NetDocuments, a document and email management service provider, announced today that top-50 UK law firm Farrer & Co LLP has selected NetDocuments as its new document management system (DMS). The deal will see Saas/Cloud-based DMS replace the firm’s legacy OpenText DMS.

In mid-2013, Farrer & Co embarked on a search to find a supplier to provide a single repository for electronic client files. Farrer & Co closely evaluated six potential solutions (along with NetDocuments, the firm looked at OpenText, iManage and various SharePoint DMS solutions) before selecting NetDocuments. According to the firm’s head of IT Neil Davison, “NetDocuments stood out in a several key areas, including client collaboration capabilities, mobility, and improved product usability.”

“The project board determined that NetDocuments’ intuitive browser-based system provides a significantly improved user interface and representation of a matter file compared to the traditional Document Management systems. With today’s mobile and flexible working requirements, easy access to the complete matter file anytime, anywhere, and on any device is crucial,” said Davison.

Farrer & Co performed extensive due diligence on NetDocuments and determined that the level of security and confidentiality offered by NetDocuments was higher than they could achieve on their own. The NetDocuments service is hosted in two ISO 27001 certified UK-based data centres, all data is encrypted both at rest and in transit, and Farrer & Co will at all times have an onsite backup of all its data.