Handshake Software and NetDocuments Partner to Deliver Portal Capabilities within Legal DMS

Handshake Portals for NetDocuments to deliver innovative non-SharePoint portal into SaaS environment

Alpharetta, Georgia – August 23, 2016Handshake Software, Inc., the market leading, award-winning provider of SharePoint-based products and services to the legal market, and NetDocuments, the leading Software-as-a-Service document and email management (DMS) provider for law firms and corporate legal departments, today announced the release of Handshake Portals for NetDocuments.  This new product, developed by Handshake Software and based on its core product architecture, provides a comprehensive portal environment within the NetDocuments DMS user interface.  NetDocuments customers can now view and interact with integrated, contextualized Financial, CRM, HR, news, and legal research information about clients and matters all from within their DMS.

The Handshake Portals for NetDocuments solution extends Handshake Software’s popular products to deliver portal functionality in NetDocuments without requiring SharePoint.  Handshake Software customers running NetDocuments can leverage all of their Handshake-SharePoint portal capabilities through the new product including integrations of leading legal line of business applications, legal research and various third party integrations.  In addition, law firms who currently don’t utilize SharePoint can now provide users with the rich Handshake portal and intranet functionality in NetDocuments without installing SharePoint.

“As both a Handshake Software and NetDocuments customer, we are really excited to see these two companies working together to bring true innovation to our industry.  What they are doing is fantastic,” stated Martin Metz, chief information officer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. “Law firms produce documents and emails, but they alone don’t provide a complete view of a bigger picture.  Handshake’s new strategy brings other key information sources together, like financial, docket and knowledge, and integrates this data to form a complete view of matter information – and now within the NetDocuments interface.  Bravo!”

“Due to our long-time success with Microsoft SharePoint, our non-SharePoint capabilities of deep application integration and delivery in multiple user interfaces are sometimes overlooked,” stated Douglas L. Horton CEO/President of Handshake Software Inc. “Just as we use the same architecture and products for Office 365/SharePoint Online and mobile devices, we have now extended this to NetDocuments. It is an exciting demonstration of the power and flexibility of both companies’ products and enables us to deliver additional value within the applications, like DMS, lawyers use every day.”

“The new solution extends Handshake’s rich product set to take advantage of NetDocuments’ flexible architecture,” stated Matt Duncan, CEO of NetDocuments. “We are squarely focused on achieving customer delight so everything we can do to make our customers’ NetDocuments experience richer is of extreme value.   Handshake Portals for NetDocuments as well as our products’ existing technology integration are prime examples of value creation,” concluded Duncan.

For more details about Handshake Portals for NetDocuments, including FAQs and product specifications, please go to or visit Handshake Software booth 513/515 at ILTACON 2016 for a live demo.

The press release can be downloaded here.

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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 clients include total users exceeding 120,000 across 10 countries. The company, named 2011 Innovative Vendor of the Year by the International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) annual Distinguished Peer Awards, is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and member of the Microsoft Business-Critical SharePoint Program. For more information, visit

About NetDocuments

Founded in 1999, NetDocuments’ cloud-based service allows firms of all sizes to reduce costs and increase security, mobility, compliance, and disaster recovery for documents and email from anywhere and on any device. With offices and datacenters in the US, Australia, and the UK, and with over 2,000+ customers and hundreds of thousands of users, NetDocuments is able to effectively service its global community spread across 140 countries. With anytime, anywhere access, firms are able to increase productivity and improve the client experience through a comprehensive cloud-based service. For more information about the company, go to

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