London, 16 October 2014 – Leading UK law firm Geldards has chosen HighQ Collaborate, through technology suppliers Tikit, as their new client extranet platform.
Geldards sought to replace their in-house extranets with a cloud-based solution that included collaboration features.
Huw Wigley, IT Director at the firm, explained “We had been asked for a collaboration platform for several areas of the firm, but it was not a sensible use of time to develop our own from scratch”
Huw turned to software-as-a-service solution HighQ Collaborate to meet the firm’s needs. “I’d already heard of HighQ as they have a strong reputation in in the legal sector,” Huw said. “It was an easy choice: the platform is powerful, intuitive to use and it covers everything we needed it to do and more.”
Geldards intend to use the platform as an extranet initially, but more use cases will be introduced in the future. “The driving force behind using the platform is to be able to share case information more easily with our clients,” explained Huw. “We plan to integrate our billing system with it so clients can access this too. We also plan to use Collaborate as our data room platform for all our deals.”
The integration process has gone smoothly so far, as Huw explained “The HighQ team have been very helpful throughout the integration; they are accommodating to any changes and very quick to respond. The platform has been developed as we go along to meet our needs. There’s a reason HighQ is a market leader and is chosen by so many firms.”
Dries Ausems, Sales and Business Development Manager at HighQ, said: “We’re excited that Geldards are starting to use Collaborate. We can really see how the firm and their clients will benefit from having a collaboration platform, and we’re delighted they chose HighQ. We look forward to seeing how Geldards’ use of the platform evolves in the years to come.”
About Geldards LLP
Geldards is one of the country’s leading regional law firms with over 300 staff based in the Midlands, Wales and London. We are a full service law firm providing practical legal advice to private and public companies, local authorities, public bodies, charities & government agencies as well as private individuals.
HighQ is a leading provider of secure enterprise collaboration, publishing and document exchange software. We provide innovative solutions to some of the world’s leading law firms, investment banks and corporations. We uniquely combine secure, enterprise-grade technology with the best ideas and user experience from consumer tools to enable you to securely exchange critical business information and collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners in one unified space.
Tikit is one of the largest suppliers of technology solutions & services to legal & accountancy firms, and is part of BT Group. Tikit’s client list totals more than 1,450 firms globally, including 90 of the UK’s top 100 law firms, 250 US law firms, 12 of the top 20 European law firms and 18 of the UK’s top 50 accountancy firms.
Tikit is a complete technology partner offering a broad portfolio that includes software solutions, IT outsourcing, communication, networks & hosting. Tikit develops their own software and have long-standing relationships with other top best-of-breed providers, and they match this expertise with a reputation for excellent customer service.
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