LexisNexis Firm Manager Teams with Microsoft for Strategic Technology Integration

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Cloud-based Law Firm Solution Leverages Microsoft’s New API and App Technology

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LexisNexis Firm Manager: Law Firm Practice Management for the Independent Attorney

These initiatives promise to yield a number of delightful technology benefits through a combination of our cloud-based law firm practice management software and Microsoft Office 365 productivity solutions.

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced today that LexisNexis Firm Manager®, the cloud-based practice management solution for small law firms, will be integrated with Microsoft® Outlook and Microsoft Office 365™ productivity solutions. The 2014 ABA Technology Survey Report suggests that Microsoft software programs are among the most used office productivity solutions among law firms and synchronizing these tools with an intuitive practice management solution built in the cloud will be inherently beneficial.

“Microsoft continues to attract more users to using Microsoft Office 365 productivity solutions and with more and more independent attorneys using mobile and tablet devices such as the Apple® iPad®, we see an ever increasing demand for seamless integration between Microsoft technology and the LexisNexis Firm Manager solution,” said Susan Harman, vice president and product champion for the Firm Manager team. “These initiatives promise to yield a number of delightful technology benefits through a combination of our cloud-based law firm practice management software and Microsoft Office 365 productivity solutions.”

In close coordination between the two companies, development is already underway for three initiatives. The first initiative provides an integration that will be a bi-directional synchronization between Microsoft Outlook calendar and contacts and those stored in the Firm Manager product. For example, if a new law firm client is added to the practice management system, the contact and any calendar items will appear in the Outlook client of the attorney working on that client’s matter, and vice versa.

The second initiative will be an app that will enable users to save documents generated in Microsoft products to the LexisNexis Firm Manager application and attach these documents to the relevant matter or client contact, as needed.

The third initiative will provide the ability to save emails and email attachments directly to a LexisNexis Firm Manager contact or matter. These integrations provide additional simplicity and ease-of-use enabling independent law firms to keep their legal matters on track, from anytime, anywhere and on any device.

“We’re delighted to partner with LexisNexis to help small to mid-sized law firms easily incorporate Microsoft Office 365 into their environment and provide lawyers with the substantial benefits this offering provides,” said Nishan DeSilva, senior director within Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs group.

About LexisNexis® Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

LexisNexis helps professionals at law firms and legal departments of all sizes manage the business element of their practice or departments with innovative software and mobile solutions for customer relationship management, competitive intelligence gathering and assessment, time and billing management, matter management, client analysis, legal holds and more.

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