05 February 2015, London: Tikit, part of the BT Group and leading provider of technology solutions for law and professional services firms, has today announced a strategic partnership with Epoq, the UK’s pioneer in document automation technology. Through the partnership, Tikit will be launching Tikit LawDraft, a sophisticated online digital drafting and collaboration tool which can drive significant improvements to practice efficiency and fee earner productivity whilst capitalising on the increasing demand for client self-service.
Tikit LawDraft utilises Epoq’s online document automation technology, Rapidocs® to enable legal professionals to speed up document production by up to 70%*. Furthermore, a client and colleague collaboration facility allows for the sharing and co-drafting of documents for greater speed and accuracy.
Richard Higgs, Sales Director at Tikit explains “Any software which demonstrates proven increases in the efficiency of document production falls into the ‘no brainer’ category of legal technology. Adding rich content, intuitive collaboration and client self-service tools into the mix puts Tikit LawDraft at the forefront of document automation.”
“Epoq is delighted to have entered into a partnership with Tikit to create and launch Tikit LawDraft” says Richard Cohen, Solicitor and Head of Partnerships at Epoq. “We have been at the forefront of developments in document automation aimed to help law firms work more efficiently. The introduction of our collaboration facility means even greater cost savings are possible, as well as improved client engagement and satisfaction.”
Accessible online and via mobile devices, Tikit LawDraft includes an extensive library of over 800 up-to-date interactive document and form templates, covering family law, wills, powers of attorney, landlord, employment and business law. And, if input from a colleague or a client is needed to complete a document, Tikit LawDraft allows for it to be shared securely online. This function is particularly useful for gathering basic information from clients and helps to cut down the amount of time spent handwriting and transposing information. The system also allows users to append notes to the document, track its progress and communicate with colleagues and clients via email.
In conclusion, Richard Higgs comments “We have already seen significant interest from client firms ahead of the launch confirming that Tikit LawDraft is being released into a market keen to take document production to the next level.”
* ‘Document Assembly Technology ROI Survey’ conducted by Consumer Knowledge Centre, March 2011
Tikit is one of the largest suppliers of technology solutions and services to legal and 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 and 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.
For more information, visit www.tikit.com.
Founded in 1994, Epoq has been a pioneer in making law easy and transforming the way legal services are delivered. It combines its cutting-edge document automation technology, Rapidocs® with internet delivery to enable hundreds of complex legal documents to be drafted more quickly and easily than ever before. Underpinned by its comprehensive range of legal document templates developed by its own lawyers over many years, Epoq’s technology is helping to improve law firm efficiency and make access to legal services easier for consumers and businesses alike.
For more information, visit www.epoq.co.uk
For further information please contact:
Denise Prior, Senior Marketing Manager
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