Port Tampa Bay Selects the M-Files Enterprise Information Management Solution

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Largest Port in Florida Selects M-Files to Replace OpenText

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We need a scalable and secure solution that is flexible enough for us to configure to meet the specific needs of our legal, HR, engineering, procurement and executive management teams, and M-Files is that solution.

M-Files Corporation, a provider of solutions that dramatically improve how businesses manage documents and other information, today announced that Port Tampa Bay, the largest port in Florida, has selected M-Files as their enterprise information management solution.

Port Tampa Bay handled more than 36 million tons of cargo in 2014, which equated to nearly one-third of all cargo that moved in and out of the state of Florida. The Port of Tampa Bay has also emerged among the top eight U.S. cruise ports, handling nearly 900,000 passenger moves a year.

The Port of Tampa Bay had been using the OpenText eDOCS enterprise content management (ECM) system, but the organization was looking for a solution that was more flexible, scalable and easier to configure to meet their specific and demanding information management requirements. For these reasons, the Port Tampa Bay made the choice to replace OpenText with M-Files.

"Port Tampa Bay is a large organization with complex and demanding information management needs across many departments," said Wade Barnes, Director of Information Technology at the Tampa Port Authority. "We need a scalable and secure solution that is flexible enough for us to configure to meet the specific needs of our legal, HR, engineering, procurement and executive management teams, and M-Files is that solution. The deployment was smooth, making it a very easy transition from our prior ECM solution to M-Files."

"We're winning customers and market share over 'old school' ECM vendors because organizations like Port Tampa Bay see that M-Files places the power and control of the ECM system in the hands of the business user, reducing the demands on IT," said Greg Milliken, vice president of marketing at M-Files Corporation. "The ECM market has changed; having a long 'feature' list is no longer enough. Simplicity, user adoption and flexibility are all key to success in today's competitive environment -- along with the ability to handle complex business needs. It's the blend of these two where M-Files leads the market."

About Port Tampa Bay
Port Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest port and the largest economic engine in west central Florida, supporting nearly 80,000 jobs and generating almost $15 billion in annual economic impact. In addition to being a top 10 U.S. cruise port, the port handles a wide array of bulk, break bulk, containers and roll-on/roll-off cargoes, and is a major shipbuilding and repair center. Port Tampa Bay is the first seaport in the U.S. to receive the designation as “StormReady” by the National Weather Service. For more information, visit http://www.tampaport.com.

About M-Files Corporation
M-Files enterprise information management (EIM) solutions eliminate information silos and provide quick and easy access to the right content from any core business system and device. M-Files achieves higher levels of user adoption resulting in faster ROI with a uniquely intuitive approach to EIM that is based on managing information by "what" it is versus "where" it's stored. With flexible on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployment options, M-Files places the power of EIM in the hands of the business user and reduces demands on IT by enabling those closest to the business need to access and control content based on their requirements. Thousands of organizations in over 100 countries use the M-Files EIM system as a single platform for managing front office and back office business operations, which improves productivity and quality while ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards, including companies such as SAS, Elekta and NBC Universal. For more information, visit                 http://www.m-files.com.

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