What Jan Durant did next
Jan Durant of Lewis Silkin has been in touch to say that in the search for new IT projects to pursue, following the rollout of the Sharepoint-based DMS at the firm, she has now signed up for the entire suite of document comparison, production and PDF applications from DocsCorp, as well as for IntApp's TimeBuilder system.
The DocsCorp decision also means Lewis Silkin will be moving away from their Workshare platform and this is what Workshare had to say about the deal…
“Lewis Silkin has been a loyal customer of Workshare and we are very sorry to lose them. They have used various products from Workshare over the years and since Lewis Silkin first announced their plans to migrate to SharePoint as a DMS, we have been a vocal and active supporter. Workshare was early to recognise the potential of SharePoint as a serious enterprise content management system including document management. As such in parallel to providing extensive professional support services to the Lewis Silkin project, we have also been researching and developing our own fully integrated legal ready SharePoint frontend. Workshare Point has now been available for a few months and is creating an overwhelming positive response with several projects underway in various European law firms. We will report on the progress of some of these projects when possible. Needless to say, the platform chosen by Lewis Silkin as well as their choice of professional services organisation to support them strategically was in conflict with our own product strategy and left us moving in different directions. This process was well managed and more than friendly. We consider Jan, Carol and their team to be true innovators and magnificent partners and regret that we cannot count them on our list of customers. For now.”