Business Integrity Launches ContractExpress.com Document Assembly in the Cloud

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Leading law firms subscribe to the world's first premium document assembly product to be delivered exclusively as "software as a service," at launch; immediately benefit from low cost and ease of use

ContractExpress enables us to deliver more value to our clients for less cost

Business Integrity today launched ContractExpress.com, the world's first premium document assembly product to be delivered exclusively as "software as a service," requiring no set-up costs or infrastructure. ContractExpress.com builds on Business Integrity's trusted DealBuilder technology, which is used by many of the world's leading law firms and corporate legal departments. Adding scalable, secure web-based delivery, it is designed to extend the reach of document assembly from large law firms to the medium and small practice market, as well as corporate law departments looking to sidestep complicated corporate IT protocols.

The service, available at contractexpress.com, makes powerful document assembly easier for lawyers to deploy and use than ever before. ContractExpress.com offers users Word-based template design tools, workspaces and a "how-to" help system, all at a low monthly cost. "Document assembly has always been something of a 'Cinderella' technology, never quite making the big time, said Richard Newton, Business Integrity's, Executive Vice President. "We put that down to two factors: the cost of IT set up and the difficulty in creating useful document templates. Most lawyers aren't interested in becoming XML programmers." ContractExpress.com solves both problems as a simple-to-use, cloud-based solution.

Most lawyers don't use document assembly, despite the pundits' predictions of it being a game changing technology, especially in a world of fixed fees and reduced legal budgets. ContractExpress.com is designed to change that. Template design is easy, using only Microsoft Word and a mark-up style that follows the way lawyers naturally draft documents. The product also requires no IT investment and is free for the first 60 days with a low monthly fee thereafter. "We are trying to put technology that once was the preserve of a select few firms within reach of any practitioner," added Newton.

Several law firms in the US, UK and Europe have signed up for ContractExpress.com from launch, including international firm Simmons & Simmons. David Fitch, Director of Knowledge Management at Simmons & Simmons, commented, "We see document assembly as a necessary tool to maintain an innovative, competitive and sustainable practice. At the heart of ContractExpress.com is DealBuilder, which has a proven pedigree as a document assembly application and is capable of meeting our exacting requirements. Cloud delivery makes the technology easier and more flexible to deploy to our fee earners and clients."

While newly available in the cloud, Business Integrity's ContractExpress DealBuilder "on premise" solution has been implemented at dozens of blue-chip law firms and law departments around the world. "ContractExpress is great, and is the future of document assembly," said Scott Rechtschaffen, Managing Shareholder of Knowledge Management at Littler Mendelson in San Francisco. "ContractExpress enables us to deliver more value to our clients for less cost," added Ellen Kinsinger, CIO at Poyner Spruill in Raleigh, NC.

For more information or a free 60-day trial, please visit http://www.ContractExpress.com.

About Business Integrity. Business Integrity develops and markets the ContractExpress family of software products, comprising ContractExpress for SharePoint, ContractExpress DealBuilder and ContractExpress.com. Business Integrity has an impressive client list of leading law firms and corporations in the US, UK and internationally, which use ContractExpress to reduce the elapsed time required to produce standard contracts and to enable lawyers to focus on high value non-standard contracts. The company was founded in 2001, and is privately held with offices in New York and London. Business Integrity customers include Microsoft, AXA, PepsiCo, Amazon, McAfee, Cisco Systems, Christies, Cadence, Logitech, Henkel Corporation, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, Littler Mendelson, and Wilson Sonsini. For more information, please visit http://www.business-integrity.com.

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