SOURCE: Informative Graphics

Informative Graphics

July 27, 2011 08:45 ET

SAPREF Selects Brava! Enterprise for SharePoint

South African Oil Refinery Chooses Informative Graphics Corp.'s Viewing and Collaboration Technology to Streamline Processes

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a leader in viewing, collaboration and redaction technology, today announced that SAPREF, a South African crude oil refinery, has purchased its Brava!® Enterprise for SharePoint software to view and collaborate on AutoCAD DWG drawings, TIFF images and Microsoft Office documents.

Based in Durban, South Africa, SAPREF has approximately 80,000 to 90,000 drawings detailing equipment and mechanical and electrical processes and a host of related project documents. Because Brava never alters the original file, it will allow users to quickly view and collaborate on files without requiring that they be checked out. This allows annotations and conversations to happen without creating duplicate renditions or versions in SharePoint and reserves the check in/check out action for modifications and edits only. It also allows users to view the files and create and review comments, regardless of physical location, using only a web browser.

Brava's security was a deciding factor in its ultimate selection, particularly its redaction capabilities. Electronic redaction is far more efficient than the traditional approach of obscuring sensitive content in documents manually using black markers or redaction tape.

Dave Garrod, Information Coordinator for SAPREF, first learned of Brava when he was visiting the offices of a partner in Canada that uses Brava. Garrod remarks, "I could see immediately that Brava would be useful for our company. We considered several solutions, but the security and usability of Brava stood out."

Christine Musil, Director of Marketing at Informative Graphics, adds, "We are extremely pleased to have SAPREF join our family of customers. With globally dispersed teams, huge amounts of documents, and many review cycles, oil and gas companies like SAPREF can really benefit from the workflow enhancements Brava brings."

For more information about Brava, visit

About Brava
Brava supports viewing of virtually any file format, offering a consistent collaboration tool for all document types used across the enterprise. Because it is web-based, secure and highly scalable, it is an ideal fit for SharePoint and other ECM deployments. Brava can pull and push metadata from the ECM database, allowing administrators to automatically display a watermark, such as "Draft" or "Confidential" on documents, or add user or status information. Brava enhances document processes and workflows, particularly among geographically-dispersed teams.

About Informative Graphics
Since 1990, Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC) has been a leading developer of commercial software products for viewing, collaboration, and redaction. IGC products, including Redact-It, Net-It and viewing/collaboration/annotation tool Brava, are renowned for their cost-saving value, ease-of-use, features and scalability. The products have been deployed by thousands of corporations, law firms and government entities in the United States and internationally. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, IGC maintains offices in the United States and has key distribution partners worldwide. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @IGCsoftware or Facebook at

SAPREF is the largest crude oil refinery in Southern Africa. It is jointly owned by BP Southern Africa and Shell SA Refining.

Note to Editors: Informative Graphics, Brava! and Redact-It are registered trademarks of Informative Graphics Corporation. All other names are the properties of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Christy Burke
    Burke & Company LLC
    (917) 623-5096
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    Christine Musil
    Informative Graphics Corporation
    (602) 971-6061, ext. 133
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