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Soutron Global

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1653 Aryana Drive
Encinitas, California 92014
United States
Phone: 760-870-4243
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Resource Management Products (ILS or LSP)

Executive Leadership

photo of Tony Saadat
Tony Saadat
President and Chief Executive Officer
photo of Graham Beastall
Graham Beastall
Chairman and Managing Director
photo of Graham Partridge
Graham Partridge
Research and Development Director

Company Ownership

Soutron Global is privately owned by its founder Tony Saadat.

Personnel employed

[Data source: statistics supplied for the annual Library Systems Report or from public information]

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Documents or articles featuring Soutron Global

Breeding, Marshall. Soutron Global: New Competition in Special Library Automation. April 2012. Smart Libraries Newsletter. Industry veteran Tony Saadat has launched a new company Soutron Global that will specialize in providing library automation solutions for special libraries in the United States and Canada. This new company was founded in partnership with Soutron Limited, a UK-based company that has been involved in various aspects of special library automation since 1985. The companies will evolve toward a unified organization with its global headquarters in Encinitas, California.

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News Announcements

January 11, 2022. Soutron Global, Inc. announces merger. Soutron Globa announce that Soutron Global, North America, and Soutron Ltd, UK, have joined forces under one banner to scale its global operations, acquire new development capabilities and expand sales offices while maintaining its focus on customer excellence. Graham Beastall, Soutron UK's Managing Director, will retire after decades of dedication and service to the library market. This effort is ably supported by Bloom Equity Partners, a growth equity firm that seeks to partner with founders and CEOs to rapidly scale their technology business with capital and operational expertise.

January 19, 2021. Soutron Global refreshes COVID-19 financial support package for 2021 with PRP. International library transformation company Soutron Global announces details of an extended support package for information professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following its successful and well received COVID-19 Financial Support Package of 2020, Soutron Global unveils its refined program for 2021, the Pandemic Recovery Program (PRP).

August 11, 2020. Soutron Global launches latest update to its Discovery platform with new enhanced capabilities. International library transformation company Soutron Global announces the release of an update to its Discovery Platform Suite. Libraries are working harder than ever during the pandemic to serve their patrons via digital platforms. The latest version of Soutron Global Discovery makes it easier to securely and seamlessly manage remote access to digital information resources for virtual users in distributed work environments.

July 22, 2020. Soutron Global Receives 2020 Award from the San Diego Award Program. International library transformation company Soutron Global received the 2020 San Diego Award in the Software Company category by the San Diego Award Program.

May 27, 2020. Soutron Global unveils additional support for information professionals as part of new COVID-19 Financial Program. International library transformation company Soutron Global announced another layer of its COVID-19 financial support package for information professionals. For a limited time, Soutron Global will offer free Discovery for all resources (connectors) until December 31, 2020.

May 12, 2020. Soutron Global launches Covid-19 financial support package for information professionals. Soutron Global announced further details of its support package for information professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the recent announcement of its free educational webinar series for librarians during the pandemic (see: comes the announcement of enhanced financial support for information professionals already engaged with, or whom may wish to partner, with Soutron Global.

April 28, 2020. Soutron Global Launches Free Webinar Series. International library transformation company Soutron Global announced a series of free educational webinars for librarians and information professionals. Recognizing the current uncertainty and disrupted convention plans, the series is designed to offer information professionals access to practical and free advice on personal and professional development. The free webinar series will help fill the void left by not being able to meet with clients and partners in person at conventions this summer. Respected industry experts/guest speakers will lead each 30-minute session.

March 10, 2020. Soutron Global cancels attendance at upcoming conferences and user group meetings for safety. International library transformation company Soutron Global is taking proactive steps to address concerns over the COVID-19 outbreaks. The health and well-being of Soutron Globalís clients, employees and partners is the companyís top priority. Due to the COVID-19 situation, Soutron Global has made the difficult decision to cancel our attendance at upcoming conferences and User Group meetings until further notice.

October 14, 2018. Soutron Global unveils major upgrade at Toronto User Group meeting: Soutron Global is committed to working with clients. Soutron Global announced its 2018 Toronto User Group meeting to be held in Toronto, ON, Canada on October 25th. Soutron Globalís annual Toronto User Group meeting is a powerful venue for the company to meet with its clients and listen to their needs, review the direction of the company and demonstrate new product advancements.

June 5, 2018. Soutron Global offers flexible, innovative changes in new release. Soutron Globalís newest developments to its library, information and knowledge management solutions are powerful enhancements. Created with clientsí needs in mind, the improvements greatly improve efficiency and make workflows more intuitive.

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Corporate Chronology

Jan 2012 Soutron Global founded by Tony Saadat
Tony Saadat, President and CEO of Soutron Global and Graham Beastall, Founder and Managing Director of Soutron Limited, had first worked together at Sydney Development Corporation in the mid-80s. Each has since become a high-profile, respected player in his own market: Tony in North America, and Graham in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe. Soutron Global will become the world headquarters for the partnership, which will deliver innovative Library and Knowledge Management solutions

Feb 1991 Soutron Limited enters into an agreement with Inmagic to sell and support its products in the United Kingdom

Mar 02, 1989 Soutron Limited licenses Sydney Library System from Sydney Development Corporation
Soutron acquires a licence to resell and develop the Sydney Library System within the United Kingdom. Any code developed would be passed back to Sydney Development Corporation.

Jan 1989 Soutron Limited established
Soutron Limited was officially formed in January 1989. Soutron commenced trading on 2nd March 1989

Annual Accomplishments Statements

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2020 Soutron Global Accomplishments Narrative

Soutron Global has addressed the ongoing global pandemic by introducing its highly successful íCovid-19í program. The program focused on helping clients do more with less by providing free and topical webinars and targeted incentives, resulting in unprecedented attention and many new clients.

Soutron Global continued its focus on AI with the addition of natural language search to support clientsí enquiry help desks via an enhanced Enquiry Management facility. This supplements the Summarizer tool that intelligently abstracts PDF documents.

The Soutron ILS continued to receive significant development and re-engineering: The latest major release incorporates over 400 new enhancements, including functional improvements, new enhancements and bug fixes. New Records Management functionality has been added to support archival and records processing using RFID and barcode technologies. Support for mobile devices continues to be a priority via upgraded mobile-friendly technologies.

A new module for Document Review has been developed that includes version control and full audit management of activity by users to support collaboration and the creation of new research documents.

The Soutron Global Discovery product also received numerous updates, including many display enhancements, continued mobile device support and an enhanced user management module.

Expansion continues with the recruitment of new distributors for both the European and African markets.

Robust client support and continuous product enhancement has led Soutron Global to be a top contender in the legal automation market and opened a path for expansion into new markets such as digital archives.

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