SOURCE: DataCert

DataCert, Inc. - The leading global provider of software and services for the legal industry

April 27, 2010 11:00 ET

DataCert Announces Passport™, a Revolutionary New Technology Platform for the Legal Industry

DataCert Passport Allows Legal Departments to Consolidate Applications Across Their Entire Legal Function, Reducing TCO and Enabling Unprecedented Visibility and Collaboration

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  DataCert, Inc. today announced the upcoming release of Passport, its new patent-pending technology platform for legal departments. Passport enables legal departments to simplify the legal function by consolidating all of their systems onto a single platform, including DataCert applications, their existing best-in-class applications, and applications they develop in-house using the Passport Developer Toolkit. Passport addresses the difficult challenges faced by corporate legal departments and law firms caused by the proliferation of disparate point systems.

"Until now, players in our industry, including DataCert, have been too focused on delivering individual software solutions for different aspects of the legal function," said Jim Tallman, president and chief executive officer, DataCert. "The result is that corporate legal departments and law firms simply have too many different systems to manage, use, and integrate. This system complexity results in a high total cost of ownership (TCO), a need for too many programmers, and a very frustrating user experience. In addition, the sheer number of disparate systems means that legal executives simply don't have the visibility they require across their operations, preventing them from managing their departments strategically and proactively. Passport is the answer they're looking for."

DataCert facilitated a collaborative market approach with its Global Fortune 500 corporate clients, over 50 legal service providers (including law firms), solution partners, and top industry thought leaders to develop Passport. A key lesson-learned from this process was how difficult it is today for legal departments and their outside counsel to effectively collaborate on legal matters and easily share relevant information. To answer this need, DataCert designed Passport with the latest technologies, tools, and legal best practices in order to enable legal collaboration from both a process and technology perspective. 

"Passport is the culmination of more than 18 months of collaboration with our clients from both the corporate legal and law firm markets and they have been instrumental in providing development input, guidance, and testing of Passport throughout the process," said Tallman. "The reaction has been incredible. Clients are telling us that Passport is truly game-changing in the way they will implement legal solutions and is entirely different from anything else in the market today. The possibilities it presents for them to consolidate, integrate, and evolve their portfolio of legal applications, without requiring the traditional programming and technical staff, change the way they will buy solutions. We already have legal software vendors re-building their applications on Passport because of the ability to plug and play within a large solution offering and the value proposition to our mutual clients. 2010 is a truly exciting year for DataCert and the future of the legal industry and we thank our customers and partners for helping DataCert transform the industry."

To stay up-to-date with the latest news and information about Passport, leading up to its release, visit For more information, please contact DataCert at 800-780-3681 or e-mail (North American inquiries) or (international inquiries).

About DataCert, Inc.
DataCert is the leading global provider of software and services for the legal industry. Offerings include its technology platform, Passport, and legal and IP spend and matter management software and services. Clients look to DataCert solutions to strategically manage their departments, reduce legal costs, and optimize operational efficiencies. In addition, DataCert offers Stack, an expert witness service, which enables clients to uncover and control hidden costs related to expert witnesses. DataCert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries and its customers include 71 Fortune® 500 corporations, 53 Global Fortune® 500 corporations, and 100% of the AmLaw 200. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates

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