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How Legal Industry can Leverage Microsoft SharePoint

Published on 04 July 18
Microsoft SharePoint has received high acclaim for document management across the world. Whether it’s a small enterprise or multi-national company, MS SharePoint offers a secure tool for sharing and collaboratively working on the documents, updating timesheets or adding new staff. It also permits for an immense degree of customization, allowing administrators to edit the environment as much as they want, build custom add-ins and more.
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SharePoint is taking many industries by storm including the finance, banking, software and legal. It makes it easy for the legal sector to store documents in the cloud and access them from outside of the office or courtroom. MS SharePoint features for metadata and versioning also help in the robust management of legal documents and correspondences.
Let’s have a look at how Microsoft SharePoint can help to resolve the everyday challenges of the legal industry:

Make Search Work Better

It is a bitter truth of the legal sector that individuals spend as much time for hunting the files as they do for working on them. Therefore it leads to a productivity drop and the user end up getting frustrated and unhappy.
SharePoint comes with a compelling search option for retrieving documents. You can use the search seamlessly by adding correct metadata to the records. Not only this but it also offers an excellent way of redefining the metadata to leverage the dividends in the long run.

Make it Easier to Find People

It is tough to find colleagues who can provide specific advice or help resolve particular problems, especially in large firms. SharePoint serves a significant help here. The search engine of SharePoint lets you discover colleagues by populating their profiles with the latest information about themselves. It makes easier for lawyers to find their colleague having expertise in the required niche area.

Improve Document Management Plan

Legal firms face challenges regarding the storage and management of documents, permissions definition, and fields, lists, libraries, sites and content types creation. SharePoint document management comes with an ideal environment to strictly and clearly define all these and make document management hassle-free.

Help Better Use the Workflows

Workflows are generally used to automate the tasks in MS SharePoint. In the context of legal firms, they help to mitigate the challenges of paper-pushing the documents across the office and sending task deadline reminders to colleagues. If you want to open the folder of a new case, then the automated workflow ensures that everyone who are required to see and sign off the case review it and complete the tasks.

To Sum Up

If you are looking for an apt document management tool for your legal department or law firm, then Microsoft SharePoint is the one-stop-platform to consider. It lets you focus on critical aspects like workflows and search configuration, document scanning, safe content sharing, and mobile document management. Consult an IT company with extensive experience in developing custom Microsoft SharePoint solutions to get your MS SharePoint solution built for the case, matter, record, and document management.
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