Sunday, July 03, 2011

Extranets As Internal Management Tools

Most commonly, extranets are thought of as tools law firms can use to share information such as case data, documents and calendars with clients.

While that is true, extranets can also be effectively deployed to address a variety of internal tracking needs within a law firm.

As an example, an extranet with workflow functionality and built-in email alerts can serve as a high quality change management system within a Firm. Similarly, collaboration tools and software like these can assist administrative departments like Marketing and Finance in the management of projects which span multiple offices within a law firm.

Extranets are also useful when deployed to share documents within a law firm but across a number of disparate offices when the suite of existing technologies within a law firm does not fully support the sharing/collaboration of and on documents within a law firm.