Recommind reports that Simmons & Simmons has completed the deployment of Recommind’s flagship MindServer enterprise search platform across its 20 offices worldwide. The firm’s 2000 employees are now able to quickly locate the most relevant answers to search requests regardless of data source.

Recommind’s enterprise search solution is providing Simmons & Simmons’ network of lawyers with a single search interface for core knowhow and information sources, meaning they no longer need to run separate searches across each application. With MindServer, all relevant results, from both internal and external data sources, are displayed on the same page and lawyers can then effectively narrow down the information using the system’s Smart Filtering capabilities – making it possible to locate the right document in just a few mouse clicks.  Sources covered include the firm’s Interwoven WorkSite document management system, its bespoke knowledge management solution, the Heritage library management system, the firm’s online legal resource for clients at elexica.com and PLC (Practical Law Company).

This first phase of the global deployment covering core knowhow and document sources was completed in August 2008. A second phase, integrating the global data centres will be delivered by the autumn. The final stage of the project, the deployment of MindServer’s Matters & Expertise module which will offer enhanced search functionality by providing Simmons & Simmons’ lawyers with relevant subject matter expertise location throughout the firm’s international offices, will be completed in the winter.