DocXtools for Legal

Making Word Work for the Legal Industry

DocXtools-LegalThe #1 document production-enhancing solution, DocXtools helps law firms efficiently draft and predictably deliver documents that represent the quality image they want to portray by filling legal-specific functionality gaps in Microsoft Word and simplifying both the typical document drafting and problem-to-resolution workflows. DocXtools enables law firms to achieve greater drafting efficiency and document quality, resulting in enhanced
firm productivity and client satisfaction.

Using DocXtools, lawyers and legal support teams can:

Firms in need of an immediate solution for efficiently delivering documents that represent the quality image they want to portray should look to DocXtools Express.

Word is the de-facto standard for law firms. Yet, it doesn’t fully meet the unique needs of the legal industry, so lawyers find clever ways to make Word-based workflows more efficient—sometimes with unintended document-related challenges and consequences. 

This starts with the common habit of reusing an old document, which is by far the most efficient drafting approach. Add in the complexities associated with collaboration, less than expert Word skills, multiple document contributors, various file formats, as well as problematic third-party compare solutions, and the troubles escalate. 

On complex matters with tight deadlines and reduced support staff, the result is often an unstable document with inconsistent formatting, which makes it difficult to consume electronically—or otherwise. When that document is presented to a client, the quality image the firm wants to portray may now be viewed negatively and the client may in turn ask for document production time to be discounted or even terminate the law firm. In fact, a recent ALM Legal Intelligence survey revealed that 51% of clients have terminated a law firm due to sub-par document quality or delivery.

Using DocXtools, law firms can maintain a high level of client satisfaction by ensuring safe document reuse and quick turnaround of problematic or poorly formatted documents, as well as supporting a more effective means for collaborating and comparing documents.

Reuse

Safely and efficiently reuse documents to prevent downstream stability issues and ensure longevity. Learn More>

Draft

Create high-quality documents faster—without advanced Word skills.
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House Styles

Effortlessly adjust document formatting to comply with house styles without requiring advanced Word skills. Learn More>

Compare

Make Word Compare a more viable solution for lawyers. Learn More>

Repair

Quickly recover from document issues to avoid impact to document delivery and stability. Learn More>

Case Studies

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DocXtools Helps Watson, Farley & Williams Improve Document Quality and Drive Production Efficiency

The international law firm selects DocXtools to improve fee earners' and legal support teams' ability to produce professional documents.

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3 Steps for Improving Client Service with Help from DocXtools

Learn how Benesch made a successful move to Office 2010 and improved their overall document production.

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Littler Mendelson Uses DocXtools Software to Boost Legal Team Productivity

Littler chooses DocXtools to increase document production efficiency and maintain a high level of client service during firm expansion.

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Dundas & Wilson Achieves Operational Excellence with DocXtools.

Dundas & Wilson chooses DocXtools to help improve document quality and client service in order to achieve overall operational excellence.

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Simmons & Simmons Improves Client Service and Reduces Time Spent Fixing Documents with DocXtools

Simmons & Simmons improves employee productivity and overall document quality by leveraging DocXtools to deliver documents that are easy for clients to navigate and review.

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Increase Firm Productivity with Office 2010 and Microsystems

Nixon Peabody improves employee productivity and reduces third-party costs by deploying Office 2010 and DocXtools.

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Reduce Costs, Increase Efficiency & Improve Client Service

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Saves Over $193K, Increases Efficiency and Improves Client Service with Microsystems DocXtools.

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Pinpoint Microsoft Word Skill Levels and Provide Targeted Training

Cox Smith creatively uses Microsystems Skills Assessment Module to pinpoint Word skills of staff and provide targeted training.

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Avoid 11th-Hour Corruption Crises

Dechert Lawyers and paralegals use DocXtools Traffic Signal to reduce document corruption and avoid 11th hour crises.

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Reduce Unqualified Hires with Skills Assessment

Baker & Hostetler uses DocXtools Skills Assessment resources to reduce the risk of unqualified secretarial hires and identify targeted training for new secretaries.

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Webinars

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Risks Related to Document Exchange are Re-emerging

Learn how Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg identified an "old" risk that was previously thought to be mitigated and responded by instituting technology to thwart this risk.

Running Time: 0:35   Recorded: June 13, 2013

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Technology to Enhance - Not Disrupt - the Lawyer's Workflow

In this webinar, we'll present easy-to-use solutions that improve the way time-crunched lawyers finalize legal agreements and collaborate with clients.

Running Time: 0:35   Recorded: October 01, 2012

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Meeting the Client's Preference for Efficient Collaboration

An educational look at native Word Compare and other ways to meet corporate counsel's expectations while reducing the amount of time spent editing and perfecting legal documents.

Running Time: 0:29   Recorded: September 17, 2012

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DocXcellence Webinar: Styles for the Style Averse

Learn how to make concepts like seamless collaboration and multi-generational workflows achievable with functionality that enables users of all skill levels to produce quality documents.

Running Time: 0:31   Recorded: April 30, 2012

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TOC and Cross References – Made Easy

Learn how to gain a competitive advantage by delivering documents that exceed client expectations and find out how it can be done quickly and easily, with the right tools. 

Running Time: 0:32   Recorded: December 12, 2011

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Native Word Compare a Primetime Player?

Word Compare - Is it or isn't it a player on the Office 2010/2007 desktop? Learn what gaps exist, how to fill them and why you should make it available to lawyers.

Running Time: 0:31   Recorded: October 24, 2011

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Can You Really Consolidate Vendors?

Learn how to maximize your use of native Word to simplify the desktop while improving user productivity.

Running Time: 1:00   Recorded: January 24, 2011

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White Papers

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Meeting Client Expectations? The Hidden Secret for Improved Satisfaction

A survey conducted by ALM Legal Intelligence uncovers how both law firms and legal departments reach their goals through the use of technology and effective collaboration.

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Managing the Change to Microsoft Word Compare

This white paper assists law firms in understanding the benefits of switching to Microsoft Word Compare and provides recommendations for managing successful user adoption.

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Legal iPad Adoption and the Associated Risks

Risks associated with mobile device integration that may affect client service and expose law firms to unwanted content loss, document corruption and metadata disclosure.

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Word Compare: Debunking the Myths; Filling the Gaps

Claims made against native Word Compare as a primary comparison solution for the Office 2010/2007 desktop and the benefits for adopting the native Word functionality are examined.

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.doc & .docx – It's a Dual Format World

An examination of the risks associated with the dual file format and how to manage them.

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High-Performance Document Production

Describes the business case for improving document production performance and how DocXtools helps leading law firms overcome document production problems.

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The Evolution and Next Generation of Document Comparison

What you need to know about document comparison with native Word 2007/2010.

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DocXtools @ Work

More than 250 leading law firms, including over 70% of the global top 100 law firms, maintain high performance document production environments using DocXtools.

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Skills Assessment

The importance of assessing a pre-hire or employee's advanced Microsoft Word skills.

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Training Overview

Microsystems Training provides essential knowledge on using and configuring DocXtools and the optional DocXtools Modules in order to fully maximize the value from Microsystems software.

Our training is designed for people who are responsible for configuring and maintaining the software, those who teach people how to use it, and for document experts. Sessions cover from getting started to fine-tuning skills on a particular topic.

Training is offered in Classroom and Webinar-based formats to meet the varying needs, deployment focus and unique customer environments. Open Enrollment and/or one-to-one training are available. Open Enrollment classes are provided at no charge to our DocXtools customers.

Please visit the Training Center to learn more or contact clientrelations@microsystems.com to discuss your specific training needs.