IRVINE, Calif., June 9, 2015 – Neudesic and BA Insight announced today that The Firm Directory, a profile-based expertise location system for law firms and legal departments, built on the Neudesic Pulse enterprise social collaboration platform, will feature integration with BA Insight’s software portfolio, including its Content Connectivity, Content Classification, and User Experience applications.
The partnership gives legal organizations unprecedented capabilities in expertise identification, surfaced within SharePoint. The Firm Directory’s profiles and experience search can now tap a much broader range of knowledge assets, and firms can combine those assets with BA Insight’s content search.
“This is an important partnership that enhances the reach and depth of expertise information that legal organizations can now surface using The Firm Directory”, said Ramin Vosough, Neudesic’s Vice President, Product for The Firm Directory.
“I am excited about the partnership with Neudesic and The Firm Directory,” said Massood Zarrabian, Chief Executive Officer of BA Insight. “We believe this integration provides a valuable solution to our customers, increasing findability and enabling a more unified view of all knowledge assets.”
BA Insight’s software can now be used to tap information from a firm’s key systems such as Aderant, Elite, and iManage Worksite, auto-classify that information according to The Firm Directory’s skills directory, and incorporate it into people’s profiles to enhance expertise finding. Together, the products will be able to surface a more holistic view of an organization’s experience and skills in specific areas of law.
BA Insight’s Smart Previews, InfoSites, Matter Comparison and other applications will also work alongside The Firm Directory to provide a highly effective portal that will enhance the value of SharePoint. Law firms will be able use this portal to access the combined capabilities of The Firm Directory and BA Insight within their Intranet, as well as through The Firm Directory’s mobile and web applications.
About The Firm Directory
The Firm Directory is an experience discovery system designed to accelerate knowledge management and marketing efforts for law firms and legal departments. The software improves cross-selling and knowledge-sharing by decreasing the time it takes to locate the right people with the right experience, skills or relationships required for new pursuits and client matters. The Firm Directory enables firms to capture attorney relationships, court affiliations and proficiencies with LinkedIn-style familiarity and ready accessibility via mobile applications. The Firm Directory’s clients include the nation’s largest law firms: Cadwalader, Hogan Lovells, Ogletree Deakins, Reed Smith, Troutman Sanders and Wiley Rein. The Firm Directory was created by Neudesic, a technology services company and Microsoft Gold Partner. To learn more, call (949) 789-2641 or visit www.thefirmdirectory.com.
About BA Insight
BA Insight’s software portfolio accelerates and future-proofs the creation of cloud-based and on-premise SharePoint portals for enterprises, transforming how users find information. Our software dramatically reduces the time, cost, effort, and risk of implementing SharePoint portals while providing a greatly improved user experience. BA Insight serves organizations of all sizes and industries including legal entities such as DLA Piper, Tory’s, Wiley Rein, Travers Smith, Dorsey & Whitney, Kelley Drye, Fenwick & West, and Lewis Silkin; and enterprises such as Chevron, New York Life, Ford, Ace Hardware, and Allergan. BA Insight was recognized as a visionary in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and member of the Microsoft Business-Critical SharePoint Program. Visit www.BAinsight.com for more information and follow at @BAinsight.