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Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, is working with ThreadKM in the Firm’s drive to fight email exhaustion and enhance efficiency and engagement with document and project management. Team chat technology—popularized by tools like Slack and Hipchat—is now coming to law firm technology and innovation leaders like Dentons, thanks to ThreadKM.
Toronto, CAN - August 17, 2016 - Dentons is piloting ThreadKM, a new knowledge management platform, across the Firm’s six Canadian offices, to streamline team communications and collaboration on matters and projects.
ThreadKM enables Dentons’ legal teams to quickly share ideas, files and links without the clutter of endless emails—the platform combines “team chat” technology found in Slack, Hipchat and other business applications with an agile task board and iManage integration. Dentons believes ThreadKM can help solve the legal profession’s email overload problem.
“We were excited to roll out ThreadKM to Firm members in Canada,” said Ginevra Saylor, National Director of Knowledge Management with Dentons Canada LLP. “Lawyers send and receive massive amounts of email and are looking for better ways to manage communication, documents and tasks. ThreadKM fits into legal professionals’ natural workflow, while delivering the security and information governance requirements expected of law firms and departments. So, we see great potential with this collaboration platform."
For ThreadKM, team chat technology continues to attract new interest and customers. “Law firms are starting to hear about team chat from everywhere: in the news, from their clients, even from their own lawyers,” said Dan Hauck, CEO at ThreadKM. “Now they want to bring the technology into their own organizations because they recognize how it can be used to help with email exhaustion. ThreadKM offers a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive solution for law firms.”
Beyond team chat, ThreadKM will provide additional benefits for Dentons. Using deep integration with iManage, lawyers can find, view and add documents to matters stored in iManage. Additionally, ThreadKM features a “kanban” board for each matter that allows legal teams to view and visually organize tasks. This agile approach aligns with how many lawyers work, without requiring complex project management software for every matter.
Moving forward, Dentons will also explore how ThreadKM’s open API can be used to message lawyers with information found in systems beyond document management. “We’ll work closely with Dentons to build integrations that make sense and maximize the value of their existing tools,” said Dedrick Duckett, ThreadKM’s CTO. “Our platform is designed from the ground up to be open for firms that desire additional customization.”
ThreadKM provides lean, matter-centric team chat and kanban-style project management in a single application that integrates with document management and other key law firm applications. ThreadKM helps firms dramatically reduce email, drive up DMS utilization, and improve collaboration across the firm.
Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries. www.dentons.com .
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