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Hyperion Research is the industry's leading source for Legal Solutions Market Intelligence. The profession's leaders, innovators and trend-makers have come to rely on Hyperion Research as the premier provider of independent market research, analysis and advisory services. We provide unparalleled insight to the leading trends in legal strategy, operations, and technology. Hyperion's analyst-based research and bench-marking informs 8 out of every 10 practice management system selections each year.

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5 Keys to Weathering the Storm (Legal Ops Continuity Series)

What Could Possibly go Wrong? Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions around business continuity were frequently centered around responses to major natural disasters – hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and the occasional swarm of murder hornets. While certainly serious, these events were infrequent enough that many organizations didn’t see a need for comprehensive continuity planning. Even if a major event happened, it was also assumed that any disruption would be severe but would likely be temporary and localized. 
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9 Essential Steps for Creating an ELM RFP

A big part of a successful ELM strategy, and implementation of the right tool, comes from the RFP process. For Legal Ops to succeed, legal's partner departments need to understand the importance of the changes underway and the practices and technologies Legal Ops is implementing – which impact not just Legal, but the entire company.
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Legal Technology for Legal Ops

The legal technology stack for an enterprise is diverse and extensive. The average law department supports 8 or more legal business applications. To address these legal-specific needs, Legal Ops is challenged with adopting a broad suite of business capabilities for delivering Enterprise Legal Management (ELM).
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ELM Adoption for Enterprise Value

The success of Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) for Legal Ops lies squarely on selecting the right technology – one that’s easily adopted and cost-effective. A good ELM strategy and platform, in turn, delivers better and more productive business practices which impact the entire enterprise.
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Legal Invoicing: Why It's Different from the Rest

Not all invoicing systems are the same. Legal services are engaged and procured in ways very different from other types of goods and services; legal invoicing is no different.  Legal even has its own globally adopted EDI standard for e-invoicing.  Legal invoicing and the solutions that support it must fit a host of standards expected by the market. 
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8 Trends Driving Legal Ops Transformation

In a world where changes in legal operations are constant, the technologies that companies own need to have flexibility to evolve with and drive transformation at scale.  At the same time, Legal Ops must fulfill a basic operational need to succeed in a complex space that is characterized by continuously changing protocols, policies and regulations.
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Legal Operations: Defining the Function

The role of Legal Operations is that of trusted advisor and transformative leader within a company, one that deals with highly complex legal issues and strategy both with outside counsel and within the business.
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A Buyer's Guide for the Rest of Us

The Office of the General Counsel serves a very unique role in the Corporation, and has always been challenged by the specialized needs that define the law department’s business. Too often, the challenges of Legal Ops are also compounded by the fact that many departments outside of Legal often do not fully understand Legal’s unique needs.
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CyberSecurity Readiness

Until recently, information security was largely cast as the purview of IT professionals responsible for an organization’s infrastructure and technology framework. Yet, breaches of information security are not simply an IT issue, and while legal professionals may not always understand the machinations of IT, they do understand content, risk and the sanctity of work products.
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AI and Machine Learning: A Primer

We’ve been hearing about the potential impacts Artificial Intelligence (AI) could have on the legal profession for several years now. Naysayers warn of waves of legal administration job losses and that IBM’s Watson could supplant lawyers. Proponents laud AI’s ability to transform the legal industry to a model of effectiveness and profitability never seen before. Neither side provides clear and direct evidence of how these things might actually come to pass. The AI discussion outside of legal operates on the same basic premises, but at a macro level. Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warn us that robots are going to take over the world, Facebook and Google tell us the technology will help us to save the world. In the midst of all the hype, the fact is that there is a lot of confusion around what AI is, how it works, and what the technology can actually do right now.
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