TOWER Software

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TOWER Software
Subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard
Industry Computer software
Founded 1985
Founder Brand Hoff
Headquarters Canberra, Australia
Products HP TRIM Records Management System software
Website HP Software website
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Acquired by Hewlett-Packard in May 2008

TOWER Software was a software development company, founded in 1985 in Canberra, Australia. The company provided and supported enterprise content management software, notably its TRIM product line for electronic records management.

TOWER Software was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company in 2008 as a part of its HP Software Division.[1]


TOWER Software began making records management software in 1985.[2] It shifted to providing electronic document and records management software with the introduction of TRIM Captura in 1998. TRIM Context was released in 2002. In 2004 the company re-branded itself as a provider of enterprise content management solutions.

TOWER Software contributed to the development of international and local standards by sitting on a working group to develop AS4390 (the Australian standard for records management), which influenced the ISO 15489 standard, and by reviewing the MoReq and DoD 5015.2 standards.[3]

In April 2008, TOWER Software shareholders were advised of the company's intention to accept an offer by Hewlett-Packard to acquire the company for approximately US$105 million.[4] At that time, TOWER Software had 1000 customers in 32 countries representing the public sector and highly regulated industries such as healthcare, energy and utilities, and banking and finance.[5]

TRIM Context is now called HP TRIM Records Management System software and is based on the ISO standard 15489 for records management.[6] TRIM software also has U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 certification and adheres to the principles outlined in AS4390.[7]

Recognition and Awards[edit]

  • 1996 ACT New exporter of year
  • Queanbeyan and Region Small Business Awards 1996 - Quality Management Award
  • 1997 NSW Emerging Exporter of the Year
  • Telstra ACT Small Business Awards 1998 - Innovation Award
  • Telstra ACT Small Business Awards 1998 - ACT Small Business of the Year (<50 staff)
  • Telstra ACT Small Business Awards 1998 - ACT Small Business of the Year, overall winner
  • 1998 National Winner AusIndustry Innovation Award
  • 1998 Runner up Channel Nine Small Business Show Software Award
  • 1998 Canberra Business Council Business Achievement of the Year
  • 2000 Federal Minister DOCITA Award for Excellence (iAward)
  • 2000 AIIA SME Australian Exporter of the Year (iAward)
  • 2000 ACT Innovative Exporter of the Year
  • 2000 ACT Exporter of the Year
  • 2001 Deloites fast 50 growing companies
  • 2001 BRW top 100 fast growing SMEs
  • 2002 NSW Finalist in Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • UK Trade & Investment International Business Award - Contribution to Change (2004)
  • Top 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management (KMWorld 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Australian Business Limited President’s Prize for Trade & Export
  • Trend Setting Product 2003, 2004, 2005 (KMWorld Magazine)
  • KMWorld Readers' Choice Award 2006[8]

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