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Soutron Global

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1653 Aryana Drive
Encinitas, California 92014
United States
Phone: 760-870-4243
Web: http://www.soutronglobal.com/
Email: info@soutronglobal.com

Resource Management Products (ILS or LSP)

Executive Leadership

photo of Tony Saadat
Tony Saadat
President and Chief Executive Officer
photo of Graham Partridge
Graham Partridge
Vice President Research and Development

Company Ownership

Soutron Global is majority owned by Bloom Equity Partners with company founder Tony Saadat as a minority owner.

Personnel employed

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

CompanyYearDevelopmentSupportSalesAdminOtherTotal
Soutron Global 20235851322
Soutron Global 20224751315
Soutron Global 20219963229
Soutron Global 20205931120
Soutron Global 20195931120
Soutron Global 20185931119
Soutron Global 20175941120
Soutron Global 20167951123
Soutron Global 20159941124
Soutron Global 20149941124
Soutron Global 20139751123
Soutron Global 20129651122

Documents or articles featuring Soutron Global

Breeding, Marshall. Soutron Global merges Businesses. February 2022. Library Technology Newsletter. Soutron Global, a company that specializes in technology products and services for corporate, law, and other special libraries, entered into a new business arrangement. This transaction combined two related companies, Soutron Limited, based in the United Kingdom and Soutron Global, based in the United States. Bloom Equity Partners gains majority ownership of the company through a new investment. Soutron Global founder Tony Saadat will hold a minority ownership stake in the combined company which he will lead as Chief Executive Officer.

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

April 10, 2024. Soutron Client Advisory Group advises on Soutron AI (Artificial Intelligence) initiatives and alignment with new developments. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, recently held a client advisory meeting on AI initiatives that focused on how to make AI beneficial to the industry. Attendees included representatives from clients in the pharmaceutical, engineering, legal, energy, manufacturing, medical, electronic industries, in addition to membership organizations. At the meeting, potential areas of AI interest were discussed, including new methods of streamlining workflows and creating new efficiencies, while seeking balance and benefit alignment with the diverse Soutron client base of special libraries and archives.


March 26, 2024. Soutron announces new blog resource: Advantages of advancing your information management with Soutron and SharePoint integration. Soutron Global announced the availability of a new blog resource to help information professionals understand how to use Soutron in conjunction with SharePoint titled "Advantages of Advancing Your Information Management with Soutron and SharePoint Integration to Increase Findability and Usability." This comprehensive blog post explores the challenges faced by organizations struggling with information sprawl and the limitations of using just MS365/SharePoint folders for document management. It highlights how Soutron's integration with SharePoint offers a powerful solution to enhance information findability and knowledge discovery.


March 5, 2024. Soutron celebrates 35 years of innovation in information management for special libraries, knowledge management, and archives. Soutron Global is commemorating its 35th anniversary, a milestone that highlights the company's enduring commitment to enabling information professionals to provide access to information. Since 1989, Soutron's founder Graham Beastall's core vision was to be dedicated to supporting librarians, archivists, and information professionals in their mission to transform information access, empower knowledge discovery and to take advantage of the latest database technology, a vision that remains as important as ever. Soutron was one of the first companies to bring an integrated library management system to the UK market and this pioneering spirit enabled the library of a top London law firm to implement the firm's very first computer network in the early ‘90s. Soutron continued to evolve and adapt, being an early adopter of web-based technology. It was in 2007 that Graham Partridge, a Soutron client of 10 years, joined Soutron to develop a true web integrated application utilizing a relational database which has evolved into the flexible Soutron Library & Information Management system.


March 1, 2024. Soutron celebrates 35 years of innovation in information management for special libraries, knowledge management, and archives. International library, information, knowledge management and archives solution leader Soutron Global is commemorating its 35th anniversary, a milestone that highlights the company's enduring commitment to enabling information professionals to provide access to information. Since 1989, Soutron's founder Graham Beastall's core vision was to be dedicated to supporting librarians, archivists, and information professionals in their mission to transform information access, empower knowledge discovery and to take advantage of the latest database technology, a vision that remains as important as ever. Throughout its 35-year history, Soutron has supported hundreds of clients in implementing transformative solutions, such as Peer Document Review for capturing internal knowledge and creating a combined library and archive solution to provide a complete information resource management solution. This rich experience has provided a unique perspective and deep understanding of the evolving needs of information professionals.


February 27, 2024. Soutron streamlines access to special collections at St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society Library. Soutron Global announced that the St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society Library, renowned for its vast collection of local history materials, has leveraged Soutron's library management system to ensure the protection, discoverability, and accessibility of its invaluable resources. The special collections at SAHAAS Library are a historian's dream, comprising rare books, maps, and photographs, many dating back to the 1600s.


February 13, 2024. Legal Librarians Spring Roundtable to be held at Cooley LLP in Boston, MA, hosted by Soutron Global. Soutron Global opens registration for their Legal Librarians Spring Roundtable to be held at Cooley LLP on March 13th, following on from the legal roundtable to be held in Washington DC on March 12th. At the Boston, MA roundtable, Systems and Knowledge Management Manager Brian McCann of Stinson LLP will share how his information team has utilized Soutron's database to leverage and maximize their information resources for the firm's practice groups. This is an opportunity to learn from Stinson's successes, ask questions, and contribute your own ideas to the discussion.Emerging ILS use cases in legal research, the value of personalized knowledge research portals for practice groups, and techniques for effective knowledge management will also be discussed at the roundtable.


February 6, 2024. Legal Librarians Spring Roundtable to be held at Cooley LLP in Washington DC, hosted by Soutron Global. Soutron Global opens registration for their Legal Librarians Spring Roundtable to be held at Cooley LLP on March 12th. At the Washington DC roundtable, Systems and Knowledge Management Manager Brian McCann of Stinson LLP will share how his information team has utilized Soutron's database to leverage and maximize their information resources for the firm's practice groups. This is an opportunity to learn from Stinson's successes, ask questions, and contribute your own ideas to the discussion. Emerging ILS use cases in legal research, the value of personalized knowledge research portals for practice groups, and techniques for effective knowledge management will also be discussed at the roundtable.


January 23, 2024. Soutron Global publishes resourceful article about modernizing library and archive information management Systems. Soutron Global announces the availability of an insightful new article regarding modernizing library and archive information management systems titled "4 Adverse Impacts of Not Modernizing Special Library and Archive Technologies." This article serves as a resource for library, archive, and information professionals who are looking for guiding points regarding reasons they should strive to modernize their library and archive technologies. The article delves into many aspects of technology modernization in special libraries and archives, highlighting the immediate and long-term consequences of not updating these systems, including security vulnerabilities and economic strains. Furthermore, it provides a detailed analysis of the impacts on organizational efficiency and access to information.


January 16, 2024. Soutron Global expands Their Partner Program to Resellers and New International Regions. Soutron Global announces the expansion of their Partner Program to resellers and new international regions, providing our partners the benefit of expanding their portfolios and growing their business.


December 19, 2023. Latest Soutron Client Advisory Group Meeting Reviews Managing Electronic Materials. Soutron Global announces that the latest Client Advisory Group meeting met the last week of November for a lively discussion regarding managing electronic materials. Key clients from the legal, publishing, educational, health and electronics sectors met with Soutron Vice-President of Research & Development Graham Partridge to discuss the challenges with storing, copyright restrictions, displaying, playing, along with access & security were discussed in the lively Q&A session.


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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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2023 Soutron Global Accomplishments Narrative

Soutron Global continued its program of investing to support clients by increasing the size of both the helpdesk and R&D teams. Combined with its efforts in marketing and client support, Soutron Global exceeded sales expectations and remains a top contender in the legal automation market and other specialist market segments.

Soutron Global continued to focus on its client-driven approach via the Client Advisory Group, a program designed to listen to clients’ needs and help guide the future direction of our products. Additional client-focused events included training workshops, webinars, and sponsored events.

Soutron Global’s Reseller Partner program remains an important channel to introduce our products to new and expanding markets. Soutron Authorized Business Partners are providing Soutron archive and library solutions in Africa and beyond, with localized multi-lingual and currency support to help provide regional use of Soutron as a world class library and archive solution for their own clients.

New developments for 2023 included a brand-new Auto Catalogue function providing a simple, more powerful, method of automatically adding records to the catalogue from a variety of sources. Significant improvements were made to the embedded media player, search API, SEO and site verification, right-to-left language enhancements, new notification options for document submissions and self-managed routing lists via the My Account feature. The R&D team continued its focus on implementing the latest web frameworks and code development strategies.

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