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Spruson&Ferguson Selects Inform Systems to Provide Consulting Services and Implement Worksite Software

  • 20 July, 2005 09:57

<p>Inform Systems, an Alphawest company, has announced that Australian law firm Spruson&amp;Ferguson, has selected it to provide consulting services and implement over 220 seats of Worksite® software to support the firm's document management strategy. Worksite® is a product of Interwoven that delivers the foundation to facilitate team-based collaboration on document-intensive processes and document management.</p>
<p>Spruson&amp;Ferguson is a leading intellectual property firm in Australia, which provides a fully integrated service for the protection, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property. Spruson&amp;Ferguson is the largest intellectual property firm in Sydney with a team of over 220, including 60 plus patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and lawyers who specialise in chemical/life sciences, mechanical, and electrical/ICT patents, trade marks and commercialisation.</p>
<p>Spruson&amp;Ferguson engaged Inform Systems to continue to develop and refine the firm's systems and infrastructure because of its expertise and experience with document management systems and other applications in the legal market. Inform Systems also understood the importance of integrating the document management system into Spruson&amp;Ferguson’s practice management system, InprotechTM.</p>
<p>The document management system was planned in close consultation with Inform Systems and will provide support across the firm to maintain document control through collaboration and management.</p>
<p>Ken Parsons, the Legal Practice Manager at Inform Systems, said, "Spruson&amp;Ferguson really understands the value of implementing a firm wide document management system. This system will continue to support the firm's strong infrastructure and business process integration strategy."</p>
<p>The selection of Inform Systems by Spruson&amp;Ferguson further demonstrates the commitment that Alphawest has made to the legal market following its acquisition of Inform Systems in August 2004.</p>
<p>About Inform Systems</p>
<p>Inform Systems Australia Pty Limited is one of the leading providers of applications and solutions to the legal sector in Australia with over 8 years continuous service to the local market.</p>
<p>Inform has an established customer base primarily within the legal, finance and government sectors and is regarded as the market leader in information management in the legal sector.</p>
<p>A member of the Alphawest Ltd Group, an Australian publicly listed company (ASX:ALW).</p>
<p>About Alphawest</p>
<p>Alphawest Services Pty Ltd is an IT Services business operating across the Australasian region, focusing on three key sectors of the IT Services market: Information Management, Infrastructure Solutions and Business Continuity.</p>
<p>Alphawest excels in aligning IT systems with a company's business goals for the creation of genuine business value and enjoys strong partnerships with leading organisations throughout Australasia.</p>
<p>Alphawest employs over 400 staff in offices located in Albany, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury and Singapore.</p>
<p>Alphawest Services Pty Ltd is a member of the Alphawest Ltd Group (ASX:ALW), an Australian publicly listed company.</p>
<p>About Spruson&amp;Ferguson</p>
<p>With almost 120 years experience, Spruson&amp;Ferguson is recognised as a leading intellectual property firm in Australia which provides a fully integrated service for the protection, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property.</p>
<p>Spruson&amp;Ferguson attorneys have extensive qualifications in science and all areas of engineering with experience in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, phototonics, transport, telecommunications, mining, publishing, cosmetics, ceramics, chemistry, and medical technologies. In addition, many members of the firm's team have gained industry experience prior to joining the firm, including post-graduate and post-doctoral research experience.</p>
<p>Media contact:</p>
<p>Amanda Scott-Kiddie</p>
<p>02 9976 6611</p>

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