Expede: All-in-one Legal and Operations Management Platform
Data protection, tracking, cyber security, information lifecycle management, and compliance are the key concerns for both in-house counsels and legal firms. Therefore, it is imperative for them to adopt highly secure software solutions that are seamlessly compliant with the varied security policies of each firm. The Australia-based company, Expede counters these challenges with an end-to-end legal and operations management software for in-house counsels and law firms. Being the only legal solution of its kind with Microsoft certification, the software offers unprecedented security and policy control by integrating Microsoft AD-multi-tenancy, Azure, and Office Online technologies.
“We offer an all-in-one, cloud-based, intelligent solution that closely collaborates with clients’ teams and their customers to identify, manage, and compile information through eDiscovery, administer projects, and ultimately deliver efficient outcomes,” explains Doug Friday, CEO, Expede. Business personnel can use the advanced, intelligent eDiscovery to upload files in any format so that all the information within the file can instantly be extracted, perfectly indexed, and stored within a central, fully secured ecosystem. Users across multiple departments can easily search for these files and get information in real time, review them, with all search and review records automatically compiled into a single document. With a flexible project workflow, intuitive dashboards, and task creation interfaces, this allows businesses to take a refined project management approach. The business management can then assign different levels of access rights to different users accessing a working document simultaneously, who sign in from their respective Microsoft accounts, thus preserving system security. Multiple teams can then work collaboratively on the document using Microsoft online editing tools, through the platform’s central documentation management feature with automated tracking and saving capabilities.
Expede’s expertise in managing large scale projects has earned their platform a reputation of being the ideal legal solution
This enables the organization to deliver projects much faster and cost effectively.
Expede’s eDiscovery solution was developed to aid live large scale mega projects so it needed to provide near instant insight into any document or information entered into it. The company deploys advanced business intelligence technologies in its solutions that analyze data from each segment of the project delivery workflow and all user interactions. This granular data assessment with predictive analytical modeling enables businesses to have a comprehensive view of their work performances, generate necessary information in real time, and determine likely outcomes of an action. In addition, integration with Microsoft online tools and the Azure platform facilitate Expede to provide adaptive technologies with top-notch security for clients that bear multiple parallel processing to ensure consistent performances regardless of workloads.
“Expede adopts a flexible business approach in deploying its solutions to help clients meet their specific business needs at every step and enable them to be adaptive to changing business environments,” mentions Friday. For legal firms, the company provides a comprehensive practice management solution and for in-house counsels, it offers a strategic departmental solution that can easily interface with all other departments in the organization. After the initial set-up, the company assists the clients with a complete long-term phased deployment plan of the solution. Upon successful implementation, Expede’s operational library and extensive training sessions help the clients to use the new system efficiently.
Friday points out that most of the legal solutions in the market are aimed at law firms and they don’t align well with in-house legal teams. According to him, Expede’s unparalleled expertise in managing large scale projects for clients has earned their platform a reputation of being the ideal legal solution that integrates perfectly with both in-house counsels as well as external law firms. To further build on this, Expede looks forward to partner with multiple organizations in business intelligence, customer relationship management, and financial solutions to provide clients with a unified and global business system.