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Over the last few years, embracing cloud technology has been all but essential to business survival and continuity. But many teams were forced to fast-track the process as work-from-home mandates went into place practically overnight.

Now, there’s a new challenge on the horizon: building the post-pandemic future.

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For many organizations, the “return to normal” means it’s also time to re-evaluate their tech stack and explore what they want that future to look like—whether that means leaving some “survival mode” solutions behind, going all-in on cloud-based tools, or both.

Fortunately, Legal Tech Publishing has recently released the 2022 Buyer’s Guide series to help law firms, corporate legal departments, and the public sector get the information they need to make those essential decisions.

Rising Trends and New Priorities

In the 2022 Buyer’s Guide, Jill Schornack, Vice President of Product at NetDocuments, shared insights into some of the key technology focuses for 2022.

These new priorities will shape how teams evaluate both existing and new solutions—and how they set their organizations up for success in the future. Here’s a quick overview of what to be focusing on this year:

  1. Implementing platforms to improve efficiency. By bringing multiple technologies under one roof (and within one interface), platforms create a seamless user experience that takes less setup and produces faster outcomes.
  2. Increased productivity using automation tools. It’s not just about using technology to do things faster, but helping users create more value. A key component? Being able to build automated workflows with flexible, no-code/low-code solutions.
  3. Gaining a competitive advantage through data-driven insights. Your organization likely has a few treasure troves of data, including your DMS. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, enterprise search, and predictive analytics can help users tap into the power of that data to help drive better business decisions.
  4. Moving beyond cyber security to cyber resiliency. It’s no longer a question of if your firm will face a cyberattack, but when. As such, firms need more than just top-notch security; they need tools that can help recover mission-critical operations after an attack.

For a deeper dive on these trends—and tips for how to get started—check out Jill’s full article, “Key Focuses for 2022: Efficiency, Productivity, Data-Driven Insights & Security.”

Is Your DMS Ready for the Future?

Documents are central to legal work, but many firms aren’t getting the full benefits of a cloud-based document management platform that’s meeting today’s consumer demands and setting firms up for long-term success. The truth is your DMS can be much more than where you store your documents. It can become a dependable, innovative hub of productivity.

Does this sound like your current DMS? If not, it might be time to explore your options and see what a modern cloud-native document management platform like NetDocuments can do for your firm.

In the 2022 Buyer’s Guide to Document Management, Assembly & PDF Tools, you can explore NetDocuments’ latest developments and updates, “coming soon” features, and some of the key benefits users gain from the platform. Digging into the Buyer’s Guide can help you get a clearer vision of what you want the future of your firm to look like—and how to make it a reality.


The Leader in Cloud Enterprise Content Management, Document and email management for law firms of all sizes, Client portals for external sharing and collaboration, and Security & Compliance

NetDocuments is enterprise content management in the cloud. With decades of document management experience, NetDocuments continually enhances the application, providing customer firms the most innovative solution for document and email management available in the market today. By eliminating on-premises or hosted system hardware and moving into the security of the cloud, the IT burden is dramatically decreased, reducing the cost and complexity of the DMS.

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