Welcome to The Content Management Solutions company

We are an independent services and solutions company specialising in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technologies.  

Founded in 2003 by former Documentum services professionals, SynApps provides consultancy, implementation and support services for OpenText Documentum and Alfresco, and has authored a suite of content integration solutions, ConXApps, that allow businesses to quickly maximise their investment in ECM technologies.

Organisations across healthcare, government and commercial markets rely on SynApps solutions and services to capture and share knowledge more dynamically and efficiently.

In the healthcare sector, SynApps in conjunction with OpenText, is a pioneer in advanced vendor-neutral archives. These have the potential to transform the way NHS Trusts share medical image files with other healthcare providers and to accelerate their progress towards single digital patient records.

 

Meet the Team

Mark Winstone - Joint CEO and Sales & Marketing Director
mark winstoneSupported by a strong grounding in mechanical engineering and design, Mark has been talking to organisations about strategic enterprise content management (ECM) projects for almost 25 years. He started out in the discipline of engineering drawing management, in a pre-sales role at Cimage, joining ECM specialist Documentum in 1995. Here, Mark moved quickly into the role of UK pre-sales manager, then EMEA field operations manager, co-ordinating the delivery of field enablement services across Europe. In 2002 he moved into a core sales role, working variously across the pharmaceutical, transport and aerospace sectors to expand Documentum’s footprint.

In 2005 Mark joined SynApps Solutions as sales and marketing director, responsible for business development. During his time at the company the business has grown substantially in headcount and turnover.

Mark and James Paton have been appointed as joint Chief Executives of SynApps from July 2015.

James Paton - Joint CEO and Customer Support Director
james-patonJames has worked at the front line of the IT industry for almost 20 years, spending the last 15 delivering transformational enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to a broad spectrum of organisations. The launch of his career coincided with the early days of the internet, so James started out working with ISPs and telecoms companies before going on to join Documentum’s Northern European consulting team. Since then he has been responsible for the delivery of both small- and large-scale deployments of a number of sophisticated ECM solutions across a range of vertical sectors. These have included government, healthcare and financial services.

James’s core skills include ECM requirements definition, solution architecting, enterprise architecture and project delivery. He is responsible for the ongoing development of our customer support service offering and the management and direction of the SynApps customer support team.

James and Mark Winstone have been appointed as joint Chief Executives of SynApps from July 2015.

Jim Fullerton - Chief Financial Officer
jim fullertonJim has held senior positions in a variety of industrial sectors throughout his 30-year commercial career. A Fellow of both the Institute of Financial Accountants and the Association of International Accountants, he has developed and delivered marketing, sales, procurement and general business strategies for several successful companies. In addition to financial management roles, Jim has owned and operated various independently-authorised and regulated financial services businesses.

Jim holds ISO qualifications, and has devised procedures and implemented a range of international standards in both professional services and manufacturing environments. His diverse range of skills and experience fully complement the growth and development aspirations of SynApps Solutions.

Jason Scholes - Co-Founder
Jason has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years and, in addition to being a founding director at SynApps Solutions he is a senior solutions architect with a hands-on role in the company. During the early part of his career he worked primarily within the financial services arena, holding consulting and solution delivery positions at Citymax and Credit Suisse. He then joined Documentum’s Northern European Consulting team where he stayed for more than six years before co-founding SynApps.

Jason is a highly-respected architect and has led the design and successful delivery of numerous enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to a large number of customers across a range of industry sectors. He has extensive skills in large-scale systems infrastructure design and implementation, solution design and delivery. His current focus is the design and implementation of vendor-neutral archive (VNA) solutions for the healthcare sector.

Paul Edwards - Co-Founder
Paul has almost 20 years’ IT consulting experience, giving him extensive first-hand experience of companies’ strategic needs from enterprise content management (ECM) projects. During his career he has worked for Logica and Documentum, before co-founding SynApps Solutions. In his time Paul has led and delivered major ECM projects to more than 60 customers, covering web-content management, document management and knowledge management applications and services.

Paul’s skills cover the full project lifecycle, from requirements-gathering and planning to implementation, testing and solution delivery. At SynApps his particular areas of focus are solution architecting, business application design and system integration for complex, large-scale Documentum and Alfresco ECM platforms.

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