SOURCE: DataCert


July 15, 2014 08:00 ET

Coca-Cola Enterprises Selects Datacert Passport for Legal Matter Management

Desire to Enable Legal Operations Excellence, Improve Visibility Into Department KPIs, and Have Lexcel-Compliant Legal Department Drove Selection

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - Wolters Kluwer Datacert, Inc., a premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, announced today that Coca-Cola Enterprises Limited (CCE), the Great Britain subsidiary of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., one of the world's largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers, has selected Datacert Passport® to enable its legal department to operate at a new level of excellence. CCE will implement Passport Legal Matter Management and the Passport Outlook® Module to consistently and efficiently manage their legal matters and to help them achieve Lexcel accreditation. Introduced by the Law Society of England and Wales in 1998, Lexcel accreditation indicates quality in relation to a law firm or in-house department's legal practice management standards. Implementing Passport is part of CCE's strategic initiative to achieve this accreditation in 2014. 

"We are very focused on providing our legal team with technologies that will enable them to operate in the best and most efficient manner possible and, ultimately, for the department to achieve a level of excellence that will be recognized by Lexcel accreditation," stated Paul van Reesch, Vice President, Legal, CCE. "Passport is a critical component to us reaching this goal because it will allow us to achieve a uniform approach to managing matters across our broader team, as well as increased visibility of key success metrics."

The Passport Outlook Module was a key selection criterion for CCE due to the increased ease of use and efficiency it provides to users. The module simplifies the way employees work by enabling them to perform their day-to-day matter management activities from within the Outlook email interface, where many are most comfortable working.

Passport is Datacert's patented technology platform that enables enterprise organizations to unite all their systems that manage legal, risk, and compliance activities on a single, secure, and collaborative framework. For information, please call +1 800-780-3681 or e-mail (North American inquiries) or (international inquiries).

About Datacert, Inc.
Wolters Kluwer Datacert is a global technology innovator and the premier provider of enterprise legal management software and services that empower corporate legal, compliance, and risk departments and claims organizations to operate more efficiently, support changing business needs and global workforces, and collaborate with external service providers. Datacert's offerings include its patented technology platform, Passport®, solutions to manage legal matters, mitigate risk, and control legal and claims spend, as well as innovative business intelligence offerings for organizations that require advanced legal decision support. Datacert solutions are used by Fortune® 500 and Fortune Global 500 corporations, 100 percent of the AmLaw 200, and thousands of legal suppliers around the world. Headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC, Datacert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 140 countries. Datacert is part of Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates at Datacert is a business of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2013 annual revenues of EUR 3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

Contact Information

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    Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services
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