SOURCE: Datacert, Inc.

Datacert, Inc.

May 17, 2011 08:00 ET

Datacert Passport™ Named Finalist in 2011 American Business Awards(SM)

The Patent-Pending Legal Technology Platform Advances to the Final Round in the "New Product or Service of the Year - Computer Software" Category

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, announced today that Passport, its patent-pending technology platform for consolidating and integrating legal applications, is a Stevie® Award finalist in the New Product or Service of the Year - Computer Software category in the 2011 American Business Awards. Since Passport was launched in September 2010, it has experienced rapid market adoption, having been selected by 27 companies and government entities, including 19 Fortune/Fortune Global 500 companies and Fortune Global #1.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

"The innovation behind Passport is unmatched in the legal industry, and it is an honor to receive this distinction," said Jim Tallman, president and chief executive officer, Datacert. "To ensure Passport addresses the operational challenges legal professionals continuously face, we developed and tested the platform with our global client base of in-house and outside counsel, solution partners, and other legal industry visionaries. This recognition is a testament to our dedication to providing comprehensive technology solutions that empower legal professionals to assume a broader, more strategic business role so they can make a positive impact on the entire business landscape now and in the years to come."

The Stevie® Award finalist designation follows other Passport accolades including Datacert's recognition in a recent independent legal industry analyst report by Hyperion Research, where the company was named a "Market Innovator" for its vision of Passport. According to Hyperion, "A Market Innovator solution demonstrates a number of leading and differentiated capabilities, with many class-leading characteristics; and demonstrates key product innovations and a clear market vision of 'next generation' technologies."

In the US, legal services is a $260 billion-market that employs more than one million professionals in corporations and law firms. Research indicates that these professionals struggle with how to utilize technology applications effectively due to the abundance of disparate legal software solutions available. Passport was specifically created to tackle this operational challenge by providing a technology platform that integrates and consolidates legal systems and promotes best practices that enable legal professionals to more effectively manage the matters of law and the cost-value proposition of their work. With Passport, legal professionals have total visibility into their operations, allowing them to make better business decisions for the organizations they serve.

Stevie Award finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Stevie Award winners will be selected from among the Finalists in each category by members of 10 specialized final judging committees. More than 150 executives will have participated in judging this year.

More than 2,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for Stevie Award consideration. Winners will be announced during the annual Stevie Award's gala on Monday, June 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More information about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About Datacert, Inc.
Datacert is a technology innovator and the premier global provider of enterprise legal management software and services that empower law departments to collaborate more effectively, manage legal systems more efficiently, support changing business needs and their global workforces, and make more strategic business decisions. Datacert's offerings include its flagship product, Passport™, a patent-pending technology platform, and legal spend and matter management applications. Datacert solutions are relied upon by Fortune® 500 corporations, Fortune® Global 500 corporations, and 100 percent of the AmLaw 200. Headquartered in Houston, with offices throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC, Datacert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries. Visit www.datacert.com for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates http://twitter.com/Datacert.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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