Howard Kennedy Selects RAVN’s Enterprise Search tool for efficient information retrieval across the firm

London - 6 April 2017

RAVN Systems, leading experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Search and Knowledge Management solutions, is pleased to announce that Howard Kennedy has selected RAVN Connect Enterprise.

RAVN’s cognitive search solution, RAVN Connect Enterprise, is an innovative approach to capturing, finding, managing and collaborating on an organisation’s hard won knowledge and expertise, leveraging the capability to navigate links between knowledge types across the enterprise. It can learn from behavior and establish explicit and implicit links between data objects and people.

Howard Kennedy - a mid-tier law firm with 53 partners and 350 staff with a strong reputation in real estate, retail and leisure, media, sport and acting for high net worth individuals - is using the platform to provide seamless access to all their KnowHow resources located in FileSite along with performing federated search across external information resources, via a modern, user-friendly interface.

RAVN has already completed a successful POC searching Howard Kennedy’s Knowledge Library in Worksite alongside the firm's preferred provider of online practical legal guidance and is now working to roll this solution out to further departments comprising 350 users.

Robin Hall, Head of Knowledge Management at Howard Kennedy commented, “Howard Kennedy needed an innovative solution and RAVN's platform has allowed us to implement our vision of providing integrated, secure and effective access to our knowledge resources. For us, one of the key benefits is that we continue to manage our resources through our document management system whilst RAVN provides a sophisticated search layer above this, seamlessly integrating with external resources.

Moving forward, our aim is to include more of RAVN’s cognitive search features to show the interconnection between our people and knowhow to further enhance our searches. Using RAVN has been key part of our IT 2020 vision to bring tangible efficiencies and profitability benefits to the business”.

Clive Knott, IT Director commented "RAVN is one of a number of innovative solutions that the business is implementing as part of IT's 2020 vision aligned to improve efficiencies and productivity benefits across the firm".

David Lumsden, CEO at RAVN Systems commented, “We were delighted to work with Howard Kennedy following winning a competitive RFP. We are able to align our transformative technology with their innovative objectives, resulting in an overall improved service to their clients”.

RAVN Systems are leading experts in the Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning branches of Artificial Intelligence (AI). They offer revolutionary cognitive computing solutions for any information intensive vertical. RAVN’s unique proprietary technology and expertise deliver long-term value, competitive advantages and help manage and mitigate risk through structuring and surfacing information contained within unstructured data.

Howard Kennedy has 53 partners and numbers 350 people in total and works alongside national and international clients across many disciplines, including banking, corporate and commercial, family, finance, employment, dispute resolution, intellectual property, private client, real estate and tax.  Howard Kennedy has particular focus on the Financial Services, Media and Technology, Real Estate, Retail and Leisure, Sports Individuals sectors, and, through HK One, the firm’s legal concierge service for high net worth individuals with complex legal needs.

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