Presentation on theme: "Worksite Web 8.0 at Miller & Martin"— Presentation transcript:
1Worksite Web 8.0 at Miller & Martin Roger BonineIT ManagerMiller & Martin PLLC
2Overview About Miller & Martin Project goals and description Intranet designMatter workspacesFuture plansWorksite wish list
3About Miller & Martin Regional full-service firm Offices in Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga170 attorneys users15 IT employees – 2 developers33 practice groups
4Current Environment DeskSite 6.5 / WorkSite Server 8.0 1.1 million documents – single databaseLotus NotesCustom Intranet (rarely used)Custom client/matter/contact database
5How can we…Build an Intranet / Extranet platform that will actually be used (and useful)?Get our client and matter information to the attorneys and legal staff in a more accessible format?Get a handle on our ever-increasing volume?Do all of this in a way that will make things easier for our users?
6Project DetailsImplement Exchange / Outlook 2003, MailSite 8, and Communications ServerReplace existing Intranet with WorkSite Web 8Automatically create workspace for each new matter, customized for the matter’s individual area of lawWorksite + Outlook + Intranet = One System
7Current Intranet Developed in-house Poor integration with existing systemsNot designed for use as an ExtranetLow rate of attorney participation
8Worksite 8.0 IntranetPages for each department, practice group, committeeLeverages Worksite profile information and security modelContent can be manipulated through familiar Windows clients
17Matter WorkspacesGoal: Central repository for all matter-related informationWorkspaces are created automatically by custom matter-opening software via call to the CreateWorkspace Web serviceWorkspaces are highly customized; each matter type has its own template
18Matter Workspaces (Cont.) Folder metadata is inherited from the workspaceEach workspace Web page has a corresponding folder structure in the Win32 clientsCustom connectors are used to integrate content from various systems
24Project Status Attorneys have been very involved and very positive Interwoven has been very helpful as wellScheduled cutover date is Thanksgiving weekendSeveral extranets are being planned – billing has not been determined
25Future Plans (Phase 2)Integration with CMS data (client bills, financial reporting)More connectors (LegalKey volume and subfile information, docketing, etc)Client and attorney pagesAddition of records in paper filesThe sky’s the limit!
26Worksite Web Wish ListEasier ways to create templates – proper template inheritanceBetter Web calendar, task list, and discussion area controls, including integration with Win32 clientsMore Intranet-oriented controlsControl for display of short news itemsBetter stock tickerRSS viewer
27Worksite Web 8.0 at Miller & Martin Contact Information:Roger BonineIT ManagerMiller & Martin PLLC(423)Additional info: