With a wealth of experience under one roof — ranging from tax, civil law, and notarial services — leading Netherlands-based firm Loyens & Loeff lawyers needed seamless access to documents. But their on-premises infrastructure lacked the agility and flexibility that would allow them to innovate at speed. When the existing on-premises document management system reached end-of-life, the firm decided to find a new solution that was high-performing, well-supported, and would accelerate their cloud strategy. The move to iManage Cloud has enabled the firm’s 1,500 employees to work smarter and collaborate better with their clients across the globe.
Taking document management to the next level
Loyens & Loeff is one of the few firms in Europe offering both tax and civil legal services under one roof. The team is made up of civil lawyers, tax specialists, and notaries, and each group has its own clients with unique needs.
The firm needed a consistent, reliable approach to document management to ensure data is secure and easy to find.
“Technology shouldn’t slow down progress. We need to give staff the best possible workplace tools, and the most innovative technologies are moving to the cloud,” said Michel Hartogsveld, IT Director at Loyens & Loeff.
Global offices across the world go live in just three months
Following an extensive competitive tender evaluating the legal cloud document management solutions on the market, the firm selected iManage Work 10 in the Cloud.
“We completed the roll out right on time — so when COVID-19 hit we could pivot to remote working with no downtime,” recalls Hartogsveld.
More efficient and better services to clients, reduced operating costs
iManage Share makes it easier for staff to collaborate with clients, while built-in security prevents unauthorized access to data. iManage Threat Manager helps the firm protect sensitive information and prevent data loss. Accelerating the firm’s cloud strategy also reduces operating costs.
“iManage makes life easier for lawyers every day. The powerful search function means we can find the right documents faster, and we can apply security on a matter-by-matter basis,” said Hartogsveld.
"iManage brings all the functionality we need to fully support our lawyers and comply with data security regulations,” Hartogsveld concluded.