1. Integrated solutions with the applications lawyers use daily
Legal teams need a way to collate all matter related information – such as email correspondence, advices, documents and contracts in one central place. However users also want integrated solutions that doesn’t require them to switch between applications to do their work. Considering the ubiquitous nature of Word, Teams and Outlook as well as the fact that Microsoft is used by 97% of Fortune 500 companies, it makes practical – and financial – sense to choose a Microsoft-based matter management system.
While third party plugins can provide an ‘integrated’ experience, nothing rivals a solution that is essentially ‘listening’ to what is happening behind the scenes in SharePoint, Teams and Outlook and mirroring those applications. It’s what we call bringing Consensus to our users in the applications they use each and every day while also surfacing SharePoint and Outlook from directly within the application. A Microsoft-based Matter Management system that seamlessly integrates with Microsoft 365 means that separate email management and document management systems are not required and application switching to perform basic tasks is a thing of the past.