NetDocuments is reaping the benefits of its ‘native-cloud to native-cloud’ integration with Microsoft and Office 365, as UK top 200 law firm Pitmans rolls out NetDocuments’ document and email management platform across its four offices spanning London, Reading and Southampton.

The 150-legal professional firm has a cloud-first strategy across its offices and staff and Joanne Evans, IT manager at Pitmans, said: “We completed a thorough review of DMS options available in the market and NetDocuments emerged as the platform and innovation partner that will take our firm into the future and build on our cloud-first strategy.

“The selection process and implementation was extremely well executed and supported by NetDocuments and Peregrine Cloud, a NetDocuments Certified Channel Partner. We are pleased with the professionalism and product knowledge they provided and the end result was a very smooth transition away from our on-premises system.” Peregrine Cloud, founded by Tony Foy in 2013, has had a strategic partnership with NetDocuments since 2014 and worked with early UK adopters Farrer & Co and Keystone Law. A more recent strategic partner is Tikit, which, as first revealed by Legal IT Insider, entered into a worldwide partnership agreement with NetDocuments in June.

NetDocuments announced at ILTA in 2015 that it had signed a deal with Microsoft to integrate fully with Microsoft cloud technologies.

In June 2016, NetDocuments announced the integration of Microsoft Office 365, enabling the DMS functionality of opening, editing, creating, and searching within the native Microsoft Office 365 applications across desktops and mobile devices.

“The growth and appetite across EMEA for native cloud-based applications to run mission-critical systems such as the DMS is increasing as firms see the value of what Microsoft and NetDocuments are achieving with a synergistic ‘cloud-first’ strategy. It’s these cloud-to-cloud integrations that bring innovation and agility within a law firm’s technology landscape and ultimately allow more efficient, secure, and productive ways for firms to service their client base,” said Steve Latter, senior account executive at NetDocuments, who joined from Eclipse Legal Systems in February this year.