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San Mateo, CA, United States, 2012/06/19 - First To File® releases the results of the 2012 IP Document Management Survey, which was conducted in early June to benchmark trends in document management system (DMS) adoption among corporations and law firms - FirstToFile.com.
First To File®, a leading provider of SaaS-based IP management technology, today releases the results of the 2012 IP Document Management Survey, which was conducted in early June to benchmark trends in document management system (DMS) adoption among corporations and law firms.
The survey’s most notable finding establishes that IP professionals are moving in increasing numbers to implement DMS solutions for three major reasons: 1) better organization, efficiency and security; 2) increased visibility and ease of access; and 3) paper elimination. Coupled with this, ease of use and interface familiarity was consistently mentioned as the participants’ most important DMS features. Respondents noted the least important factors for adopting a DMS included: competitive reasons (buying a DMS because others are, too) and rapid deployment.
Another surprising result was the degree to which IP entities already had or planned to adopt web-based or software-as-a-service systems (SaaS). The finding suggests users are becoming more familiar and comfortable with SaaS and its benefits relative to traditional client-server-based solutions.
For IP organizations that had already bought a DMS, 54.5% were using a traditional networked file-server-based DMS or an ECM solution like Autonomy, Open Text or Worldox. More than 40% were using a software-as-a-service solution. Of the participants considering buying a DMS, nearly 22% were considering a web-based system while 47% were considering a traditional server-based or ECM/DMS solution, indicating that web-based systems are gaining in popularity and competing head-to-head with traditional systems.
First To File CEO James P. Bergeron commented about the results,“We conducted this survey to take a pulse on the adoption of web-based systems and to determine what factors are motivating DMS purchases. The survey results confirm what we have heard in the field – that IP organizations are looking to leading technology solutions such as First To File to build efficiency, streamline document access and visibility, while eliminating or reducing paper-based workflows.”
About First To File (FTF)
Founded in 2006, First To File (firsttofile.com) is a software company based in San Mateo, California specializing in intellectual property information management technology. First To File’s products automate the storage, management and analysis of legal documents worldwide, enabling law firms and corporate legal professionals to reduce risk and work more effectively.
FTF’s Electronic File Room (EFR) for Patents and Trademarks is a web-based document management and automation solution for IP corporate legal and law firms of all sizes. Used by Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Unilever as well as top IP law firms, EFR for Patents and Trademarks reduces reliance on paper and transforms the prosecution process by increasing overall visibility, efficiency and quality while significantly reducing costs. Follow us on Twitter [.]FirstToFile or Facebook at facebook.com/group.php?gid=101788879272.