In a move that gives Workshare access to Kofax‘s PDF creation technology and Kofax greater exposure to the legal market, the pair will now offer their comparison and PDF products in a joint solution. Kofax offers a portfolio of solutions for managing documents as part of its Intelligent Automation software platform: Kofax Power PDF is the company’s management software that enables workers to create, edit, secure sign and share PDF documents. Combined with Workshare Compare, the solution will provide legal customers with the ability to oversee changes, improving efficiency and accuracy whilst reducing risk of error.

“Over the last few months we researched the market and we were consistently referred to Kofax as the leader in the sector with a very long heritage in the creation, editing and manipulation of PDF documents,” said Barrie Hadfield, CTO at Workshare. “For the last 20 years we have been working on refining our intelligent comparison tool. We recently released our latest application ‘Workshare Professional 10’ with several unique features including a superior Word and PDF comparison tool. The integration with Kofax represents an exceptional evolution of our technology as we will be able now to offer customers the industry’s most developed comparison tool for PDF documents.”

“Our solutions are sold globally to a vast range of professionals and industries,” said Kathleen Delaney, chief marketing officer at Kofax. “We were looking to partner with a legal and professional services specialist that possessed industry-leading knowledge on comparison. Workshare fit that bill. Their experience spans 20 years and still leads the way. Together we can deliver the best document comparison engine, so customers can seamlessly compare PDF and Word documents with a button directly accessible in the ribbon.”

Customers of Workshare and Kofax include Clyde & Co and Simmons & Simmons.