Tikit today announced it had provided the software and related services for a global template update as part of a Microsoft Office 2010 upgrade for Linklaters LLP.

With 27 offices in 19 countries and more than 5,000 employees, the Microsoft Office Suite and customised Linklaters desktop are critical to ensuring Linklaters applies consistent, international standards to all their transactions. The introduction of Office 2010 has provided additional opportunities to improve template management, ensure global consistency and upgrade the firm’s IT infrastructure. Moving from physical equipment to a virtualised environment has reduced both cost and the firms’ carbon footprint.

Following a formal RFP process, Tikit were selected to provide the Template Management System (TMS) solution to deliver all Linklaters branded templates and related functionality in an Office 2010 environment. One of Tikit’s flagship products, TMS allows firms to reduce the amount of in-template code and the number of templates that have to be managed. An administrator tool enables support teams to make simple changes to templates quickly and without requiring any development resource, ensuring increased productivity and reduced risk.

“The Office 2010 upgrade was a complex project for Linklaters, with the potential to adversely impact client service if not done well.  It was important to take the opportunity to improve the effectiveness of our solutions, and to simplify and standardise our templates. The use of Tikit TMS provides us with a simple way of managing, updating and building templates that supports Linklaters geographic diversity.” Ian Makey, Linklaters, Office 2010 Project Sponsor.