Raworths selects Lexis Visualfiles 2014 for advanced case management functionality and to improve business efficiency

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31 July 2014

Raworths, the North Yorkshire-based full service law firm, is deploying legal workflow and case management system Lexis Visualfiles 2014, from LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions, a leading provider of technology solutions for law firms.

Visualfiles 2014 will significantly enhance Raworths’ business efficiency, deliver an integrated business environment, and enable the firm to easily expand the functionality of the system through further in-house application development.

Visualfiles 2014 will automate the firm’s major business processes, saving fee earners and other staff considerable administrative time, and supporting a greater focus on client issues and enhanced customer service.

The solution is being integrated with Raworths’ other key business systems, which will eliminate the need for users to log-in to multiple systems, and provide a seamless work environment across the firm. In addition, through its Microsoft compatibility,

Visualfiles 2014 will allow the firm to further develop its existing .NET applications and create new solutions to address changing business requirements. Visualfiles 2014 supports industry standard software development tools and offers an advanced Software Development Kit and rich Application Programming Interfaces to help customers expand the functionality of the solution.

“Visualfiles is a robust solution that is proven in the legal market,” commented Daniel Dunn, IT Manager, Raworths.

“It combines simplicity with rich functionality, which is an attractive offer. Also, on investigation, we realised that the conversion from SolCase to Visualfiles would be fairly straightforward for us. Moving to any other case management system would have meant weeks of rewriting our precedents and workflows, and would have required complex data migrations.”

A longstanding user of SolCase (Visualfiles’ predecessor), Raworths chose Visualfiles 2014 for its intuitive, Microsoft Office-style user interface, superior functionality and the ease of migrating to this latest version of the solution. The design and terminology used in SolCase and Visualfiles is similar, so Raworths will minimise disruption in the workplace as the firm transitions to Visualfiles 2014.

Raworths conducted an exhaustive review of case management systems on the market, prior to selecting Visualfiles 2014.

Nigel Williams, Product Manager, LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions, said, “We have recently refined the tools for the SolCase to Visualfiles migration to make the process as quick, simple and painless as possible. Customers also know that their investment in Visualfiles will deliver a good return on investment. Visualfiles 2014 has a well-defined and exciting product development roadmap to support all business operations in today’s rapidly changing legal sector.”

Lexis Visualfiles is the most widely used legal workflow and case management system in the UK, with more than 26,000 registered users in firms ranging from five to over 1,000 employees. It is a proven, flexible and powerful entity-based system that allows firms to control their business processes.

The solution’s unique rapid application development capabilities empower organisations to customise the system to easily and quickly accommodate new market developments and changing business requirements.



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