Chicago Based Law Firm Ungaretti & Harris Switches to NetDocuments Online Document Management Service

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Ungaretti & Harris increases productivity and mobility by switching from iManage’s Filesite to NetDocuments, supporting their document management needs for more than 225 users

Ungaretti & Harris Switches to NetDocuments
“The features, model, and overall flexibility in the application is making a huge impact. It really validated to us and our people that we had made the right decision in making the switch."

NetDocuments, a leading cloud enterprise content management provider, announced the prominent Chicago law firm, Ungaretti & Harris, has switched from Autonomy’s iManage Filesite to NetDocuments for their document, email, and content management service.

Since its founding over 30 years ago, Ungaretti & Harris has maintained a focus on servicing clients with a commitment to their success and the community through pro bono programs, sustainability and a Community Outreach Committee. “The switch to NetDocuments improves our technology which will help us increase productivity and collaboration within the firm, as well as allow us to continue to support the firm’s goal of providing a top tier service to our clients and offering the latest technology to our people,” Charlie Altenbach, Director of Information, stated.

Charlie continues, “We had been using iManage for several years and we began discussing what the document management plan was going to be moving forward. As we discussed the options, there was a realization among my team and technology committee that the legal industry is moving in the direction of leveraging web applications like NetDocuments to increase productivity and improve the legal practice. The more we looked at NetDocuments, the more we realized that it was a serious contender to overtake iManage’s Filesite within the firm. We really needed a modern looking application that was simple for the user, simple for IT, and had a high level of availability. It was a combination of these that ultimately led to the decision to make the switch.”

Ungaretti & Harris anticipated the potential challenge of a technology switch and created an internal campaign to educate the firm’s users on the increased functionality and features NetDocuments would bring to the practice. “Our campaign was a big win for getting user buy-in. We knew enhanced features would really help drive user adoption, so communicating this beforehand was critical. A few of the highlights people loved were the ability for our users to mark favorite documents and key workspaces, giving quick and easy mobile access to all areas of the system, and allowing users to organize items on a customizable user homepage,” Charlie commented. “The features, model, and overall flexibility in the application, which is something we didn’t have in the previous system, is making a huge impact. It really validated to us and our people that we had made the right decision in making the switch," he concluded.

The NetDocuments Service has the sophistication of powerful content and discovery searching, two-factor authentication, ethical wall security, email and digital records management, and built-in business continuity with two, redundant world-class data centers required for the prestigious law firms of today.

“We’re excited to announce Ungaretti & Harris as one of our new customer firms in the Chicago region, and who are now part of our global community accessing their content around the world and from any device,” Ken Duncan, NetDocuments CEO, stated. “There is an obvious momentum as we’re seeing firms of all sizes and even across industries embrace the cloud computing model, switching from on-premise, server based systems for their content management,” Ken said.

About NetDocuments
NetDocuments is a leading, cloud-computing content management and collaboration service. Organizations of all sizes can save tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars by eliminating the hardware, system and client software, and ongoing administration of a legacy client-server technology model. With the NetDocuments patented service simply "turned on," business professionals can immediately begin storing, managing and sharing documents throughout the world and on any Internet-connected service device. Founded in 1998 and based in Lehi, Utah, NetDocuments has users in over 128 countries. For more information about the company and management, go to and follow NetDocuments on Twitter at @netdocuments

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