RoS appoints new digital supplier

Registers of Scotland (RoS) has appointed a new digital supplier to help deliver its digital transformation programme.

Global specialists Informed Solutions will assist RoS over the next two years in providing all its services digitally as the first option.

This move from paper to digital is possible following the introduction of the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012, which came into force at the end of last year.

Janet Egdell, operations director at RoS, said:

"This is an exciting time for Registers of Scotland as we begin making use of the digital provisions set out in the 2012 Act. Not only is this better for the environment, but it will deliver real business benefits, both for our customers and for RoS. This will include digital access to all our registers and the wealth of land and property information held within the registers.

"Informed Solutions will support RoS with improving our mapping and case management systems and help us transform our business, so that it is 'digital by default'."

John Alderson, chair of Informed Solutions, said:

"Informed Solutions are delighted to be continuing our work with Registers of Scotland. We already have joint successes behind us with projects like the Crofting Register and very much look forward to building on this excellent working relationship. The digital transformation planned will bring huge benefits both to the people of Scotland and to RoS. It will place RoS at the forefront of government bodies delivering their services online."

ENDS

Communications, Registers of Scotland, Meadowbank House, 153 London Road, Edinburgh, EH8 7AU

For further information or to request an interview, please contact Alexandra Wingate on 0131 479 3696 or communications@ros.gov.uk.

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Notes to editors

  1. Registers of Scotland (RoS) is the non-ministerial government department responsible for compiling and maintaining registers relating to property and other legal documents in Scotland. RoS records and safeguards the rights of the individual while providing open access to information on the registers.
  2. The Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012, which came into force on 8 December 2014, makes provision for the digitisation of registration services.
  3. Informed Solutions is a leading independent provider of digital transformation and systems integration services. Informed Solutions delivers end-to-end consultancy and IT solutions across a broad spectrum of industry and government sector clients. With its UK headquarters in Manchester, Informed Solutions also has offices in London, Sydney and Melbourne. For further details, see www.informed.com