|Open Text adds to legal market solutions; continues strong momentum in legal market|
Monday, 31 August 2009 02:00
Open Text Corporation, a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced additions to its portfolio of legal solutions, including new integrations with the Open Text ECM Suite.
The company, which continues to see strong momentum in the law firm market, and currently, about 90% of the Am Law 200 firms use Open Text solutions.
"ECM is about much more than just document management. More than ever, law firms expect solutions that help them manage all of their matter content, whether it is located in Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, a corporate Web site, or a document management system," commented Mohit Thawani, Director of Legal Solutions for Open Text. "For 20 years, Open Text has been providing law firms and corporate legal departments with solutions that are designed to enhance user experiences, while allowing them to apply the policies they need to keep them compliant. These firms understand that a comprehensive enterprise-wide ECM strategy will help to increase productivity and lower total cost of ownership."
"As part of our strategic vision, Fox Rothschild has taken significant steps toward centralising all matter content within the organisation, and over the years, Open Text has been a major part of helping the firm achieve that vision," added Brook Lee, Chief Information Officer at Fox Rothschild. "From my experience, Open Text has a definite commitment and focus in the legal market. They can help firms see beyond document management and deliver solutions for firm-wide ECM."
Open Text legal solutions provide law firms with an integrated product offering developed specifically to support law firms` business practices and proactive compliance needs throughout the matter life cycle - from client intake through to final disposition. New capabilities being introduced include:
* eDOCS Integration with the Open Text ECM Suite
Open Text has furthered its integration of its eDOCS product line with the Open Text ECM Suite, which will allow customers to take advantage of a wider range of new ECM capabilities in the company`s flagship ECM suite. Recently, the company successfully completed DOD certification for Open Text Records Management and Open Text Document Management, eDOCS Edition (eDOCS DM) with Enterprise Connect as the desktop client for the integration. eDOCS DM has also achieved integration with the archiving functionality of Open Text`s Enterprise Library.
Open Text has also launched the latest version of Email Filing, eDOCS Edition, which offers updated e-mail archiving support, enabling e-mails archived by Open Text Email Archiving to be flagged and categorised the same way as normal Microsoft Outlook items. Additionally, `clean up` rules can be defined that automatically delete items from Microsoft Outlook that have been saved to the document management system.
* Open Text Enterprise Connect and Microsoft SharePoint Integrations
Open Text Enterprise Connect is a user interface paradigm designed to empower information workers to access and interact with all their business content, applications, and processes from within their familiar desktop applications, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Explorer, Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes. The latest version for Enterprise Connect offers new plug-ins for Microsoft SharePoint and eDOCS DM; as well as support for subscriptions with views.
Open Text eDOCS Integration for Microsoft SharePoint enables law firms to capture content created in SharePoint so that it can be centrally managed in accordance with regulatory and business requirements. The latest version of Open Text`s eDOCS Integration for Microsoft SharePoint includes support for matter-centric views.
Additionally, Open Text has announced the latest version of its Legal Information Management offering, which provides users with exclusionary ethical walls, automated Microsoft SharePoint site archiving upon close of a matter; support for multiple-site collections; and support for locking content and making it read-only. This offering was also a finalist in Microsoft`s most recent Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Content Management and Forms Development Partner of the Year Award.
The Open Text ECM Suite brings together the broad range of content management capabilities that legal firms need to securely and safely manage all types of enterprise information - documents, vital records, recorded depositions, Web content, video, images, e-mail, HR records - across many different enterprise systems and applications. Open Text`s ECM Suite offers the cross-enterprise ECM solutions firms are looking for as the strategic importance of ECM grows.
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