Outstripping your resources
When Taylor Wessing replaced its standard filing system with a new DMS, the IT staff were faced with a number of systems to choose from. IT manager Adam Westbrooke explains what they were looking for.
Unlike most law firms of its size, historically Taylor Wessing has not felt the need to use a document management system (DMS), instead relying on a standard filing structure to allow people to find documents. Last year, it was decided that this was no longer suitable, as the firm had grown past the size where this approach provided adequate support. With the increase in the number of people working on any one document, which now includes fee earners as well as secretaries, some form of control was required.
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