Handshake Software Integrates Ravel Law Research & Analytics to Extend SharePoint-based KM and Search

Ravel’s legal search, analytics and visualization capabilities now part of Handshake Software’s AppStore & SP Bridge enterprise search platform

Alpharetta, Georgia – January 12, 2016Handshake Software, Inc., the market leading, award-winning provider of SharePoint-based products and services to the legal market, today announced its strategic technology integration with Ravel Law, a legal search, analytics, and visualization platform.

The strategic integration between the two companies’ products will significantly improve users’ Microsoft SharePoint-based search experience, underpinning Handshake Software’s “All knowledge. One place” approach to developing a comprehensive legal Knowledge Management (KM) technology solution.

The integration combines Ravel Law’s powerful tools including interactive visualizations and analytics with Handshake Software’s SP Bridge, which extends SharePoint Search to a firm’s enterprise search platform and creates an environment where users can easily find and review critical firm data, firm expertise as well as on-premise and online legal research materials. This creates a powerful set of search results that allow an attorney to more effectively manage both the business and practice of law in a single environment.

The Handshake Software-Ravel Law integration also extends the popular Handshake Software AppStore, a personalized homepage for each user within a firm.  This not only alleviates the need to conduct legal research as part of a siloed search but brings together all other critical aspects of the modern practitioner’s hub including relevant information from the firm’s financials, document management, customer relationship and practice management systems.

“As law firms look for ways to be more efficient in their research, this collaboration offers a new and exciting resource for lawyers to quickly sift through millions of court opinions and find what matters in a centralized location,” said Nik Reed, co-founder and chief operating officer at Ravel Law. “Legal research is an essential part of business intelligence in developing legal strategy, and our integration with Handshake makes data-driven insights available with just a few clicks.”

“Combining Ravel Law with our other product integrations for SharePoint-based enterprise search further creates a ‘One Search, All Knowledge’ environment that is crucial for the modern practitioner,” said Glenn LaForce, vice president of global sales & marketing at Handshake Software. “Lawyers, CIOs and Knowledge Management professionals tell us they want one system to deliver one-stop KM information to their users. Our integration with Ravel Law is another important aspect of the Handshake Software’s all-encompassing solution that includes integration to online legal research and other major legal applications.”

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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 Am Law 100, and 45% of the Am Law 200 and NLJ 350 with total users exceeding 120,000 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


About Ravel Law

Ravel is a legal search, visualization, and analytics platform. Ravel empowers lawyers to do data-driven research, with analytics and interfaces that help them sift through vast amounts of legal information to find what matters. Established by lawyers in 2012, Ravel spun out of interdisciplinary work between Stanford University’s law school, computer science department, and Ravel is based in San Francisco, and is funded by New Enterprise Associates, North Bridge Venture Partners, Ulu Ventures, Experiment Fund, and Work-Bench.





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Lydia Chan

Ravel Law

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