DLA Piper and Exari, a provider of cloud-based contract lifecycle management solutions, have established a partnership which will enable the firm to offer clients "documents as a service" through Exari’s DocGen™ software.
Under the terms of the agreement with Exari, DLA Piper will leverage Exari's DocGen™ software, which provides clients with the ability to ensure consistency and compliance with corporate standards throughout the contract automation and management process.
"DLA Piper strives to be the leading global business law firm and one way we do so is by delivering quality and value to our clients in new and practical ways," said Victoria Lee, global co-chair of DLA Piper's Technology sector. "By partnering with Exari, our clients will have access to a cost-effective, self-service solution for creating contract documents, and our lawyers will be able to focus on providing sophisticated legal guidance, such as advising clients on important business and risk management decisions relating to the negotiation of those contracts."
The "documents as a service" offering was conceived and incubated through DLA Piper's wholly owned technology subsidiary Blue Edge Lab and offers clients a web-based solution for creating their own contract documents, either through standard template modules created by DLA Piper lawyers or customized modules based on a client’s standard templates.
"DLA Piper understands the value that technology can bring to the legal profession," said Exari Chief Executive Officer Bill Hewitt. "They've seen first-hand how it streamlines the drafting process internally, and this will be a tremendous value-add to their client relationships."
"This is an exciting venture that will help our clients achieve unprecedented levels of speed and control in creating and negotiating contracts," said Vincent Sanchez, global co-chair of DLA Piper's Technology, Sourcing and Commercial practice and a managing director of Blue Edge Lab. "We pride ourselves on identifying and implementing innovative and efficient solutions, and our working with Exari is yet another example of that strategy."
About Exari (www.Exari.com)
Exari is the market-leading Enterprise Contract Management platform for delivering 100% Contract Certainty™. Hundreds of thousands of users across 80 countries use Exari for contract creation, negotiation, contract analytics as well as for strategic sourcing. Five of the top fifteen global banks, four of the world's top insurance brokers, and numerous market-leading energy companies use Exari. Exari is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in Oslo and Bergen, Norway; London, UK; Munich, Germany and Melbourne, Australia.
About Blue Edge Lab (www.BlueEdgeLab.com)
Blue Edge Lab, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of law firm DLA Piper LLP (US). Blue Edge Lab is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. Blue Edge Lab delivers products and services to multinational businesses to help maximize their potential for success while minimizing their resource investment and risk. It provides accessible information products and innovative tools designed to create efficiencies in the workplace and manage risk in a complex, global environment.