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Handshake Software Inc. Reports Accelerated Demand for SharePoint-based Portal and Enterprise Search Applications

Handshake Software Inc. Reports Accelerated Demand for SharePoint-based Portal and Enterprise Search Applications

Five AmLaw 100 firms select Handshake Software solutions within last 45 days

Alpharetta, Georgia – October 14, 2014Handshake Software, Inc., the market leading, award-winning provider of Microsoft SharePoint-based products and services to the legal market, today announced the addition of five AmLaw 100-ranked firms within the last 45 days, reflecting increased demand for Handshake Software’s portal and enterprise search products. New Handshake Software clients include Baker Botts LLP; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.

The ongoing success of Handshake’s offerings is based on law firms’ intent to leverage existing investments in Microsoft SharePoint technology and take advantage of new features in SharePoint 2013. By utilizing Handshake’s rapid development Relationship Framework including templates, application integration, while honoring complex security, firms are able to create client-centric, needs-based SharePoint portals, extranets and executive dashboards. In addition, Handshake Software’s SP Bridge extends SharePoint 2013 Search (formerly FAST Search) into a firm enterprise search platform by integrating document, financial, biographical, firm contact and other firm information enabling lawyers to quickly find the critical information they need.

“We have been working with AmLaw-ranked law firms on portal and search projects for the past 15 years,” noted Douglas Horton, President and CEO of Handshake Software. “Based on our ongoing software enhancements, we have been able to develop SharePoint into a complete solution enabling attorneys to more effectively & efficiently manage their business and engage their clients.”

Handshake clients include over 50% of the AmLaw 100, and 45+% of the AmLaw 200 and NLJ 350, with total users exceeding 100,000 across 10 countries. The addition of these five firms extends Handshake’s footprint within the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest legal markets.

“We are extremely thrilled to welcome such a prestigious group of law firms representing a variety of legal expertise to the Handshake Software family,” stated Glenn LaForce, Handshake’s VP of Global Sales & Marketing.  “We continue to meet with firm leaders to demonstrate how SharePoint can enhance their lawyers’ productivity.”

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About Handshake Software

Handshake Software is the market leading and award-winning provider of SharePoint-based products and services to the legal market including portals, enterprise search and mobility solutions. Handshake leverages existing firm investments in practice & financial managements systems, CRM, ECM and DMS by delivering powerful system integrations with Microsoft Office and SharePoint. Handshake Software greatly reduces the time, effort and cost of integrating and presenting business information with Microsoft SharePoint, Search, Microsoft Office and mobile devices. Other business benefits include rapid deployment, reduction of overall risk, unparalleled flexibility and integrated security. Handshake clients include 50+% of the AmLaw 100, 45+% of the AmLaw 200 and NLJ 350, with total users exceeding 100,000 across 10 countries. The company was named 2011 Innovative Vendor of the Year by the International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) annual Distinguished Peer Awards. Handshake Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and member of the Microsoft Business-Critical SharePoint Program. For more information about Handshake Software, visit www.HandshakeSoftware.com.

 

 

Media contact: Jobst Elster, Envision Agency(850) 459-4947 elster@envisionagency.com Company contact: Glenn LaForce, Handshake Software(770) 777-0920 glaforce@handshakesoftware.com
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