Since 1999, most enterprises have heavily invested in information technologies, yet productivity gaps remain. As of 2012, IDC Research, Inc. has estimated that about 5% of organization productivity is wasted on searching for and not finding relevant information/documents and on pulling information that exists in different files and formats together into one document.
To address these issues, Lexprompt WRITE (available at www.lexprompt.com) builds an Integrated Writing Environment (IWE) around MS Word, which increases productivity of the organization, reduces time wasted by lawyers and paralegals, and increases the quality of work product. For example, WRITE includes tools for quickly finding and reusing text from existing documents, thereby reducing wasteful duplication. Moreover, WRITE obviates the need to use multiple applications and to bounce between countless windows when creating written work. WRITE also helps lawyers manage references and other files and documents related to the working document.
WRITE increases productivity, improves quality of work product, and offers a high return on investment. Reusing previously created text allows lawyers to focus on valuable work, like creating original content. Furthermore, reusing previously vetted text reduces mistakes and improves quality of work product. And importantly, your organization can capture otherwise lost profits. For example, 5% efficiency loss of an employee with USD 100,000 salary results in at least USD 5,382 annual cost. Lexprompt WRITE subscription is USD 14.99 per month—ROI per user USD 5,202/yr. (i.e., 2890 percent!).
WRITE features at a glance
- Find relevant content from existing documents while working in MS Word
- Search as you type, search by highlighting, or by placing cursor in text, and get immediate results
- Focus your search on a selected location with just a few clicks
- Quickly view results (highlighted) in the source document
- Link reference files to the working MS Word file
WRITE finds and delivers relevant content in real time, when it’s needed most
Law firms and legal departments have large repositories of written content but continue to recreate text that already exists. WRITE provides real-time results with relevant text from existing documents (e.g., as user types), so that existing text can be quickly found and used in working documents. With WRITE, relevant content comes to users as needed and without effort, removing the barriers associated with searching for relevant files and opening and closing files to find relevant text.
Reusing existing content increases efficiency, improves quality of written work product by reducing mistakes, and increases consistency among texts intended to have the same meaning. Moreover, reusing existing content allows users to spend more time and focus on creating high quality original content where it is needed.
WRITE organizes and links references to MS Word working documents
Written work commonly incorporates or relies on reference materials and related documents. For example, litigation documents, such as briefs, memoranda, motions, discovery documents, etc., are commonly based on the references containing facts, controlling laws, and other materials that contain information relevant to the case. With WRITE, everyone on the legal team can quickly and reliably retrieve related references for any legal document prepared by the team, which will save time and can help prevent overlooking important documents.
WRITE also integrates a multi-document viewer into MS Word. Users can open MS Office and PDF documents side-by-side with the working document in MS Word. The viewer can be placed inside the MS Word window (when docked) or can be undocked and manipulated like any other window in Windows (e.g., MS Word window can be positioned on one display and the viewer window on another).
WRITE can link the documents opened in the viewer to the working MS Word file, and after opening the MS Word file, a tab for each linked document is displayed in the viewer. Hence, users do not need to keep track of the references used in the working document and the references are quickly accessible by anyone who opens the working MS Word file.