LexisNexis® and Recommind to Deliver New Knowledge Management Capabilities for Law Firms
Alliance puts enhanced, highly-efficient research solution directly into daily practice management workflow for enhanced service to clients and firm profitability
August 25, 2009 — New York, NY, August 25, 2009 - LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, and Recommind, the leader in search-powered information risk management (IRM) software, today announced a strategic collaboration to provide law firms with enhanced knowledge management capabilities. The alliance will enable law firms to simultaneously find, track and use legal data from inside the firm as well as from trusted outside sources allowing for a more efficient and complete research process and better service to clients.
The new offering integrates Lexis Search Advantage® content and services accessed through lexis.com with MindServer™ Search, Recommind's enterprise search platform. It provides a one-stop destination combining access to documents and information from both a firm's internal sources as well as trusted LexisNexis® content, delivering search results that are more complete, efficient and actionable.
Other benefits of this alliance include:
- Enabling attorneys to quickly confirm that citations on legal documents are still good law. This is done by associating citation analysis from the LexisNexis® Shepard's® Citations Service directly to citations contained within documents returned by the Recommind MindServer Search.
- Delivering more precise and relevant search results through use of the LexisNexis categorization service so that users can filter results with MindServer Search's SmartFilters™ along a broader range of criteria for more effective research.
"This integration is a welcome addition to our knowledge management resources," said Ali Shahidi, director of Knowledge Management at Bingham McCutchen LLP. "The ability to perform one search and tap into the vast LexisNexis knowledge repository to source additional information will help save us significant time and manpower. Adding this resource to our MindServer Search implementation will provide on-point search results for our attorneys, allowing them to better serve our clients."
"LexisNexis and Recommind have similar missions - to provide professional service employees and knowledge workers with seamless, powerful access to the resources they need, when they need them and in a way that is a natural fit for their everyday workflow," said Phil Livingston, senior vice president of Practice Management at LexisNexis. "That confluence and the complementary functionality of our products will help our law firm clients work faster, smarter, more confident and efficiently."
"Both Recommind and LexisNexis have proven to have an innate understanding of the challenges facing legal professionals and are continuously developing services to help them work more efficiently," said Robert Tennant, chief executive officer of Recommind. "This announcement is another example of that leadership. Lexis Search Advantage and Shepard's Citations bring value to firms on a daily basis, and by making this available through MindServer Search firms now have one unified location to quickly and effectively find the most up-to-date information they are looking for. Adding the LexisNexis integration to the MindServer Search arsenal is an important move for the legal industry and will greatly benefit law firms worldwide."
LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.
Recommind's search-powered Information Risk Management (IRM) software automatically organizes, accesses, collects and analyzes large volumes of information from myriad sources to address an enterprise's critical eDiscovery, compliance, records management and knowledge management needs. With faster, more accurate access to and greater control over informa