Lexis Nexis launched a new partnership between their Enterprise Solutions Group (which includes all the Streamline, Axxia dna, InterAction, LexisCheck, Visualfiles, Solcase and Redwood Analytics products) with Microsoft at their annual user conference this week.
This will see them launch a new Microsoft-driven ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution for law firms built on Microsoft Dynamics AX which ensures tight integration with the whole Microsoft stack of applications that law firms have always used – and those where use is increasing e.g. Microsoft SharePoint, CRM and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
12,000 businesses use Dynamics AX already, so Microsoft’s investment in this product to date ensures that it comes with rich features and funcionality built in. The Lexis Nexis solution will be built on the newest version – AX6 – which is due for release in 2010 and will go a long way beyond traditional legal practice, case and document management systems.
Having worked on Dynamics AX, we have an understanding of the capabilities here, so we see this as a radical development in the legal technology sector. There is due to be an early adopters programme during 2011, with the fully developed product widely available in the UK and beyond from 2012.