DocGovern has entered into a new partnership with document creation company Doc2.
Doc2 is a cloud-based document creation automation platform which allows companies to create, send and eSign their contracts in seconds. UK based, their clients range from SME’s to large businesses across a variety of industry sectors.
Gary Lessels, Managing Director at DocGovern said-
“We are delighted to have signed a partnership agreement with Doc2. They very much see the value in Document Automation and the benefits it can bring to any business, specifically those looking to initially adopt Document Automation, without the typical costly overheads or protracted setup.
There is a great deal of synergy between DocGovern and Doc2’s aims and values, and it made sense for both companies to work together to deliver an optimum service and provide support for our Clients looking to maximise their use of Document Automation.”
Josh Harris, Founder & CEO at Doc2 said-
“We are delighted to be working with DocGovern. Their expertise and knowledge of Document Automation is an absolute asset for us, and this partnership is bringing together two influential service providers focused on helping business get the most from Document Automation.
This collaboration will enable both businesses to address the needs of the market and we are very much looking forward to what the future holds.”
Document Automation consultancy company DocGovern, has expanded its technology partner portfolio with Avvoka.
Founded in 2015, Avvoka is a document automation, negotiation and analysis platform designed to help law firms, in-house legal teams and businesses draft documents, negotiate them, and leverage data insights from that process. Their clients include Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie and WarnerMedia.
Gary Lessels, Managing Director at DocGovern said-
“For us to deliver exactly what our clients’ need, DocGovern’s unique approach to assessing technology partners is a crucial part of our process. We are delighted to have partnered with Avvoka and they will be a valuable addition to our technology partner network.
Their next generation technology delivers a new approach to Document Automation and we are very much looking forward to working alongside them.”
Giles Thompson, Head of Growth at Avvoka said-
“Our partnership with DocGovern will enable us not only to expand our client base, but also increase our brand awareness across other industry sectors and show how Avvoka’s technology can help companies automate, negotiate and analyse.
DocGovern’s reputation across Document Automation and the other steps of the document production and retention process is absolutely excellent. We are thrilled to have entered into this new collaborative relationship and for its future.”
White Paper Provides Insights and Data about the Impact of Document Automation across Organisations
DocGovern has published a White Paper looking at Document Automation and its impact on Remote Working.
The document was put together following a programme of market research undertaken by DocGovern with key individuals in organisations across a variety of industry sectors.
The White Paper presents the results of the research, covering areas such as limitations of Document Automation platforms, the value of Document Automation, Document Automation & Remote Working, and how Document Automation aligns with Business Transformation priorities.
Gary Lessels, DocGovern’s Managing Director said-
“As a consultancy company, we are continually assessing and appraising the Document Automation marketplace for our Clients.
Expanded compliance mandates, heightened security threats, and rising data management costs are fueling the need for effective Document Automation – even more so during 2020.
We wanted to find out not only organisation’s opinions on their use of Document Automation across their business, but also how, if at all, their company is using a Document Automation solution to support remote working at this time.”
Top takeaways from the White Paper include, an analysis of how Document Automation could help businesses operate more effectively during the current COVID-19 climate, and how Document Automation can facilitate operational effectiveness, including the immediate need to tactically adapt.
Read the White Paper in full.
Last week, our Chief Technology Officer George Steven, presented a webinar on how the Real Estate sector could save time and money creating high quality content for property brochures or valuation reports without the need for expensive publishing tools. It was a great success and the feedback from attendees was extremely positive.
As we were putting together the webinar presentation, (I say ‘we’, but it was mostly George!), it occurred to us that the functionality in the software we were demonstrating on the webinar, would be applicable, and also beneficial, not only for the real estate sector.
The webinar’s focus was around creating property brochures or valuation reports more cost effectively and efficiently. George demonstrated a Document Automation platform that supports images and charts, allowing users to easily import these into a Word document. The result is professional looking content, at a fraction of the cost of expensive publishing tools.
Real estate law firms, as well as legal organisations who have an in-house real estate or commercial property team or person, could certainly benefit from this type of software platform to help them create a more streamlined approach to producing high quality content, at significantly less cost.
As part of the webinar, there was a live Q&A session at the end, and attendees asked a number of interesting questions. I’ve outlined a couple of these questions below and their answers.
Q. How much would a solution such as this cost?
A. Pricing is very much dependent upon the needs and use case. The key variables to think about are – how many users you have, how many templates you need to author, and who will be doing that, and how many pages or times each template will be assembled. Assuming you have the database and don’t need any help with that, then pricing should be a pleasant surprise given the Return on Investment (ROI) you will see.
Q. How long will it take me to get onboarded, up to speed and self-sufficient in using it?
A. No more than a couple of hours. So, let me caveat that; you might not be an expert in a couple of hours, but you will be heading in the right direction. The template shown on the webinar did not take long, 2 hours approximately, from starting the template, to having all the variables set. The ROI is enormous at that point. If you can spend a couple of hours creating a template that will reuse content from a database you already have, then you don’t need to do any adjustments, edits or photography work each time you need to produce a document. Once you have built the template, and each time you use it, you should hear the ‘Cha-ching’ of a cash register in your head, and that’s how Document Automation should be.
Q. Can I do this myself?
A. Yes! The key benefits you should look for in Document Automation relate to you being as self-sufficient as possible. You don’t need to be a software developer to author templates for a Document Automation project. If you are comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel, then this shouldn’t challenge you too much.
There are a couple of key things to remember; when looking at solutions, you shouldn’t just look at the product, you should also look at the company and how they deliver the service; training, pre-delivered templates, help guides, error handling, documentation, ‘wizards’ to help you through common tasks – DocGovern can help you evaluate all these key elements. It’s clear some Document Automation Products are ‘technical’, and some are solutions – most people want solutions to their problems to help with their Return on Investment (ROI).
Q. Are there other solutions that support Images and Charts in this way?
A. Yes, there are a few. In our experience as a Document Automation consultancy company, we run a series of processes (our ‘Continuous Assessment Map’), to appraise ourselves of the marketplace. We are vendor agnostic, and act as an aggregator of Document Automation solutions to ensure we service our Clients’ needs both today and in the future.
There are many solutions in the Document Automation marketplace, many with overlapping functionality – some will have unique benefits that will make them a clear choice for your business. It is all about your individual use case, to ensure you get the best possible solution, or solutions, for your needs.
View the on-demand recording of the webinar in full, and get in touch with DocGovern today to find out more about how to save time and money creating high quality property brochures and content using a Document Automation solution such as this.
DocGovern’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) George Steven, will be one of the speakers at ILTA>ON 2020 – the premier educational and networking event for the legal sector.
Taking place from 24 – 28th August 2020, this five-day virtual conference offers comprehensive peer-driven programs, educational content, and face-to-face virtual networking. Industry experts and the legal community collaborate to discover and evolve successful legal operation strategies for today’s transforming legal industry.
George Steven, DocGovern’s CTO said-
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to be involved in this year’s ILTA>ON conference. As one of the most prestigious events in the global legal technology community, it is a great chance for attendees to come together, (virtually!), network, gain insight and learn from industry experts.
As a panelist for the Technology Spend Strategy session, I am looking forward to speaking to the attendees about best practice when creating and implementing strategies around their legal firms’ technology spend and investment.
Justifying investment in legal technology is crucial and ensures law firms of all sizes are making sound IT business decisions with the firm’s money. This speaking opportunity will allow me to expand upon this, and the strategies and processes required to maximize any law firm’s technology spend.”
For more information about ILTA>ON 2020, please visit the website.
The Document Automation Group will be an opportunity for members to discuss and build their knowledge around the latest news, trends, and strategies in Document Automation.
An open forum and a chance to share best practice, connect with and learn from professionals across a wide range of industry sectors, who share the same goals and are interested in Document Automation and associated topics.
Gary Lessels, DocGovern’s Managing Director said-
“Since DocGovern’s launch we’ve had many great conversations with our Clients, prospects and technology partners. A comment that has consistently been raised is the desire for an “open” Document Automation forum, a platform for the discussion towards the solution rather than specific products.”
With a monthly newsletter and conference call with guest speakers, members will be able to learn, support and network by sharing their own experiences and ideas, asking questions, and having quality conversations to gain fresh perspectives.
Although the group has support from key Document Automation solution providers, it is moderated by the DocGovern team, who are not affiliated to any Document Automation vendors.
“We’re approaching our role the same way in which we offer our services – objectively with no bias towards a specific solution or technology. We even built this approach into the Group rules – open, helpful discussions, but no direct solicitation or overt promotion.”
DocGovern welcome anyone who is directly associated with the Document Automation sector to join and hope that it becomes a forum where members can contribute and engage in quality discussions and knowledge sharing.