Take Your Firm Farther With iManage Work 10 and IT provided by Afinety
October 27, 2020 in Law Firm Productivity
By: Colleen Furey
To practice law is to manage. Clients, cases, correspondence, documents, memoranda — the assignments and responsibilities of the job are relentless and require ongoing management to keep everything straight.
You need a software solution that will help you actively manage your workload so you can keep tasks in order. iManage Work 10 helps you and your practice work smarter, not necessarily harder. Coupling iManage’s cloud-based platform with managed cloud services by Afinety, a fully licensed and certified iManage partner, you’ll get everything you need to run your law practice smoothly.
What is iManage Work 10?
Used by more than 1 million legal professionals around the world, iManage Work 10 is an email and document management software platform that is designed specifically for law firms like yours and the day-to-day duties that transpire, whether they play out in the office, on the road, in the courtroom or at home. With iManage and Afinety Cloud Platform, you get a fully managed IT environment that enables you to access data instantaneously and experience fast performance with your critical applications, increasing your productivity and output without compromising your firm’s or your client’s security.
No matter what type of law you practice, nothing is more important than performance and coming through for your client and their needs. iManage Work 10 puts you in the best possible position to achieve success with seamless and secure document sharing so communication to your clients, co-workers, colleagues and opposing counsel are maintainable and available. In short, iManage Work 10 is designed for the modern law firm where maximum output and efficiency on all devices is crucial to victory.
What makes Afinety and iManage Work 10 better together?
These days, there is no excuse for not delivering maximum effort for your clients. Thanks to broadband internet access and mobile computing, you can log on to your desktop wherever you are at all hours of the day, whether from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone device.
iManage Work 10 runs seamlessly on all of these platforms so you can take your assignments and documents with you in a profession that is increasingly on the go. Based on input from hundreds of users around the globe, iManage Work 10 was redesigned to be a cloud-first solution so your ability to submit reports, store documents or share them is not dependent on your location. Anywhere, anytime access to your data means just that — you can obtain them from wherever you are, so long as you have a reliable internet connection.
As a certified iManage partner, Afinety has the expertise to help you seamlessly transition from an on-premises or hosted iManage solution to iManage’s modern software-as-a-service platform. In addition, Afinety Cloud Platform helps to streamline all of your applications by handling the maintenance, system upgrades and integration. In essence, we help you manage your entire IT environment – eliminating the need to own and maintain expensive hardware, offloading application upgrades and maintenance, and ensuring higher levels of information security than you could ever achieve on your own. Our turnkey solutions leverage Amazon Web Services to enhance security and your firm’s flexibility should you need to upsize or downsize. If your firm is merging with another, migrating the data isn’t a problem. Everything is fully scalable.
Since we take care of the hardware, the servers, the storage and more, you get to focus on what you do best; while we handle the IT stuff. From mission-critical applications like accounting software to document management, eDiscovery to court docketing, Afinety hosts all of your applications and maintains them so they’re never more than a cloud away.
Why you can trust Afinety
Unlike other cloud providers, Afinety is a certified iManage partner. Together for over 20 years, the Afinety Cloud Platform and iManage pairing provides comprehensive support for your document management and overall work environment. Through consultation and design as well as ongoing maintenance and training, our network engineers make all of this possible. Our dedicated services team will not only ensure your migration to iManage’s cloud platform runs smoothly, we’ll also help ensure your staff’s learning curve is as short as possible by providing them with the skills, tools and knowledge they need to explore iManage Work 10 smoothly and efficiently.
In addition to getting your iManage Work 10 environment up and running, Afinety ensures the rest of your environment is highly secure, backed by AWS and encryption technology. Amazon Web Services is the largest, most reliable cloud platform in the world. Additionally, the IT security professionals at Afinety specialize in data protection to further buttress and fortify the defense of client-privilege material.
Groundbreaking new features
Whether you’re in litigation, corporate, family or any other type of legal practice, there’s no getting around the need to put in maximum effort for your clients. It comes with the territory. iManage Work 10 leverages AI, big data analysis and other advanced technologies to track and analyze your work style so the program can help you work smarter and more efficiently.
Some of these machine-learning advancements include:
- Smart Worklists: Smart Worklists are fully adaptable and provide an overview of data you can instantly call up with a click (on a laptop or desktop) or swipe (on a smartphone or tablet). Smart Worklists are thematically grouped as emails, clients, documents, downloads, large files and shared documents. And since it runs off the cloud, you can track the progress of documents edited by others in real-time and what the previous version looked like. This capability helps you and your team avoid duplication and improves time management, thereby increasing lawyer productivity through integrated electronic matter files and fully reusable project templates.
- Document Timeline: Document Timeline function provides additional context to see not only who has edited certain documents but at what time. Even if they left the correspondence alone, Document Timeline allows you to see when it was viewed by anyone else, down to the minute they logged on.
- Personalized Search: The search toolbar enables you to quickly access emails, matters and documents instantaneously, but what makes search for iManage Work 10 unique is its ability to deliver results that are most relevant to your needs and what data you access most. The machine-learning capabilities of iManage Work 10 strategically order the search results from most likely to least likely.
- Email Management: Just as you likely search for certain subjects more often than others, the same is often true for who you email. iManage Work 10 keeps tabs on your most common recipients to learn your habits and then makes recommendations for who to send letters, documents or attachments to and appropriate filing locations for conversations, matters and subject headings.
Your clients expect you to deliver for them. iManage Work 10 can position you for success. To learn more, request a quote or to schedule an appointment for integration, please contact us at Afinety today.