Top 100 Law Firm Selects LexisNexis Streamline as Underpinning Platform for All Technology Systems
LexisNexis Streamline to Facilitate a Seamless, Integrated Business Environment at Hugh James
LONDON, 23 May 2011 – LexisNexis UK (www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of contentenabled workflow solutions, today announced that top 100 U.K. law firm Hugh James has selected LexisNexis Streamline as its next generation legal and business process workflow management platform.
Streamline will be the underpinning technology linking together the firm’s business processes, LexisNexis Visualfiles® and in-house case management systems, SOS practice management system and Autonomy Worksite document management system, to provide a seamless, integrated business environment for its staff spread across three offices in Cardiff and London. Hugh James chose Streamline for its Microsoft-based architecture and evolving technology that provides the firm the ability to further develop and customise the solution to meet its changing business needs.
Streamline will provide the firm with a single interface to access all the technology systems across its practice areas. The high-volume cases departments within the firm will be able to use Streamline in the same way as the more traditional legal practice providing services to individuals and commercial organisations.
“We are always exploring new ways to deliver services to customers efficiently and effectively,” says Jon Howells, IT Director at Hugh James. “The developmental capabilities of Streamline will enable us to enhance the functionality of our current systems and thus maximise investment in our existing technology. In addition, because Streamline will be the foundation technology, we will be able to deploy new business rules and processes easily across all the systems sitting under it to meet changing business requirements.”
Streamline is being implemented in a phased manner over the next two years. Phase one, which includes the integration of Streamline with the SOS practice management system, is complete. Phase two, which involves the development of the ‘launch pad,’ to provide a single interface combining Visualfiles and Streamline, is coming to the end of development. The next two phases involve development of a matter management system, a case management system and integration of the Autonomy Worksite document management system.
Tim Cheadle, Managing Director, LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions, adds, “The flexibility offered by the Streamline platform is immense, allowing law firms to innovate cost effectively. They can tweak their existing technology systems to improve functionality or just as easily build new solutions. We are looking forward to a long term partnership with Hugh James. As with all our customers, Hugh James’ input into the future development of Streamline will be valuable.”
LexisNexis Streamline is a best-of-breed, scalable, single platform for legal and business process workflow, offering organisations a powerful toolkit to build customised applications embodying best practice to fit their specific business needs.
LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.
In the UK, LexisNexis (the trading name of Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd) (www.lexisnexis.co.uk) online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Check and Lexis®Library - named Online Product of the Year at the Legal Technology Awards. Published resources include both Butterworths and Tolley. LexisNexis provides the most comprehensive source of legal and tax commentary in the UK. As a leading provider of software platforms, LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions works with customers to drive productive, efficient and reliable business decisions. Its solutions include LexisNexis Visualfiles®, a case and matter management software; LexisNexis dna, a fully-integrated practice management software; LexisNexis Streamline, a best-of-breed, single platform for legal and business process workflow management; LexisNexis Redwood Analytics®, a business intelligence and budgeting software and services; and LexisNexis InterAction®, a customer relationship management tool.
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