IRIS supports growth ambitions of law firm Thuis & Partners with iManage
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IRIS logoIRIS, a member of the Canon Group, European leader in Information Management, is pleased to announce that Thuis & Partners, a Dutch law firm, has implemented iManage Work, the leading document management solution for law firms. 

Thuis & Partners is a law firm with two locations in The Netherlands. The firm employs approximately 50 people. The majority works in the Heerlen office. The other office is located in Maastricht. As many regional law firms do, Thuis & Partners operated with a more traditional approach, encompassing a file server set-up with client communications such as emails and other documents and files residing in repositories per client. Along with growth ambitions came an increasing need for collaboration, fast and easy search capabilities and a full-fledged email management system. 

These are among others the reasons why Thuis & Partners will deploy iManage Work in 2018 with IRIS Professional Solutions as the trusted Enterprise Information Management partner. 

A full-fledged email management system in an optimized infrastructure 

iManage Work, which is the preferred document management system in the legal profession and part of the IRIS EIM portfolio and partner ecosystem, will enable staff to work in the familiar Outlook environment but within an enhanced file structure in which email management plays a significant role. 

With 90 percent of communications occurring per email, containing important documents, such an integrated solution combines the ease of use of Outlook and the functionality needed by a growing law firm.  

The emails and documents get stored and can easily be retrieved via the Outlook interface with the possibility to find the right information at the right time by using keywords within the document structure. 

On top of deploying the iManage Work, Thuis & Partners is also investing in an enhanced IT infrastructure with new hardware and software, including the latest Office environment, laptops, server licenses and so on. 

IRIS Professional Solutions works hand in hand with the selected infrastructure partner to guarantee a smooth transition to the iManage DMS which gets installed in an on-premise environment after the significant upgrade of the overall IT capabilities of Thuis & Partners. 


A new way of working with ample benefits and scalable growth opportunities 

On top of the actual deployment IRIS Professional Solutions will also assist the law firm with guidance regarding the new way of working as made possible by the platform. 

Some benefits that Thuis & Partners realizes with iManage DMS:

  • Easy and fast searching and retrieving of emails, documents and files.
  • Enhanced collaboration as documents are not sent back and forth but users can notify each other and share the file link to collaborate on the stored document.
  • Increased efficiency, security and compliance with document version control and fast reporting possibilities in the scope of, among others, the GDPR.
  • A solution that ensures completeness and accuracy of client and case files and provides authorized access to and sharing of documents.

Marc Bogman, ICT employee Thuis & Partners comments: "At Thuis & Partners, document- and file-related processes are an important part of daily operations and business management. The existing design of working with a file server structure was not sufficient for our ambitions. To improve the completeness, up-to-dateness and reliability of documents and to optimize the authorized finding and sharing of files, IRIS and the iManage Document Management System proved to be the best solution". 

On top of the vast and proven expertise in working with law firms across many countries and the long-standing partnership between IRIS and iManage, IRIS Professional Solutions actively engaged Thuis & Partners to sustain the law firm in its growth ambitions. An additional benefit was the physical closeness of both companies within the Benelux region.  

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Finally, the evolutions in the iManage offering make it a cost-effective solution for somewhat smaller law firms with a more limited number of users, enabling them to optimize and grow their business.   

"Even though iManage is one of the leading and most complete document management systems it is a viable and highly efficient solution, for law firms of any size. And thanks to our best-practice implementation approach, law firms can reap the benefits of iManage Work extremely fast.", adds Ralph Willems, Account Manager at IRIS Professional Solutions. 


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