More news from the Asia-Pacific market…








LexisNexis Australia announced that the
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) in Queensland has deployed
Lexis Visualfiles as its case management solution to streamline the daily
tasks performed by the division. The solution is set to improve the ODPP’s
efficiency, quality assurance and compliance through structured, automated and
configured business process workflow tools.
Following a thorough review of case
providers, the Queensland ODPP selected Visualfiles for its capacity to
be adapted to the organisation’s needs as well as the positive working
relationship established when Visualfiles was implemented in the civil
division – Crown Law QLD. (Earlier this month Crown Law announced that it had selected Elite 3E as its new practice management platform.)

• Aderant Asia-Pacific conference. Our thanks to Marin Sardelic of the Red Rain Corporation – www.redraincorp.com – for filing this report on Aderant's recent regional Momentum conference in Sydney…

“In spite of the general financial climate, there were about 80 delegates in attendance plus six sponsor organisations – numbers on par with last year, which considering the environment seems an indication of the quality of content at the conference and the work Aderant has put into the region over the last year or so. The vast majority of Australian user firms were present as well as delegates from firms from New Zealand and this year also from Singapore. Delegates were a good mix of firms of all size with both ADerant Expert (CMS) and interestingly the larger Keystone firms (maybe starting their due diligence on the Expert Evolution). Also of interest was that attendees were a mix of positions as varied as accounts administrators, business analysts, marketing, workflow, IT managers  and office/practice management and included a number of C-level management.
 
“There were a total of 36 sessions over two days, sessions generating particular interest amongst delegates included:
– Theme of the conference is “Go –Live” with a focus on the recent successful implementations both locally and globally of new firms and existing clients upgrading to the 7.5 Release (now over 160 firms, and 80% of all users on version 7.0 and above)
– the future product strategy and development plans interesting points included
(a) the continued message that Aderant has an entrenched Microsoft partnership
(b) the future: an impending development of a cloud computing version of Aderant Expert for mid tier firms
(c) an intro to the Titan release utilising some neat components of Microsoft and the expanded Aderant Framework (d) Starlaw acquisition:  What attracted was designed for law firms from ground up for documents, email and records and very tight Microsoft relationship. The acquisition is part of the long term strategy and will not erode focus on practice management but complement.
–  Some new Microsoft based features demonstrated include the Embedded Microsoft Windows Foundations including the Presentation and Workflow Foundations (very neat and workflow is moving past file opening ), Expert Assistant and the new Time Entry widgets that (all these things) will make fee earners lives easier with one to two click access to much of Aderant Expert functionality.
 
“The overall feedback we received was that delegates were happy with the quality of sessions and the Aderant staff presenting (including about seven product managers from US and NZ who came out) with comments along the lines of Aderant really know how to put together a conference, a much broader range of sessions this year and Aderant development path is very clear to see.”