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Search tool helps law firm capture its knowledge assets



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Howard Kennedy, a law firm headquartered in London with 53 partners and 350 staff, has deployed a cognitive search solution to ensure access to its knowledge assets.

The law firm has selected RAVN Connect Enterprise from RAVN Systems to capture, find, manage and collaborate on its knowledge and expertise. Howard Kennedy is using the platform to provide seamless access to all its KnowHow resources located in FileSite from iManage and to perform federated search across external information resources via a modern, user-friendly interface.

RAVN has already completed a successful POC searching Howard Kennedy’s Knowledge Library in iManage’s WorkSite alongside the firm's preferred provider of online practical legal guidance and is now working to roll out the solution to additional departments.

Robin Hall, head of knowledge management at Howard Kennedy says, “Howard Kennedy needed an innovative solution and RAVN's platform has allowed us to implement our vision of providing integrated, secure and effective access to our knowledge resources. For us, one of the key benefits is that we continue to manage our resources through our document management system while RAVN provides a sophisticated search layer above this, seamlessly integrating with external resources.”

Hall adds, “Moving forward, our aim is to include more of RAVN’s cognitive search features to show the interconnection between our people and knowhow to further enhance our searches. Using RAVN has been key part of our IT 2020 vision to bring tangible efficiencies and profitability benefits to the business.”


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