Leading law firm invests in content system


5 Jul 2006

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One of Ireland’s largest law firms O’Donnell Sweeney has invested in a key enterprise content management system in its Dublin office, siliconrepublic.com has learned.

A member of Eversheds International, an alliance of law firms across the UK, Europe and the Middle East, O’Donnell Sweeney has more than 100 legal advisers working with indigenous owner-managed companies as well as international and multinational companies, banks, financial institutions and public bodies.

The company has contracted the Nasdaq-listed Canadian provider of integrated enterprise content management and network connectivity Hummingbird to deploy a system that would help it to manage client information throughout the full content lifecycle.

The project was initiated to support the needs of the growing law firm by enabling faster document retrieval, improving work-in-progress efficiency and moving towards a comprehensive records management system.

Hummingbird Enterprise also allows O’Donnell Sweeney to integrate more closely with Eversheds by providing a fully compliant document management, collaboration and records management solution.

O’Donnell Sweeney’s IT director Nicholas Eustace explained that the company decided on Hummingbird following side-by-side vendor comparisons, on-site customer visits and a successful proof of concept last year.

“O’Donnell Sweeney is committed to offering transparent, efficient working practices for our clients. In order to achieve this within a compliant environment, we are investing in Hummingbird’s proven technology, implemented and advised on by global experts,” added Eustace.

By John Kennedy