Externally Hosted Practice Management Solutions: Cloud-Based and Software-as-a-Service

The use of externally hosted systems is a hot topic in today’s business technology world.  Once considered a non-starter in legal and intellectual property, there is a new-found openness to the possibility of practice management systems and data residing outside of the traditional “behind-the-firewall” infrastructure model.  The change in approach has followed the broader business technology trend towards more efficient and effective use of external infrastructure available through cloud-based and SaaS systems.
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Paperless Work Environments for IPM

While historically paper-intensive, the legal profession is quickly digitizing. Electronic-based work processes offer cost savings, improved quality and more-efficient work product.  Implementing a paperless work environment is particularly important to creating an effective IP program.  We find that document management systems (DMS) are an increasingly critical element in the overall integrated IPM environment.
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IP Portfolio and Spend Management

Intellectual property management (IPM) is a now a well-established practice and solution category for innovation- and brand-driven companies.   In developing management practices that are business-aligned, these intellectual property stakeholders rely on technology systems and tools for the informational foundation on which they build their strategies, processes and organizations.
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Workflow Automation in Intellectual Property Management

Intellectual Property groups have typically relied on their “docketing systems” as the central resource for managing task assignments, deadlines and other case-related information.  While a traditional docketing system provides important country rules and PTO procedures, these systems tend to be more limited in their workflow capabilities to automate processes across the IPM lifecycle or to meet unique client-defined requirements.
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The Need for More Sophisticated Business Process Management

Business process management, or BPM, is a well-established practice and solution category in the general enterprise technology market.  The human-centric capabilities of BPM—as opposed to back-end, technical process and integration automation—are of particular interest to law firms as they seek ways to improve their work efficiency, resource utilization and client satisfaction.   The emergence and maturity of matter management-oriented solutions in the BPM market has brought a wealth of options to law firms.
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Automation Tools are Critical Enablers of BPM

As law firms work to implement and master their BPM initiatives, automation technologies are considered a critical enabler. Historically, firms have largely implemented process automation through their core legal applications and embedded “workflow” features in such areas as practice management, document management, or time and billing systems. These workflows were often disparate and disconnected, focusing on specific processes—they accomplished a specific purpose but did not deliver benefit from a more holistic and integrated approach to process optimization.
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New Survey Now OPEN: Corporate Legal Technology

OUR CORPORATE LEGAL TECHNOLOGY SURVEY IS NOW OPEN! Hyperion Research's ongoing survey programs help us benchmark and analyze leading trends and issues in legal operations and performance.
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Hyperion Insights Presents

We are thrilled to introduce the launch of our Insight Series, where words matter, quality counts, and our professionals openly share their knowledge and experience on the latest trends, changes, and research in law firm and corporate legal technology and business management issues.  We do not try to be all things to all people, and focus only on the areas that we believe we know better than anyone else. 
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