OpenText introduces enterprise information management solution for legal professionals
OpenText Corporation, the pre-eminent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software, today announced the availability of OpenText Tempo Express, offered specifically to the legal industry. This vertically-focused solution, based on OpenText Tempo, combines the powerful information access capabilities of OpenText eDOCS DM with the secure, cloud-based file sharing functionality of OpenText Tempo, providing legal staff and their clients the first solution of its kind to securely access sensitive documents and information at any time, from any mobile device.
This new offering lets firms quickly set up a private solution for sharing and syncing content in the cloud, offering all the ease of use of consumer-orientated document sharing services as well as rigorous records management and security to ensure that attorneys have fast, defensible access to work products. By integrating eDOCS DM with OpenText Tempo Express, this new offering leads the way for law firms to deliver increased client satisfaction through enhanced collaboration, content sharing and ease of use, as well as improved response times with on-demand access to content anywhere, including from mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones.
Additionally, the internal hosting capabilities of this combined offering help users to maintain better control of intellectual property and mitigate the risk of leaked client data. The OpenText Tempo Express/eDOCS DM solution offers an alternative to external, consumer-facing services and helps prevent users from circumventing the IT department to secure these services on their own.
Faced with the growing trend of consumer technologies spreading into the business organisation, IT departments face the threat of losing control over the solutions used by employees. Because of the critical importance of maintaining client confidentiality, the legal industry is especially challenged to find safe and secure cloud solutions that give their firms a competitive edge while safeguarding confidential client information. OpenText understands this and offers an integrated, enterprise-class product suite designed specifically to support a law firm's business practices and proactive compliance needs throughout the matter life cycle - from client intake through to the final disposition.
"This latest version of OpenText Tempo Express provides law offices with a very simple, cloud-based content sharing and synchronisation service that lets users easily share files in a secure environment," commented Todd Partridge, vice-president and general manager, eDOCS and Legal Solutions at OpenText. "This collaborative solution addresses legal needs and allows in-house hosting to ensure that privileged client information stays secure, while also offering lawyers and their clients a way to access and share their documents on the go and in a very user-friendly manner."
"Dealing with a high volume of sensitive, confidential client information presented some very significant management challenges and we needed a solution that would help us keep up with user demand for certain consumer-grade technologies," added Venky Srinivasan, director of technology at Stikeman Elliott. "This new offering will provide us with an opportunity to offer our users an enterprise-grade solution that is secure, compliant and a part of a larger governance framework."
OpenText Tempo Express lets companies quickly set up a private solution for easily sharing and syncing content in the cloud. It offers all the ease of use of consumer-orientated document sharing cloud services coupled with the rigorous records management and security required to meet internal policies and industry regulations.
OpenText eDOCS DM eliminates the mounting inefficiencies caused by the inability to manage documents as well as the "islands of information" prevalent in many global organisations. It helps control document-based knowledge assets by enabling users to capture, organise, locate and share business content in a secure, integrated and intuitive environment. From documents, e-mail, graphics and forms, to engineering drawings, scanned paper and electronic-based records, content is consolidated in a unified enterprise knowledge base for easy access and retrieval.
Combining these offerings provides users with a self-contained environment that can be used without a previously existing content management system or alongside other content repositories. Leveraging the power of OpenText's EIM infrastructure, users have access to a simple, cloud-based content sharing and synchronisation service that allows documents to be shared securely between users and across their mobile devices.
OpenText Tempo Express and OpenText eDOCS DM are all key components of OpenText's enterprise information management (EIM) strategy, which includes information governance solutions designed to reduce legal, compliance and financial risks through a combination of records management and archiving for all types of unstructured information. Information security solutions for ensuring confidentiality, privacy and access control, as well as solutions that help manage the explosive growth of content organisations are faced with today, are also included.
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