The underlying Microsoft platform was what enabled Consensus to grow at an unrivalled pace. Feature-wise, Consensus caught up to its competitors – most of whom have been on the market for more than 10 years. Barhead’s contract and matter management solution provides a platform that can be scaled across the business, whilst providing the flexibility to adapt to changing needs without needing complex customisation.
Now into the second year after its launch, Consensus is well-placed for rapid growth in the market. This last decade saw the digitisation of legal services, with many organisations moving from paper to digital, on-premise to cloud, unstructured data to structured data. Fajerman expects that in the next 5 years, the market will see the digitalisation of many legal services as teams look to automate processes where rule/condition-based workflows can lend itself to greater efficiencies while maintaining a ‘human in the loop’ for exceptions or quality assurance. She adds, ‘There is likely to be consolidation of players across the legal technology market in the coming year, and providers that can surface as holistic, end-to-end platforms are likely to take central stage.’