About Us – Origin Story

Western Information Management (WesternIM) are leaders in the records and information management industry. We have spearheaded the development of many of the standards that are used for international information and data management and governance. We were founded in 2005 by Rick Stirling and Darrell Schroeder when they branched out from Central Business Equipment Systems (CBES) to focus solely on the records management side of things. We have since grown, including Brian Heinz who joined in 2007 and Troy Sawyer who joined in 2011 and also employ numerous contractors for their specialized talents and resources. 

WesternIM currently offers two major software packages, Outlook Connector for Documentum, and WISPIR – Western Information System for Physical Inventory Records, as well as continuing consulting services and custom software solutions. More information about each software can be found on the website under the “software” tab in the menu.

Along with software and consulting, the team is involved in sharing their knowledge of information and data management through presentations and publications. Stay tuned for announcements of what conferences they will be at through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.