Top 150 ranked independent law firm Martineau LLP has been shortlisted for the KnowList “Microsoft Based Project of the Year” award in recognition of its deployment of Windows 7 and Office 2007 supported by Legal Futures Associate Tikit’s award winning TMS and Restyler products.
Prior to this project, Martineau struggled with a mixed environment of Windows XP and Office applications ranging from Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2000 to Outlook 2007. This presented a real challenge when sharing and dealing with documents sent and received by others outside the firm.
In addition Word was locked down and made heavy use of macros for formatting documents, which led to the deskilling of staff and frustration when using the system. Any documents containing different styles or formatting were difficult to deal with and took the support staff longer than necessary when amending or updating.
“Given the challenges presented by our existing IT environment, we were searching for a solution which would ensure fast responsive desktops, allow easier management and updating of documents and provide support staff with necessary level of training so we were less reliant on macros,” said Dean Hill-Jowett, Martineau’s IT director.
“We choose Tikit’s TMS and Restyler products as they provided the tools that we needed to enable efficient deployment and conversion of documents. In addition they allow us to manage and maintain control throughout the document life cycle.”
As a result of the successful deployment, Martineau now enjoys a reliable, stable and flexible system for the production of documents.
“We are delighted Martineau has been shortlisted for this KnowList award,” said Liam Flanagan, innovations director at Tikit. “In undertaking this project, they have been able to embrace the benefits of Windows 7 and Office 2007 and we are pleased that Tikit TMS and Restyler – which also support Office 2010 migrations – have given them the document management and control they were looking for.”