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US win: Eversheds selects Aderant Drive

Leading transatlantic law firm Eversheds Sutherland US has selected Aderant Drive to create secure collaboration portals for their clients. Drive, which integrates with SharePoint online, gives clients real-time insight into matters, budgets and invoices.

“Drive’s integrations were a big selling point for us,” said Jonathan Thurmond, director of solutions and decision support at Eversheds Sutherland. “The simplicity of creating and maintaining the sites on familiar technology meant we didn’t have to pull the rug out from under our clients.”

Aderant Drive has a large library of connectors that centralize disparate firm data including document management systems (DMS), customer relationship management (CRM), and financials to allow firms like Eversheds Sutherland to more transparently collaborate with clients. While the firm still utilizes HighQ, we’re told they turn to Drive when a client requires ‘additional security’. “More and more of our collaboration spaces will end up in Drive, but right now we’re doing everything on a per-request basis,” said Thurmond. “If a client requests more insights, we’re happy to help them.” Drive is priced per site and the use of Drive is not yet firmwide.

“Eversheds Sutherland is taking the idea of client collaboration to the next level,” said Aderant’s executive vice president Chris Cartrett. “By supplementing their existing system with Aderant Drive, they are able to provide secure and robust sites to their entire client portfolio.”

Video: Editor Caroline Hill spoke with Derek Schutz, product manager for knowledge management at Aderant, about Levenfeld Pearlstein’s use of Drive here