Why Do I Need a Document Automation Consultant?

Why Do I Need a Document Automation Consultant?

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The million-dollar question…in fact…before I answer it…what exactly is a Document Automation consultant?

I promise this blog post will not be a sales pitch for DocGovern by the way, as, we are (surprise surprise), Document Automation consultants!

Let me start off by clarifying exactly what I mean by this…We provide consultancy services to a wide range of clients across a variety of industry sectors. The services we deliver are focused around Document Automation and of the clients we work with, some are already using Document Automation technology, whilst others are considering it.

For those clients using a Document Automation solution, the type of consultancy service we provide ranges from our on-demand service for general needs, a migration service, as some of our clients are moving from their current Document Automation vendor to another, or our template development service, which provides exactly what it says on the tin. Those clients who don’t use Document Automation technology tend to start with our solution selection service before moving on to any number of the aforementioned.

Okay, slight sales pitch in above, fair enough, although I didn’t go into the benefits of all these services…😉

So now you know the type of services a Document Automation consultant can provide, getting back to the title of the blog post, why do you need one?

Scenario 1.
Company ‘A’ already has a Document Automation solution. They feel they’re not getting the most out of it and it’s no longer meeting their needs, but they don’t really know what to do. They know there are many Document Automation vendors in the marketplace, but if they move, they’re worried that all the data and templates they have in their system will be lost, or it will be too difficult to ‘re-learn’ another platform.

Scenario 2.
Company ‘B’ is also using a platform which doesn’t meet their needs. They want to maintain their existing licenses for the solution, including their template database and data files, but they don’t know what their options are.

Scenario 3.
Company ‘C’ has heard of Document Automation and they’ve looked at a few solutions already, but are baffled by the huge array of vendors out there and really need advice about what solution(s) they should consider for their specific business needs, in order to justify the ROI from the technology.

Scenario 4.
Company ‘D’ needs templates created quickly but doesn’t have the time to do it in-house and equally, can’t and doesn’t, want to spend a lot of money outsourcing the work.

All these scenarios are ones we have encountered, because a Document Automation consultancy company can help with all of this and more.

When it comes to looking at the Document Automation solution marketplace and assessing it extensively, a consultancy company has the benefit, (luxury?) of being objective in its approach. With over 250 Document Automation solutions in the marketplace, companies don’t have the time to review the features and benefits of each one, let alone negotiate a good deal on pricing, so why not let a Document Automation consultancy company do the hard work – here’s our process.

A good Document Automation consultancy company works with the client to understand their business and specific use case. If the client decides they want to implement Document Automation technology, the consultancy company can build and agree on bespoke pricing and licensing structures, which are unavailable via other channels.

Document Automation consultants are experts in their field, (FYI, our Founders have over 100 years’ experience in the Document Automation sector), so dependent on your requirements, you can be sure you are in good hands when it comes to solution selection, migration projects or a support service.

Developing templates cost effectively, quickly, and efficiently is also something a Document Automation consultancy company can help you with. Having an experienced template development team to do this is crucial, be it on an ad-hoc or more cost-effective subscription basis.

If you’ve read this far, I’m hoping I’ve helped you consider the value of a Document Automation consultancy company, but you might still be thinking…

But isn’t Document Automation just for law firms….

Absolutely not, and I realise I may be going slightly ‘off piste’ here, but thought it was an important point to include.

Many non-legal businesses think Document Automation isn’t applicable to them.

A company of any size, (be it an SMB to global organisations) in any industry that utilise data and documentation and who have to meet regulatory and compliance responsibilities, can benefit from an effective Document Automation solution.

The benefits of implementing Document Automation across a company is something which I won’t go into here, however, feel free to browse our Resources for more info on this.

Hopefully this blog post has answered the question, ‘Why do I need a Document Automation consultant?’ and apologies for not adding in a disclaimer earlier to let you know a ‘few’ hyperlinks to certain webpages would be included within the content. After all, there’s no way I could write a blog post on this subject without a ‘tiny’ sales pitch about us 😉

Get in touch with DocGovern today. We can make Document Automation work for you.

DocGovern Expand Their Technology Partner Portfolio with Avvoka

DocGovern Expand Their Technology Partner Portfolio with Avvoka

Avvoka LogoDocument 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.”

DocGovern Speaking at ILTA>ON 2020

DocGovern Speaking at ILTA>ON 2020

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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.