IGas Energy Taps M-Files for Quality Management and ISO Certification

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UK-based Oil and Gas Company Integrates M-Files with Esri ArcGIS; GIS-based Interface Enables Quick Access to Exploration & Production Documentation

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It was simple and straightforward to integrate M-Files into the various parts of our business and thus enable a deeper level of collaboration and secure information sharing from department to department.

M-Files Corporation, a provider of solutions that leverage a unique new metadata-based approach to dramatically improve how businesses manage documents and other information, today announced that IGas Energy, a leading UK-based exploration and production company, has deployed M-Files to meet its ISO 9001 certification requirements, as well as for document management and quality management throughout the organization.

IGas Energy is one of the leading British onshore oil and gas explorers and developers, producing oil and gas from over 100 sites across the country. Its operations have been safely exploring, developing and producing onshore oil and gas for the past three decades.

IGas initially needed a system to help the company maintain ISO 9001 certification along with other health and safety compliance requirements, but the company soon found that M-Files could be configured and leveraged as a core system of record for their information management and quality management needs.

"We originally deployed M-Files for compliance purposes, specifically to help us meet an ISO 9001 requirement to manage our Integrated Management System documentation," said Chris Holly, Head of IT at IGas. "But since then, we've expanded our use of M-Files across the business as a comprehensive platform to manage as much of our company information and related processes as possible. From the outset it was clear M-Files could be easily configured to meet our specific needs. It was simple and straightforward to integrate M-Files into the various parts of our business and thus enable a deeper level of collaboration and secure information sharing from department to department."

M-Files has been integrated with ArcGIS from Esri, a GIS-based mapping application used by IGas for well management, creating a "visual portal" through which all of the company’s information from each oil and gas producing facility is easily and quickly accessible. Information related to production, land and operations can be efficiently accessed and searched using a GIS interface that displays information related to wells on a visual map. The solution provides traceability and versioning of all documents and related information, ensuring users are always accessing the most up-to-date file.

"Today we use M-Files for our most important business processes — from managing our processes for Authorization For Expenditures (AFEs) and projects for securing petroleum exploration development licenses, to organizing and securing documents associated with our oil and gas reservoirs,” continued Holly.

“The M-Files implementation at IGas Is another example of a company in a highly-regulated industry that was able to easily adapt our solution to meet their needs, while making it easy and intuitive for authorized users to quickly find the information they need," said Julian Cook, director of UK business at M-Files Corporation. "This is key to our philosophy at M-Files - provide flexible information management and quality management solutions that can be configured to meet very specific and demanding customer requirements.”

For more information about the how IGas is using M-Files for quality management and information management, watch this video.

About IGas
IGas Energy is a leading British oil and gas explorer and developer, producing around 2,500 barrels of oil and gas equivalent every day from over 100 sites across the country, with significant potential yet to be delivered from assets. IGas operations have been safely exploring, developing and producing onshore oil and gas at its sites for over three decades. Its management and technical teams have many years of experience in onshore oil and gas production and most live and work in the communities in which the company operates. IGas is extremely well positioned for the future as it moves closer to unlocking Britain’s untapped unconventional oil and gas resources. For more information, visit http://www.IGasplc.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.

M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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