WestlawNext iPad App Adds New Collaboration Capabilities
Enhanced folder sharing, web-hosted client validation highlight new version
NEW YORK January 30, 2012 – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced a new version of the WestlawNextTM iPad® app is available, bringing even more functionality and greater value to the innovative, award-winning legal research service.
The WestlawNext iPad app now features enhanced folder sharing capabilities. Users can save their research results, including notes and KeyCite® warning flags, in folders that can be instantly shared with others. For instance, an attorney or researcher in an office can share research with an attorney in a court setting or collaborate with a client on a specific matter. Users can also tap into previous research across departments and organizational boundaries, allowing them to access and share a vast repository of increasingly valuable knowledge anywhere, anytime.
“The enhanced folder sharing dramatically increases the effectiveness of the WestlawNext iPad app and improves the efficiency of legal professionals,” said Dinyar Mehta, director, New Product Development, Thomson Reuters. “Researchers now have the ability to locate valuable content, save it in a folder and share that information with other WestlawNext users in their organization or even from different organizations, simply by sharing the folder directly from within the app.”
An additional enhancement to the WestlawNext iPad app is full support of web-hosted client validation, which allows users the ability to easily use a virtual private network (VPN) to their servers from their iPads to select or validate client matter numbers using their own format.
The WestlawNext iPad app was recently named “Best Legal Research App” in the National Law Journal’s “Best of Legal Times Survey.” WestlawNext has received numerous industry awards and recognition, including “2011 New Product of the Year” by the American Association of Law Libraries, and “Best Online Research Vendor” by the New York Law Journal. WestlawNext also was named the preferred online legal research service in recent third-party independent studies conducted by the American Bar Association and American Lawyer magazine.
WestlawNext, which employs WestSearch, the world’s most advanced legal search engine that incorporates more than 125 years of West’s proprietary analysis of the law to deliver the best results faster, is currently used by more than 34,000 organizations, from small law firms to government agencies, corporate law departments and large law firms. WestlawNext is used in the majority of Am Law 100 and Am Law 200 firms, 45 percent of Fortune 100 companies, as well as in 100 percent of ABA-accredited law schools.
For more information on the WestlawNext iPad app, visit westlawnext.com/ipad.
To learn how customers are using WestlawNext and the WestlawNext iPad app to save time, reduce costs, differentiate client service, increase efficiency and ROI, and deliver better answers, visit customers.westlawnext.com.
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