02/01/2011 04:39:00 PM EST
LexisNexis Announces Public Beta Release of LexisNexis Firm Manager
Management Program Offers a Secure, Inexpensive Way for Small Law Firms and
Solo Practitioners to Run Their Practices
YORK, February 1, 2011 - ,
leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced the public beta release of
LexisNexis® Firm ManagerTM, an
innovative new online legal practice management application for solo
practitioners and small law practices. Developed in collaboration with more
than 150 attorneys, the Firm Manager application is designed to meet the needs
and budgets of independent lawyers, helping them to keep their practices
organized and on task - from any location at any time.
"Few small law firms invest
in the expensive software and technology resources commonly used by attorneys
in large firms, but they still need effective tools to help them run their
practices efficiently and manage their time," said Mike Lipps, vice president
and managing director, Business of Law Software Solutions for LexisNexis. "Firm
Manager addresses this need with a cost effective and easy-to-use web-based practice
Manager enables independent lawyers to run their legal practice, and organize
tasks, contacts, and client matters without investing in expensive installed
software requiring significant IT infrastructure. This SaaS (Software as a
Service) application is secure and enables lawyers to minimize time spent
organizing their practice so they can devote more time to providing superior
service to their clients.
Selected features include:
Dashboard View of Your Practice: The Firm Manager dashboard provides a quick, centralized
view of cases, upcoming appointments, meetings, tasks, recent messages, and
Smartphone and Mobile-Device Integration: The Firm Manager application syncs with Microsoft®
Outlook®, iPhone®, BlackBerry®, AndroidTM and
iPad® devices, so users have access to the same records and data
whether on their desktop or mobile device.
No Contract. No Installation. Low Monthly Fee: As a SaaS application, there is no need to install
and manage software on a user's computer. Additionally, no contract is required:
users simply pay a low monthly fee to avoid potential cash flow problems.
Importantly, users can get their data back out of the system any time for up to
six months following cancellation of service.
Contact Management: Saves valuable time by enabling users to locate,
update or enter potential, active and inactive clients, witnesses, opposing
counsel, beneficiaries, business partners and anyone else who may be relevant
to a matter.
Conflict of Interest Search: Powerful search technology embedded within the
application enables users to bring on new clients faster by combing existing
records to surface information indicating whether a potential client could
create a conflict.
Alerts and Notifications: Built-in notifications and reminders help organize
and track workflow by providing on-screen display alerts about events and
changes in the status of a user's own tasks and those assigned to other staff.
Time and Expense Tracking and Management: The Firm Manager application enables users to
track their own time and expenses, and those of other firm employees. Firm
Manager also compiles and displays time and expenses by client or by matter.
Privacy and Security: LexisNexis provides Firm Manager users the same world
class security talent and infrastructure that its AmLaw 100 customers trust and
rely on. Firm Manager is the only online legal practice management solution
with 99.9% application availability delivered through SAS 70 Type II attested data
Manager was developed with the help and collaborative input of more than 150
attorneys who put the application through its paces in multiple stages of
development. The Firm Manager team also worked closely in recent months with an
advisory board made up of solo and small law practitioners to gain additional
insight, tailoring the solution for this segment of the market. LexisNexis is
now beta launching the Firm Manager application to the public to make sure our
approach best fits the way solo attorneys and smaller firms operate.
Unlike installed software,
which can be time consuming to deploy and requires regular upgrades and
backups, Cloud computing applications like Firm Manager help ensure that user data
is backed up on a daily basis and the software is always up to date. With Firm Manager, attorneys simply
log on via a web browser either at their office or on the road, and have all
their documents at their fingertips.
learn more about the application or to sign up as a beta user, visit our website.
leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed
specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate,
enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally
online information with its Lexis® and Nexis®
services. A member of Reed
Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK], LexisNexis serves customers in more than
100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.
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