Solution: Taking it to the Cloud
The firm considered the options; in several cases the complexity of the system or upfront hardware investment required ruled them out. They even considered general management software but, says Daniel, “We found this poor in relation to specialized document management software,” and he says, given the huge volumes of documentation involved in litigation cases, “the powerful search and retrieval capability of NetDocuments felt especially relevant for our scenario.”
After initial conversations with NetDocuments partner, Hoffbrand Consulting, Daniel also talked to the CIO at the second largest law firm in Spain – also planning a NetDocuments implementation, “They have 100s of lawyers, but actually their needs were very similar. I spoke to their CIO and I was reassured,” although he’s keen to point out his firm then moved quickly and were the first Spanish firm to go-live.
SLJ Abogados did the implementation and training with Hoffbrand Consulting, “Just 3 or 4 days was more than enough for set up and training, because it’s easy to learn and use and friendly.” The firm can now have a new lawyer set up in minutes, “We will always stay a boutique, but we are growing and can add users as needed. Our scale challenge will mainly be around the volume of documents we need to manage.”