Open Text Adds to Legal Market Solutions; Continues Strong Momentum in Legal Market

25 August 2009

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, with about 90 percent of 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,” said 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,” said Brook Lee, Chief Information Officer at Fox Rothschild LLP. “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 lifecycle – from client intake through to final disposition.

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.

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, email, 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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