Datacert recently unveiled Passport, its patent-pending, technology platform for the legal industry, at an exclusive thought-leadership event in New York City. Passport, which was developed and tested with Datacert's global client base, solution partners and other top industry leaders, consolidates all legal technology systems in one space and provides advanced configuration and collaboration capabilities that allow even the most multifaceted law departments to take a more hands-on approach to managing their legal risk and legal-related business. At the event, industry thought leader, Professor Richard Susskind discussed his vision for the future of legal and how advanced technologies, like Passport, are critical to positive advancement on a global scale.
Jim Tallman, president and chief executive officer of Datacert, unveiled Passport to the audience of more than 100 legal executives, including general counsel from some of the world's largest organizations. Individual demonstrations of the platform were given and many acknowledged the opportunities it presents to simplify the legal process and begin delivering legal services in a new and cutting-edge manner.
"Point solutions support many legal industry needs, but legal departments are managing too many," said Tallman. "In-house lawyers today want to consolidate and integrate systems so they can obtain an inclusive view of the entire legal function and control risks and costs. A platform that brings all data together and connects best-in-class market solutions is the answer."
Research indicates that legal departments are managing dozens of technology applications from various vendors for areas such as legal matter management, legal spend management, e-discovery, etc. Passport was created to directly tackle the operational challenges that result from the overload of legal point solutions by consolidating all applications, such as best-in-breed market solutions from Datacert and those from complimentary solution providers in areas like e-discovery, on one platform. In addition, Passport is a straightforward platform that allows for easy configuration and integration so changes can be made internally without the client having to go back to the vendor or hire a third party.
Passport is the first true platform for the Enterprise Legal Management industry and entered the market having already been selected by a client roster of a dozen organizations. Every decision that was made in its design and development was focused on providing a solid foundation for consolidating, managing, configuring, and even building new legal applications.