Freeths appoints Phoenix for iManage Cloud rollout in Lexis Axxia swap out

UK top 50 law firm Freeths has selected Phoenix Business Solutions, now a Morae Global Corporation company, to swap out Lexis Axxia for the iManage Cloud and Work 10. This project is part of a “comprehensive technology refresh” – involving the ambitious rollout of slicedbread, Aderant and iManage Work 10. Freeths has 1,000 users in 13 UK offices.

Freeths says it was looking to replace its outdated legacy system with a best of breed document management system that would integrate seamlessly with Aderant, which it selected in February last year in place of Axxia.

After “an extensive tender process”, chief technology officer Richard Hodkinson and consultation partner 3Kites selected Morae Global’s Phoenix Business Solutions to install and integrate iManage Work 10 and iManage Cloud, together with Phoenix’s proprietary technology Workspace Control.

Morae’s Phoenix team is entrusted with designing, testing, piloting and rolling out the iManage DMS, including user training, and coordinating integration with the Aderant systems to achieve seamless technology integration across all of Freeths’ systems.

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Hodkinson, who joined Freeths at the end of 2018, said: “iManage’s best of breed DMS provides a solid foundation for Freeths’ ambitious growth plans. I am confident that Morae’s real understanding of how modern lawyers work, their deep experience with the technology, and tried-and-tested implementation methodology will keep this time-critical project on track to great success for the firm.”

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