SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 2 LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire — Interwoven, Inc. (NASDAQ: IWOV) , a global leader in content management solutions today announced that Salans, a leading international law firm, has selected Interwoven WorkSite to provide a single, unified document and email management system throughout their globally dispersed offices. Interwoven WorkSite will enable Salans’ lawyers and staff to access, file, retrieve, and share documents in a direct, intuitive and secure manner.
The Interwoven WorkSite solution is replacing Salans’ existing Hummingbird document management system as part of a global initiative to provide lawyers with one best-of-breed matter-centric approach across their geographically dispersed offices. Interwoven partner Tikit, the legal IT specialists, will roll-out Interwoven WorkSite to more than 1,300 users in 18 countries as part of a larger IT project launched by Salans last year.
Marcel Henri, global IT director, Salans, explains: “This initiative demonstrates our firm’s continuous investment in up-to-date technology as part of our service delivery to both clients and 1,300 legal professionals in our expanding network. In this context, our ‘one firm, one approach’ model is being strengthened by the Interwoven solution in providing seamless access to documents from any office in the world,” he says.
“We selected Interwoven WorkSite first and foremost because of the intuitive nature of the interface. With this solution, our lawyers are able to file, store, retrieve, and share documents and email in exactly the same manner as with traditional paper-based files. Secondly, the solution is scaleable; it was essential to implement exactly the same solution across all our offices — irrespective of their operating environment, existing infrastructure or language. This was a particularly important factor because 20 percent of our revenue comes from work ‘exported’ across offices,” adds Henri.
“Salans can feel confident they have chosen the right document management solution for their firm — as the de facto standard for legal IT, Interwoven WorkSite is used today by more Global 100, AmLaw 200, and top 200 United Kingdom firms than any other solution on the market,” said Chris Junker, vice president and general manager, professional services industry solutions at Interwoven. “By combining Interwoven’s award-winning technology and Tikit’s legal-sector service experience, Salans will have a powerful platform for delivering superior client service worldwide.”
“We chose to work with Interwoven implementation partner Tikit because they are recognized leaders in the legal IT field and we have already had the opportunity to verify their value-add on other key Salans projects such as CRM,” Henri added.
“Salans is a legal firm committed to using award-winning technology to generate business advantage and we are delighted to be working with Interwoven on this exciting project,” said Gorka Catania, commercial director at Tikit France. “It confirms Tikit and Interwoven’s status as leading specialists in the legal sector, where document integrity, compliance, and security requirements are particularly demanding.”
About Interwoven WorkSite
Interwoven WorkSite is an award-winning content management solution that enables organizations to better manage the lifecycle of their client files and the document-intensive processes that are critical to their daily operations. Worldwide, law firms, accounting firms, global enterprises, and government agencies, depend on Interwoven WorkSite to mitigate risk, streamline execution and improve efficiencies.
Salans is a full service international law firm built on a pioneering spirit with 600 lawyers globally operating from 18 offices. Salans is uniquely located in a combination of emerging market hubs and key financial centres, providing clients with comprehensive cross-border legal services.
Salans client base is wide and far-reaching, and includes commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, investment funds, multilateral institutions, public entities and governments. Salans also advises emerging and closely-held companies, not-for-profit organisations and high net-worth individuals.
In addition to well established offices in Paris, London and New York, the firm is noted for its expertise in developing markets, having worked since the 1970s with clients in the CIS, and Central and Eastern Europe. As one of the first firms to establish a successful presence in the former Soviet Union, Salans bring decades of expertise and a market-leading practice to bear in supporting clients active throughout the region. This experience extends throughout the new EU member states and Accession Countries, as well as Turkey, China and the Middle East.
Interwoven is a global leader in content management solutions. Interwoven’s software and services enable organizations to effectively leverage content to drive business growth by improving the customer experience, increasing collaboration, and streamlining business processes in dynamic environments. Our unique approach combines user-friendly simplicity with robust IT performance and scalability to unlock the value of content. Today, more than 3,900 enterprise and professional services organizations worldwide have chosen Interwoven, including: adidas, Airbus, Avaya, Cisco, DLA Piper, the Federal Reserve Bank, FedEx, HSBC, LexisNexis, Microsoft, Samsung, Shell, Samsonite, White & Case, and Yamaha. Over 20,000 developers and over 300 partners enrich and extend Interwoven’s offerings. To learn more about Interwoven, please visit http://www.interwoven.com/.
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