Document assembly users among major companies, and two new entrants

An article lists 20 “companies using document assembly tools: Amazon, BBC, Cadence, Catlin Group, Cisco, Credit Suisse, Dow Jones, EADS, Ford, GE, Johnson & Johnson, McAfee, Microsoft, Munich Re, Nissan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered Bank, Telstra, Wespac (and no doubt others).” Aside from the size of these companies, their internationalism stands out. The article, by Michael Mills in Law Tech. News, April 2010 at 24, does not specifically say that the legal departments of those companies use document assembly, but that is certainly the clear implication.

Mills also mentions a new entrant in the field of legal document assembly: Brightleaf. He quotes a lawyer who says that the Brightleaf software offers capabilities far beyond traditional compilation of documents based on questions asked and answered. To that claim, the website proclaims the company’s product to be a “legal process automation platform.”

Mills also cites kiiac, software developed by Kingsley Martin that helps create document templates efficiently “with a statistical engine that analyzes and compares the structure and content of documents.” Much is happening in the now-venerable field of document assembly (See my post of March 23, 2010: document assembly with 8 references and one metapost; and Feb. 26, 2008: document assembly with 16 references.).

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