SOURCE: Recommind


May 23, 2012 08:00 ET

Perkins Coie Selects Recommind for Enterprise Search

Recommind Partners With ii3 and Fireman & Company to Deliver Single, Global Unified Enterprise Search Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - Recommind, the leader in predictive information management software, along with ii3 and Fireman & Company, consultancies specializing in law firms, today announced that Perkins Coie has selected Recommind's Decisiv™ Search for accurate, automated enterprise searching across the firm.

Perkins Coie turned to Recommind for a search solution that would enable more than 850 lawyers to quickly find important information dispersed among 19 offices across the United States and Asia. Following a detailed review process, Perkins Coie chose to implement Decisiv Search in conjunction with the launch of the firm's new SharePoint 2010 intranet site.

Recommind's Decisiv Search will help users quickly and easily find information located within emails as well as documents stored across its various file systems. Decisiv Search, along with Matters & Expertise, provides a simple user interface combined with accurate, automated, concept-based search technology to deliver relevant results in context and regardless of individual keywords. This unified access to both structured and unstructured information will enable the law firms' attorneys and staff to find and share information across its global sites.

This module is the only way to find information and attorneys with the right expertise all in one place. The module extends the capability of enterprise search software to include practice management system information. By associating this additional information with the firm's documents, Matters & Expertise provides a complete view of the profile the firm is managing. Perkins Coie also plans to integrate the QwikFind toolbar with its search solution when it rolls out Office 2010 to enable desktop search in multiple Microsoft products, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

"After an in-depth search for an enterprise search solution, we selected Recommind's Decisiv Search because, among many other considerations, it could accommodate the size of the firm, our multi-office structure, and the level of accuracy needed to provide value to our organization," said Tim Snider, Chief Practice Management Officer at Perkins Coie. Gwyn McAlpine, the firm's Director of Knowledge Management Services, added, "Decisiv Search is a simple but powerful tool that allows our attorneys and staff to access relevant information across our organization more efficiently and thereby better serve our clients."

As a long-standing Recommind integration partner, ii3 provides best-in-breed technology solutions to its customers. In both his role as a senior consultant with ii3 and his current position as president of Fireman & Company, Joshua Fireman partnered with ii3 to provide additional subject matter expertise to Perkins Coie. Perkins chose this team based on its experience with the firm's KM strategy, its knowledge in implementing both SharePoint and Decisiv Search, and its ability to provide efficiencies and customization to meet client specifications.

"Based on experience with many of our clients, we know the right enterprise search solution will have an immediate impact on attorneys' productivity in the firm, allowing them to search intuitively and find relevant information and knowledge across all offices and a growing number of repositories," explained ii3 CEO, Shy Alter. "But we wanted to go one better; to help Perkins Coie identify and then implement a knowledge platform -- one that offers a flexible content management that will seamlessly integrate with the firm's portal and beyond. ii3 is confident that Recommind's enterprise search technology will provide the flexibility the firm requires now and in the future to meet its current as well as changing business needs."

"Recommind's Decisiv Search, the industry's leading concept-based enterprise search technology, provides highly accurate results that are essential in today's fast-paced and information-rich legal industry," said Fireman & Company's President Joshua Fireman. "Recommind's sophisticated search solution provides Perkins with optimal relevancy for information seekers as well as increased control over the display and ranking of information."

"Searching is at the foundation of what we do every day, helping people access information. Our concept-based search technology has an impact on all of the products Recommind has created," said Derek Schueren, General Manager of Information Access and Governance at Recommind. "Decisiv Search easily integrates with any information source, including intranets, databases, websites, email and more. Providing employees with the most comprehensive access to the electronic information within any organization is no longer a nice-to-have option. In this era of terabyte home hard drives, cloud storage and always-on mobile devices, all workers are knowledge workers and need 24/7 access to the information critical to their jobs."

About Perkins Coie
Founded in 1912 in Seattle, Perkins Coie has more than 850 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm is celebrating its 100th anniversary of representing great companies ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 100 corporations. Visit:

About ii3
ii3 has been providing information and knowledge management solutions to law firms for more than 12 years. We make it our business to understand our clients' rapidly changing business needs, and to enable attorneys to access relevant matter and client knowledge using best-of-breed technologies combined with change management and adoption of best practices. Visit:

About Fireman & Company
Fireman & Company is a legal industry-focused management consulting firm working with innovative law firms and corporations to reengineer the legal business model through improved service delivery and resource leverage. Visit:

About Recommind Inc.
Recommind is the leader in predictive information management software, delivering search-powered business applications that transform the way enterprises, government entities and law firms conduct eDiscovery, enterprise search and information governance. Recommind's solutions are all built on the CORE (Context Optimized Relevancy Engine) platform, which automatically accesses, organizes and analyzes large volumes of information, in context, from myriad sources. With greater control over and more accurate access to information, organizations can lower risk, heighten productivity, increase the value of information assets and improve competitiveness and profitability. Recommind customers include AstraZeneca, BMW, Cisco, Clifford Chance, Marathon Oil, Morgan Lewis, US Department of Energy (DOE), White & Case and WilmerHale. Recommind is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Boston, London, Sydney and Bonn, Germany. For more information, go to

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