In the legal field, documents are the currency of business and the lifeblood that keeps an organization running.
In the eDocument era, firms have struggled to establish and maintain an eMatter filing system that will meet the rising demand for convenience and expediency.
Document management seemed like the answer. Matter-based views of electronic content appeared to be an “all-in-one” solution for eMatter problems. Lawyers could easily find all matter-related documents and the matter file was ready for a client or destruction. Whew!
Then came the proliferation of “other” repositories. Clients asked their lawyers to share documents electronically not only via email but using extranets, deal rooms, and cloud repositories. Law firms contributed to their own troubles by maintaining (in some cases for many years) internal repositories of largely unstructured data, e.g. Intranet sites and network shares holding matter-related documents.
Suddenly, lawyers couldn’t find their files so easily. They asked themselves … Where is the latest version – in my DMS or in a cloud repository? How do I produce a complete matter file for my client? What if the court orders destruction of all documents related to a matter?
So what is the real answer?
Enter Litéra EKTA® , the newest addition to Litéra’s suite of document lifecycle solutions.
With Litéra EKTA® lawyers can maintain a complete electronic matter file without moving files from one repository to another – at least, not until a matter is done, and the final file is being assembled.
Through our unique Synthetic Views technology, Litéra EKTA® delivers a unified view of all matter files, regardless of repository. Litéra Ekta allows lawyers to apply a best-of-breed productivity tool to all files, from any repository.
Do you need to compare a file in your DMS to a file in your cloud repository? You can do it through Litéra Ekta.
Do you want to scrub metadata from a file in a cloud repository? Look to Litéra EKTA®.
Does the client want you to produce (quickly and easily) a PDF binder of matter-related documents? Again, Litéra EKTA® provides a solution.
Most importantly, once Litéra EKTA® recognizes a file, it maintains a history on that file. Accesses, edits, new versions. Litéra EKTA® tracks them all.
And what about lateral partners?
Lateral partners require immediate access to documents relating to matters in progress. But we cannot import documents without clearing conflicts. Litéra EKTA® is the simple way for making data available to new partners without compromising existing document management and records systems.
We know you have documents everywhere, let Litéra EKTA® help you find, manage, and share them, giving you peace of mind knowing your matter file is complete and easily accessible at all times, regardless of your location.
VP of Client Development