Documaster at a glance
Documaster is a Norwegian digital information management company, with core competence in digitization, compliant information management and cloud-based archiving of valuable data. The company offers solutions that enable organizations to capture, process, preserve and easily access data through a system-agnostic archiving core, compliant with EU and local regulations. Documaster was founded in 2014 after several years of product development, together with the incubator Norselab.
The challenges we face
Insufficient data management is a source of great loss for business and society. Unless information is properly digitally archived and processed, public and private organizations will suffer from data privacy issues, corruption, threats to democratic processes, and resource inefficiency. For example, between 2011 and 2016 the NHS lost 500,000 pieces of patient data (including blood tests and diagnoses) because they got stored in a warehouse.
The recovery effort has cost the UK taxpayers over GBP 2.2m, with potentially life endangering diagnosis errors and delays. The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that of 17,310 data incidents, nearly 20% were related to data loss, the second highest category after Denial of Service attacks.
Insufficient data management is a potential source of great loss for business and society. Unless information is properly digitally archived and processed, public and private organizations will suffer from data privacy issues, corruption, threats to democratic processes and inefficiency. For example, between 2011 and 2016 the NHS lost 500 000 pieces of patient data (including blood tests and diagnoses) due to improper storage¹. The recovery effort cost UK taxpayers over GBP 2.2m, with potentially life-threatening diagnosis errors and delays.
What is the outcome?
With Documaster, public and private organizations can ensure regulatory compliance, security and transparency, and minimize the most severe risks of data loss and strengthen democracies. Modern information management will minimize loss of data and empower organizations to overcome the challenges associated with e.g. remote work, crossteam and inter-organizational collaboration.
Who are the stakeholders?
~80% of Documaster’s ARR base is currently public sector. Citizens in a municipality or state using Documaster will benefit from less risk of sensitive data loss, more efficient government functions, and increased security and transparency. Organizations, both public and private, can spend fewer resources on archiving and continuity – while remaining compliant with regulations.
How big is the effect, and does it last?
Documaster has more than 500 customers who currently subscribe to ~3 data sources each. Subscribers can rest assured that even 1 000 years from now, researchers can understand what happened in the organizations of today and access public data.
If Documaster didn’t exist...
Without Documaster, customers would have to turn to less secure, more labor-intensive, and opaque legacy systems – or maintain paper archives, which is often still the case. Paper archiving is a liability in terms of data loss, privacy concerns, security issues and lack of compliance. Privacy laws like GDPR are harder to comply with in the absence of digital information management.
Impact risk: what can go wrong?
Documaster manages sensitive data. As such, data privacy and security are of paramount importance and must be safeguarded. Documaster invests considerable amounts of capital and effort to counter these risks and is the de-facto disruptor in an industry of legacy incumbents.