Atlanta, GA – August 18, 2009 – ADERANT, a global provider of business and financial management software for law firms, today announced that the Company has purchased a suite of Enterprise Content Management applications developed by StarLaw. The acquisition adds integrated document management, records management, and email management solutions to ADERANT’s product portfolio.
ADERANT’s purchase of StarLaw’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) applications enables it to enter a market that is of growing importance to lawyers and law firms. Importantly, the new ECM application suite is being designed with the unique needs of law firms in mind instead of trying to retrofit a more industry-generic solution with functionality required by the legal market.
“Acquiring StarLaw’s advanced applications enables us to greatly expand the breadth of solutions we are able to deliver to law firms,” said Michael Kohlsdorf, President and Chief Executive Officer for ADERANT. “This transaction moves ADERANT closer to becoming a single-source software vendor for law firms, providing integrated solutions for both the front and back office that reduce IT complexity and costs.”
Early adopters of the ECM application suite include Cooley Godward Kronish LLP and O’Melveny & Meyers LLP.
“We were enthusiastic about StarLaw’s vision for an enterprise-wide content management system that achieved convergence among the different methods lawyers use for generating, storing and retrieving documents, records, and emails, and are greatly encouraged by ADERANT’s commitment to reinvigorating the product,” said Martin Metz, Director of Information Technology for O’Melveny & Myers LLP.
ADERANT is currently working on the next generation of its new ECM applications. The new document management application will enable firms to effectively control and monitor electronic content throughout the entire document lifecycle process, including storage, retrieval, modification, review, and preservation. The records management application will archive, track, and retrieve all firm-protected electronic and physical content. The email management functionality will allow attorneys and legal staff to efficiently file and organize all relevant email messages as well as associated attachments.
ADERANT’s new ECM applications will be generally available in Q1 2010.