Friday, October 8, 2010

SharePoint DMS in Legal

After a few "yeah but, no but, yeah but" conversations being witnessed on various LinkedIn forums, it looks like the competition is now really hotting up with a number of announcements around MS SharePoint being (finally) used (really, actually used) in private practice and in-house legal departments as a DMS platform.

This just in from the team at ClearPeople in London:

"ClearPeople is proud to announce the deployment and go-live of their SharePoint-based Document Management Solution (DMS) for law firm Winckworth Sherwood LLP. The DMS, which went into production in July 2010 for one of the firm’s departments, combines SharePoint with MacroView DMF and Winckworths’ own bespoke WS-eOffice system. The remaining departments within the London office are being transitioned to the new solution over the next three to six months."

Expect to hear much more in the coming weeks and months around the MacroView product and the primary competitors - particularly out of the UK....and no, this is not necessarily the bells of doom for Autonomy or others in the market. Everyone is different, everyone has different needs, and we see room for both of these platforms. See
here for our thought leadership on application selection.

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