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Soutron Global

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1653 Aryana Drive
Encinitas, California 92014
United States
Phone: 760-870-4243
Web site: 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 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

November 15, 2022. The George C. Marshall Foundation Implements Soutron to Provide a Single Source Research Solution for Their Library and Archive Special Collections. Soutron Global announced that the George C. Marshall Foundation has implemented Soutron, providing a single source research solution for their library and archive special collections. The George C. Marshall foundation was established in 1953, the same year Marshall won the Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the foundation has become the leading institution to document one of the most important Americans of the twentieth century. The Foundation is located in Virginia, USA.


October 25, 2022. Soutron Global releases latest update to their information management system for libraries and archives. International library, archives, information, and knowledge management solutions market leader Soutron Global announces the release of Soutron 4.1.8, available immediately to all Soutron cloud subscribers.


October 11, 2022. Soutron Global puts thought leadership on display at the Chatham House Library. Soutron Global announced that the Library and Information Services team at Chatham House have extended their use of Soutron outside of the library catalog, helping to support the Chatham House mission of helping governments and society to build a sustainably secure, prosperous, and just world.


September 20, 2022. Leading engineering firm selects Soutron over Lucidea. Soutron Global announced that a leading Engineering firm has chosen to upgrade to Soutron and leave the Lucidea platform. Barr Engineering is headquartered in Minneapolis, with additional offices spread across Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah, and Colorado in the United States in addition to offices in Canada.


July 20, 2022. The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario selects Soutron, replacing Inmagic from Lucidea. International library, archives, information, and knowledge management solutions market leader Soutron Global announces the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is upgrading to Soutron, replacing Inmagic from Lucidea. FSRA is an independent regulatory agency created to improve consumer protections in Ontario. The Head Office is in Toronto.


July 6, 2022. Soutron Global releases Soutron Version 4.1.7 for library and knowledge management, archives, and record information management. Soutron Global announced the immediate availability of Soutron version 4.1.7 featuring a completely reengineered Thesaurus module (Authority Control in the USA). Since the injection of funds from growth equity investor Bloom Equity Partners, the R&D team at Soutron has been working on updating the user interface to accommodate the increase in digitization projects being undertaken by special libraries.


June 28, 2022. Soutron to demonstrate newly reengineered library management software at the Special Libraries Association. Soutron Global announces that the company will be demonstrating their latest release at the Special Libraries Association conference, the premier conference for the special librarian and information professional. The SLA conference will be held in Charlotte, NC July 31st – August 2nd in the Charlotte Convention Center, Hall A, Level 1. Soutron can be found at booth #103.


June 14, 2022. Soutron to demonstrate newly reengineered library management software at BIALL (UK) and AALL (USA) legal conferences. Soutron Global announced that the company will be demonstrating their latest release at the British and Irish Association of Law Libraries and the American Association of Law Libraries conferences, the premier conferences for the law librarian professional.


June 7, 2022. Soutron to release client-driven update for Library and Knowledge Management, Archives, and Record Information Management. International library, archives, information, and knowledge management solutions market leader Soutron Global announces they will soon be releasing a completely reengineered, Thesaurus module. This release is the first in a series of anticipated upgrades for the cloud-based Library, Archive, Knowledge, and Record Information Management special library solutions provider.


May 24, 2022. Soutron 4.1.6 available for use outside the traditional library. Soutron Global announced the availability of Soutron version 4.1.6 for use outside of the traditional library to deliver value to the broader organization. Soutron version 4.1.6 is a single-source solution that provides record management, video archive management, document management, image management, knowledge services and more.


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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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2021 Soutron Global Accomplishments Narrative

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. The merger is 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. Industry veteran Tony Saadat leads the combined firm.

The Soutron ILS and Archive systems were enhanced with significant new developments this year. Among the hundreds of new enhancements that were added to the system were major updates such as a completely new record editor, major additions to faceted searching, updated fuzzy date searching, a new document viewer, enhanced workflows in the Document Review module and major updates to the Search API.

The AI-based products, Enquiry Management and document Summarizer have been well received and these products have also been updated to meet new requirements. Soutron Global’s Discovery product continued to be updated, from display enhancements, proxy service changes, and continued updates to the user management module.

Soutron Global’s highly successful ‘Covid-19’ program was renewed for 2022. The program focuses on helping clients do more with less by providing free and topical webinars and targeted incentives. The program continues to result in many new clients and has garnered much attention.

Last year’s expansion of distributors in the EMEA markets has resulted in new sales in the Mid-East and Africa. Soutron Global continued its focus on expanding its presence in these markets.

Soutron Global’s constant focus on robust client support and ongoing product enhancement continues to make Soutron Global a top contender, not only in the legal automation market, but also the expanding digital archives market.

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