Simplifai wins break-through partnership deal in the Netherlands as Data Matters B.V. teams up for the Dutch public sector

Simplifai has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Data Matters B.V. The latter is a leading specialist of information management and digital archiving solutions and consultancy to local government across The Netherlands, including Amsterdam, Schiedam, and Hilversum municipalities.

As part of the agreement, Data Matters will include Simplifai’s AI-driven “Digital Employees” in its offering to support the public sector facilitating intelligent automation of document management and archiving processes.

A new law in The Netherlands addressing requirements for the access to and publication of documents from public organizations to the citizens takes effect on January 1, 2022. This law, the “WOO” (Wet Open Overheid), will significantly affect the workload of civil servants, including large amounts of repetitive routine work. This can be further automated by a Digital Employee of Simplifai. This represents a key driver behind the market opportunity and cooperation between Simplifai and Data Matters. Overall, a digital employee can be used for any repetitive routine work, from information management to digital archiving.

“The demand for intelligent automation of information management and digital archiving processes is growing rapidly. This is a major opportunity for us to help our clients speeding up their compliancy, increasing efficiency and reducing costs.”

~ Paul Schindeler, CEO at Data Matters

Intelligent Automation Solutions are serving important governmental institutions in the Nordics already. We see a huge potential for our solutions in public sector in Europe, and the Netherlands is a great gateway to central Europe. Data Matters is in a perfect position to unlock this key customer segment in the Netherlands,”

 says Bård Myrstad, CEO of Simplifai. 

Public sector growth strategy 

Entering into the deal with Data Matters is part of Simplifai’s strategy to grow revenues from local, regional, and central public sector clients in The Netherlands to continue the Norwegian Public sector focus. In February, Simplifai signed a breakthrough public sector agreement with the National Archives Services of Norway, which has generated several requests from Norwegian municipalities and other governmental bodies.

About Data Matters

Data Matters designs and delivers sustainable archiving solutions and services with integrated management for paper-based archives and digital preservation, including a digital repository with all the functions defined in the OAIS model. These solutions and services are based on years of expertise, in-depth multi-disciplinary knowledge, and industry-leading products and services from select innovative and reliable technology manufacturers. Data Matters has long-standing partnerships with Hitachi Vantara, Star Storage, and others.

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