One of Gateley’s key operational headaches – typical of every law firm – lay in the vast quantities of documents it needed scanning.
The company’s reprographics department was continually bombarded with requests for scanning, and putting photocopiers on the network to provide back-up for printers was proving problematic
To tackle the situation, DMC Canotec was brought in to install integration of document management, cost recovery, scanning into iManage document management system, OCR and eCopy.
Having conducted an exhaustive study of Gateley’s needs, which included an assessment of all businesses areas, measuring volumes, and identifying zones of high impact, DMC Canotec recommended a model-per-area solution aimed at reducing the strain on overworked stations.
Since then, Gateley’s productivity has improved dramatically, while the company has also benefitted from cost savings.
Since users can now scan smaller documents themselves locally, the pressure on the reprographics department has been reduced by 35%, meaning it can concentrate on larger documents and no longer needs to outsource scanning jobs.
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Gateley Plc, which has more than 200 year’s of history, were the UK’s first commercial law firm to become a publicly-quoted company and trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
With over 250 lawyers, Gateley is now one of the Top 60 legal firms in the UK and cover all legal matters from the largest multinational companies through to more modest owner-managed businesses. It also has an expanding private client business that can handle personal financial affairs.