Barry.Nilsson. specializes in insurance and family law and prides itself on acting with honesty, integrity, and dedication. Speed and efficiency are essential for the firm in negotiating the best outcomes for clients. The desire to enable lawyers to find relevant data faster and reduce the amount of time spent searching for this knowledge motivated a project to build a custom solution, based on iManage Insight. And because handling data for some of Australia’s top enterprise insurance providers requires extra assurances that the data is secure, iManage turned out to be an ideal partner in this undertaking.
"iManage is a fantastic platform that has significantly changed the way we search for knowledge," confided a Principal Lawyer at Barry.Nilsson.
Leading Australian law firms into the future
Barry.Nilsson. has achieved national recognition across Australia, resulting in phenomenal organic growth. To continue delighting clients at scale, the firm decided to take its knowledge management to the next level.
“Knowledge work is at the heart of everything we do. We wanted to give our teams the best knowledge search platform on the market to help them find documents quickly, accurately, and easily,” explained Neil Blum, National IT Manager at Barry.Nilsson.
But as a data handler for large insurance companies, Barry.Nilsson. must also match enterprise levels of security — without the multi-million-dollar budget.
Centralizing knowledge management with iManage
Blum saw a demonstration of iManage Insight and realized it was the perfect solution for achieving their goal of managing their information more efficiently. He also saw that centralizing knowledge management with one vendor would make life easier for the IT team. Barry.Nilsson. has been an iManage customer for nearly two decades.
“No other product comes close to the functionality that iManage offers. Going with iManage was a no brainer," Blum said.
iManage professional services and Barry.Nilsson.'s implementation partner, Morae, helped the IT team build a platform that gives both the family and the insurance-focused lawyers a single pane of glass through which to view all of the critical information about their practices and clients. This enables attorneys to manage information more efficiently and deliver better outcomes.
iManage Insight is an essential component of the custom solution, which the firm calls OSKR (One Solution for Knowledge and Research). Barry.Nilsson. also uses iManage Share to balance security with accessibility when collaborating with partners and clients on files.
"iManage and Morae supported us every step of the way,” recalls Blum.
Finding critical information nine times faster
Using modern search relevancy algorithms delivers a search experience that mirrors modern search expectations.
"The custom filters we built mean people can search by areas of law, state, or legislation, which means they can perform much more advanced searches,” Blum commented. “And OSKR is so easy to use we can find documents nine times faster than previously.”
Barry.Nilsson. can also demonstrate compliance with security regulations using iManage, which reassures clients that they can trust the firm with their data.
Launching a five-year strategy to migrate OSKR and iManage Share over to iManage Cloud. The team also plans to implement iManage Security Policy Manager to simplify creating ethical walls, and iManage Threat Manager to protect against security breaches.
“iManage is a key part of our security strategy," says Blum. “With so much riding on our reputation, iManage is the perfect partner to demonstrate that we take security very seriously.”