SOURCE: Datacert, Inc.

Datacert, Inc.

November 10, 2010 02:00 ET

Datacert Unveils Passport™, the First True Platform for Enterprise Legal Management

Industry Visionaries Acknowledge the Patent-Pending Platform as Unprecedented

LONDON--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, recently unveiled Passport, its patent-pending, technology platform for the legal industry, at an exclusive thought-leadership event in New York City. Passport, which was developed and tested with Datacert's global client base, solution partners, and other top industry leaders, consolidates all legal technology systems in one space and provides advanced configuration and collaboration capabilities that allow even the most multifaceted law departments to take a more hands-on approach to managing their legal risk and legal-related business. At the event, industry thought leader, Professor Richard Susskind discussed his vision for the future of legal and how advanced technologies, like Passport, are critical to positive advancement on a global scale.

Jim Tallman, president and chief executive officer of Datacert, unveiled Passport to the audience of more than 100 legal executives, including general counsel from some of the world's largest organisations. Individual demonstrations of the platform were given and many acknowledged the opportunities it presents to simplify the legal process and begin delivering legal services in a new and cutting-edge manner.

"Point solutions support many legal industry needs, but legal departments are managing too many," said Tallman. "In-house lawyers today want to consolidate and integrate systems so they can obtain an inclusive view of the entire legal function and control risks and costs. A platform that brings all data together and connects best-in-class market solutions is the answer. Datacert is the only legal technology vendor with a solid global footprint and customer base that's invested in and delivered a true enterprise legal management platform that consolidates every system, regardless of vendor." 

Research indicates that legal departments are managing dozens of technology applications from various vendors for areas such as legal matter management, legal spend management, e-discovery, etc. Passport was created to directly tackle the operational challenges that result from the overload of legal point solutions by consolidating all applications, such as best-in-breed market solutions from Datacert and those from complimentary solution providers in areas like e-discovery, on one platform. In addition, Passport is a straightforward platform that allows for easy configuration and integration so changes can be made internally without the client having to go back to the vendor or hire a third party, meaning the platform can easily be extended to address changing business needs.

"This is one definite success where advanced technology is a benefit to legal process management and has a direct influence on an organisation's competitive advantage," said Dan Regard, managing director, iDiscovery Solutions. "As a fourth-generation development tool, and as its own suite of applications, the Passport platform, which integrates with other applications law departments already use including those from other vendors, is a solution that will dramatically improve access to the comprehensive information, statistics, and business intelligence needed to effectively manage legal services and the forecasting capabilities will allow the anticipation of critical business needs."

"Today, in-house counsel must assume a much broader business leadership role within an organisation," said Brian Kenny, COO - Legal Group Operations, MMC (Marsh & McLennan Companies). "Lawyers must be able to provide legal counsel for existing matters while at the same time, contribute to de-risking efforts within their organisation. All of this must be done as cost effectively as possible. An advanced technology platform like Passport, makes this possible because it allows lawyers to aggregate, store, and share data in ways never before possible."

Passport is the first true platform for the Enterprise Legal Management industry and entered the market having already been selected by a client roster of a dozen organisations. Every decision that was made in its design and development was focused on providing a solid foundation for consolidating, managing, configuring, and even building new legal applications. The demonstrations given at the Generals of the Revolution event and at the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting in late October have caused a surge in the organisations engaging Datacert to potentially implement the platform to support long term technology strategies.

For more information, please contact Datacert at 800-780-3681 or e-mail nasales@datacert.com (North American inquiries) or emeasales@datacert.com (international inquiries).

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.

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