Leading Enterprise document assembly system, XpressDox, was recently awarded an A+ Technolawyer review rating. The independent review was conducted by Matthew Berg, who is the Director of Information Technology at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, an intellectual property firm in downtown Boston in the United States. “XpressDox is excellent. It is so good that it has earned my very first perfect A+ TechnoScore (5 out of 5). It’s the most robust document assembly product I have seen,” said Berg.
In South Africa, law firms are constantly looking for ways in which to increase their bottom line. Implementing Document Assembly is without question the single most effective way of achieving that. Put simply, document assembly allows users to re-use documents and data, so that they can produce documents faster, and with fewer errors.
Some lawyers believe that document assembly is only suited for “sausage-machine” type of work, such as Conveyancing, or Collections. “That’s not true,” says Chris Pearson of XpressDox. “In fact, the biggest gain from document assembly is where the general office correspondence is automated, since these are the documents that are produced most often,” he adds.
There are other benefits too. With document assembly, the firm has only a single letterhead master, which means that changes to the letterhead are quick and easy. “We are always amazed at how many law firms internationally still send out letters with deceased (or departed) partners still listed in the footer. That’s because secretaries invariably copy and paste onto old letters which are stored on their local hard drives. Another benefit is that completed documents can automatically be saved to the network, ensuring that they are backed up properly. Also, all letters and documents follow the company image rules, ensuring professional and accurate documents are produced every time.
“Since inception we have offered XpressDox on an outright purchase or a monthly rental model. This means that firms don’t have to spend large sums of money to implement document assembly,” says Pearson.