Wegnerpartner selects iManage and Litéra

German Law Firm WEGNERPARTNER Selects IRIS to Deliver iManage and Litéra to Improve Document and Email Efficiency

IRIS FastTrack Implementation Methodology Will Speed-Up Document Handling and Retrieval, Reducing Reliance on Paper

AMSTERDAM, 2 February 2017 – IRIS, one of Europe’s largest specialists in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that WEGNERPARTNER, a German law firm has selected IRIS to implement an iManage Work solution to manage the efficient capture, rapid retrieval and management of documentation and emails. The solution will further benefit from Litéra Change-Pro to quickly compare document versions, Metadact-e for automated metadata cleaning and LDF powered by Foxit for PDF based document tasks.

The law firm operates both nationally and internationally, counting among its clients’ banks, investors, business entrepreneurs and the public sector. The firm is also frequently retained as local co-counsel in Germany by reputable foreign law firms, with clients also benefitting from a large international network.

Dr. Adrian Müller-Helle, Partner at WEGNERPARTNER outlines their objectives for the new solution, “Our existing solution was impacting our ability to improve and streamline our workflow, as it lacked true document management functionality or Microsoft Outlook integration. Our users spend a lot of the working day using Outlook, sending and receiving emails and document attachments. We need a solution that integrates seamlessly with Outlook, allowing users to quickly associate content with client matters and find what they need. iManage Work is best placed to provide this functionality for us.”

As well as the functionality that iManage Work and Litéra offers, WEGNERPARTNER also knew they needed an implementation partner that could ensure they would realise the business benefits of the solution as quickly as possible.

“We looked at a number of solution implementers, but IRIS is the only one that offers its FastTrack methodology. We were impressed with their understanding of the legal marketplace, built over many years. We will now benefit from a rapid deployment that meets the core needs of any law firm, and at a lower cost than offered by others,” adds Müller-Helle.

The new solution will also greatly enhance collaboration among the 35 strong user-base. Users will be able to access documents and emails in a client-matter centric and consistent taxonomy. Search and retrieval will be more reliable, with everything stored in one place, rather than dispersed across users’ own desktops, email, file shares and so on.

Rajendre Roepers, Account Manager at IRIS adds, “For the first time, WEGNERPARTNER staff will be able to access the content they need, anytime and from anywhere. This will have a positive impact on efficiency, ultimately leading to better client service. Users will also be assured that they are working with the latest version of any document.”

Once implemented, the fast search and retrieval will also nurture knowledge reuse. All too often in the past, documents would be recreated as they could not be located. IRIS will also establish a real-time connection between iManage and the firm’s Practice Management System and full training will be provided on site, in the German language.

“We’re excited to a part of this transformational journey with WEGNERPARTNER as they move toward their ultimate goal of a paperless office, driven by efficient workflows,” says Roepers.

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