The key functions of a document management system v3

This is Legal Practice Intelligence’s third attempt to list the key functions of a document management system. We don’t do this exercise very often. The first attempt was almost five years ago. The second was about two years ago and here we are now with v3. Five years ago it was these four key functions: Find stuff Save stuff Secure stuff and  Version control A prescient comment received in response to this list was: what about collaboration? Is a key function of a document management system the ability to collaborate on documents and other files?  Five years ago people were debating whether the cloud would be the next big thing. […]

Technology helping to close the capabilities gap between small and large firms

Leveling the playing field in the cloud Small law firms have had access to cloud document management for a number of years. The year 2012 was perhaps a crossroads with the launch of Google Drive, and for law firms specifically, the launch of LEAP Office Cloud (now known simply as LEAP).  Content management systems available to small law firms have become as good as, if not better than, systems used by large law firms. A new noteworthy development is small law firms using the exact same software as large firms. Subscription software accessed from the cloud with its feature of upwards and downwards scalability is making this phenomenon possible. The NetDocuments example We recently reported that […]

What a fast-growing law firm did when it realised it needed a professional document management system

The challenge The past decade has been a period of rapid expansion for Armstrong Legal with the firm growing on average by 20 per cent every 12 months. While this has been exciting for staff numbers which have increased markedly from 60 to just under 100 in just over three years, it has also created some pressures on underlying workflows and systems. With a team of more than 50 solicitors, Armstrong Legal provides a portfolio of services to clients throughout Australia’s eastern seaboard. Founded in 2002, the firm specialises in providing legal advice and support in the areas of family, […]