Largest IP Firm in Michigan Looks to iManage to Achieve Greater Efficiency, Secure Collaboration with Clients, and Provide Better Support for Mobile Workforce
iManage today announced that Brooks Kushman, a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, has selected iManage as its standard for firm-wide Work Product Management. With more than 200 users across two offices in the US, the firm was looking for a Work Product Management system that would better meet the demands of its professionals to be more efficient and productive, have the ability to work from anywhere, and be able to securely collaborate with their clients.
“The firm has been growing steadily and future growth looks very strong,” said Ben Harel, director of IT at Brooks Kushman. “We had a custom document management system but the feedback from the attorneys was that it wasn’t helping their efficiency and productivity. We had outgrown it and needed a modern Work Product Management system that could make us more efficient and productive by managing email and documents together in single integrated matter file, and making searching for relevant content easier.”
Email is the primary communications method for many professionals. Firms like Brooks Kushman face a challenge when emails and documents are stored in separate systems, because professionals cannot readily see the whole picture. They need to be able to see all matter related materials in context, resulting in increased productivity, higher efficiency and decreased risk. With iManage Work, all project related emails may be easily filed in shared and governed engagement files. Attorneys can search across all work product – emails, documents, images, voicemails, etc. – with a single search.
“Being able to work anywhere was also important to us,” continued Harel. “Our attorneys and staff were demanding software that enabled them to effectively do their jobs, whether they’re in the office, home, at a client site or other locations, day or night. iManage gives our users new ways of working and more effective collaboration from anywhere.”
“Mid-size firms, top law firms, and other professional organisations around the world, are looking for a partner with the vision and proven technology to help them address the major market changes and challenges they face today,” said Dan Carmel, iManage chief marketing officer. “We are thrilled to add Brooks Kushman to our growing list of mid-size law firms around the world who have chosen to work with iManage.”