Viewpointe®, a leading payments and managed service provider to regulated industries, today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with ZL Technologies (ZL), a leading records management, archiving, compliance and eDiscovery software provider for large enterprises.
Under the agreement, ZL will partner with Viewpointe to jointly provide services to customers, integrating the ZL Unified Archive into core components of Viewpointe's information governance platform, OnPointe®.
Deployed in the cloud, the joint solution provides advanced analytics, records and retention management, supervision, and end-to-end eDiscovery capabilities for electronic communications, file shares, legacy data and collaborative content and enables organizations to meet DoD 5015 requirements.
"This alliance offers a fantastic opportunity to combine ZL's advanced software offering with Viewpointe's expertise in providing cloud-based information management and governance to the financial industry," said Viewpointe chairman and CEO Lou Buglioli.
OnPointe provides a sophisticated governance solution to help organizations keep pace with growing data volumes and the variety of data formats spread across the organization that challenge user productivity, IT efficiency and compliance efforts. Enabling centralized policy enforcement to manage, archive and govern enterprise data while reducing the total cost of ownership via a cloud-based service, OnPointe provides customers with a modernized, secure and scalable solution. Built as a flexible modular service that can grow with an organization, the OnPointe platform leverages the ZL Unified Archive to provide focused governance solutions to address such challenges as:
governance of email and electronic messaging
supervision of regulated communications, including instant messaging
control of file share and collaborative content
management of end-to-end eDiscovery processing and workflow
"Viewpointe's best-in-class information governance platform, coupled with its significant experience in providing cloud-based services to leading organizations within the financial industry, solidified this partnership for us," said Kon Leong, ZL Technologies president and CEO. "Working with Viewpointe signnte significantly extends our reach to a wider-range of customers that will benefit from our combined, unique, industry-leading solution."
The multi-year strategic alliance covers joint go-to-market activities, product development and software licensing. The agreement allows both Viewpointe and ZL Technologies to leverage their respective partners' unique knowledge and experience to help customers improve their information governance systems and capabilities while driving efficiencies, reducing costs and mitigating organizational risk.
As a preferred partner for the cloud, Viewpointe and ZL Technologies have an established track record of working together since 2011 and have delivered leading information governance solutions to some of the largest financial institutions in the U.S. Most recently, U.S. Bank selected OnPointe for Messaging and OnPointe eDiscovery, featuring components from ZL, to manage the institution's regulated communications and business content.
"ZL is well-known for being a software visionary and for providing solutions to organizations that face ever-increasing information, legal and compliance challenges," said William Shute, Viewpointe senior vice president, product. "We are thrilled to partner with such a forward-thinking organization and to bring our customers this proven and scalable information governance technology."
With one of the largest national archives of digital information in the cloud, Viewpointe's information governance platform, OnPointe, enables organizations to manage their enterprise content, records and digital storage via Viewpointe's private cloud in a secure, scalable and cost-effective way.