Aderant
today announced it has purchased a suite of DMS/ECM (Enterprise Content
Management) applications developed by StarLaw.  The acquisition adds integrated
document management, records management, and email management solutions to
Aderant’s product portfolio.

The announcement goes on to say…ADERANT’s
purchase of StarLaw’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) applications
enables it to enter a market that is of growing importance to lawyers and law
firms.  Importantly, the new ECM application suite is being designed with the
unique needs of law firms in mind instead of trying to retrofit a more
industry-generic solution with functionality required by the legal market.

“Acquiring
StarLaw’s advanced applications enables us to greatly expand the breadth
of solutions we are able to deliver to law firms,” said Michael
Kohlsdorf, President and Chief Executive Officer for ADERANT.  “This
transaction moves ADERANT closer to becoming a single-source software vendor
for law firms, providing integrated solutions for both the front and back office
that reduce IT complexity and costs.”

Early
adopters of the ECM application suite include Cooley Godward Kronish LLP and
O’Melveny & Meyers LLP.

 “We
were enthusiastic about StarLaw's vision for an enterprise-wide content
management system that achieved convergence among the different methods lawyers
use for generating, storing and retrieving documents, records, and emails, and
are greatly encouraged by ADERANT's commitment to reinvigorating the
product,” said Martin Metz, Director of Information Technology for
O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

ADERANT
is currently working on the next generation of its new ECM applications.  The
new document management application will enable firms to effectively control
and monitor electronic content throughout the entire document lifecycle process,
including storage, retrieval, modification, review, and preservation.  The
records management application will archive, track, and retrieve all
firm-protected electronic and physical content.  The email management
functionality will allow attorneys and legal staff to efficiently file and
organize all relevant email messages as well as associated attachments.

 ADERANT’s
new ECM applications will be generally available in Q1 2010.