OpenText updates its legal document management software

OpenText Corp. has launched its latest version of a document management solution for the legal industry, aiming to help lawyers and legal departments keep their sensitive documents secure, even while they’re on the go or using their smartphones.

On Tuesday, the Waterloo, Ont.-based company said it was releasing eDOCS DM 10, the newest iteration of its document management solution. The goal is to allow customers to be able to find documents within a library, while ensuring they’re secured. They’ll be able to access these documents from mobile devices and laptops, as well as from in the cloud, and employees at a legal firm can also collaborate with each other or with third parties when working on those documents.

What’s also key is eDOCS DM 10’s ability to manage records and to prevent employees from mishandling those records – something that’s key, considering how many legal documents have now shifted from offline to digital in the past decade or so. The solution also allows employees of legal firms to store data from all kinds of documents, including email, graphics, PDFs, scanned files, and electronic-based records, keeping them all in one central place.

Administrators are also able to access the new DM Management Studio, which lets them manage individual servers, a cluster of servers, search indexes, and DM libraries by using their desktops. Other features include enhanced search capabilities, allowing users to sift through metadata and content as well as a Boolean search wizard to find what they need.

“This next generation of eDOCS DM addresses the evolving needs of our users,” said Muhi Majzoub, senior vice president of engineering at OpenText, in a statement. “Based 100 [per cent] on customer feedback, we have added the features and capabilities needed to continue to maintain key assets easily and efficiently within the firm.”

The newest version of eDOCS DM 10 should be available in English and French in September, while Dutch, German, Italian, and Spanish translations will be announced soon afterwards.

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