Australia’s #1 and #2 law firms go with compareDocs for “anything-to-anything comparison”

Sydney, Australia—26 November, 2011

DocsCorp (, a leader in PDF integration and workflow technologies, has announced that Minter Ellison, one of the largest law firms in the Asia Pacific region, has abandoned its legacy comparison application in favour of pdfDocs compareDocs and pdfDocs OCR Desktop for its “anything-to-anything document comparison” capability.

Commenting on the decision to go with compareDocs, Garry Meikle, Minter Ellison’s National Applications Manager, said the firm had undertaken extensive testing and comparison of various products.

“In the key areas of stability, accuracy, presentation consistency and handling of Chinese documents, compareDocs was as good as or even better than the others,” he said. “The clincher for us was the compareDocs UI and the way it integrated with Autonomy iManage and MS Word out of the box. The product was much easier to use, and could be deployed with minimum training and disruption to our users. Feedback from our lawyers and secretaries has been very positive.”

This follows last month’s decision by the second largest law firm in Australia, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, to also adopt the pdfDocs compareDocs and OCR Desktop solution as its preferred document comparison solution.

An integrated anything-to-anything comparison

The compareDocs approach to document comparison and workflow is unique, providing law firms with a seamless, integrated comparison workflow that delivers unprecedented levels of accuracy and efficiency to meet the complex comparison needs of today’s law firm.

compareDocs compares two versions of the same document for changes, outputting the detected changes directly into a new MS Word document. This new document becomes the next version of the compared documents—a live working MS Word document. This new approach results in a more efficient document review process.

Going beyond Word-to-Word comparisons, compareDocs enables law firms to compare many different formats. The easy-to-use interface lets you compare Word to Word, PDF to PDF and even Word to PDF. With pdfDocs OCR Server or pdfDocs OCR Desktop installed, you can compare PDF to PDF and output the Comparison Report as a MS Word document. Or, compare two image documents.

Efficiency through integration

compareDocs integrates with the applications and systems legal professionals use every day to streamline the process of comparing documents, reducing the complexity of the task to a couple of steps.

compareDocs integrates with MS Word and MS Outlook as well as leading document management systems Autonomy iManage, NetDocuments, OpenText eDOCS DM and Worldox. compareDocs also supports Citrix and terminal server.


About Minter Ellison 
Minter Ellison is Asia Pacific’s largest law firm by lawyer numbers and by revenue. More than 290 partners and over 900 legal staff firm wide (total staff around 2200) Established in 1827, they have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth and the Gold Coast, and international offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Auckland, Wellington and London.

About Mallesons Stephen Jaques 
Mallesons Stephen Jaques is a leading law firm in the Asian region. It creates value and manages risk by providing outstanding service to leading organisations. They advise major corporations and financial institutions throughout Australia and Asia, resourced by approximately 2000 employees, including over 1000 legal staff.

About DocsCorp 
DocsCorp provides a range of software tools that enable businesses to share critical information in a format that is safe, secure, complies with industry standards and is universally readable. DocsCorp software integrates with Document Management, CRM and Practice Management systems to enhance business efficiency, productivity and workflow. DocsCorp has more than 3,000 clients worldwide, including professional service firms, Government departments and corporate enterprises.