Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – 2019 November 5

Western Information Management Inc. (WesternIM), a Canadian-based leader in the records and information management industry, and PaperLite Company LLC, an information management services company based in Scottsdale, Arizona have entered into an agreement to combine their extensive experience in information management to better protect customer data and meet new, stringent privacy mandates while simplifying the records management process. 

PaperLite will offer WesternIM’s WISPIR software-as-a service (SaaS) platform in the U.S., along with WesterIM’s professional records management consulting services.

“Organizational neglect and indifference over many years have resulted in huge amounts of stored paper documents that managers cannot track or even account for in most instances. This predicament is deeply problematic for many companies today in the face of mandates for compliance in connection with new data privacy legal regulations,” said Herb Martin, PaperLite founder and CEO.  

WISPIR enables a quick and orderly physical-records inventory of all organizational documents and electronic files, many of which today contain sensitive personal data that must now be better organized, secured and protected according to these new mandates. WISPIR can aggregate meta-data tagging from multiple physical locations and many disparate document management systems. The comprehensive result presented by WISPIR can then be used to develop more efficient records disposition plans and retention schedules as well as enable the movement of electronic documents to the appropriate repository. 

“We look forward to working closely with WesternIM and the WISPIR service,” said Martin, “The WISPIR value proposition will resonate with our clients and become an integral part of our service offering. Plus, WesternIM’s deep project experience will expand our market significantly.” 

WesternIM President Rick Stirling agrees that “There is a synergistic fit between our two companies. The WISPIR service has been integral to our success with numerous large organizations in the energy, municipal government, First Nations, higher education, and utility sectors”.

WesternIM has received significant validation of the WISPIR tool and methodology in Canada and we anticipate a similar response from PaperLite clients in the U.S.

WesternIM, headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is an information management consulting company offering a wide range of services.  It has helped develop many of today’s international information management and governance standards. 

Located at. University of Saskatchewan Research Park, 105 – 110 Research Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R3
Tel: 306 384 6868 Website:

PaperLite Company serves professional, institutional and industrial organizations seeking to reduce and better manage their inventory of stored paper documents consistent with new public mandates to protect private data.

Located at: 17823 E Woolsey Way, Rio Verde, Arizona 85623
Tel: (480) 685 3205 Website: 


WesternIM: Rick Stirling 306 221 4730

PaperLite: Herb Martin 650 207 6946