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Top 60 UK Law Firm Signs Seven Year, Multi-million Pound Deal For LexisNexis Visualfiles to Power Fee-earner Desktop
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LexisNexis logoDWF selects Visualfiles for best-of-breed status, future-proof technology and licensing model

LexisNexis, the leading provider of practice and productivity management solutions, today announced that DWF LLP, ranked amongst the top 60 UK law firms, has selected LexisNexis Visualfiles as its best-of-breed case management system to power its fee-earner desktops. Visualfiles is central to the success of DWF’s software strategy. It will integrate Elite 3E, DWF’s practice management system; InterAction, the customer relationship management system; and Interwoven, the document management system; to provide a seamless and integrated business environment, supporting a new and uniform way of working in the firm.

LexisNexis is providing DWF with a site-wide licence for Visualfiles. This means that DWF has the ability to deploy Visualfiles on every single desktop across the firm’s locations in Liverpool, Leeds, London, Manchester and Preston, over the period of the deal. The solution will be deployed on over 900 desktops, and this number is expected to grow with the firm’s business over the coming years.

In addition, DWF has secured preferential access to all new Visualfiles products over the period of the deal. This will enable DWF to take advantage of the latest new product lines for Visualfiles, ensuring that it has the most current case management system, now and in the future. This also illustrates the importance and trust that DWF places on Visualfiles as a technology. 

Phil Whitehead, IT Director at DWF LLP, explained, “Technology is crucial to our business and strategically we have decided to only deploy best-of-breed solutions that can maintain this status for at least the next 10 years. LexisNexis is undoubtedly a major player in the legal market with both the size and vision to support our IT decisions in the years to come.

“Even though we have been using Visualfiles in our insurance business, we needed to make sure that it was appropriate as a firm-wide solution. On market investigation, we found that Visualfiles offers the best functionality to meet our current needs, but more importantly has a well defined long term product development roadmap for the future. It is in fact the foundation upon which our ‘integrated business’ strategy rest. Its selection is not a decision we have taken lightly. We consider Visualfiles to be a secure, sound and future-proof investment.”

Once deployed, Visualfiles will be the default application that users will use to open any file or matter, seamlessly feeding information into Elite 3E, InterAction and Interwoven. This will provide users with a single, integrated business environment and allow them to record information efficiently and accurately for the benefit of the entire organisation.

Tim Cheadle, UK General Manager, LexisNexis Practice & Productivity Management, added, “We are delighted with this win and look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership. This deal unmistakeably demonstrates the technological superiority of our product, the confidence that a top UK firm such as DWF has in our offering and the strength of the LexisNexis brand.”


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