LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced today the release of Time Matters® 13, an award winning client, matter and document management system. Among several usability and feature enhancements, the new version of Time Matters centers on an integration with WatchDox™ technology, which provides customers – law firms and attorneys – with a secure cloud-based, or online, Client Portal for file sharing.
WatchDox, Inc. is a Palo Alto-based company that provides secure mobile productivity and collaboration solutions to large organizations including the Fortune 500. LexisNexis has an exclusive agreement to provide WatchDox’s technology to the legal market and is focused on making it available to small law firms. The technology integration with Time Matters 13 underscores the company’s drive to incorporate secure file-sharing capabilities across its portfolio of law firm practice management software.
“The capability to share files in a modern law firm is quite simply a requirement: clients increasingly expect counsel to be able to easily share documents,” said Susan Stobbart Shapiro, Esq., a director with Council, Baradel, Kosmerl, & Nolan, P.A. “What sounds promising in Time Matters 13 is the ability to share files from our existing matter management system and also to share with the confidence those files are secure.”
Specifically with Time Matters, this latest version of the software marks the first step to developing a more robust Time Matters Client Portal. In the future it may include the ability to share entire matter folders with customizable permission settings, online messaging and collaboration tools for clients and firms, and the capability to post invoices and collect payments.“This technology solves an increasing concern for practicing lawyers and law firms working with sensitive information or within the constraints of information protected by attorney-client privilege,” said Alex Overcash, the Time Matters product manager for Law Firm Practice Management at LexisNexis. “The dramatic proliferation of mobile devices has raised client expectations that law firms should offer the capability to securely share documents across any device, anywhere, and at any time.”