Legal Files Announces Major New Release of Its Web Based Case Management Solution

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Legal Files Software, Inc. today announced the general availability of MyLegalFiles 4.2, its web based case and matter management system for legal professionals. Considered the company’s most significant release to date, MyLegalFiles 4.2 includes several new features that were designed to increase staff productivity and automate business processes and reporting.

Legal Files Software, Inc. today announced the general availability of MyLegalFiles 4.2, its web based case and matter management system for legal professionals. Considered the company’s most significant release to date, MyLegalFiles 4.2 includes several new features that were designed to increase staff productivity and automate business processes and reporting.

One of the most notable new features is the integration with the Microsoft Office suite of products. Users can now save e-mail, contacts, appointments, documents, spreadsheets and presentations to a case/matter stored in MyLegalFiles directly from the native MS Office application. The integration utilizes HTTP and XML technology that provides a much faster and more secure data transmission to the server over traditional FTP methods. Additionally, customers do not have to integrate directly with their Microsoft Exchange Server eliminating additional security and performance concerns.

The second major new feature of MyLegalFiles 4.2 is the Document Automation/Assembly component. Designed to significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to create letters, contracts, court documents, or virtually any document that gets re-used time and again within a customer’s organization, Document Automation eliminates the need to copy and paste or re-type case/matter related information into standard documents. By using a web service built on Microsoft .NET technology, users simply select the document they need to create while working in the case and MyLegalFiles will automatically merge all case specific data into the document and deliver the generated document back to the user.

“This is the most significant release yet of our web-based product initiative,” according to Legal Files Software, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Greg O’Connor. “We gave the development staff a very tall order to fill and they have definitely delivered. This new version virtually eliminates the functional differences between our traditional client/server and web product lines.”

MyLegalFiles 4.2 also includes enhanced Workflow functionality that automatically creates custom task lists, deadlines, schedules and alerts based on industry best practices or a customer’s internal procedures. Workflow provides customers with the assurance that activities are being completed on time, deadlines are being met, and their internal procedures are being followed. The automated alerts can proactively notify other parties to changes in a case’s status, or when a new case has been opened in the system.

Another important new feature to MyLegalFiles is the new advanced search and reports component. A simplified advanced search makes it extremely easy for non-technical end-users to create and save their own search criteria for flexible reporting from the system. A .NET based reporting service has also been created that allows users to schedule the execution and delivery of reports throughout the organization. User’s simply specify the report they wish to run, optionally specify a frequency such as daily, weekly, or monthly, and indicates the individuals that should receive the report output once it has been created. The N-tier architecture of MyLegalFiles allows the reporting service to be installed on a completely separate server to ensure overall system performance is not impacted in installations with high volumes of reports.

“We built the MyLegalFiles application with our largest customers in mind,” said Jon Stearns, Chief Technology Officer at Legal Files. “That meant that the system must be scalable to support thousands of concurrent users while providing web based functionality that is typically only found in desktop applications. The user sees very little difference running MyLegalFiles over a dial-up Internet connection versus their normal network connection.”

The MyLegalFiles application runs on a standard Microsoft IIS Web Server and does not require software to be installed on individual users’ workstations reducing the administrative cost of the system. The system does not rely on browser plug-ins, applets or ActiveX component, which dramatically increases the security and overall performance of the system. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption is fully supported for all components utilizing MyLegalFiles.

For additional information or to schedule a demo of MyLegalFiles 4.2, call the Legal Files Sales Department at at 800-500-0537.

About Legal Files Software Inc.

Founded in 1990, Legal Files Software Inc., with corporate headquarters in Springfield, Ill., develops and markets the Legal Files case and matter management system and MyLegalFiles, its web based application. Thousands of users in leading law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, legal services clinics, insurance companies and universities throughout the world use Legal Files software to store case and matter information and track office workflow. For more information, visit the company’s web site at http://www.LegalFiles.com.

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