Monday, August 9, 2010

Recommind Sign Freehills

Press release just out in the past few minutes with the news that Freehills has agreed to purchase and deploy Recommind's MindServer Search Solution to provide staff with instant and accurate access to knowledge. The release states the following:

Top-5 Australian law firm Freehills has selected Recommind’s MindServer Search to deliver next-generation information access across the firm. Based on Recommind’s CORE (Context Optimised Relevancy Engine) platform, the MindServer Search deployment will form the backbone of Freehill’s knowledge infrastructure.

Implementation of the solution across its network of 2000 lawyers and support staff, will provide Freehills with capabilities to instantly crawl, index and access information from its Autonomy Worksite document management libraries, Microsoft SharePoint™, Aderant Expert PMS and additional sources, as well as Matters & Expertise. Freehills will deploy MindServer Search as the primary search technology making firm information and work product exponentially more usable and actionable across the organisation.

“Our first priority will be to utilize the benefits of MindServer Search across our intranet and knowledge repositories, thereby maximizing the significant investment that we have made to date in these areas,” commented Janet Young, COO / CFO at Freehills. “We believe the ability to find the right information just when you need it is essential for delivering a high quality and timely service to our clients.”

“Freehills is a leading blue chip law firm in the Asia Pacific market place and a very welcome addition to the growing Recommind client base in the region” added Grant Watt, Director of Channels at Recommind. “We are very excited about working with the firm to further consolidate our leadership position within this important market.”

To further supplement its information access and knowledge management efforts, Freehills will also implement Recommind’s QwikFind search bar. Recommind’s unique QwikFind search bar provides instant access to MindServer Search from within Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel) or from the Windows desktop toolbar, negating the need to launch a separate window or application in order to perform a firm-wide search.