed by the Corrigan's staff at a click of a button. TokOpen will be initially be rolled out to 30 members of staff in the Commercial, Personal and Financial Services departments. DMS Director Andrew McIntyre stated " Xpro Services are truly delighted to have been selected to provide Corrigan's document management system, the seamless integration with their back office system Broker Parters will ensure that the introduction of document management will be an easy change for the staff".

23rd March 2006 – Xpro Services to Attend BIBA Conference 2006 in Brighton

Reading - Following on from the success of last year’s BIBA Conference Xpro Services will be attending this years Conference at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from 26th April to 28th April. The conference will be attended by over 1500 insurance brokers and Xpro Services will be at stand C19 to discuss document management in the Broker Market. http://www.campaignpartners.co.uk/biba/

20th February 2006 - Budget And Spend Control Conference at the Palace of Westminster.

Reading - In conjunction with the The Honorable Mark Lancaster MP, Xpro Services are pleased to announce a special blue-sky conference for Budget and Spend Control in the Education Sector. The core of the discussion will be based on how technology systems such as Xpurcahse can assist in controlling spend. The conference is to be held in Committee Room 14 at 2.00pm on March 16th.

1st February 2006 - Purchase To Pay System Integrates with SAP R/3

Milton Keynes - Hughes Network Systems (HNS) have selected Xpro Services DMS to provide Xpurchase Spend Control System to streamline their purchase to pay process. Xpurchase will be provided to every employee to enable tighter budget control. Xpurchase is a modem, browser based application for the raising of purchase requests, authorisation of the requests and the issue of Purchase Orders to suppliers, It tracks goods receipt; controls short shipments, returns and authorises invoices to the account system for payment. The Xpurchase system also controls budgeted spend and handles automatic generation of orders where appropriate, Management reporting is available in a concise and sophisticated format. DMS Director Andrew McIntyre stated " this is a great solution for HNS as Xpurchase has been integrated with their existing SAP R/3 system to update the Ledgers and Inventory accordingly"

3rd January 2006 - JB Insurance Case Study

JB Insurance, Cheam, selected Xpro Services to implement TokOpen on 1st June 2005. The solution enabled JB Insurance to manage their policy documentation linking TokOpen directly into their Misys system. This has enabled JB Insurance to get access to all their client documents at a click of a button. Please refer to (http://www.tokopen.co.uk/case_studies/jb.htm) for a detailed case study of how JB Insurance implemented TokOpen and all the benefits that they have gained.

15th December 2005 - Stewart Asset Management Group selects Xpro Services to link to 1st Software.

Glasgow, Stewart Asset Management Group have selected Xpro Services DMS to provide TokOpen document management system. TokOpen will link directly into 1st Software enabling all client documents to be reviewed by the Stewart Asset Management staff at a click of a button. Stewart Asset Management Group are a privately-owned UK plc offering a unique Private Wealth Management Service with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Palma and Monaco. DMS Project Manager Geyv Kathoke stated " the solution initially covers 40 users in the Glasgow office with integration with 1st and a Fujitsu Scan Server".

20th November 2005 - Xpro Services and MortgageKeeper

Reading, Xpro Services and MortgageKeeper today announced the seamless integration of TokOpen and MortgageKeeper. The integration with TokOpen will enable all MortgageKeeper users to benefit from TokOpen's powerful functionality to store and retrieve all types of documents. DMS Director Andrew McIntyre stated "this is a great partnership for Xpro Services DMS, MortgageKeeper and Mortgage Brokers as we have been able to integrate the two products at a relatively low cost for the customer".

18th October 2005 - Sodexho Pass Continue to roll out TokOpen

Sodexho Pass, Frimley UK working with Xpro Services DMS successfully extended the roll out of the TokOpen document management system. TokOpen was initially delivered to manage Purchase Invoice, Sales Invoice, Expense Management, Asset Management and Purchase Order processing. The system also included integration with iScala. The success of TokOpen has enabled Sodexho Pass to reap the rewards of improving their business processes. DMS Director Andrew McIntyre stated " we are delighted that Sodexho Pass have rolled out TokOpen to the whole of the UK operation, this is a testimony to the scalability of TokOpen."

07th September 2005 - Xpro Services DMS to attend Financial Adviser Expo 2005

Reading, Xpro Services will attend this years annual Financial Adviser Expo (www.financialadviserexpo.com ). The exhibition is running on 22nd September in London and 4th October in Harrogate. Over 2000 independent financial advisors will attend the annual exhibition and Xpro Services DMS will be at stand 41 in London and stand 38 in Harrogate to discuss document management and FSA regulation. Marketing executive Mark Barker stated that "this is a fantastic opportunity for all IFA's concerned with mounting paper and FSA regulations to come and discuss document management with us. We will also being showing the tight integration with 1st which falls in line with the new release of 1st Adviser Office". www.1stsoftware.com

24th August 2005 - IFA Integration with 1St Software

Birchwood Investment Management Limited, Welwyn, have selected Xpro Services DMS to implement TokOpen document management system. TokOpen will link directly into 1st enabling all client documents to be reviewed by the Birchwood Investment staff at a click of a button. Andrew McIntyre, DMS Director, stated that "Birchwood Investment is a fantastic new addition as an Xpro Services customer; working closely with Mark Goddard from Logic Office Automation has enabled TokOpen and Xerox products to work hand in hand providing Birchwood a total integrated hardware and software solution linking into 1st." Logic Office Automation is one of the largest and most successful Xerox Premier Partners in the UK. www.logicoffice.co.uk

14th July 2005 - Misys Integration

Xpro Services, Reading, announce integration of TokOpen with the Misys suite of products. Misys Financial Systems Limited is the UK and Ireland's leading supplier of IT solutions (hardware, software and services) to insurance brokers. The two systems can be completely integrated using XScreen linking which enables the users view documentation stored in TokOpen from the MISYS system. To complete the integration TokOpen ERM allows immediate storage and indexing of documents from MISYS by simply creating from MISYS. Tokairo Sales Manager John Butler stated " this is a fantastic example of the flexibility of TokOpen and the commitment of Xpro Services to supply the Broker market with seamless integrated solutions".

1st June 2005 - JB Insurance Select Xpro Services DMS

JB Insurance, Cheam, have selected Xpro Services DMS to implement the TokOpen document management system to manage their policy documentation. In partnership with Samsung, Xpro Services have been able to provide the necessary solution to enable JB Insurance not only to tackle their back archive but ensure all new correspondence both paper and e-mail is centrally captured and stored. Xpro Services project manager Geyv Kathoke stated " I am delighted that JB Insurance feel that we have been able to understand, reproduce and simplify their business processes in an electronic format".

15th April 2005 - Notcutts Garden Centres Select Xpro Services DMS

Notcutts, Woodbridge, have selected Xpro Services DMS to implement the TokOpen document management system to streamline their purchase ledger department. TokOpen will initially be deployed to capture purchase invoices linking directly into their Sage accounting system. Xpro Services DMS Director Andrew McIntyre stated " I am very pleased that Xpro Services DMS have been selected as we have been able to demonstrate our understanding of their requirements and I am sure that TokOpen will be deployed in other areas of the business in the near future".

18th February 2005 - Xpro Services DMS and Samsung to attend BIBA Conference

Xpro Services and Samung will jointly attend this years annual British Insurance Brokers Association conference (www.biba.org.uk). Between April 6th to April 8th over 1350 insurance brokers will attend the annual BIBA conference and Xpro Services DMS will be at stand K1 to discuss document managment and regulation.

14th February 2005 - Xpro Services DMS and Samsung announce Partnership

Xpro Services DMS, Milton Keynes, announced a strategic partnership with Korean electronics firm Samsung. The partnership will enable Samsung to distribute their award rated multi function product range to the Xpro Services DMS client base.

23rd January 2005- Pharmacutical Giant Lundbeck selects Xpro Services DMS

Lundbeck, Milton Keynes, today announced that Xpro Services DMS will implement electronic document management into their Head Ofice. The system will initially be deployed into the accounts payable department enabling the electronic distribution of Purchase Invoices for approval. Primarily the system will be deployed to 75 users for remote authorisation via the web. DMS Director Andrew McIntyre expressed his delight as "Xpro has been recognised by Lundbeck for our strong SAP skills and understading of purchase ledger."

2nd December 2004 - Hughes Network Systems, Milton Keynes, selects Xpro Services DMS to tackle document back archive.

Hughes Network Systems (HNS) have selected Xpro Services DMS to commence work on scanning their archive documents. The scan team will initially back scan Purchase Invoices, Sales Invoices and Purchase Orders. The records will then be linked by unique ID to their existing SAP R/3 system. Xpro Services DMS Scan Team leader Antony Joshy said " one of the fundamental reasons why we were selected was due to our ability to provide on-site scanning at such short notice, within 2 days we had our scan team up and running"

15th November 2004 - Milton Keynes, Xpro Services DMS have been selected to provide document management system to a Global German Automotive Company.

Milton Keynes, Today it was announced that Xpro Services DMS had won the tender for the supply of document management system to a global German automotive company. The document management system will be initially deployed within the Used Commercial Vehicles Division. The system will use the latest wireless tablet PC technology combined with powerful workflow to enable the automotive company to streamline a very manual and paper based inspection to Invoice process. The system will be implemented to well over 70 users and be available to their European dealer network. DMS Director Andrew McIntyre remarked ," This is another great step forward for Xpro Services DMS as we were able, by lateral thinking, to provide a very innovative system to match their exact requirement and demonstrate significant reduction in debtor days and thus achieve the corresponding cash flow improvement"

11th November 2004 - Jason Rice I Care sign to complete a great Q4

XpecX has gone from strength to strength since its launch and Q4 has seen its most successful period. Managing Director John McIntyre is pleased with the products progress and is happy that Xpro have created a solid foundation for XpecX to continue its growth.

26th October 2004 - Nu-Sight Opticians take a new stance

Nu-Sight Opticians take a new stance Nu-Sight Opticians, selects XpecX Practice Management Software to replace their current software. The driving reason behind selecting Xpro Services was the functionality of the XpecX Marketing module, giving the ability to not only improve the efficiency of the practice but also to help the practice become more profitable.

18th October 2004 - Syndey Fraser and Xpro get it together

Sydney Fraser Opticians selected XpecX Practice Management System. Support Manager Antony Joshy said this is a good example of partnership as Sydney Fraser have taken the network version of the product. They selected XpecX not only for the functionality, cost and ease of use but also for the support of the software, hardware and the internal network. This provides a total support solution as an Xpro Service!

12th October 2004 - Xpro Services DMS announces an opening of a new branch office

Xpro Services DMS announces an opening of a new branch office, the new office is strategically located in the heart of Milton Keynes, ideally located to support local clients and be used as a stepping stone to future growth. Director Andrew McIntyre commented "this is a fantastic day for Xpro Services DMS as we respond quicker to our customers in the Midlands and North of England"

12th October 2004 - Specs Direct choose XpecX

Specs Direct takes XpecX Practice Management System to replace their existing software. Xpro Services James Miller stated "this is a great day for Xpro Services as Specs Direct selected XpecX not only for its superb functionality, cost and ease of use but they identified that we can help grow their business by utilising the diary, reminder and scanning functionality within the product.

20th August 2004 - Sodexho Pass selected Xpro to supply and Implement TokOpen document management system

20 August 2004 - Sodexho Pass, Frimley UK have selected Xpro to supply and Implement TokOpen document management system. The system will manage Purchase Invoice, Sales Invoice, Expense Management, Asset Management and Purchase Order processing. The system also includes integration with iScala. Director Andrew McIntyre stated that "Sodexho Pass identified that document management is not just a departmental solution but implemented thoughtfully can produce cost reduction across the whole business. Xpro are delighted to have been selected by Sodexho Pass and look forward to a long and successful partnership".

8th August 2004 - Scottish Opticians sign

Scottish Opticians - Wyse Opticians has contracted for XpecX Patient Management System. The order includes the scanning and indexing of over 5,000 patient card records.

Managing Director, John McIntyre, stated that the move away from the South-east is seen as an important step in the evolution of both Xpro as a company and XpecX as a product. We are all delighted with the order.

20th July 2004 - ECHG to extend scanning services

English Churches Housing Group have made a decision to expand the Xpro Services onsite scanning service to incorporate an additional six business units. Sales Director, Samuel Stanley, stated that 'this will increase our team onsite to five and is seen as a very positive recognition of the level of service we are currently providing to ECHG'. Members of Xpro's scanning team have been appointed to the project, which will commence in early August. The team will be based in ECHG's offices in North West London.

16th July 2004 - Xpro Services "relationship day" in Paris

Xpro Services in association with Fujitsu and Headway held the first "relationship day" in Paris. Xpro's Customers and suppliers spent a day sharing document management experiences in an informal environment in Paris. Director Andrew McIntyre said, " This was a perfect environment for our customers to share ideas and get the opportunity to meet, in an informal environment, our key business partners. Ken Webster (Daimler Chrysler) added, " It was a worthwhile and informative day that has given us the confidence that Xpro are a true Document Management Solutions provider"

12th July 2004 - Hughes Network Systems to implement Xpro's Document Management

Hughes Network Systems, of Milton Keynes, signs up with Xpro to implement Document Management in various areas of their business. Initial implementation will cover Purchase and Sales Invoice Processing, Human Resources and Legal. The system includes integration with SAP and publishing documents via workflow to their international offices in USA and Germany.

22nd June 2004 - Sterling Insurance contract completed

The scanning of the back file archive at Sterling Insurance was completed today. Project leader Antony Joshy stated that over 40,000 sheets had been scanned and indexed on-site at Folkstone.

18th June 2004 - English Churches Housing Group scanning commences

Having won the contract to scan over 600,000 sheets in the HR area the Xpro scan team started work today. Xpro DMS Director, Andrew McIntyre stated that this was a significant step in establishing Xpro as a serious total solution supplier in the Document Management arena.

7th June 2004 - Beeches Opticians sign for back file conversion

Beeches Opticians the Surrey based independent practice today signed to have its historical record's (paper) loaded onto the new XpecX installation. Over 5000 patient records will be scanned on-site and sent to Xpro's Indian offices for the images to be indexed and loaded into the XpecX database and returned to Surrey. Account Manager, James Miller sees this as a forerunner in offering a total solution to paper based opticians.

14th May 2004 Major Player Signed up

Announced today are major partnerships with Fujistsu and Headway Technology Group. Dave Whitton - Fujitsu said "Fujitsu are delighted to be working with a Document management partner of the calibre of Xpro who truly understand complete document management solutions from scanners to software"

Philip Zimber, Headway Technology - " Headway look for quality partners who have a high level of technical ability, good customer care and appreciation of the importance of partnership. Xpro exceeds in all these areas and Headway look forward to a long and successful relationship"

7th May 2004 Partnerships in Place

Xpro Services DMS announced today that it has been awarded Premier Status with Tokario. Director Andrew McIntyre stated that "this is a significant step as it represents Tokario's first award of Premiers Status to any partner." Tokario's Channel Manager Clare Kingham added "Xpro is also an important step for Tokario as they bring a high level of technical and project skills to the channel.

18th April 2004 Scanning Services commence

Xpro Services DMS commenced work on its first contract. A project at Sterling Insurance to in-house scan approximately half a million pages of policy documentation commenced today. Located in Sterling's offices in Folkestone. Completion of the project is expected in around two months. Scan Leader, Antony Joshy commented that Xpro's overall cost of scanning in-house is factors cheaper than Bureaux. The main customer advantage, in addition to cost, is obviously that the documents do not leave the premises.


4th April 2004 Xpro Services DMS is born

The formation of the new company under the Umbrella of the Xpro Services banner was completed today. The new company will sell and support Document Management Services to a wide range of UK companies. Xpro Services Managing Director, John McIntyre, says that he sees the addition of DMS as a very exciting development in the overall growth of the company.


19th March 2004 first customer shipments

Managing Director, John McIntyre, announced today that the first customer installations for both XpecX and Xervice were underway. XpecX is being installed in two optician practices, one in the south and the other a midlands based practice. Simultaneously a second installation team has delivered, for final testing, the Xervice product to a seventy five user Insurance site in Greater London. These are seen as very important landmarks in the development of the company.


24th February 2004 Xpro launch two new products

Xpro choose its attendance at the Surrey Business Link Winning Business Exhibition to formal launch its two new products, XpecX for the optician market and Xervice for the Complaint Management sector. Stand Manager, Murad Kathoke explained that these two developments were the output of Xpro's Indian development factory and that we were delighted at both productivity and quality attained.


11th February 2004 Xpro announce two new Partnerships in BPO space

Following negotaiations ongoing since the new year Mr Samuel Stanley, Sales Director , announced two new Partnerships. Xpro are patnering back end call centre provider Radient SoftSol Inc of Illinios who also have facilities in Hyderabad, India to provide both agents and telecom infrastructue capability. Announced at the same time is the signing of a UK joint marketing partnership deal with Windsor BPO sales company ICAD Consulting. Mr Stanley stressed ' these are two very important partnerships in building Xpro's overall offering to the market' joint proposals involving both partners are underway to UK based firms'.


14th January 2004 Xpro achieved Microsoft certification as a Business Partner

Xpro Managing Director, John McIntyre, today committed the company's future to developing products and relationships tied to Microsoft products and direction. Microsoft certification as a Business Partner takes the company yet another step forward in its evolution. Steps will be taken to ensure that all package development conforms to Microsoft standards in order to certify the products also.


20th December 2003 Xpro Services annouces X-range of application products

Xpro Services annouces plans to introduce the X-range of application products in the new year. The applications are

XpecX, a practice management system for Opticians,
Xervice, a complaint management system,
Xurvey, comprehensive survey package for HR and marketing,
Xpense, an employee expense management system

Project Director, David Roy, stated that the first two products will be available in 04Q1 and the other two systems will be available in 04Q3/4. These represent the first deliverables fronm Xpro Infotech, Xpro's off-shore development factory in India.


10th December 2003 Xpro announces working partnership with ImageStor

Announcing a working partnership with London based ImageStor, Managing Director John McIntyre commented 'this relationship completes the building blocks of our BPO offering. ImageStor provides Xpro with the capability to scan large numbers of documents in the UK before electronically transferring these to India for processing'

1st December 2003 Xpro delivers XpecX prototype

Xpro deliverd a prototype of its new Optician Management system - XpecX. The prototype will be used in a real working environment in a Derby based practice. Project Director, David Roy, stated that 'now that development in Xpro's Indian office is underway to produce a full function Practice Management system it is important that we have real domain knowledge in a working environment. The delivery and customer use of the prototype will provide us with valuable working experience.

17th November 2003 Xpro opens its own development office in India

Xpro Services has opened its own fully owned subsidiary in India. Continuing its overall strategic marketing plan Xpro has opened its own subsidiary company in Secunderabad (twin city with Hyderabad) and has appointed Mr Homi Chinoy as General Manager.

Managing Director, John McIntyre, is delighted with this new venture and commented 'the office will be primarily an off shore development facility which will start with Microsoft technologies but rapidly move into Oracle Applications and Peoplesoft. Being located in Secunderabad it is only 20 minutes across town to our BPO partner, Karvey'

The new company will commence product development and project work immediately.

4th October 2003 Xpro agrees BPO partnership in India

Xpro Services has agreed a partnership with one of India's largest service providers, Karvey. Sales Director Samuel Stanley sees this as 'a logical development in the growth of the company, Karvey provides us with a very professional delivery arm for all types of Business Process opportunities. They are a well established company, with over 1200 staff in Hyderabad, currently operating in the US market for medical transcription and are a major player in share registration processing.'

This move by Xpro follows on from the appointment of Russell Taylor in September to head up its BPO operation.

12th September 2003 Xpro Appoints new Manager for BPO

Xpro Services has appointed Russell Taylor, ex Capita and Oracle, to the new position of Manager BPO Services. Managing Director, John McIntyre, sees the appointment as a very important first step in the plan to create a presence in the off shore lucrative BPO market.

McIntyre said 'we are delighted to have Russell on board, he brings with him experience of outsourcing large contracts from Capita, this coupled with Xpro's experience in using Indian resources will give us a winning combination'.

22nd June 2003 Xpro awarded Quality Standard

Xpro Services have been awarded the ISO quality standard. Finance and Administration Director, Mrs Soonita Kathoke, in accepting the certificate said that 'this is an important step for Xpro. As the company continues to grow it is vital that standards are maintained. Both customers and staff expect a quality service and this certification is one of the components in the strong foundation that Xpro is building upon'.