A strong start for the Environment Agency's modernisation journey

11th November 2021

Migrating a strategically important Document Management Service to SharePoint Online.

The Environment Agency (EA) — a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) - focuses on environmental regulation and the issuing of permits to organisations whose industrial, waste or water-related activities affect the environment.

The EA wanted to transition its ageing Document Management Service - which houses all permit documentation and attributed audit trails - to SharePoint Online. Read our case study to find out how we helped EA to remove obstacles for carrying out its statutory duties and supported a smooth migration.

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Up to 9m documents stored

7TB of data

4,000 staff accessing data

Andrea Purdy,

Data & Intelligence Manager — Environment & Business,

Environment Agency

With hundreds of applications in use at the EA, we’re at an early stage of our transition to new infrastructure and technology. Migrating our Document Management Service to SharePoint is a good start, as it’s a foundation that underpins all our processes.