5 hidden costs of on-premise DMS

Do you know the five common ‘invisible’ costs when it comes to running an on-premise DMS? These can be hefty and it’s vital to be aware of them and their impact on your operations and efficiency.

The cost of capacity

On-premise document management systems need capacity for growth, in data and licensing. This gets complex when you need to factor in middle tier, OS, SQL and other licensing – it’s hard to plan for growth.

The cost of agility

Opening new offices overseas or in a new city takes a long time to procure hardware and build environments. Mergers and acquisitions are especially complex, with hard choices: either disrupt normal operations, fork out for expensive data integration experts, or delay commercially important timelines.

Don’t move to NetDocuments for this reason

History has shown that the legal industry is one of “follow my leader” – but in today’s legal market, there’s no room to play this game any more.  The worst reason for evaluating NetDocuments is because another firm is making the change.

There are plenty of measurable, demonstrable and urgent reasons for a firm to consider a move to NetDocuments.

  • sprawling infrastructure – which is hard to manage: indexing servers, application servers, data storage, databases – time and effort vacuums
  • a lack of features – sharing, mobility, open APIs and predictive email filing that simply knows where emails should be filed
  • shattered vendor confidence – leaving missed support tickets and no clear roadmap behind

If these ring true for your firm, look at NetDocuments through the lens of the business you are responsible for – and do it soon.  Wait too long and you will miss early adopter advantage.

Don’t leave your IT strategy to the actions of others.

Contact us to find out about DISCOVERY – our simple, extensive 4-week, tailored process to help your firm assess whether the time is right to move.

Intapp & NetDocuments – an agile platform ahead

One of the most exciting announcements at ILTA this week is the announcement of the new Intapp Marketplace.  Feynbrook is one of the founding partners, listing a handful of workflows specifically focused on NetDocuments.

The workflows we released today help enhance user experience and reduce IT administration of NetDocuments.  Over the next few weeks, we will release more workflows, taking advantage of Intapp Flow’s new document automation features and more – we will be asking our clients what they want (any ideas? Contact us).

What do we stand for?

While we were writing the listings something interesting happened which demonstrates nicely what Feynbrook “stands for”.

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.

Peter Drucker

Snap analysis – NetDocs & Office 365, what does it mean?

Exciting announcement #2 at ILTA 2015 – Microsoft and NetDocuments announce an expansion of their partnership – here’s some snap analysis (and hopes) about what this brings to legal DMS.

Microsoft and NetDocuments – ndOffice and Office 365

Office 365 – online and desktop – has capability that allows third parties to write ‘next-gen’ Add-Ins that interface directly in Office. ndOffice will become present inside Office, without a client-side install and no need for desktop add-ins. It’s just there – ready to be enabled by your administrator.

All the features of Office 365 – rights management, co-authoring, mobility – with NetDocuments as the document store, giving firms the cool stuff of Office 365 with the strong information governance that law firms need and OneDrive lacks, and SharePoint fails to deliver.