The legal industry has been denied great technology that has become standard in many other industries. This leap forward is web-based software, or what is now called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
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We have seen large enterprises like GE, Proctor and Gamble, and L’Oreal begin to move their document creation from traditional Word and Excel to online Google Docs. Salesforce.com continues to dominate the salesforce automation software market with its online product. And Human Resource Management, Finance, Accounting, just to name a few, are some of the industries that have benefited from Software-as-a-Service solutions.
A tipping point has been reached in Software-as-a-Service and it’s now flooding into legal software. The legal technical community has begun to take notice.
Neil Squillante, in his TechnoLawyer’s top 5 predictions for 2008, number 3 on the list is “Web Applications Inch Towards Greater Acceptance”. He states:
“A Web application can do almost anything a desktop application can do. And now that lawyers have become accustomed to online banking and online backups, concerns about confidentiality have largely vanished.”
Brett Burney wrote a great article on Law.com Legal Technology entitled “SaaSsy Litigation Support”. One of the advantages he mentions is:
“The common theme for any SaaS litigation review platform is that it takes the administrative burden of software and hardware maintenance off the law firm.”
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“SaaS tools will quickly outpace the older competitors in the market with their inherent ability to quickly and easily add very sophistiacted features.”