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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.

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 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.

May 8, 2018. Connect with Soutron Global at SLA 2018; Learn about Cost-Effective ILS, Archive and KM Solutions to Increase Your Value and Efficiency. International library transformation company Soutron Global announces its attendance at the 2018 SLA Annual Conference and Information Expo held in Baltimore, MD. The Special Libraries Association annual conference is one of the leading events for information professionals and industry leaders.

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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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2019 Soutron Global Accomplishments Narrative

A core value of Soutron Global is to enhance clientsí abilities to do more with less. New initiatives involving the use of AI in 2019 and 2020 will help clients achieve this goal. Clients who have already implemented new AI tools in 2019 have reported excellent feedback.

Soutron Global has a new partnership to digitize collections and thus offer a turnkey solution for archives and other digitization efforts.

Regular updates throughout 2019 focused on providing a richer user experience in the Soutron Portal, including enhanced record previews and support for collections. New options for data import have also been added. The Soutron Global Discovery product also received numerous updates, including many display enhancements and continued mobile device support.

Soutron Portal security and support for social media also saw enhancements, including options for better SEO and social media integration tools. The Portal also saw better support for mobile devices to make the mobile experience more user-friendly.

Expansion into Africa in 2019 with significant reference site sales in Eastern Africa and business partners committing to represent Soutron are due to come online in Q1 2020, and these developments should see further growth in a market that is maturing and seeking modern advanced technologies. Through this and other initiatives, we see continued growth and profitability.

Ongoing investments in R&D combined with robust and consistent client support has led Soutron Global to be a top contender in the legal automation market as well as other special market segments.

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