Tikit, part of the BT Group and leading provider of technology solutions for law and professional services firms, has today announced a strategic partnership with Epoq, the UK’s pioneer in document automation technology. Through the partnership, Tikit will be launching Tikit LawDraft, a sophisticated online digital drafting and collaboration tool which can drive significant improvements to practice efficiency and fee earner productivity whilst capitalising on the increasing demand for client self-service.
Tikit LawDraft utilises Epoq’s online document automation technology, Rapidocs to enable legal professionals to speed up document production by up to 70%*. Furthermore, a client and colleague collaboration facility allows for the sharing and co-drafting of documents for greater speed and accuracy.
Richard Higgs, sales direct at Tikit explains: “Any software which demonstrates proven increases in the efficiency of document production falls into the ‘no brainer’ category of legal technology. Adding rich content, intuitive collaboration and client self-service tools into the mix puts Tikit LawDraft at the forefront of document automation.”
“Epoq is delighted to have entered into a partnership with Tikit to create and launch Tikit LawDraft”, says Richard Cohen, solicitor and head of partnerships at Epoq. “We have been at the forefront of developments in document automation aimed to help law firms work more efficiently. The introduction of our collaboration facility means even greater cost savings are possible, as well as improved client engagement and satisfaction.”
Accessible online and via mobile devices, Tikit LawDraft includes an extensive library of over 800 up-to-date interactive document and form templates, covering family law, wills, powers of attorney, landlord, employment and business law. And, if input from a colleague or a client is needed to complete a document, Tikit LawDraft allows for it to be shared securely online. This function is particularly useful for gathering basic information from clients and helps to cut down the amount of time spent handwriting and transposing information. The system also allows users to append notes to the document, track its progress and communicate with colleagues and clients via email.
In conclusion, Richard Higgs comments: “We have already seen significant interest from client firms ahead of the launch confirming that Tikit LawDraft is being released into a market keen to take document production to the next level.”
* ‘Document Assembly Technology ROI Survey’ conducted by Consumer Knowledge Centre, March 2011