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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From speaking to our corporate customers, they simply love the email management functionality that the iManage document and email management system (DMS) provides to their professionals, thanks to the application’s seamless integration with Microsoft Office 365 and Outlook – auto-filing of emails, suggested filing of inbound and outbound emails, drag and drop capability, filing several emails in a single action, send and file feature, and so on.
Previously published in Legal IT Professionals, March 2019
Many corporate legal departments today deploy document and email management systems (DMS). Documents are the lifeblood of lawyers and they produce a plentiful supply of them. It is critical that they have a very effective document management system to assist their department to be more efficient, increase productivity and mitigate risk.
With the iManage / Microsoft Partnership in Place, iManage is a Logical, Long-term Choice for Law Firms
Last year, iManage announced its strategic partnership with Microsoft. As part of this relationship principally, iManage announced the company’s adoption of Microsoft Azure as the global platform for the iManage Cloud, as well as its intention of extending and deepening the integration of its document and email management system (DMS), iManage Work’s, with Microsoft 365. Additionally, a connecter within iManage Work will be released within Power Automate to allow integrations with other systems to automate workflows.
The core role of an account manager is to build strong relationships with clients whilst identifying challenges or opportunities and finding ways to assist with these challenges and opportunities. In this blog Jamie Willgoose, a Business Consultant at Ascertus who has spent most of his career in product implementation and training identifies the key areas that account managers should focus on to help clients meet their business objectives.
Over the last few years, we have seen a seismic shift in technology adoption, with organisations moving their infrastructure to the cloud. Consequently today, cloud-based applications are no longer seen as emerging technologies – they are now a default choice. The latest Gartner statistics show that 85% of organisations will embrace a cloud-first principle by 2025. So, why has cloud computing become so popular?
This is the third and final part of the Ascertus brand story with CEO and Founder Roy Russell, where we’ve looked at the past, present and future of Ascertus and the DMS industry. Our first blog was focused on how Ascertus came to be and how they manage to stay current after 22 years in the business. The second part focused on their new mission and vision statements, advice on how to keep clients happy and how companies can avoid the dreaded pitfalls of the DMS industry.
A couple of weeks ago we interviewed the Ascertus CEO and Founder Roy Russell to understand more about how they came to be and how they stay current in an ever-changing technical landscape and the interest we’ve received has been mind blowing.
Ascertus launched their business in June 2000 with only two employees in a small office in Dock Street, London, E1. a long way both technologically and personally from where they are now. This was a time when there were no smartphones, no Alexa, no Gmail, no Netflix and no free shipping on anything. (Amazon didn’t introduce free shipping on orders until 2002 and only on orders over $99!).
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.