Today, cloud is all the rage – the majority of the requests for proposals that we now receive from law firms and corporate departments alike are for migrating their iManage document and email management system (DMS) from on-premises to the cloud. Of these firms, some have even tried to move their DMS from on-premises to the cloud themselves, only to realise that despite the investment in time and effort, they may still not have the cloud solution optimised for their organisation’s need. So, partnering with a technology implementation and support partner and vendor is an astute business approach.
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As a new team member at Ascertus, I’ve spent the last couple of months meeting corporate clients to see how we can support their most current commercial and operational requirements – be that through the services the company offers or indeed via some of the other business applications in our portfolio. After all, a lot has changed in the last two years and today we are all working and operating differently compared to pre-pandemic times. I have been heartened by clients’ generosity with their time, as well as their willingness to constructively talk about their technology issues.
Recently, Linklaters announced that, following a rigorous review process, undertaken over a couple of years, that the firm is adopting the iManage Work cloud-based document and email management system (DMS). Significantly, they are the final one of the Magic Circle law firms to have made the decision to go with the iManage solution. This now brings the total to 115 of top 200 UK law firms that are utilising iManage Work. Clearly, iManage Work has become the de facto choice for a DMS amongst the larger law firms.
Human resource (HR) departments typically generate and handle copious volumes of paperwork – employment contracts, appraisals, policies, employee handbooks, forms, templates and the list goes on. These documents contain some of the most sensitive and confidential personal data that an organisation might hold. Of course, many departments in large organisations deploy HR software such as PeopleSoft, but these systems are designed to manage data, not documents or emails.