DPS Software is pleased to announce, and takes great pleasure in welcoming, Wolferstans Solicitors as new clients.
They are the latest law firm to take advantage of a fully-managed IT solution from DPS. Wolferstans is a major Plymouth law firm with a history going back to 1812. Based in North Hill, with a satellite office in Plymstock, they provide a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of private individuals, businesses, public sector and voluntary organisations.
Wolferstans selected DPS Software after a detailed and comprehensive tender process in which nine legal software suppliers were originally invited to participate. After selecting DPS as their preferred practice management solution, the opportunities and advantages of switching to DPS as their managed IT provider presented were deemed too obvious to ignore.
Wolferstans currently comprises 120 staff and departments that specialise in various legal areas. The firm’s case management will now be conducted through DPS’s Outlook Office case management software and applications with tailored workflows will be supplied to departments working in Conveyancing, Family Law, Personal Injury (Claimant & Defendant), Industrial Disease, Wills & Probate, Debt Recovery and Employment Law.
The DPS legal accounting software (FD)- integrated with DPS’s case management system- will replace the firm’s current Lexis Nexis Axxia system. In addition Wolferstans will be switching out their current Winscribe digital dictation software in favour of DPS’s TeamTalk product.
“The suite of practice management software that DPS can offer represented the best overall package that we looked at during the tender process” says Alisa Willows, Managing Partner at Wolferstans. “The innovative case management integrated in to Microsoft Outlook will provide a powerful system but also an instantly recognisable and accessible environment for our staff.”
The Plymouth firm are ‘second generation hosters’ in the sense that they have previously taken advantage of a hosted infrastructure. So, already sold on the idea of managed IT benefiting the legal practice, and reviewing their options when coming to the end of a three year contract, the combination offered by DPS of market-leading legal software and hosted IT tailored to the needs of law firms was where they found their solution.
With nearly three decades experience developing legal software and as experts in the provision of managed IT solutions to legal firms (provided from their secure head office data centre), DPS are unique in that they can bring together the two key elements of any law firm’s IT strategy – Infrastructure and Software – and supply it as a single service.
Alisa continues: “At Wolferstans we are convinced of the merits of hosted IT. We chose the DPS legal software package and from there the combined hosting package made sense financially, in terms of integrated service support and also with regards to cutting out any unnecessary third party. With regards to a solution developed with firms operating in the legal sector in mind, the ‘one-stop-shop’ approach from DPS could not be matched.”
Osman Ismail, DPS Managing Director, is delighted to welcome Wolferstans as a hosted client: “Demand for our managed IT solutions is growing all the time and to have a major regional firm like Wolferstans realise the potential of our offering just goes to show that progressive firms are now seriously considering a future with managed IT. We look forward to building a productive and successful relationship with them.”
“The fact that DPS can implement systems tailored to the specific needs of legal firms for a single fixed monthly cost – we host from our own secure data centre with no third-party hosting providers involved – differentiates us from our competitors. Firms need the simplest and most cost-effective way to deploy a robust IT infrastructure and powerful practice management software and this is exactly what hosting with us offers.”
Added By: DPS Software | Date Added: 31st Aug 2011