Users Can Now Manage Documents Directly Within The Firm Directory
The Firm Directory, the leading and Gartner-recognized experience discovery and secure social collaboration platform, today announced its new partnership with NetDocuments, the cloud-based document and email management company, to provide legal and professional services organizations with an integrated knowledge management solution. The integration combines NetDocuments’ document management capabilities with the simplicity and power of The Firm Directory’s secure social collaboration platform, giving end users a centralized place to connect, collaborate on matters, and use and share resources.
The Firm Directory, the only legal-specific directory with social collaboration built in, now allows firms to seamlessly collaborate and share information around sensitive clients or matters while maintaining complete confidentiality. Features like Groups, Matters, Questions, Tagging and Polls enable practice communities to collaborate and create repositories of historical information that can be accessed by future team members. The Firm Directory’s intuitive user experience makes it easy to centralize matter-based conversations and keep threads of knowledge on a single platform.
With the integration, a firm’s current NetDocs matter workspace, including folders and files, is now linked and available in real-time on The Firm Directory. Firms can use existing NetDocuments tools for any files, such as view, edit or upload, directly within The Firm Directory and see the changes instantly on both platforms. Users can continue to collaborate on The Firm Directory as they currently do, but they can now work from their NetDocuments’ matter workspace directly on our collaboration tool. The same can be done on NetDocuments’ user interface where The Firm Directory’s social collaboration tool can be embedded into NetDocuments.
Using The Firm Directory’s social collaboration platform in combination with NetDocuments’ matter workspace enables law firms to share matter-specific knowledge in secure collaboration spaces and creates a more integrated view of matters including all files, tacit knowledge and communications. Combining The Firm Directory and NetDocuments’ capabilities simplify and accelerate the matter workspace collaboration process.
“Integrating The Firm Directory with NetDocuments provides significant productivity gains for mutual clients, enhancing their user experience and providing vital document access right from within the application.” says Ian Kujawa, Directory of Partnerships at NetDocuments.
“We’re very excited to give law firms a better view of and a more integrated experience with their most important matters,” says Wahab Syed, Product Evangelist of The Firm Directory. “Attorneys and staff can collaborate entirely from one place, eliminating the hassle of flipping from one system to the other. We are proud to partner with a company that has the same mission as us – to improve the way professional services organizations work and to make them more efficient.”
About The Firm Directory
The Firm Directory is an expertise location system designed to accelerate knowledge management and marketing efforts for law firms and legal departments. The software improves knowledge-sharing, cross-selling and lateral integration by decreasing the time it takes to locate the right people with the right experience, skills or relationships required for client matters and new pursuits. The Firm Directory was built on the award-winning Neudesic Pulse enterprise social collaboration platform, and was created by Neudesic, a technology software and services company. To learn more, visit www.thefirmdirectory.com.
NetDocuments is a leader in cloud-based document and email management. With hundreds of thousands of users across 140 countries, organizations enjoy the power and simplicity of built-in disaster recovery, matter centricity, enterprise search, mobility, records management, collaboration, and compliance for documents and email. NetDocuments was founded in 1999 and has offices in the US, UK and Australia. For more information, visit www.netdocuments.com.