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Case management system win
Australian national law firm Thomson Playford Cutlers (TPC) has successfully piloted the latest version of the Caseflow Enterprise Product 8.6 for Will Creation in their Melbourne Office. The firm, which has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, has selected Caseflow’s Enterprise product for a 360 user, firmwide roll out in 2010. The next phase of the rollout – into the Mortgage Recoveries area – has already begun user acceptance testing.

Tim Miller, TPC’s technology director said “The Workers Compensation department in our Melbourne office had been successfully using the Caseflow Desktop Client for several years and it made sense to explore the possible application of other parts of the product line throughout the firm. Caseflow Enterprise had the added advantage of its ability to integrate with our core systems (Aderant Expert, Outlook and Autonomy iManage). The Enterprise product provides us with the ability to automate documents directly from iManage and then seamlessly profiles and saves the resultant document back into the DMS. These factors together with the knowledge that Caseflow’s Enterprise product presented a commercially viable Clause Library were all key factors when making the ultimate decision to go with Caseflow.”

New search technology partnership
UK-based Solcara today announced a new business partnership with InfoXpert Pty Ltd of Australia. The partnership enables InfoXpert to licence and sell Solcara's market leading search technologies within the Australian and New Zealand (and also African) markets. Solcara's search technology – SolSearch – will be integrated with InfoXpert's own products and solutions to deliver an effective, reliable and scalable solution to the problems of enterprise search.

Rob Martin, managing director at Solcara, said “Our two development teams are currently integrating Solcara SolSearch with InfoXpert’s eDRMS, ECM and Knowledge Management products and we look forward to offering users of these products an intuitive and comprehensive search solution. InfoXpert are well established in the Australian and New Zealand markets and with a distributor already established in South Africa we see significant opportunity for both businesses and look forward to a long term and successful partnership.”

Trevor Dykstra, managing director, InfoXpert, added “Solcara’s search technology will enable InfoXpert customers to expand their content discovery with the ability to use a one-stop-shop to search across their existing information systems and online resources combined with the content located in their InfoXpert/KnowledgeXpert solution. The web based .NET technology utilised by Solcara complements the web based .NET technology used in our products. We are very impressed with the Solcara search technology and the benefits that result from this partnership to our customers!” +

TechShare visitors go away happy
Finally, delegates attending last week's TechShare event in Sydney appear to have gone away happy. Swerdlove created TechShare event after identifying a gap in the market for a highly collaborative technical workshop for law industry staff. “Having been to many law technology conferences in the last few years it became clear that the focus was on showcasing new technology rather than discussing current experiences of technology” said Swerdlove director Derek Giles. Feedback from TechShare’s intensive day of workshops was positive, with all of the delegates gaining an insight from their peers and also from Keynote speakers Tom Jones (Iridium Technology), Luke Kean (Clayton Utz) and Jon Short (Moray & Agnew).