A provider of SaaS-based IP management technology, First To File®, launched this month an IP Document Management Survey to gather information from corporations and IP law firms on this genre of software. One question listed eight reasons why a law department might invest in such a system.
The survey asks respondents who have a Document Management Solution (DMS) or are considering one for their top three reasons for moving to it. It’s a good list, so I have reproduced it below.
Competitive reasons- everyone else is doing it
Organization, efficiency, and security (no more lost files, etc)
Increased visibility, anywhere at any time, across portfolios
Increased ability to react quickly to market changes
Increased client service (internal or external)
Mobile connectivity/remote access to information