Lexis Visualfiles offers full out-of-the-box integration with Land Registry’s electronic document registration service

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4 March 2015

LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions has announced that Lexis Visualfiles (the next generation legal workflow and case management system) supports full, out-of-the-box integration with Land Registry’s electronic document registration service (e-DRS). Land Registry offers a 50 per cent fee reduction for certain applications when they are lodged electronically, so conveyancing firms using Visualfiles can reduce the cost of registrations, minimise errors and reduce risk through electronic audit trails.

Visualfiles is currently the only case management system to fully integrate with both the Information Services and e-DRS offered through Land Registry’s business to business transactional channel – Business Gateway. This means that conveyancers using Visualfiles can automate the entire process – from accessing Land Registry information, through to creating and submitting applications in XML format.

Unlike other case management system integrations where users have to manually input information into the e-DRS portal, Visualfiles automatically processes the details into Land Registry’s format, delivering it within seconds via e-DRS. In addition, Visualfiles seamlessly automates the collection of the Title Register into Visualfiles, enabling conveyancers to record, review and check the accuracy of the changes made.

“Land Registry is pleased that Lexis Visualfiles now integrates with our systems through Business Gateway, our automated service for case management systems to access our property records,” said James Rippin, Business Gateway Product Manager at Land Registry. “This enables their clients to have seamless, automated connectivity when lodging applications to change the Register, and receive their application results in PDF and XML formats – improving accuracy and speed whilst reducing risk.”

Land Registry’s transaction for value data from 2013 shows that more than 60 per cent of sales carried out by the UK’s 10 largest conveyancers, are undertaken using Visualfiles.

“Our customers find this level of integration invaluable as Land Registry moves towards becoming a more digital organisation,” commented Nigel Williams, Visualfiles Product Manager at LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions. “The introduction of this new functionality is yet another example of how we are ensuring that Visualfiles continues to meet the most current needs of our customers.”

This integration in Visualfiles is enabled by LexisNexis’ partnership with Zylpha, a provider of secure electronic document production and delivery solutions, for niche, complementary, add-on solutions. The partnership encourages the development of add-on applications for Visualfiles customers, allowing LexisNexis to concentrate on advancing the strategic platform functionality that underpins the broad range of solutions required by legal services providers across the 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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