LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2007 - 3E Records Management v2.1 from Thomson Elite has been certified by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) under the 5015.2 certification program. Thomson Elite is part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and a worldwide provider of business software to professional services firms.
The 5015.2 standard defines the mandatory operational, legislative and regulatory requirements that must be met by the records management application products acquired by the DoD. To receive the sought-after DoD certification, a product must comply with 147 rigorous mandatory requirements, provide the infrastructure for a corporate file plan that includes all forms of electronic and physical documents, and also provide a retention plan that incorporates both time- and event-driven disposition instructions.
Thomson Elite's initiative to achieve the certification for its records management software demonstrates the company's commitment to delivering technology to help organizations preserve official records in accordance with applicable federal law.
The adoption of the DoD standard throughout U.S. government agencies has led an increasing number of corporations and professional services organizations to view the government guidelines as a benchmark for electronic records management systems.
"This accomplishment sends a clear message to organizations both within and outside government that Thomson Elite technology meets or exceeds stringent security and procedural standards," said Peter Ozolin, vice president, Thomson Elite. "We will continue to invest in research and development and release Records Management products that comply with standards as they evolve."
3E Records Management offers comprehensive and integrated life cycle capabilities for managing both physical and electronic records, including e-mail and related attachments, from creation through retention scheduling to final disposition. Thomson Elite provides a complete solution to help firms achieve their information management objectives that includes 3E Records Management, best practices and business process expertise in the deployment of records management solutions within professional services firms.
For more information on the certifications, visit http://jitc.fhu.disa.mil/recmgt.
Thomson Elite is a leading provider of integrated information solutions to professional services firms worldwide. Thomson Elite is a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and is a premier provider of financial and practice management systems to the legal industry and to other professional services markets, including accounting, marketing services, and management and IT consulting. For more information, visit www.elite.com.
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