Breaking news: Baker McKenzie Selects iManage Cloud

Baker McKenzie has selected iManage Cloud to replace its on-premises OpenText document management system, in a major win for the Chicago-headquartered vendor.

The global firm, which operates in six continents, will deploy iManage Work, Share, Records Manager and Threat Manager in the iManage Cloud for its 13,000+ professionals in 78 offices.

Speaking to Legal IT Insider, chief information officer Dan Surowiec said: “We have a small number of pockets where we have an obligation to maintain data within country and need a hybrid approach and the only tool that met that is iManage.”

He adds in a statement: “To support our lawyers in delivering the best possible legal services to our clients, we needed a secure, world-class, cloud-based system that our attorneys can access on any device, anytime, anywhere around the world – and iManage fit the bill perfectly.

“iManage’s modern cloud architecture, intuitive interface, powerful search and robust security will help us transform our work practices and enable our attorneys to work smarter, safer and more efficiently.”

The addition of iManage Threat Manager will protect the firm from insider threats in real time.

In terms of collaboration, using iManage Work and Share, Baker McKenzie’s attorneys will be able to collaborate on work product with their colleagues as well as clients, partner firms and outside consultants without sacrificing security and governance of their clients’ critical data.

Smart search capabilities powered by the RAVN AI engine will make it much easier for Baker McKenzie’s attorneys to find the information and expertise they need to better serve their clients. “We have vast amounts of knowledge accumulated within the firm and technologies like RAVN AI will enable us to tap into that knowledge to serve clients in more innovative ways,” added Surowiec. “We’re very impressed by iManage’s vision and continuing innovation. Our selection of iManage will help future-proof the firm for the coming decades.”

“Baker McKenzie’s complex operational, integration and governance requirements are typical of firms, both large and small, operating across borders” said Neil Araujo, CEO, iManage. “The ability to store all client information in specific geographies is essential. But, to operate effectively, a firm still has to enable search, access and collaboration on its information. This is why iManage continues to make significant investments in both user experience to ensure adoption and security for an unparalleled secure environment. As a result, we are privileged to now count 8 out of 10 of the leading global law firms on the iManage platform, three joining in the past 12 months.”

In March Clifford Chance selected the iManage Cloud, moving off its SharePoint-based document management system, with security and user interface scoring particularly highly.