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Simpson Associates RedactXpert for Policing

AI powered document auto-redaction 

Auto-Redaction tool using Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services – improving accuracy, efficiency and speed of redacting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) within documents.

What is the Simpson Associates RedactXpert for Policing?

Vast numbers of documents per case are needing to be redacted and sent on to the Crown Prosecution Service on a daily basis within UK Police. Recognising the need for improvements in the redaction process, Simpson Associates have developed, in conjunction with Microsoft, “RedactXpert”– a tool that assists in the process of redacting documents using AI – delivering improved efficiency in the process and considerable time-saving benefits.

Redaction tools are already widely used within UK Police. However, RedactXpert takes the process to a new level. The only automated redaction tool built on the Microsoft Azure platform and utilising Microsoft’s Cognitive Services, RedactXpert identifies and redacts Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with the power of AI.

Initially focusing on UK Policing, RedactXpert can be utilised across all sectors and organisations who have the time consuming challenge of redacting vasts amounts of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). It will have a positive impact in saving precious amounts of manpower that can be optimised in other ways.

Benefits of using the Simpson Associates RedactXpert for Policing:

Increased speed and efficiency of redaction process.

Improved accuracy of the redaction process.

Takes advantage of existing secure authentication. 

Stores data within Microsoft local sovereignty Datacentres.

Save hours per document.

Why Simpson Associates?

Experienced Team

Over 3 decades of data experience and work with over 60% of UK Police Forces.

Microsoft and Policing Partner

Among our Microsoft badges, we are a Data & AI partner, as well as in a number of national policing programmes.

Future Roadmap

Continual investment in RedactXpert to incorporate new requirements.

Trusted Partner

Cyber Essentials Plus Certified, ISO 27001 accredited, JOSCAR registered and Security cleared staff to SC & NPPV level 2.

Our RedactXpert solution is the first of its kind. Because of this, our tool has a number of deliverables that ensure your team and your force are able to speed up your redaction process, while ensuring maximum security of your data.

RedactXpert deliverables: What you get

Only Auto-Redaction tool developed using Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services.

Developed in conjunction with Microsoft.

AI driven identification of PII – powered by leading AI engine ensuring optimum accuracy.

Search capability built in – enabling rapid redaction of key terms.

Developed in partnership with a number of UK Police forces in order to ensure key requirements are met.

Document outputs compliant with CPS requirements of no bigger than 1 MB.

Variety of deployment options: either hosted within your secure Azure tenancy with the option to be delivered as a fully Managed Service or Software as a Service – all data is encrypted in transit and at rest.

Fully web-based application – users login with their existing secure authentication.

Inbuilt workflow to manage the redaction approval process – ensuring critical governance.

Redact a variety of document formats – eg PDF, Microsoft Office, images.


Standing shoulder to shoulder with UK police forces to tackle crime and bring criminals to justice – Simpson Associates’ document auto-redaction solution reduces time spent on labour intensive redaction administration, and more time on serving the community.

The opportunity to bring together information and data onto a single data platform is revolutionary.

Kate ThackerDetective Chief Superintendent

Simpson Associates demonstrated that they were true experts in the field; within a few weeks they had a solid understanding of our business requirements and turned around an initial solution within an astonishingly quick timescale. From delivering the budget within a tight timeframe to supporting our learning and development, Simpson Associates has allowed us to become genuinely self-sufficient, sharing their knowledge and expertise at every step of our journey.

Gillian TroupGroup Financial Controller

Simpson Associates provided us with the expertise to see us through the design and the implementation phases and potential problems that we hit and got us through those. But they also understood our needs as a charity, the components that make up our data warehouse come partly from Microsoft, partly from other companies like Civica and Simpson Associates provided the glue to help us bring those together and get the best out of them.

Jon FoxAssociate Director of IT

Simpson Associates was dedicated to matching our brief, There was healthy debate of course but they always presented reasoned responses, or accommodated our wishes when needed. It’s a very flexible relationship and the synergy we’ve built is vital to the knowledge transfer process.

Neil Spreadbury Commercial Finance Officer

Get a 4-week free trial of RedactXpert

Are you and your force ready to enter a new era of redaction with Simpson Associates?

Our team of experts will help you make the most of RedactXpert’s AI abilities.

We’re thrilled to offer a free 4-week free trial of RedactXpert to UK police forces. During the free trial, our team of experts will help you deploy and implement RedactXpert in your Microsoft Azure tenancy. We’ll also provide weekly check-ins to help you get the most out of tool.

Now is your chance to experience the power redaction and see how RedactXpert can help your force save time and resources.

Why Simpson Associates can help Forces on their Redaction journey as a Microsoft Partner

Simpson Associates is a Microsoft Partner with over 30 years of data experience. We have the expertise to help organisations get the most out of Microsoft technologies. We have a deep understanding of Microsoft and how it can be used to help organisations achieve their data goals.

Next Steps

To learn more about getting started with the Simpson Associates Fabric Accelerator, contact us today!

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