Last year we announced that a top 100 UK law firm, Farrer & Co, selected NetDocuments for their document and email management. After a successfull implementation, the firm's IT Director, Neil Davison, stated: "We were confident in the selection of NetDocuments as our modern DMS platform and knew the rollout of the service was equally important in order to achieve firm-wide buy-in and 100% user adoption." Continuing with their innovation and technology improvement inititatives, the firm has just announced an eFile project working with Kodak alaris. The project is centered around improving information governance, records management, and DMS alignment for physical and digital records.
The news and case study outline Farrer & Co's amibitious eFile initiative to streamline and unify their paper and digital file initiatives. The program includes:
The Farrer & Co news comes just weeks after DocsCorp announced contentCrawler, an OCR integration with NetDocuments to crawl a repository and convert image-based files to full-text searchable documents, as well as FileTrail's announcement of an integration with NetDocuments for physical records management. These integrations and yesterday's news of Farrer & Co's initiative with Kodak alaris, highlight the industry's focus on improving information governance around both physical and digital records management and alignment with the DMS. Improved information governance of a firm's and their clients' data equals, increased knowledge transfer, enhanced security and compliance, and a reduction in the liability of lost data and data leakage from documents existing outside the firm's DMS.
Mr. Davison also participated in a CIO Roundtable discussion on "The Future of Legal Technology", which was accompanied by a Q&A interview which you can read here.